Weddings

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Caryn J. Diamond and Kevin J. Wasserstein were married Sept. 7 at Silverado Country Club and Resort in Napa. Rabbi Marvin Goodman of Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City officiated.

The bride graduated from Brandeis University. She is the daughter of Margie and Marty Diamond of Lafayette and the sister of Ned Diamond of Buenos Aires.

The groom received undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University. He is the son of Paulette and Paul Wasserstein of Littleton, Colo. and the brother of Dr. Mitzi Wasserstein of Salt Lake City.

Matron of honor was Laurian Pokroy Dixon. Best man was Jeff Fox. Bridesmaids were Debi Beaton, Pamela Cohn, Stacey Getz, Allison Matson and Mitzi Wasserstein. Groomsmen were Raj Atluru, Ned Diamond, Michael Fox, Glenn Solomon and Kevin Vest. Attendants were Mara Langer, Karin Toranto, Adam Muchnick, Dan Nemo, nieces Ashley, Lindsey and Hannah Vest and nephews K.J. and Jonah Vest.

Devora Jagoda and Andrew Sinton were married July 13 at Crowne Plaza Cabana Hotel in Palo Alto. Rabbi Judah Dardik of Beth Jacob Congregation in Oakland officiated. Rabbi Howard Zack of Columbus, Ohio read the ketubah.

The bride received degrees from U.C. Davis and Dominican University and is an occupational therapist. She is the daughter of Joanne and Jeff Jagoda of Oakland and the sister of Laurie Jagoda of New York and Elana Jagoda of Santa Cruz. Grandparents are Ilse Bernstein of San Francisco, the late Markus Bernstein and the late Anne and William Jagoda.

The groom graduated from Yale University and is working on his doctorate in mathematics at U.C. Berkeley. He is the son of Wendy and Doug Sinton of Palo Alto and the brother of Sonia Sinton of Palo Alto and Seelig Sinton (and Sarah Remes) of Los Angeles. Grandparents are Lillian Chaikin of Palo Alto, the late Seelig Chaikin and the late Joan and Robert Sinton.

The chuppah was made by the groom’s sister and held by Seelig Sinton, Nathan Wilson, Jed Adler and Daniel Bernstein. Bridesmaids were Laurie and Elana Jagoda, Sonia Sinton, Kimberly Posin and Julie Bernstein.

Devora and Andy met at a Shabbat dinner at Andy’s house in Berkeley. After a honeymoon on Vancouver Island, the newlyweds are living in Berkeley.

Mariana Roytman and Daniel Schiffner were married Sept. 7 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco. Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller of UCLA Hillel officiated and Avlana Eisenberg sang.

The bride received her bachelor’s degree in communications from UCLA and is the marketing director at the San Francisco-based Bureau of Jewish Education. She is the daughter of Mira and Ben Roytman of San Francisco. Grandparents are Feyga Shraier and Israel Lisenker and Rita and Yakov Roytman, all of San Francisco.

The groom received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Duke University and is a third-year medical student at UCSF. He is the son of Judy Schiffner of Menlo Park and Robert Schiffner of San Jose and the brother of Sarah Jacobson of Santa Monica. Grandparents are June Heiser Shub of Los Angeles, the late Saul Heiser, Lila Schiffner of Nevada City and the late Cecil Schiffner.

Bridesmaids were Rebecca Hess, Sarah Jacobson, Sylvia Parra, Amy Steinfeld, Jillian Weibert and Joy Zimmerman. Groomsmen were W. Ryan Breen, Todd Brugos, Scott Coan, Andrew Jacobson, Mark Myers and Eli Sarnat. Ushers were Ryan Brewer, Kalon Gutierrez, Grey Frandsen, Dovi Kacev and Ari Perlin.

The couple met as participants in the Kohn Summer Internship program. Though Mariana didn’t get a chance to speak to Dan that first day, she reported to her mother, “I think I’m going to marry him!”

Dan re-created the events of their first date when he was ready to propose. He took Mariana to the same place, The Punchline Comedy Club, to see the same comedian, Bobby Slayton, and they went to the same restaurant.

Dan said, “Mariana, I had a talk with your dad this morning, he gave me his permission … so will you marry me?” Mariana’s initial response, “I don’t believe you!” was quickly replaced by excitement, and they went straight to Mariana’s parents’ house … at 2 a.m. Her parents were happy to be awakened by the news and they opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate into the night.

After a honeymoon in French Polynesia and the Cook Islands, the newlyweds are living in San Francisco.