Nita Juelich
Nita Juelich

Lifecycles for the week of Jan. 11, 2019

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Milestone birthday!

Nita Juelich celebrated her 100th birthday last month at Menorah Park, the San Francisco senior home where she’s lived for 31 years, longer than any other resident — or staff, for that matter.

The South African native stays sharp with her hobbies, including volunteer work, crossword and jigsaw puzzles and reading. She also likes to walk, and has participated in the AIDS Walk San Francisco for the last 30 years, including in July when she walked a half-mile and raised $1,600.

Friends and family came from Seattle, Palm Springs, Los Angeles and New York to celebrate the big 1-0-0. The secret to Juelich’s longevity? Having a sense of humor and enjoying life. And “don’t complain, because it doesn’t help.”


B’nai Mitzvah

Jonah Abrami
Son of Jenny Abrami and Dan Abrami, Monday, Jan. 21 at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

Lanna Antebi
Daughter of Midor Antebi and Paul Antebi, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Temple Beth Abraham in Oakland.

Alex Argov
Son of Bryn and Ben Argov, Friday, Jan. 26 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Leila Eshaghpour
Daughter of Tina Eshaghpour and David Silberman, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

Alex Feinstein
Son of Sherrie and Jeff Feinstein, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Joshua Feinstein
Son of Pauline and Ken Feinstein, Saturday, Jan. 5 at Beth Chaim Congregation in Danville.

Nathan Fineman
Son of Kim and Bob Fineman, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Zachary Fineman
Son of Kim and Bob Fineman, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Zachary Gosler
Son of Julie and Jared Gosler, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Gabriel Harlev
Son of Sanda and Yoav Harlev, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Benjamin Imershein
Son of Sarah and Louis Imershein, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Sarah Judas
Daughter of Jennifer and Andreas Judas, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Harrison Kahn
Son of Diane and Andrew Kahn, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco

Adam Kamin
Son of Susy and Allen Kamin, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills.

Audrey Kurzman
Daughter of Kim Nies and Steve Kurzman, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Benjamin Maya
Son of Christine and Morris Maya, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Toby Meier
Son of Hazelle Fortich and Daniel Meier, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Congregation Beth El in Berkeley.

Simon Moscovici
Son of Ping and Marius Moscovici, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Jacob Neulight
Son of Bonnie and Seth Neulight, Saturday, Jan. 5 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Cadel Newton-Kotch
Son of Rebecca Lynn Kotch, grandson of Rita Burris, Saturday, Jan. 19 at Congregation Beth Shalom in Napa.

Rayna Novicoff
Daughter of Dawne Bear-Novicoff and Gregg Novicoff, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Congregation Beth Sholom in San Francisco.

Noah Patel
Son of Maria Schneidman and Kirit Patel, Thursday, Jan. 17 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Elias Perman
Son of Sheva Tessler and Daniel Perman, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Congregation Emanu-El in San Francisco.

Max Oliver Paul
Son of Leilah Gilligan and Joshua Benjamin Paul, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael.

Sacha Perlson
Son of Mae and Mark Perlson, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.

Tom Rose
Son of Omit and Dr. Jack Rose, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City.

Alexander Schwartzer
Son of Jackie Levy and Robert Schwartzer, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Peninsula Sinai Congregation in Foster City.

Sean Shvo
Son of Shira Abel and Tsadi Shvo, Saturday, Jan. 12 at Temple Isaiah in Lafayette.

Joey (Gedalyah Mordechay)
Joey (Gedalyah Mordechay)

Joey (Gedalyah Mordechay)
Son of Amy and Wayne Sosnick, Saturday, Jan. 5 at Chabad of the North Peninsula in San Mateo

Elijah Barrow Ward
Son of Lia Barrow and Sean Ward, Saturday, Jan. 26 at Kehilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont.