Weddings | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle



Posted on: October 6, 2021 | 30 Tishri 5782 by Special to the Chronicle

  Kazan-Grodsky  Kate Kazan and Scott Grodsky married Aug. 22, 2021.   Rabbi Marc Berkson officiated. Kate is a public relations account supervisor at STIR Advertising & Integrated Messaging. Scot is a sports anchor and reporter with CBS 58.   Mother of the bride Cindy Cooper is in Mequon. Parents of the groom Debbie and Irl Grodsky […]


Posted on: June 2, 2021 | 22 Sivan 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Susana Osorio Cardona and Adam Louis Kane were married Feb. 9, 2021, in Antioquia, Columbia. The ceremony was broadcast on Zoom for the bride and groom’s immediate family and the officiating clergy was Paulina Gómez González (notary public). Susana graduated from Universidad de Antioquia and Université de Genève in both 2015 and 2020. He […]


Posted on: May 2, 2021 | 20 Iyyar 5781 by Special to the Chronicle

  Elizabeth Rosenberg and Benjamin Holzman were married on March 15, 2021, by Rabbi Sharon Cohen at the Apiary of Lexington, Kentucky.    Parents of the bride are Ricki and Joe Rosenberg of Lexington, Kentucky. Parents of the groom are Judy and Chuck Holzman of Glendale.  Elizabeth obtained her B.A. in general and special education as […]

Weddings, April 2020

Posted on: April 30, 2020 | 6 Iyyar 5780 by WJC Staff

Riley & Bello Chelsea Jenna Riley and Alfredo Vargas Bello were married on April 6, 2019 in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Parents of the bride are Robin Gerson and Tim Riley of Glendale, Wisconsin. Parents of the groom are Enedina Bello González of Tixtla, Guerrero, Mexico and Alfredo Vargas Moctezuma of Chilpancingo, Guerrero, Mexico. Chelsea graduated from […]

Wedding, February 2020

Posted on: January 28, 2020 | 2 Shevat 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

Miller-Backer Lila Rebecca Miller and Jonathan Backer married Nov. 10, 2019. Mother of the groom Rabbi Dena Feingold officiated in Tomales, California. Feingold is the spiritual leader for Beth Hillel Temple in Kenosha. The father of the groom is Brad Backer. Parents of the bride Mary Kelly and Larry Miller live in Piedmont, California. The […]

7 tips for tying the knot in Milwaukee … host a wedding without breaking the bank

Posted on: November 26, 2019 | 28 Heshvan 5780 by Special to the Chronicle

It’s difficult to plan a wedding without experiencing sticker shock. The average cost of a 2018 wedding was $23,680 in the state of Wisconsin  and $28,798 in the Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Allis metropolitan area , according to surveys conducted by the wedding market research firm, The Wedding Report. So how can you keep costs down while hosting a […]


Posted on: May 30, 2019 | 25 Iyyar 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Simms-Kerns Liana Simms wedded David Kerns on May 4, 2019. The parents of the bride were Afra and Dr. Mark Simms of Milwaukee. Liana attended Lake Forest College. David attended Indiana University. Mother of groom Maureen Blanchfield is of Cambridge, Wisconsin and father of the groom Bill Kerns is of Milwaukee. Matron of Honor Colleen […]


Posted on: January 8, 2019 | 2 Shevat 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Sirkis-Lieberthal Becca Sirkis became Becca Lieberthal when she joined in marriage with Jeff Lieberthal on Oct. 7, 2018. Becca and Jeff, both of Seattle, have their undergraduate degrees from University of Wisconsin – Madison. Becca is a high risk pregnancy nurse at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle and Jeff is a vendor manager at Amazon. […]

Weddings, November 2018

Posted on: November 1, 2018 | 23 Heshvan 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

Riley-Kommer Shaina Riley and Jaundre Kommer married on Jan. 6, 2018. Shaina is a 2013 graduate of Syracuse University, employed by the Wisconsin Humane Society. Jaundre Kommer is a 2014 graduate of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Parents of the bride Robin Gerson and Timothy Riley are of Glendale. The parents of the groom are Drika […]

Weddings, October 2018

Posted on: September 28, 2018 | 19 Tishri 5779 by Special to the Chronicle

  Mertens-Kerns Emilie Mertens and Michael Kerns married Aug. 18, 2018. Now Emilie and Michael Kerns, the bride’s parents are Deb and Mark Mertens of Elm Grove. The mother of groom is Maureen Kolb (Keith) and the father is Bill Kerns (Patty). Matron of Honor Christine Ash is of New York, New York. Emilie is […]