I love seeing the family trees grow with new babies, and Naomi Dombey Ratner, great-granddaughter of Max Brotman and my second cousin, once removed, was blessed with two new grandchildren over the last several months.
First, Ada Helene Ratner was born on July 8, 2015, to Naomi’s son Justin Ratner and his wife Tara Hawk.
Then, Elijah Eric Judy was born on December 8, 2015, to Naomi’s daughter Kara Ratner and Brian Judy.
Here is a photograph of the two new cousins taken in late December when Elijah was just a few weeks old and a more recent one of Elijah.
Ada and Elijah are the great-great-great-great-grandchildren of Joseph Brotman and his first wife Chaye Fortgang, the great-great-great-grandchildren of Max Brotman and Sophie Schmigrud, the great-great-grandchildren of Renee Brotman and Charles Haber, the great-grandchildren of Rosalind Haber and Daniel Dombey, and the grandchildren of Naomi Dombey and Eric Ratner. Ada and Elijah are my second cousins, three times removed.
Mazel tov to Naomi and her children on the births of Ada and Elijah! Welcome to the extended Brotman family!