Roots in the community


Roots in the community – Thirty-seven years ago, one of Rabbi Alvin Kaunfer’s first marriages at Temple Emanu-El was that of Debra Levin (daughter of Buddy Levin and Ruth Paige Levin) and David LaMarche. 

On March 20, 2016, the LaMarches were again blessed when Kaunfer married their daughter Paige (ASDS/JCDS ’98) to Rabbi Megan Goldman at the 19th Century Women’s Club in Oak Park, Illinois. Megan is the daughter of Dr. Morris Goldman and Dr. Hilarie Lieb of Oak Park, Illinois.  The couple will be combining their last name to GoldMarche.

This summer, Megan and Paige will be moving from Manhattan to Lincoln Park, Illinois.  Paige is the development coordinator at Temple Israel of the City of New York and has accepted the position of assistant director at the University of Chicago Newberger Hillel.  Megan currently works as the senior Jewish educator at Columbia/Barnard Hillel and will become the Rabbi of Base Hillel, a joint venture of Hillel’s Office of Innovation and JUF Metro Chicago Hillel. The couple will be committed to pluralism and welcoming students to their home for hospitality, learning and service.


Simcha, Wedding