Howie and Stefanie Draisen of Gaithersburg, Md. announce the birth of their son, Micah Gilad, on April 27, 2013. He weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long.
Micah is the grandson of Michael and Elaine Shapow of Marietta and Sam and Carol Draisen of Doraville and the great-grandson of Irving Petersile of Hallandale, Fla.
A brit milah was performed by Rabbi Michael Henesch of Baltimore. Micah was given the Hebrew name Alter Mendel Gilad in memory of his great-great-great grandfather Alter Mendel Ehrlich and his great-great aunt Augusta (Gussie) Poliakoff.