Laurie Izes and Steve Switzky announce the birth of their son, Joshua James (Y'shaya Melech), on Aug. 19, 2008.
Joining in welcoming their brother are Sean Benjamin and Zachary Dean.
Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Doris and Si Izes, and Nancy and Chuck Goodman. J.J. is also the grandson of the late Samuel Switzky.
Joshua James is named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandmother Claire Baker and his maternal great-grandfather Charles Scheinholtz.