SIMCHAS   13/7/12

Yitzi marries Fine bride

PICTURE: Mike Poloway

RACHEL Fine and Yitzi Landaw married at Whitefield Hebrew Congregation four years after meeting on an Aish trip to Israel.

Rachel, the daughter of Anne and Barry Fine, of Whitefield, is a medical student, while Yitzi, the son of Mary-Ann and Jonathan Landaw, of London, will start a job as a trainee accountant in Birmingham in September.

Best men were Aaron Churney and Eliot Young. Bridesmaids were the groom's sisters Rachel Landaw and Naomi Landaw and Alana Rose, Eva Goodman and Olivia Goodman.

The bride's grandmother Gogi Goodman and the groom's grandmother Renee Simion joined in the celebrations, as did guests from America.

The couple held sheva berachot in Manchester, London and Birmingham and, after a honeymoon in Thailand next month, will settle in Birmingham.

Just what the doctor ordered

DR BENJAMIN SHAFAR and Suzanne Woodhouse were married at the Manchester Reform Synagogue.

GP Benjamin is the son of Lorraine and Brian Shafar, of Prestwich, while Suzanne, a specialised nurse at Wythenshawe Hospital, is the daughter of Lynn and Ian Woodhouse, of South Wales.

The couple met five years ago while they were doing their medical training at the hospital.

Best man was Dr Alistair Webley. Bridesmaids were the groom's niece Poppy Haffner and the bride's sisters Katy and Bethan.

Joining in the celebrations were the groom's grandmother Sonia Shafar and the bride's grandparents Mae and Don Woodhouse.

After honeymooning in Venice, the couple have settled in Prestwich.

Pianist Samuel hits the right keys


PIANIST Dominic Samuel celebrated his barmitzvah at the United Hebrew Congregation on Shabbat.

The Grammar School at Leeds pupil is the son of Debra and Philip Samuel, of Moortown.

Apart from music, Toby enjoys playing video games and reading.

Grandma Betty Samuel and Bubs Gloria Murray attended the simcha along with guests from Frankfurt.

Dominic's 15-year-old brother Matthew also attends GSAL.

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