SIMCHAS   19/9/14

Extraordinary Joe helps out after simcha

JOE CHINN wanted to do something to help people less fortunate than him when he celebrated his barmitzvah in Israel.

So after marking his big day at the Western Wall, the kind-hearted youngster helped out at a nearby Colel Chabad soup kitchen.

King David High School pupil Joe, of Manchester, was joined in Jerusalem by parents Nora and Adam, brothers Joshua, Avi and Dan and sister Talia.

Adam, who is originally from Southport, said: "Joe said he wanted to do something special to mark the day.

"We are really proud of him. It was Joe's initiative - he is a kind person and the type of kid who would give you his last sweet."

A Liverpool FC fan, Joe also plays football for Manchester Maccabi's under-14s.

He is pictured with his dad and brothers.

Couple fill the gap by marrying in Israel

Picture: Talia Kanter Photography

JEMMA WALLIS and Uri Steinberg met in Israel on their gap years. And, several years later, they decided to return to the Jewish state to marry in Herzliya Pituach.

Criminologist Jemma is the daughter of Sharon and Barry Wallis, of Prestwich, while accountant Uri is the son of Yvette and Philip Steinberg, of Salford.

Guests travelled to Israel for the wedding from Britain, America and France. The couple have settled in Prestwich.

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