SIMCHAS   5/8/11

One Ell of a party


FOOTBALL mad Elliott Bennett was barmitzvah at Heaton Park Synagogue.

Elliott, the son Bryan and Leanne Bennett, is a pupil at King David High School. His brother Max, 10, and seven-year-old sister Libby also attend King David Schools.

Grandmothers Irene Bennett and Francis Kravitz watched proudly as Elliott reached the milestone.

Family attended the simcha from Australia, Singapore and New York.

Elliott, along with dad Bryan, is a season ticket holder at Old Trafford. The pair went to the FA Cup semi-final and Champions League final, both at Wembley Stadium, this year.

But given their favoured Red Devils lost both matches, they will not be attending Sunday's Community Shield against rivals Manchester City - the Bennetts will be on holiday.

Elliott plays in midfield for Maccabi and also enjoys cricket.

Mack the wife

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JONOTHAN Mack engineered true love as he married Natasha Joels at the Last Drop Village in Bolton.

The pair met at a Jewish social event at Bluu Bar in Manchester two years ago.

And precisely one year to the day later, civil and structural engineer Jonothan, the son of Ian and Michelle Mack, proposed on a romantic weekend away at Thoresby Hall in Nottinghamshire.

Jonothan, 27, is from Bury while Natasha, the daughter of Elaine and Malcolm Joels, hails from Cheadle. The 26-year-old is a holistic therapist.

Yeshurun Synagogue's Rabbi Chaim Kanterovitz officiated at the ceremony.

Proud grandparents Gerald and Estelle Foxler and Gerald Mack attended, while guests came from Israel and America.

Maid of honour was Jonothan's sister, Channa Peters. Bridesmaids were Sophie Kalmanson and Talia Foxler. Best man was Saul Peters.

The couple honeymooned on a cruise around the Mediterranean before settling in Radcliffe.

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