SIMCHAS   10/1/14

Love is rail thing for strangers on a train

Judith Golombok and Eliran Ben Ya'akov were strangers on a train when they first met four years ago. And last month, the couple married in Tel Mond, Israel.

Judith, formerly of Glasgow, and 27-year-old Eliran, of Ra'anana, were on the train heading to the same job interview.

Guests at their wedding from Scotland, England and Canada were surprised to be piped into the reception by two pipers in Highland dress.

Judith, 24, fell in love with Israel at the age of 18. After making aliya, she served in the army for two years. She is currently a nanny.

Judith is the daughter of Faith and Eric Golombok, who emigrated to Israel in October, 2010 and live in Haifa.

Eliran, the son of Gila and Elan Ben Ya'akov, has lived in Ra'anana all his life and works in sales.

The couple have settled in Ra'anana and will honeymoon in the Far East later this year.

Saul will take centre stage at Allerton Shul

SAUL BOOKEY will be barmitzvah at Allerton Synagogue tomorrow.

The youngest son of Caroline and Martin Bookey, of Allerton, Saul attends King David High School.

He is the grandson of Ralph Tobin, of Liverpool, and the late Esther Tobin, and Doreen Bookey, of London, and the late Monty Bookey.

Saul - who has a sister, Sophie, 21, and a brother, Jack, 17 - enjoys tennis, swimming, films and computer games.

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