HOME is where the heart is for Sophie Bambage and Stephen Isaacs as they married in a marquee at The Spinney, Alwoodley.
Picture: Robert Clayton
The wedding was conducted by Rabbi Jason Kleiman, of Beth Hamidrash
Hagadol Synagogue, and Chazan Albi Chait, of the United Hebrew
Sophie, the daughter of Ruth and Charles Bambage, of Alwoodley, is training to be a teacher.
Stephen, who works in the promotional merchandise industry, is the son of Carol-Anne and Richard Isaacs, also of Leeds.
Betty and Ted Hyman, Lorna and Martin Isaacs and Mildred Ullcock
attended the simcha along with guests from Florida and New York.
man was Richard Belford, bridesmaids were Rachael Harvey, Sarah
Fearnley, Harriette Fearnley, Nicola Isaacs, Lisa Shirman and Marisha
Wolfryd, pageboys were Beau and Emanuel Shirman, Luca Wolfryd and Isaac
Leeds-born couple, who honeymooned on a Mediterranean cruise, live in
London, but are returning to settle in their home town.
LEEDS RHINOS cheerleader Lana Bush celebrated her batmitzvah at Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue last Shabbat.
Picture: Brian Ingleby
The daughter of Helen and Stephen Bush, of Alwoodley, Lana is a pupil at the Grammar School at Leeds.
14-year-old brother Adam, who also attends GSAL, arranged for a number
of star players to record special video batmitzvah messages that were
played at her party.
As well as rugby league, Lana enjoys netball, rounders and sleepovers with friends.
Jackie and Bryan Bush and Joan and Mike Stevens, both from Leeds,
attended the simcha along with guests from Toronto, Manchester, and
Lana's great uncle, Anthony Rayman, read haftorah in shul.
FOR Glasgow Reform Synagogue minister Rabbi Nancy Morris, the wedding
ceremony she attended on Sunday was somewhat different to those that
had gone before.
time, rather than officiating, Rabbi Morris was the bride, as she
married Jim Jarvie, following months of special preparations for the
Region of the World Union For Progressive Judaism chairman Rabbi Dr
Andrew Goldstein and close friend Rabbi James Baaden officiated,
assisted by Edinburgh Liberal Congregation minister Rabbi Mark Solomon
and Sharon Goldstein.
attending from several continents included bridesmaids from Toronto,
Rabbi Morris' nieces Sarah, Isabel and Jessica Morris and her brother
Lawrence Englander, who had inducted Rabbi Morris twice and was a
long-time mentor, travelled overnight from Toronto after officiating at
a batmitzvah on Shabbat.
chuppah was conceived and quilted by Jim's aunt Mae Bishop and featured
the seven species, as well as maple leafs to represent Canada and
thistles to represent Scotland.
Raskin had decorated the chuppah with matching flowers, including
peacock feathers and co-ordinating flowers, greenery and thistles among
the bridal bouquet.
The guests came together for a special Shabbat auf ruf service which was jointly led byRabbi Goldstein and Rabbi Baaden.
The Torah reading of Re'eh was led by the happy couple with family and friends being called up for an aliya.
A standing room only congregation was then treated to a commentary from Joshua Morris.