SIMCHAS   30/4/10

Love at first fright

Picture: Stephen Milner

ELANA BAYNARD and RICHARD COHEN both must have asked for treats at a JNF Manchester Halloween event three years ago.

For they were married by Rabbi Abraham Hassan, of Salford's Shaare Tephillah (Spanish and Portuguese) Synagogue, at Worsley's Marriott Hotel.

Blackpool-born Elana, who is training to be an accountant, is the daughter of Linda Baynard of Whitefield, while Richard, who works in banking, is the son of Jacqui and Tony Cohen of Alwoodley, Leeds.

Best men was the groom's brother Simon Cohen and Mark Smaje. Pageboys were Zach Shipman, Sam Jacobs and Daniel Jacobs. Elli Shipman was bridesmaid.

The bride's grandparents Ann and Nat Futter, of Whitefield, joined in the celebrations, as did guests from Israel, Ireland and America.

The couple honeymooned in the Caribbean and Miami before settling in Whitefield.

James is all-action hero

ACTION man James Goodman celebrated his barmitzvah at the Chassidishe Synagogue at Donisthorpe Hall on Shabbat.

The son of Ruth and Gary Goodman, of Alwoodley, James attends Allerton High School.

His hobbies include go-karting, karate, football and walking his Doberman dog Toby.

Among guests at the simcha were James' grandparents Jean Brenner and Benita Goodman.

He has two younger brothers, David, 11, who attends Allerton High School and nine-year-old Brodetsky Primary School pupil Robert.

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