SIMCHAS   19/11/10

Ruth's burning love

RUTH Fireman and Daniel Bankover met at a Halloween party three years ago.

But there was nothing spooky about their wedding, which took place at Royal Majestic Suite, London.

The couple were married by Rabbi Chaim Weiner.

Ruth, the daughter of Linda and Malcolm Fireman, of Crumpsall, is a programme manager for a charity, while Daniel, the son of Jenny and Michael Bankover, of north London, is a production manager for a television company.

Best men were Jonathan Pam and Scott Pickup. Bridesmaid was the bride's sister Judith Fireman.

The groom's grandfather Norman Myers joined in the celebrations, as did guests from Gibraltar, France, Israel, Canada and Bulgaria.

After a honeymoon in Barcelona, the couple have settled in Mill Hill, north London.

Class of 2010

Twelve girls graduated at the Leeds Jewish Education Authority bat chayil ceremony at Beth Hamidrash Hagadol Synagogue last Sunday.

Shirley Ellis gave an address titled 'Jewish Women of the Book' prior to presenting prizes and certificates to students Lucy Adler, Sophie Berson, Leoni Brill, Rachel Bush, Abigail Colwyn, Hannah Freeman, Phoebe Goldstone, Katie Lestner, Yael Mann, Sophie Peel, Immy Share and Sarah Winetrobe, and GCSE students Samatha Dante, Rebecca Saffer, Ashleigh Sapier, Hannah Solts.

Special prizes were awarded to Rachel Bush (outstanding project), Phoebe Goldstone (excellent progress) and jointly to Leoni Brill and Sophie Berson (consistent work and achievement).

Iain Boyd and Phil Marks introduced proceedings. The service was led by Lawrence Gorsden and the United Hebrew Congregation Choir.

The graduates are seen with Louise Haft (co-ordinator) and Ruth Cohen (tutor).

Entertaining wedding

ISRAEL proved the perfect venue for Ava Burton and Jason Feddy at their wedding at Kibbutz Tuval in the Galilee.

Both hailing from Leeds, actress Ava is the daughter of June and Louis Burton while singer-songwriter Jason is the son of Myrna Gray and Howard Feddy

Ava's Israeli nieces, Adiel, Halel, Shalev and Sharel Ashwal, were bridesmaids. Ava's nephew, Eliya Ashwal, was page boy. Jason's American cousin, Martyn Cohen, officiated as best man.

Guests flew to Israel from Leeds - including Ava's grandpa, Hymie Cohen - London, Manchester and California.

Ava and Jason are settling in Los Angeles.

© 2010 Jewish Telegraph