David Eisen is the haimishe Santa who found love via the JC

The Jewish Chronicle - - PEOPLE -

SANTA IS Jewish, and so is his lady friend. How do we know? Be­cause the JC made the shid­duch.

Last year, we in­tro­duced to you our very own haimishe Santa, aka David Eisen, who for the past six years has been play­ing Santa Claus and grant­ing chil­dren’s Christ­mas wishes at grot­tos across Lon­don. Fol­low­ing the fea­ture, Mr Eisen de­cided to make a lit­tle fes­tive wish of his own, plac­ing an ad on the JC dat­ing page. And, as the fes­tive sea­son is upon us again and Santa this week starts his cov­eted Sel­fridges stint for the sec­ond year run­ning, we can hap­pily re­veal that Santa has found his match — Lo­raine. The cou­ple have been dat­ing for four months.

“Things are great with the fu­ture Mrs Claus,” Mr Eisen, 64, tells Peo­ple. “My only com­plaint is that, with all the chicken soup, lock­shen pud­ding, and latkes she feeds me, my clothes are get­ting too tight. It’s amaz­ing to meet some­one you click with. Lo­raine is more Ortho­dox than me, but she is very open-minded and is en­joy­ing the glory.” He adds: “It’s just a lot of fun.”

So what does Mr Eisen do when he is not grant­ing wishes? He trav­els to Is­rael and a hol­i­day home in Turkey. Well, where else did you ex­pect?

Oh, and he dav­ens at Finch­ley Pro­gres­sive Syn­a­gogue, North Lon­don.

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