Cou­ple find true love through JNF

The Jewish Chronicle - - Community Life -

JNF HAS played Cupid for Lon­don po­lice­man Jonathan Brand­man and New­cas­tle nurse Louise Row­ell, who got en­gaged this week, a few months af­ter meet­ing on the an­nual JNF win­ter Ei­lat trip.

The cou­ple were also in Is­rael when Mr Brand­man, 27, pro­posed on the beach at Her­zliya Pi­tu­ach. “I of­fered Louise a soli­taire di­a­mond ring I had man­aged to smug­gle out with me to Is­rael with­out her know­ing, and she said ‘yes’.”

Their ini­tial meet­ing had been at the first-night cock­tail party on the JNF tour. “We were in­sep­a­ra­ble for the rest of the trip,” re­called Miss Row­ell, 28. “But I ac­tu­ally first saw him in the check-in queue at Stansted and it was love at first sight on my part.”

She is study­ing at Northum­ber­land Univer­sity and the cou­ple will hold off the wed­ding un­til she grad­u­ates.

“We are so thrilled to hear of the en­gage­ment,” said JNF Fu­ture’s Jodie Norman. “Mak­ing peo­ple so happy makes it all worth­while. We are al­ready tak­ing book­ings for this year’s Ei­lat trip.”

Un­sur­pris­ingly, Mr Brand­man “highly rec­om­mends the JNF Fu­ture hol­i­day to all young sin­gles”.

En­gag­ing cou­ple: Jonathan Brand­man and Louise Row­ell

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