The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - ROSA DO­HERTY

SHAB­BAT UK has its first love story. Ni­cola Mess­ing and Daniel Ben­za­quen, who met at a cen­tral Lon­don event last year, are en­gaged and plan to marry in 2016.

“He saw me chat­ting in a group and no­ticed we had a mu­tual friend, so he used that to come over and be in­tro­duced,” Ms Mess­ing, 29, re­called. “He added me on Face­book and af­ter a few weeks we went out. We saw each other once a week for a while and even­tu­ally it be­came more.”

Mr Ben­za­quen, 32, pro­posed to his bride-to-be on hol­i­day in Is­rael and the cou­ple cel­e­brated their en­gage­ment at the week­end. “It was quite apt re­ally as it was the same time we met the year be­fore. I used to hold back from go­ing to Jewish events but if I hadn’t gone [to Shab­bat UK] I wouldn’t have met Daniel.”

The­happy cou­ple

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