A Wedding Shared at Montefiore Melbourne.

For the first time in many decades, a wedding took place in the garden at Montefiore Home’s Community Residence, and what a simcha it was!

Smorgon Nursing Home Nurse, Natasha Katz, 24, decided she would celebrate her wedding with the people she cares for on a daily basis, who have become her extended family.

“There wasn’t a second thought about where our simcha would be held – we wanted to share our special day with the residents, and I knew the Monte plaza and garden would be the perfect place”,

said Natasha.

Last Sunday, November 30, she walked down the aisle in the tranquil and transformed garden at Montefiore Homes, with family, friends, residents and staff sharing in this beautiful simcha. From the emotional bedeken (the ceremony where the groom veils the bride) to Natasha and her groom, Tuyva Garfinkel exchanging their vows, it truly was a joyous occasion.


“The nachas was tangible,”

said resident Mrs Yeva Guler

” I could not stop smiling and felt the beauty and warmth of the day. Our nurse Natasha was a beautiful bride and is a unique girl,”

she adds.

“She walked into the plaza and everyone gasped…and I know I shed a few tears!”

The Katz and Garfinkel families are so proud of Natasha and Tuvya’s decision to have shared their wedding day in this way, making the simcha even more memorable for them and certainly an unforgettable occasion at Jewish Care.

They also organised and sponsored a delicious afternoon tea for staff and residents in honour of their simcha.


Note from Jews Down Under.

Please visit the Facebook page of Jewish Care Victoria for many more special photos.



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