My Daughter’s Wedding

Rabbi ready for the wedding

All ready for the wedding.

Getting Ready to bless the bride

Getting ready to bless the bride

Blessing my daughter the bride

Blessing my daughter, the bride


Being led to the Kallah

Waiting to walk my daughter down the aisle

Waiting to walk my daughter down the aisle.

wife and fatherinlaw walking daughter down the aisle

My wife and father-in-law walked my daughter down the steps, and I joined at the aisle.

Gettingready to walk my daughter down the aisle Asna Ari Wedding

Getting ready to walk my daughter down the aisle.

This is the Chupah

This is the Chupa.ย  If you look in the bottom right corner, you can see a lift that was used to bring me up onto the Bima for the Chupa.

the chupah

The Chupah

wife and fatherinlaw walking daughter down the aisle

Team rabbi - my therapy and caregiving team

“Team Rabbi” – my therapy and care giving team


  1. Akiva & Layala Mals · · Reply

    Mazel Tov — we are so happy for you & your family!
    May you see much Nachas from your new couple!
    Akiva & Layala Males
    Harrisburg, PA

  2. Miriam Taub · · Reply

    Rabbi, thank you so much for sharing these beautiful pictures. We were upset that we were out of town for Asna & Ari’s chasuna but heard that it was the event that rocked Ottawa!! May you & Shaindel have only naches from all your children!! Looking forward to Smuly & Margalit’s simcha ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Ian Sadinsky and Joan Bercovitch · · Reply

    It was a wonderful simcha. Mazel tov to the whole family. Truly a night to remember.

  4. Ellie Kamil · · Reply

    Dear Rabbi, how wonderful of you to share these beautiful images. Mazal tov on this wonderful occasion and on Shmuly’s upcoming marriage!!! I’m so happy that you’re sharing in simchas and shepping nachas from your beautiful family. Wishing you good health, happiness and love.

  5. Janet Kaiman · · Reply

    Beautiful pics Beautiful family Thx for sharing Wishing u all contained nachos And a chag kasher be samayach Janet

    Sent from my iPhone

  6. Zachary Muroff · · Reply

    We were so upset that we were unable to attend the wedding but we look forward to Shmuly & Margalit’s. Wishing you & Shaindel continued nachos.

  7. Marge Kaplan · · Reply

    Mazeltov mazeltov. What a thrill to be present for a child’s wedding. Thank you so much for sending us the pictures.
    Marge & Harvey

  8. Helen Zipes · · Reply

    Thank you so much for sharing these photos. Charlie’s Bris and this wedding were two of the most meaningful ceremonies I have ever attended. You and your family are amazing. Thank you for allowing my husband Rick and I to participate. Best regards Helen

    Sent from my iPad


  9. Sue Potechin · · Reply

    These photos are almost as amazing as all of you. Asna is so beautiful! May you and Shaindel continue to have naches from your children. Mazal tov!
    Sue Potechin

  10. Nicky Dodek · · Reply

    Thank you for sharing these beautiful photos and story. Mazeltov and love to you all from Dodek family in Jerusalem.

  11. Congratulations to all! Your daughter looks stunning! What a wonderful day for all of you…

  12. Julie Gamarnik · · Reply

    Wow! What amazing pictures!

  13. Joel and Marjorie Wein · · Reply

    Mazal Tov Rabbi! You should have lots of nachas!!

  14. Esther Hertz · · Reply

    This is Esther Hertz, mother of the chosson :). I’m new to the family and to the blog, so I’ve been trying to catch up on your previous articles. I’m really enjoying your writing and witty sense of humor. These pictures are wonderful, Asna is beautiful and you look so happy as you are blessing her. I couldn’t see that from where I was sitting. Looking forward to getting more pictures from the photographer. May we share much nachas from Asna and Ari as they start their new life together.

  15. Ariel and Rachel Fish · · Reply

    Mazel Tov!!!!!!!!!!! We had no idea. You should have only health and nachas from all of your children. Shaindel, I am going to try to call you, its been way too long.

    1. Hi! I guess you missed several posts on the blog ๐Ÿ™‚
      Do you know what’s happening in 22 days IYH?? May 9/RC IYAR?? Check posting of 11/28/15 for a hint….

  16. Cheryl Kaplan · · Reply

    Mazel Tov! We enjoyed seeing these lovely pictures of Asna and Ari’s wedding. Thank you for sharing them with us. Chag sameach to the whole family. Love, Cheryl & Mark and family

  17. Pamela Cogan, RRT · · Reply

    Mazel Tov Rabbi and Mrs. Simes on your beautiful daughter’s wedding! We are here in the ICU and were just thinking (very fondly!) of you. So happy to find your blog! You are an inspiration to all of us. Keep Rollin’!
    Chag Sameach and Hello from the RTs in ICU, Pam Cogan, Daphne Shiner, and Peter Eifert and the others.

    1. You guys are amazing!! Thank you for all you do to keep us going strong!

  18. Rabbi Baruch Lederman · · Reply

    Mazel Tov!

  19. Moshe Yosef Gewirtz · · Reply

    Mazal Tov Reb Yehuda on both wonderful Simchos! May Hashem enable you to have Yiddishe nachas for many years from your wonderful family!!

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