A Holocaust survivor who recently got engaged to a woman nearly half a century his junior says that he hopes to have the wedding at the Fifth Avenue Synagogue, where he is a member, the Algemeiner reports.
Two-time divorcé and father-of-four Jack Garfein, 86, is marrying Natalia Repolovsky, 39, next month — with a “big party” to celebrate the event.
Garfein — who survived 11 Nazi concentration camps, though the rest of his family perished — proposed to Repolovsky in his apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan on July 2, his birthday. The groom is a director, acting coach and part-time resident of Paris.
Repolovsky is a technical writer for a software firm and moved to the United States from Russia several years ago.