ROSE GOLDBERG & JOSHUA FEINBERG
December 17, 2016. New York, New York
The fates were obviously at work when Rose Goldberg’s family selected the small Caribbean island of Nevis for their winter vacation. While there, Rose’s older brother was amazed to bump into the fraternity brother of a friend, and they decided to meet at a beach bar after dinner. Although Rose had casually met Joshua Feinberg before, this time there was a bit of a “vibe” between them.
Thrown together again on New Year’s Eve, they were both too shy for a midnight kiss. On the ight back to New York City, Rose learned that Joshua would soon return to medical school in Israel. With a little assistance from matchmaking friends, he asked her out and they spent the rest of his break together. “When he left, we knew we’d stay in touch,” says Rose.
Joshua sent owers and a cake for her birthday, and Rose’s father en- couraged her to follow her heart and visit him in Israel. There, love blos- somed. Two years after Joshua came back to New York for his residency, he asked her father’s permission to marry her.
A birthday celebration for Rose’s father served as diversion for the surprise proposal. At the last minute, Joshua requested Rose join him for a drink with colleagues before the dinner party. She resisted. “I was being so dif cult,” says Rose. They met in front of Joe’s Pizza, her favorite West Village place for a slice.
“Out on the sidewalk, Josh started saying all these sweet things,” remembers Rose. “I was so distracted I actually asked if we could talk about this later.” Then, Joshua got down on one knee and a heart-shaped pizza was brought out from the kitchen. “Rose was completely shocked,” says Josh- ua, remembering the look on her face as family and friends converged to congratulate them.