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Dylan Rebecca Perlman

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Joan and Mark Dossick of Langhorne announce the birth of their first granddaughter, Dylan Rebecca Perlman. Dylan is the daughter of Alyssa and Sean Perlman of NYC. Joining in the family’s love and joy are Aunt and Uncle Tracie and Matt Schwartz, grandparents Randi and Tad Perlman, Aunt Stacey Perlman and Uncle Josh Perlman.

Dylan is the great-granddaughter of Howard Dossick, the late Sylvia Dossick, the late Diana and Benjamin Dovberg, Gertrude and Norman Perlman, and the late Reba and Sol Weber.

Dylan, Adina Rivka, is named for her maternal great-grandmother, Diana Dovberg, and her paternal great-grandmother, Reba Weber.

Fox-Ringel

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Cheryl and Joseph Soffer of Bryn Mawr, Tina and Richard Fox of Penn Valley, and Gloria and Manny Ringel of Fort Washington announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Paige Fox and Benjamin Harry Ringel.

The couple met while attending Pennsylvania State University. Lauren graduated with honors from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in public relations. She is employed as a senior program manager at Crowdtap in New York City.

Ben graduated with honors with a bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State. He is a graduate student at New York University’s Stern School of Business, working for his MBA.

Lauren is the granddaughter of Bill Forman and the late Myra Forman, and the late Martin and Rita Fox.

Ben is the grandson of the late Samuel and Rosalind Ringel and the late Edwin and Selma Wilets.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Jordan Soffer, Blake Fox, Merrie (Dan) Morris, Amy (Dustin) Eward, nieces Kelsey and Eve, and nephews Avery and Eli.

Lauren and Ben are planning a June 2018 wedding in Philadelphia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Block-Kitgor

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Janice and Arthur Block of Philadelphia and Sofia and Alexander Kitgor of Fair Lawn, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Alexander David Block and Marina Kitgor.

Alex graduated from Boston University with a bachelor’s degree in advertising. He leads platform investments at GroupM in New York City.

Marina graduated from Rutgers University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and communication. She is regional vice president of sales at Taykey in New York City.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Marissa and Steven Borzykowski and Olga and Dan Weinberger, as well as nephew David and niece Lily Weinberger.

Alex is the grandson of the late Marilyn Neidenberg, and the late Ida and Harry Block. Marina is the granddaughter of Ida Zusev and the late Joseph Zusev, and the late Musya Khrabraya and Chaim Kitaygorodsky.

The couple lives in New York City and is planning an April 2018 wedding.

Oliver Utain-Moskowitz

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Rachel Utain-Evans and Seth Moskowitz of Philadelphia announce the birth of Oliver (“peace”) on April 22. He joins sister Aliza and brother Tobin.

Oliver (Ohev) is the grandson of Marla and Steve Moskowitz, of Bay Shore, N.Y., and Sheri Utain and Franklin Evans of Philadelphia.

Brianna Danielle and Ilianna Samantha Burton

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Robin Goldblum Burton and Jeremy Burton along with big brother Brayden announce the birth of twins. Brianna Danielle (Bracha Daniella) and Ilianna Samantha (Chaya Shayna) were born on April 13.

Grandparents Ann Beth Podolsky Goldblum and I. Thomas Goldblum, along with Barry and MaryLou Burton, are ready to change all those diapers. Great-grandparents are Ida May and Sam Podolsky and Patricia Burton.

Brianna is named for her paternal great-grandparents and Ilianna is named for her maternal great-grandparents.

Sharing in the family happiness is Uncle Barry Goldblum and Aunt Susan Goldblum.

Tucker-Fleisher

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Sherri Tucker of Philadelphia, Frank Tucker of Holland and Linda and Steven Fleisher of Wynnewood proudly announce the engagement of their children, Haley Tucker and Alexander Fleisher.

The couple met the summer of 2008 at Camp Kweebec in Schwenksville. Haley received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in graphic design from Towson University. Upon graduation, Haley worked for Michael Kors as a visual communications assistant in New York City. She returned to Philadelphia and is employed as a graphic designer on the corporate marketing team for Di Bruno Bros.  Alex received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami and earned his JD from The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.  Alex is an Associate at the national law firm of Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia.

Alex received his Bachelor of business administration from the University of Miami and earned his J.D. from The Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Alex is an Associate at the national law firm of Eckert Seamans in Philadelphia.

Haley is the granddaughter of Ellen and Paul Brenner of Warwick and Geraldine and Herbert Tucker of Huntingdon Valley. Alex is the grandson of Helene Kendall and the late Stephen Kendall of Philadelphia and Harriet Fleisher and the late Gerald Fleisher of Pompano Beach, Fla. Haley’s brother, Troy Tucker, and Alex’s brothers, Jonathan and Jacob Fleisher, also join in the celebration of Haley and Alex’s engagement.

An October 2017 wedding is planned in Philadelphia.

Port-Harnetiaux

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Stephen and Phyllis Port of Altoona announce the engagement of their son Joseph Port to Tessa Alana Harnetiaux, daughter of Mark Harnetiaux of Illinois and Anna Betkie of Nebraska.

Joseph is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in history. He is a television comedy writer and producer in Los Angeles.

Tessa earned a degree in acting at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. She is a television and movie actor in Los Angeles.

Joseph is the grandson of the late Charles and Anna Lieberman of Philadelphia and the late Samuel and Rose Port of Altoona.

Tessa is the granddaughter of Alan and Nancy Machmer of Illinois and Larry and Carolyn Locke of Wyoming.

Sharing in their happiness are siblings Joshua and Lee Port, Moses and Joanna Port and Kacie Moore as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Joseph and Tessa are planning a June 2017 wedding in Philadelphia.

 

Levy-Goodman

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Lauren Beth Levy and Eric Robert Goodman are to be married on May 21, 2017 by Cantor Benjie Schiller at the Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton Township, N.J.

Lauren is the cantor at Beth David Reform Congregation in Gladwyne. She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, received a master’s degree in vocal performance and opera from the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, and her cantorial ordination from the Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in New York, NY. She is the daughter of Phyllis and Michael Levy of Voorhees, N.J.

Eric is a hospital medicine physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, N.Y. In July, he will pursue a clinical fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Brandeis University and received his medical degree from Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the son of Lore and Richard Goodman of West Hartford, Conn.

Brooklyn Allison Weiss

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Great-grandparents Fran and Sam Davis of West Palm Beach, Fla., formerly of Yardley, announce the birth of Brooklyn Allison Weiss on March 9.

Brooklyn Allison’s parents are Emily and Justin Weiss of Salem, N.H. Her grandparents are Miriam and Albert Deutsch of New Hope and Boca Raton, Fla.

Edelman-Catania

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New Year’s Eve 2016 was a festive night for the Edelman and Catania families, when Jackie Edelman and Steven Catania tied the knot at Vie in Center City, Philadelphia. The wedding was officiated by the bride’s dear family friend, Joan Katz.

Helping others is a passion for the couple, who invited their guests to bring a new or gently used item of warm clothing to be distributed to those in need. In response, Jackie’s and Steven’s guests brought bags and bags of coats, hats, scarves, gloves and everyday clothing — enough to fill a dozen large bags that were donated to the Broad Street Ministries.

Jackie’s and Steven’s wedding celebration also had an unusual “after party.” Instead of hanging out at a bar or dancing through the night, the couple’s guests gathered at the Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, where they assembled 100 bags of sandwiches, chips, fruit, cookies donated by Tate’s Bake Shop, and drinks that they delivered to homeless folks in Philadelphia over the New Year’s weekend. In fact, so many guests participated in assembling the meals that the bags were all ready to go in a little over an hour after the official wedding festivities ended. This wonderful project was featured in the New York Times on Jan. 15 in Alix Strauss’ piece titled “The Pay-It-Forward Wedding:  When ‘I Do’ Becomes ‘I Do More.’”

Jackie is the daughter of Diane and Jonathan Edelman of Merion, and Steven is the son of Charlotte and James Catania of Norristown. Jackie is the consumer experience manager for Pantry Boy, a new home meal delivery service, and Steven is both an AV systems engineer for Education Management Solutions in Exton and a musician, performing often solo and with bands in the Philadelphia area.

Following a honeymoon at the Jersey Shore, the couple resides in Merion with their loving rescued pup, Nips.