Mazel Tov

Miriam Natalie Tully-Landsman


A happy first birthday to Miriam Natalie Tully-Landsman of Silver Spring, Md. Her great-grandparents were the late Richard and Beverly (Glickman) Tunis, formerly of Philadelphia, and her late great-grandfather, Louis J. Tunis, formerly of Philadelphia. Miriam’s other great-grandparents were Sallie and Michael Glickman of Philadelphia. Her grandmother is Sherri L. Tunis, formerly of Potomac, Md., now residing in Limerick.



Stacey Hirsch (Hirschhorn) and Howard Serota joyfully announce their marriage on June 4 at Jansen Restaurant in Philadelphia. Rabbi Nathan Martin officiated.

The chuppah was held by the bride’s sister, Debbie Mittleman (Hirschhorn), the groom’s brother, Jack Serota, and the groom’s sons, Max and Adam Serota. Stacey was accompanied down the aisle by Jamie Goren and Gregg Greenberg, of Cape May Point, N.J., while Howard was accompanied by his parents, Enid and Irving Serota of East Meadow, N.Y.

Stacey is the daughter of Edith Kaplan of Sarasota, Fla., and the late Abraham Lewis Linton.

Stacey and Howard honeymooned in Ireland and reside in Wynnewood.



Shelly and Morris Hochbaum of Lafayette Hill, and Nancy and the late David Strauss of Delray Beach, Fla., formerly of Elkins Park, announce the engagement of their children, Melissa Rose Hochbaum and Joshua Strauss.

Melissa graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science in human development and family studies and Villanova University with a Master of Science in counseling. She is a licensed professional counselor with Hornstein and Platt.

Josh graduated from Drexel University with a Bachelor of Science in marketing and psychology. He works with the NFP Corp.

They are planning an April 2018 wedding in Lafayette Hill.




Lauren and Jay Gordon of Toms River, N.J., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Mary, to Ariel Joseph Small, son of Robin and David Small of Highland Park, Ill., and Bay Harbor, Mich.

Rachel and Ariel are both graduates of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering, where they met. They reside in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where Ariel is a second lieutenant with the 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army at Schofield Barracks. Rachel is a ninth grade science teacher at Assets High School for students with learning disabilities.

Rachel is the granddaughter of Phyllis and Art Goldstein of Voorhees, N.J., and Gloria Paul and Marshall Gordon of Voorhees and Boynton Beach, Fla., and the late Elaine Gordon.

Ariel is the grandson of Nissah Mattenson of Highland Park, Ill., and the late Merle Mattenson and Beverly and Irvin Small of Nashville, Tenn.

A summer 2018 wedding in Bay Harbor is planned.



Phyllis and Dan Rosenthal of Richboro and Ami and David Blaszkowsky of Sharon, Mass., announce the engagement of their children, Geoffrey Joshua Rosenthal and Adina Tzipporah Blaszkowsky.

Geoff received a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is working as an associate at a law firm in Washington, D.C.

Adina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Russian studies from SUNY-Binghamton and a master’s degree in teaching from the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education. She is a fourth-grade teacher in the Fairfax County School District in Virginia.

Geoff is the grandson of Anita Spitzer and the late Joseph H. Spitzer of Elkins Park, and the late Natalee and Herbert Rosenthal of Princeton. Adina is the granddaughter of Phyllis and Eddie Blaszkowsky of Boynton Beach, Fla., and the late Patricia and Bert Humphries of Huber Heights, Ohio.

Sharing in their happiness are Geoff’s sister and brother-in-law, Amanda and Cade Goldenberg and niece, Bettina, and Adina’s sister, Rachel.

The couple, who met on a Birthright tour, is planning a June 2018 wedding in Philadelphia.



Karen and Elliott Willis of Boynton Beach, Fla., (formerly from Holland) and Stan and Ellene Edelstein of Omaha, Neb., announce the engagement of their children, Brittany Joy Willis and Samuel Ben Edelstein. Brittany is the granddaughter of Murray and Charlotte Greenberg and the late Helen and William Willis. Sam is the grandson of Helen Abrahamson and the late Harold Abrahamson and the late Haskell and Edith Edelstein.

Brittany graduated from Ithaca College with a masters in occupational therapy and Sam graduated from University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in architecture.  After graduation, Brittany moved to Philadelphia to work for Magee Rehabilitation to start her career as an occupational therapist, while Sam moved to Minneapolis to start his career with MSR Design as a registered architect. Brittany has moved to Minnesota to join Sam and works at Park Nicollet in the hand therapy department. The couple is planning an April 2018 wedding in Boca Raton, Fla.



Lynn and Mike Setzman of Richboro, and Karen Brodsky and Don Leibowitz of West Windsor, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Robert Stuart Setzman and Jenna Meryl Leibowitz.

Rob graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University. He is employed by Swift Capital.

Jenna graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. She is employed by Aramark.

Rob is the grandson of the late Dorothy and Sam Babbitt and the late Bella and Sidney Setzman.

Jenna is the granddaughter of the late Shirley and Michael Brodsky and the late Evelyn and Hy Leibowitz.



Lisa Rochelle Witkin and John Gerald Polevoy were married on Sept. 16 at the Ritz-Carlton in Philadelphia by Rabbi Peter J. Rubinstein.

The bride, 34, a double-board certified physician in anesthesiology and pain medicine, is the site director of pain management at New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital and the site director at Weill Cornell for the Tri-Institutional Pain Management Fellowship. She is an assistant professor of anesthesiology at New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell.

She graduated from The Schreyer Honors College at Pennsylvania State University magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in engineering science.  She received her medical doctorate from Johns Hopkins University. She is a daughter of Arnold N. Witkin and the late Evelyn D. Witkin of Huntingdon Valley.

Polevoy, 42, is the principal of PREP Advisory Services, a real estate consulting firm in New York City that works with public and private companies. He graduated from The University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA from the Georgetown McDonough School of Business, where he was a Georgetown MBA scholar, and earned an advanced degree from the New York University Real Estate Institute. He is a son of Nancy T. and Martin D. Polevoy of Manhattan.

The couple met in September 2012 in New York.

Abraham Judah Hyman


Sammy and Jamie Hyman and older sister Bella of New York City are thrilled to announce the birth of their son and brother, Abraham Judah. He was born Sept. 12 and weighed in at 8 pounds and 4.5 ounces and was 21 inches tall. The maternal grandmother is Marsha Hyman of Havertown. His other proud grandparents include Jeff Hyman of Baltimore and Abie and Carol Hakim of East Brunswick, N.J. Also sharing in the joy are his three great-grandparents as well as his many aunts, uncles and cousins.






Dylan Jade Heller


Melissa (née Rubenstein), Maxwell and big brother Parker Heller of Philadelphia announce the birth of their daughter, Dylan Jade Heller, on July 11.

Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Vicki and Wayne Rubenstein of Upper Dublin and Randi and Jay Heller of Ardmore.

Joining in welcoming the new arrival are aunts and uncles Carly and Chad Levitt, Rachel and Alex Heller and Samantha and Fernando Borghese; cousins Sofia and Layla Borghese; and great-grandmother Shirley Barris.

Parker Reed is named in loving memory of his paternal great-grandfather Joseph “Yussey” Rubenstein.