Mazel Tov



Mickie and Marshall Kline of Warminster celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary June 19. Joining in the celebration was their daughter Joy and son-in-law Artie Slakoff, son Jeff and daughter-in-law Michelle Kline, grandchildren Abby, Danielle and Kevin, Beth and Matt, David and Amanda, and five great-grandchildren Louis, Micaela, Jack, Gianna and Claire.



Norman and Lynn Knee of Elkins Park,  formerly of Wyncote and Philadelphia, will celebrate 25 wonderful years of marriage on June 28.   They will commemorate the occasion with their children and grandchildren for a week at the shore and a special dinner at Atlantic City’s Knife and Fork restaurant.



Liz and David Nover of Doylestown Township announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nover, to Alex Barbag. Alex is the son of Candy and Harvey Barbag of Boca Raton, Fla.

Amanda is a graduate of Tufts University and earned a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University. She is the director of special events at Food & Friends in Washington, D.C.

Alex is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned an additional degree in computer science from the University of Maryland. He is a software engineer for Marriott International in Bethesda, Maryland.

Sharing in the excitement are siblings Lori Nover, Adam and Lori Margolis Barbag, and Keith Barbag, and grandparents Barbara and Ed Zinbarg, Jackie and Jack Nover and Mildred Jacobs.

A September wedding is planned.

Zachary Senzer


Sam and Sandy Savitz are proud to announce the graduation of their grandson, Zachary Senzer, from the University of Delaware. Zach graduated summa cum laude, receiving an honors Bachelor of Science with distinction. He was also recognized as the department of computer and information science’s outstanding senior student.

Zach is the son of Richard and Deborah Senzer (née Savitz) and the brother of Benjamin. Joining the celebration is grandmother Norma Senzer, wife of the late Harry Senzer.

Zach is headed to California to work for Google as a product manager.

Robert Howard Kail


Howard and Nilsa Kail of Sarasota, Fla. (formerly of Philadelphia and Bucks County) proudly announce the graduation of their son, Robert Howard Kail. Robert received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Florida. Prior to graduation, the university awarded him a gold medal for his achievements in the study of American Sign Language.

Robert plans to pursue a master’s degree in business following graduation.



Michael and Margery Hesney of Maple Glen and John and Michele Brienza of Doylestown announce the engagement of their children, Joshua David Hesney and Gina Ann Brienza.

Joshua received a Bachelor of Arts in English from Schreyer Honors College at the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Education from Arcadia University. He teaches English at New Hope-Solebury High School.

Gina received a Bachelor of Science in mathematics and physics from Ursinus College and a Master of Arts in mathematics education from West Chester University. She teaches physics at Conestoga High School.

Sharing in their happiness are Joshua’s brothers Daniel and Adam, sisters-in-law Molly and Sarah, nieces Emma and Leah, and Gina’s sister Dori.

A June 2018 wedding is planned in Ocean City, N.J.

Molly Blake Eimer


Jennifer (née Abt) and Andrew Eimer of Huntingdon Valley, along with big brothers Jack and Will, announce the birth of their daughter and sister, Molly Blake (Metuka Bayit), on October 18, 2016.

Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Marci and Richard Abt and Nancy and Jeff Eimer, along with great-grandmothers Judy Butnick and Lila Eimer.

Also welcoming Molly to the family are aunts and uncles Allison and Evan Barenbaum, Jaimie and Kevin Shmelzer, Steven and Sarah Abt, and Erica Eimer and Craig Bruno; along with cousins Drew, Max and Ben Shmelzer and Jake and Samantha Barenbaum.

Molly is named in loving memory of her maternal great-grandmother, Bette Rush.  She is also the great-granddaughter of the late Sylvia and Harold Abt, William Rush, Leo Eimer, Jack Skolnick and Abraham Butnick.



Randee and Richard Matricardi of Dresher and Claire and Alan Kessler of Dresher announce the engagement of their children Melissa Lauren Matricardi and Daniel Andrew Kessler of Philadelphia.

Melissa earned a bachelor’s of education from West Chester University. She is a trust administrator at Haverford Trust in St. Davids. Daniel earned a bachelor’s of education from West Chester University and master’s of education leadership from Edinboro University. He is a science teacher and track coach at Freire Charter School in Philadelphia.

Melissa is the granddaughter of Elaine Silverman Astorino and Alfred Astorino of Wynnewood, Sara and Frederick Silverman of Warminster, and the late Richard and Isabelle Matricardi. Daniel is the grandson of Diane Kessler of Warminster and the late Morton Kessler and Shirley Ludin and the late Irving Ludin.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Matthew, Rachel, Rebecca Matricardi and Jason (Lauren) and Ben Kessler. Melissa’s Aunt Sharon Silverman, Uncle Chris and cousins Sam, Mo and Alexandra Lockwood.

A June 2018 wedding is planned in Philadelphia.




Wesley Jacob Marks


Diane and Joshua Marks of Philadelphia (originally Ambler and Wynnewood) celebrate the birth of their first-born son, Wesley Jacob (Moshe Yaachov), on April 25.

Equally ecstatic are Wesley’s grandparents Shirley (Bubbie) and Jim (Pops) Saltzman of Newtown — Wes is their fourth grandchild (all boys) — and Susan (Savti) and Louis (Saba) Marks of Wynnewood — Wes is their sixth grandchild (three boys and three girls).

Wesley’s eight aunts and uncles and eight first cousins (age three to 16) join in his parents’ excitement and joy.

Wesley Jacob (Moshe Yaachov) is named for all eight of his great-grandparents — William and Sylvia Saltzman, Max and Lena (Lee) Katz, Jack and Jean Weinstein and Melvin and Minna Marks.

Elle Francine Finkelman


Vanessa (née Luchtan) and Eric Finkelman of Boca Raton, Fla., announce the birth of their daughter, Elle Francine, on April 20. Big brother Max welcomed his new sister at home.

Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Stephen and Eileen Finkelman of Huntingdon Valley and Margate, N.J.; and Andrew and Diana Rosen and Alberto Luchtan of Boca Raton, Fla.

Also welcoming Elle to the family are aunts and uncles Robyn and Eric Kazatsky, Joseph Luchtan, Veronica Sinclair, Victoria Luchtan, Jodi and David Pascuzzi, Chris Pascuzzi, David Rosen, Fernanda and Josh Rosen; along with cousins Lily and Jackson; Ivy and Jack; Isabella and Nicolas; Jordana and Olivia; and Benjamin and Lucas.

Elle is named in loving memory of both the Finkelman and Luchtan family names, her great-grandmothers Frances and Fanny, her great-grandfather Leon and her great-grandmother Helen.