Mazel Tov

Abramson and Schachter

Photo by Rebecca Barger

Ellen and Donald Abramson of Reading and Debra and David Schachter of Dresher announce the engagement of their children, Michele Sari Abramson and Brian Evan Schachter.

Michele is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. She works as a registered nurse in Philadelphia.

Brian graduated from the Smeal College of Business at the Pennsylvania State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in supply chain management and information systems. He works as a senior health care consultant in Philadelphia.

Michele is the granddaughter of Lois Clymin and the late Michael Clymin, and the late Lillian and Morris Abramson.

Brian is the grandson of Lorna Adelman and the late Gilbert Adelman, and Jacob Schachter and the late Jeanne Schachter.

Sharing the couple’s simcha are their siblings, Jaime and Brad Abramson, Debbie and Joey Abramson, Rachel and Josh Schachter, and Michele and Nico Museyri, and their niece and nephew Morgan Abramson and Ilan Museyri.

A May 2018 wedding is planned.



Hoffman – Slavit


Debbie and Ed Hoffman of Holland, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kate Emily Hoffman, to David Andrew Slavit, son of Sandy and Howard Slavit of Potomac, Md., and Palm Beach, Fla.

Kate is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a bachelor’s degree in public communications. She manages internal communications and talent branding for WeddingWire in Chevy Chase, Md.

David is a graduate of Union College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He holds a master of science in real estate from Johns Hopkins University. David works in hotel asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts in Bethesda, Md.

Kate is the granddaughter of the late Faye and David Kay, the late Irving Radetsky, the late Jacqueline and Burton Hoffman and the great-niece of the late Samuel Reid.  David is the grandson of Frances Pensler of Chevy Chase, and the late Leslie Pensler and the late Ann and William Slavit.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are Florence Reid, Joshua Hoffman, Jeramy Zimmerman, Sidney Hoffman, Linda Radetsky, and Wendy Slavit.

The couple lives in Bethesda and plans a November 2017 wedding in Washington, D.C.

Evelyn Mae Marshall


Kathryn (née Holmes) and Justin Marshall of Park Slope, Brooklyn, N.Y. announce the birth of their daughter, Evelyn Mae Marshall, on June 21.

Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Greg and Laurie Holmes of Maryville, Tenn. and Sheila and Jack Marshall of Huntingdon Valley. Also welcoming “Evie” to the family are Aunt Kate and Uncle Ben Holmes, Aunt Mary-Owen Holmes and Aunt Niki and Uncle Ed Friedman. Cousins Turner, Benton and Miles Holmes and Max and Henry Friedman also welcome Evie.

Evie is named in loving memory of her maternal great-grandmother, Lillie Mae Holmes, and her paternal great-grandmother, Evelyn Marshall.

Shoshana Shira Twersky


Shoshana Shira Twersky of Bala Cynwyd was awarded a doctor of psychology degree in clinical psychology from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine at its graduate programs commencement ceremony on July 31 at the Kimmel Center for Performing Arts.

Shoshana Twersky is the daughter of Yitzchak Twersky of Jerusalem, Israel and Renee Shavel of Chester, N.H. and the wife of Michael Schulz of Bala Cynwyd.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in liberal arts in 2004 and a master of arts degree in community and social psychology in 2005 from the University of Massachusetts.



Reba and Izzy (Isidore) Grossman celebrated 60 years of wedded bliss on August 10. They were surprised in June with a luncheon given by their children and grandchildren, including Harvey and Adriane, Danielle, Renee and Adam, Sharon and Alan, Brett and Jared, Jill and Chuck and Selena and Jeramiah.



Irma and Eli Yehuda of Elkins Park are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Margi Yehuda, to Cyle Kasper of Gary, Ind. Cyle is the son of Marcus and the late Cindy Kasper. Joining in the celebration are siblings Ilana and Shauli David, Sari Yehuda and Emily Kasper.

Margi is the granddaughter of the late Albert and Blanche Neckritz and the late Naji and Margalit Yehuda. Cyle is the grandson of Harvey and Marie Bremer and Dan and the late Connie Kasper.

Margi graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a master’s degree in speech and language pathology. She works as a speech and language pathologist for Maxum Therapy. Cyle graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in hospital administration. He works for Tenet Healthcare Corporation as a regional labor specialist. The couple lives in Newport Beach, Calif.

The couple is planning their wedding for some time in 2018.



Mr. and Mrs. Marvin H. Staiman of Williamsport will observe their 70th wedding anniversary on August 17.

They were married by the late Rabbi Samuel Blinder of Congregation Ohev Shalom. Mrs. Staiman, the former Jean Alpert, is a native of Williamsport. She is the daughter of the late Rebecca and Benjamin Alpert. She graduated from Williamsport schools and from the former Dickinson Junior College, now Lycoming College, with honors.

Mr. Staiman, also a native of Williamsport, is the son of the late Rose and Walter Staiman. He served in the Army and attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania before joining the family business, Staiman Recycling Corporation, as a third generation member. He is a former city council member and current chair of the Williamsport Planning Commission.

Jean and Marvin are recipients of honorary doctorates from Lycoming College: Marvin in 2000 and Jean in 2015.

They are the parents of six children, 19 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. The Staiman family will celebrate this special occasion, along with Mr. Staiman’s 90th birthday, with a family reunion in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 20.

Mollie Jules Mizrachi

Samantha (née Rash) and David Mizrachi of Villanova are delighted to announce the birth of their daughter Mollie Jules Mizrachi (Malka Pninah) on December 13, 2016.
Sharing in their happiness are big brother Charlie, grandparents Harriet Rash of Bryn Mawr, Jerry Mizrachi of Scranton and Helene Mizrachi of Bryn Mawr. Mollie is also the granddaughter of the late Charles (Chuck) Rash.
Mollie Jules is named in loving memory of her maternal great-grandmother Mollie Gerson, paternal great-grandmothers Martha Plenn and Pninah Mizrachi, maternal great-grandparents Jane and Jules Rash and maternal grandfather Charles Jay Rash. May their memories always be a cherished blessing.



Cynthia P. Cardonick, of Willow Grove (formerly of Philadelphia), is thrilled to announce the engagement of her daughter, Amy Lynne Cardonick, to Brandon Scott Schwartz of Florence, N.J.

Amy Lynne is also the daughter of the late Melvin R. Cardonick. Brandon is the son of Neal Schwartz and Annette M. Snider and the late Sandra R. Schwartz.

Amy and Brandon have been friends for over 30 years, attending George Washington High School and the Pennsylvania State University together. Amy has been an associate at Walmart for over 13 years, and Brandon has worked for AELitho and the New Jersey Census Bureau for the last six years.

The engagement took place recently on the beach in Seaside Heights, N.J. A June 2019 wedding is planned in Philadelphia. Sharing in their happiness are Amy’s son Matthew and Yasmin, brother Eric and his wife Desiree, nieces Mia and Ava, nephew Leo, Aunt Felice and cousins Tara and Ashley.



Bonnie-Kay and Bruce S. Marks of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah S. Marks, to David L. Charny, son of Judith S. Charny and the late Richard B. Charny of Cherry Hill, N.J.

Hannah is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with honors in the liberal arts. She is currently enrolled in the strategic design Master of Business Administration program at Thomas Jefferson University. Hannah is the general manager of UrbanStems.

David is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology. He holds a Master of Science in sport and exercise psychology from Temple University. David currently works as a mental skills coach and personal trainer. He is an advanced doctoral student in clinical psychology at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Hannah is the granddaughter of Peggy and Stanley Goldenberg of Elkins Park and Elizabeth and Edward Marks of Willow Grove. David is the grandson of Helen Schneeberg, the late Myron Schneeberg, Elaine Charny and the late Robert D. Charny.

Sharing the couple’s happiness are siblings Micah and Amy Kagan, Emily and Aaron Marks, Jacob Charny and Adam Charny, along with niece and nephews Molly, Ethan, Levi and Gabriel.

A 2018 summer wedding is planned.