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Engagements

Nover-Barbag

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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.

Hesney-Brienza

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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.

Matricardi-Kessler

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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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

 

Littman-Prine

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Meryl and Gary Littman of Ardmore and Alice and Richard Prine of Manalapan, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Amanda Rachel Littman and Marc Ian Prine. Sharing in their joy are Amanda’s sisters and brothers-in-law, Jessica and Uri Moszkowicz and Sarah and Jonathan Sicherman.

Amanda is the granddaughter of Bernard Littman and the late Bernice Littman, Edith Podolsky and Albert Podolsky. Marc is the grandson of Grace Rosiner and Sidney Prine, and the late Norman Rosiner and Bertha Prine.

Amanda earned a bachelor’s degree from The George Washington University and a master’s degree in speech-language pathology from Boston University. She is a senior speech-language pathologist at Magee Rehabilitation Hospital.

Marc earned a bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a master’s degree from West Chester University and a doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. He is the director of consulting and assessment for Taylor Strategy Partners.

Marc and Amanda met through Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia’s NextGen group for young professionals. They live in Center City, where they are planning a winter 2018 wedding.

Teller-Skversky

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Carol and Stephen Cohen of Holland, Harvey Teller of Philadelphia and Toby and the late Norman Skversky of Leola announce the engagement of their children, Louis Todd Teller and Stacey Jill Skversky.

Louis earned his bachelor’s degree at Temple University, his master’s degree at Fairfield University in Fairfield, Conn., and his Ph.D. from Walden University in Minneapolis, Minn. He is a psychotherapist in Holland.

Stacey, who’s been teaching in the early childhood education field for 30 years, is a preschool teacher for Steps to Success in Leola and the childcare advocate for Pennsylvania. Because of her activism for preschool issues, she was invited to and attended Gov. Wolf’s inauguration.

Louis is the grandson of the late Zelda and Harry Kivitz, the late Ruth and Andrew Caplan, and the late Norman and Dorothy Teller.

Stacey is the granddaughter of the late Abe and Mollie Freedman and the late Samuel and Lillian Skversky.

Sharing in their happiness are siblings Dianna (Eric) Snyder, Penny (Michael) Zalewski and Marcy (Russ) Schmitt and nephews and nieces Kyle, Devon, Reid, Michael,  Jeffrey and Phillip.

Levy-Yoffie

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Howard and Susan Levy of Bryn Mawr announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lauren Levy, to Adam Gabriel Yoffie, son of Rabbi Eric and Amy Yoffie, of Westfield, N.J.

Jennifer is a graduate of Stanford University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in cell and molecular biology, and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She will begin a radiology residency in July at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Adam is a graduate of Duke University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science, and Yale Law School. He is a trial attorney in the Criminal Division’s Health Care Fraud Unit of the United States Department of Justice.

Jennifer is the granddaughter of William and Beverly Levy of Philadelphia, formerly of Cheltenham, and Rose Benely and the late Daniel Benely. Adam is the grandson of the late Clarence and Dorothy Jacobson and the late William and Judith Yoffie.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are siblings Valerie Levy, Michele Levy, Adina Yoffie and Matthew Feigin, along with 5-year-old nephew Max, who is very excited to be in the bridal party.

Jen and Adam are planning a November 2017 wedding in Philadelphia.