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Engagements

Marcovitz-Vallejo

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Gail Snyder and Hal Marcovitz of Chalfont announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Susan Marcovitz, to Jonathon Joseph Vallejo, son of Christopher and Candy Vallejo of Omaha, Nebraska.

Michelle and Jonathon both have doctorate degrees in statistics from Baylor University.

Michelle is employed as a biostatistician for AstraZeneca. Jonathon is a biostatistician for the Food and Drug Administration.

Michelle is the granddaughter of the late Aaron and Florence Snyder of Wyndmoor and the late Israel and Rosalie Marcovitz of Philadelphia.

Jonathon is the grandson of Jacquie and the late Louis Vallejo of Kansas City, Missouri and Richard and the late Caroline Rempe of Superior, Nebraska.

Michelle and Jonathon live in Rockville, Maryland and are planning a September wedding in Doylestown.

Sharing in their happiness are Michelle’s sister Ashley and Jonathon’s sister Lindsay and brothers Benjamin and Christopher.

 

Ringel-Peckham

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Judy and David Ringel of Voorhees, New Jersey and Liz and Tom Peckham of Tucson, Arizona, announce the engagement of their children, Jared Ira Ringel to Alexa Sarah Peckham.
Jared is a graduate of Rutgers University and is an entrepreneur and founding partner of a digital marketing and brand development firm.
Alexa is a graduate of the University of Arizona and is a flight attendant.
Jared is the grandson of Selma and the late Abe Carmy and Sam and Sylvia Ringel. Alexa is the granddaughter of Rochelle and the late Fred Roth and Sandy Peckham Bechtel and the late Robert Peckham.
Sharing in the couple’s happiness are Jared’s twin sister Michelle and her husband David, and Alexa’s sister Talia.
Jared and Alexa are planning a May 2020 wedding in Tuscany, Italy.

Platt-Isadore

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Hilary and Harry Platt of Voorhees, New Jersey, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaclyn Platt, to Dylan Isadore, son of Mindi and Alan Isadore of Holland.

Jaclyn is a graduate of Rutgers University and works as a registered nurse in the NICU at Cooper Hospital. Dylan is a graduate of Temple University and works as a senior insurance underwriter at Nationwide Insurance.

A 2020 wedding is being planned.

Schorr-Cohen

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Alan and Sarah Schorr of Huntingdon Valley and Avner and Ruth Cohen of Los Angeles announce the engagement of their children, Capt. Eric Jonathan Schorr and Reut Rory Cohen.

Eric received dual bachelor’s degrees from Columbia University/Jewish Theological Seminary and a master’s degree in government from The Interdisciplinary Center (Herzliya, Israel). He is a pro-Israel advocate/speaker and serves as an officer in the IDF.

Reut received a bachelor’s degree in English from University of California-Irvine, a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Southern California and is completing her doctoral degree in educational leadership at California State University-Northridge. She is a communications specialist, author of a children’s book and a full-time professor/chair of the Department of Journalism at Glendale Community College.

Eric is the grandson of Beverly and David Schorr and the late Chaya and Arie Luksenberg, z’l. Reut is the granddaughter of the late Abudi and Yafit Cohen, z’l, and the late Avrahm and Leah Zaki, z’l.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are Eric’s brother Joey, Reut’s sister Lauren, her brothers Sagi and Avi and sister-in-law Shlomit.

The couple is planning a wedding in Israel.

 

Dwoskin-O’Neil

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Howard and Linda Dwoskin of Dresher announce the engagement of their daughter, Lily Anna Dwoskin, to Casey Edward O’Neil, son of Diane O’Neil and the late Donald O’Neil of New Hyde Park, New York.

Lily graduated from Muhlenberg College with a bachelor’s degree in theater and a master of fine arts degree in musical theater writing from New York University. Lily works at The Dramatists Guild of America in New York City, and writes book and lyrics for new musicals.

Casey graduated from Eastman School of Music with a bachelor’s degree in trombone performance and also earned a master’s degree in musical theater writing from New York University. Casey works at NYU in the undergraduate Drama Department and writes music, book and lyrics for new musicals.

Lily and Casey each made their off-Broadway writing debut this year.

Sharing in their joy are grandparents Selma Dwoskin and Martin Britchkow and siblings Julie Dwoskin, Lindsey and Eric Rinaudo, and Brittney and Pete Sekesen.

The couple lives in New York City and plans a July wedding.

Kalman-Ziff

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Paula and Joel Kalman of Southampton announce the engagement of their son, Ross A. Kalman, to Allison Ziff, daughter of the late Denise Ziff, and Nancy and Ted Ziff of State College.

Allison received her dual bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh in communications and sociology. She completed a master’s degree in occupational therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. She works as a pediatric occupational therapist in Chicago.

Ross graduated summa cum laude from Lafayette College with a bachelor’s degree in biology. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University and completed an emergency medicine residency at Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey. He is an attending emergency room physician in Chicago.

Sharing in their happiness are the couple’s siblings Melanie, Joey, Shawn and Andrew Kalman. The couple lives in Chicago and is planning a September wedding there.

Ross is the grandson of the late Esther and Howard Baer, and the late Miriam and Israel Kalman.

Weilerstein-Rascoe

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Robin Eisman and Ken Weilerstein announce the engagement of their son Benjamin David Eisman Weilerstein to Shira Tamara Rascoe, daughter of Batia and Todd Rascoe of Pittsburgh.

Ben graduated from Tufts University with a degree in chemistry and works as a community organizer. Shira also graduated from Tufts with a degree in political science and environmental studies and works in research advocacy.

Sharing in their joy are grandparents Bea and Sylvan Eisman, Lillian and Marvin Weilerstein, Eric Rascoe and Ann Bregman Rascoe, the late Jeanne Rascoe and Dov and Yehudit Scheinin, as well as Ben’s brother Jake and Shira’s brother and sister Ariel and Amallia.

The couple lives in the Boston area and will be married there in July.

Finkelstein-Brownstein

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Cherie and Alan Finkelstein of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and Rosa and Bruce Brownstein of Bala Cynwyd announce the engagement of their children, Jillian Marie Finkelstein and David Jared Brownstein.

Jillian graduated from the University of Delaware with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and women’s studies. She is the development and communications specialist at Moving Traditions in Elkins Park.

David graduated from the Pennsylvania State University with bachelor’s degrees in sports journalism and telecommunications. He is an assistant vice president at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.

Jillian is the granddaughter of Stanley Finkelstein, the late Jeanette Finkelstein, the late Jane Finkelstein and the late Frieda and Edward Greenfield. David is the grandson of the late Carrie and Charles Cohen and the late Claire and Max Brownstein.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are Jillian’s sister Elyssa, David’s brothers Charles and Kenneth, sister-in-law Elana, and niece and nephew Madison and Noah.

The couple is planning a May wedding in Philadelphia.

Silber-Rogers

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Thelma and Ralph Silber and Mary and Stephen Rogers announce the engagement of their children, Frederick Robert Silber to Blaire Haley Rogers.

Fred graduated Pennsylvania State University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and marketing. Blaire graduated Indiana University with a degree in interior design.

Fred and Blaire live in Colorado and are planning a 2020 summer wedding.

Greenbaum – Zell

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Sari and Roy Greenbaum of Bucks County announce the engagement of their daughter, Nicole Ivy Greenbaum, to Adam Matthew Zell, son of Vicki and Brian Zell of Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Nicole is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, and minors in theater and dance, and material sciences and engineering. She is the communications and outreach coordinator and a senior research grants and contracts specialist at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia.

Adam graduated from Duke University with a bachelor of arts in political science and is a chartered financial analyst (CFA) charterholder. He is the chief financial officer for ResinTech in West Berlin, New Jersey.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are Nicole’s sister and brother-in-law, Erica Greenbaum and Philip Millspaugh, and Adam’s sisters, Cantor Shanna Zell and Alyssa Zell.

Nicole is the granddaughter of Frances and the late Sherman (Duff) Greenbaum and the late Bluma (Blanche) and Henry Z. Boim.

Adam is the grandson of Sarita and the late Samuel R. Zell and the late Shirley and Harold Ifshin.

A May wedding is planned in Philadelphia.