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Gordon/Small

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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.

Rosenthal-Blaszkowsky

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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.

Willis-Edelstein

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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.

Setzman-Leibowitz

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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.

Altman-Zenou

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Risa and David Altman of North Wales announce the engagement of their son, Josh Altman, to Leah Zenou, daughter of Jean-Luc Zenou and Sonya Mendelovich. Josh graduated from Temple University’s Fox School of Business in 2012. He is the chief operating officer of GetPhound, a digital marketing company based in Conshohocken. Leah graduated cum laude from Drexel University School of Law in 2014. She is an associate attorney with the law firm of Margolis Edelstein in Center City. Sharing in their happiness is their entire family and friends. A December 2017 wedding is planned.

SHERRIN-FISHMAN

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Arnold and Janet Sherrin of Langhorne and Bruce and Karen Fishman of Boca Raton, Fla., previously Sharon, Mass., announce the engagement of their children, Emily Rebecca Sherrin and Joshua Daniel Fishman.

Emily and Josh both graduated from Syracuse University, where they met senior year. Emily earned a bachelor’s degree in supply chain management and finance, and Josh earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and entrepreneurship and emerging enterprises. Emily is pursuing an MBA at Hofstra University.

After graduating from Syracuse, Emily and Josh moved to New York City to work for Unilever in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., where Emily works in procurement and Josh works in marketing as a brand manager.

Emily is the granddaughter of the late Werner Martin and Diana Grace Goldschmidt and the late Kenneth Jeryl Sherrin. Josh is the grandson of the late Barbra and Joseph Rosenstein and Fredrick Fishman.

Sharing in the couple’s engagement are Emily’s grandmother, Lilian Sherrin; Josh’s grandmother, Frimette Fishman; Emily’s sisters, Lindsay and Jamie; brother-in-law Zachary Peikon and soon-to-be brother-in-law Jonathan Fuss; Josh’s sister, Ilana Fishman, and boyfriend Seth Finkle.

The couple lives in Manhattan and is planning a September 2018 wedding in Center City Philadelphia.

Goldberg-Olson

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Bruce Goldberg and Terri Hartman of Penn Valley announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Levi Goldberg, to Daniel Adam Olson, son of Kevin and Amy Olson of Cranston, R.I.

Ben is a graduate of Northwestern University, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in history and Jewish studies. He is in his final year of rabbinical school at the Jewish Theological Seminary, and serves as the rabbi of Beth El Synagogue in Woodbury, Ct.

Daniel is a graduate of Yale University with a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies. He is completing a Ph.D in education and Jewish studies from New York University, and plans a career in inclusion work for Jews with disabilities.

Ben is a grandson of Isadore Goldberg and the late Henrietta Goldberg; Elinor and Steve Goldman; and Fonda and the late Oscar Hartman. Daniel is a grandson of the late Wayne and Rosemary Olson and the late Harold and Helen Silverberg.

Sharing in the couple’s happiness are their siblings Cantor Ethan Goldberg and Cantor Shoshi Rosenbaum; Sarah Goldberg; and Shira Olson, along with many other friends and relatives.

The couple lives in New York and plans a June 2018 wedding in Philadelphia.

Abramson and Schachter

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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

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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.

Yehuda-Kasper

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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.