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Amy and Jason Shargel of Wynnewood announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Lee Shargel, to Dr. Michal ("Miki") Hertz, daughter of Dr. Gila and David Hertz of Dix Hills, N.Y.
Ben, a graduate of Friends' Central School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in computer science from Northwestern University and a Master of Science degree in mathematics from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at New York University. He is completing work toward a Ph.D. in mathematics at UCLA.
Miki, who graduated from Half Hollow Hills High School East, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a medical degree from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She is completing a residency in radiology at UCLA.
Ben is the grandson of Goldie and Alvin Aschinski of Boynton Beach, Fla.; and of the late Pearl and Harry Shargel of Cheltenham. Miki is the granddaughter of Ruth Halperin and the late Dr. Stefan Samuel Melchior of Israel; and Dr. Kalman Hertz and the late Georgi Hertz of Beerotaym, Israel.
The couple is planning a September wedding at the Palm House at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in New York.