Lois and Marv Perel of Upper Holland, Pa., announce the engagement of their son, Evan Jacob Perel, to Yael Aschner, daughter of Judy and Michael Aschner of Brentwood, Tenn.

    Yael graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology, and a minor degree in chemistry and history. She also earned an M.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Yael is a second-year resident at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and plans to start a pulmonology and critical care fellowship in July 2010.

    Evan graduated from the Pennsylvania State University at University Park with a Bachelor of Science degree in business management and a minor degree in political science. He also earned a J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. Evan is a judicial law clerk for an appellate court judge on the Tennessee Court of Appeals.

    Sharing in the couple's joy are grandparents Phyllis and Benjamin Wexler of Philadelphia; Manya Perel and the late Ralph Perel of Philadelphia; Roselyn Arbit and the late Herman Arbit of Coconut Creek, Fla.; and Maja Aschner and the late Marion Aschner of Tel Aviv, Israel.

    The couple, who lives in Nashville, is planning an April 2010 wedding.