Barbara and Harvey Sicherman of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their son, Zachary Sicherman, to Shoshana Barth, daughter of Adina and David Barth of Oak Park, Mich.

    The couple first met on a Nefesh B'Nefesh flight when making aliyah to Israel last September.

    Zachary spent the last four years in Israel learning at Yeshivat Sha'alvim and serving in the Israeli army. He will be attending Bar-Ilan University this fall, majoring in political science with a minor in Middle East history.

    Shani is a first-year student at Bar-Ilan University, majoring in special education with a minor in Jewish history.

    Zachary is the grandson of Esther Sicherman-Schreiber, and the late Irving Sicherman and Yidel Schreiber; and the late Cecelia and David Maser. Shani is the granddaughter of Ann Barth and the late Earl Barth, and the late Esther and Albert Pincus.

    The couple is planning a wedding on Sept. 1 in West Bloomfield, Mich.