Harris and Susie Bookfor of Plymouth Meeting, and Jonathan and Ruth Ruskin of Falls Church, Va., announce the engagement of their children, Cherie Bookfor and David Ruskin.
Cherie is a graduate of Drexel University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in fashion merchandising. She currently works as a management analyst for the Marine Corps Community Services at Quantico, Va., where she is responsible for modernizing functional systems for the retail division.
David is a graduate of Bucknell University, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations and economics. He currently serves as lead staff member for the Deputy Director of the Defense Center of Excellence at Crystal City, Va., an initiative assisting military-service members and their families with a wide array of medical problems. David also develops residential real estate in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania with his future father-in-law.
Cherie is the granddaughter of the late Martin and Lillian Bookfor, and the late Frances Cohen. Her grandfather, Sol Cohen of Coral Springs, Fla., formerly of Philadelphia, is sharing the joy of this simcha. David is the grandson of the late Joseph and Edna Ruskin, and the late Frank and Rose Zafren.
Also celebrating their happiness are siblings Diana Ruskin and Lee Bookfor.
The couple, who lives in Alexandria, Va., is planning a fall 2011 wedding.