Ela and Stephen Britchkow of Southampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Ra-chel Leah Britchkow, to Shimon Akiva Pichette, son of Dean and Barbara Pichette of Southfield, Mich.

    Rachel, a graduate of Temple University, is completing work toward a master's degree in orientation and mobility and low vision at the Pennsylvania College of Optometry in Elkins Park.

    Shimon earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, and is currently enrolled in the Master of Business Administration program in pharmaceutical business at the University of the Sciences of Philadelphia.

    Rachel is the granddaughter of the late Leah and Aaron Britchkow, and the late Szeva and Zvi Granek. Shimon is the grandson of Molly Belen and Ruth Pichette, and the late Maier Belen and Walton Pichette.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are siblings Daniel Britchkow of Philadelphia, and Dena, Ben and Avi Pichette of Southfield.

    The couple is planning a December wedding in Philadelphia.