Ms. Lynne Shepsman and Dr. Jonathan Gelfand of Bala Cynwyd, and Ms. Judy Guzman of Wynnewood announce the engagement of their children, Julia Shepsman Gelfand and Jacob Julian Guzman. Jacob is the son of the late Enrique Guzman Herrejon.
Julia graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She teaches math at the New Eagle Elementary School in Wayne, and is currently working toward a master's degree in education at Villanova University.
Jacob graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He works for the Global Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley in Philadelphia.
Julia is the granddaughter of Elsie Shepsman and the late Jacob Shepsman of Monroe Township, N.J.; and Sylvia and Aaron Gelfand of Dingman's Ferry, Pa. Jacob is the grandson of Edythe and Arthur Director of Cromwell, Conn., and Boynton Beach, Fla.
The two met in third grade at Merion Elementary School, but didn't begin dating until their junior year at Lower Merion High School, where they graduated in 2001.
The couple, who now lives in Philadelphia, is planning a June wedding at the Rittenhouse Hotel.