Janet and S. Jay Shoemaker of Wynnewood announce the engagement of their son, Eric David, to Jessica Rachel Herling, daughter of Patti Herling Friedman and Alan Friedman of Philadelphia, and Jane and Irv Herling of Haverford.

    Jessica, a graduate of Princeton University, earned a master's degree in journalism from Columbia. She is currently enrolled in the MBA program at Columbia.

    Eric, a graduate of the University of Maryland, is an international analyst for RBS in Stamford, Conn.

    Eric is the grandson of Ruth and Gil Galpern of Philadelphia and Deerfield Beach, Fla.; and Charlotte Shoemaker of Philadelphia and the late Edward Shoemaker. Jessica is the granddaughter of Pearl and Howard Levene of Wantagh, N.Y.; Paul and Reba Friedman of Jenkintown; and Barbara Barkon of Huntingdon Valley, and the late Isadore Barkon.

    Sharing in their happiness are siblings Brian and Ariel Finelt Shoemaker, Laurie and Michael Kott, Scott Friedman, Lee and Erica Friedman, Brandon Herling and Madison Herling, C. Philip and Amy Kronenthal, and Christopher and Courtney Kronenthal.

    The couple, who lives in New York City, is planning a December wedding in Philadelphia.