Herb and Sue Elias of Newtown, and Irv and Edie Jacoby of Margate, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Matthew David Elias and Stacie Brooke Jacoby.

    Stacie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in communications from George Washington University and a master's degree in elementary education from the University of Pennsylvania. She then earned a reading specialist certification from St. Joseph's University. Stacie is currently a teacher in Philadelphia.

    Matthew holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology with a certificate in neuroscience from Princeton University, and a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a resident physician in pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are siblings Lisa and Ross Akselrad, Sid and Stav Jacoby, and Rich Jacoby, as well as Matt's grandfather, Bernard Lertzman, and Stacie's grandmother, Molly Kiejdan.

    Stacie is the granddaughter of the late Pinchus Kiejdan, Selig Jacoby, and Rose Jacoby. Matt is the grandson of the late Isabel Lertzman, Sara Elias, Sidney Elias and Larry Lapenson.

    The couple, who lives in Philadelphia, is planning a September wedding.