Margaret and Stanley Jaffy of Minneapolis, and Eileen Sklaroff and Howard Scher, both of Center City, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Rachel Jaffy and Eli David Scher.

    Jessica is a graduate of Armstrong High School in Plymouth, Minn., and the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics. She also studied and trained at the French Culinary Institute. Jessica works as assistant to Chef Gray Kunz, executive chef and owner of Cafe Gray in the Time Warner Center in New York, and is pursuing a master's degree in food management at New York University.

    Eli attended Akiba Hebrew Academy and graduated from Princeton University with an A.B. in East Asian Studies. He works as an investment banker with Daroth Capitol Advisors in New York.

    The couple met as campers at Camp Ramah in Wisconsin in 1996.

    Sharing in their happiness are grandparents Tillie Jaffy of Golden Valley, Minn.; Rita E. Zar of Fernley, Nev.; and Sidney Sklaroff of Center City.

    The couple is planning a May wedding in Minneapolis.