Mitchell and Amy Katz of Bensalem announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Joy Katz, to Jarad Lon Silverstein, son of Harvey and Adrienne Silverstein of Philadelphia.

    Melanie graduated summa cum laude from Towson University with a degree in law and American civilization. She also holds a Juris Doctorate from the Villanova University School of Law, and is licensed to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

    Jarad graduated from George Washington University with a degree in international business and earned a Juris Doctorate from the Widener Law School. He is an attorney with Parker McCay P.A., in Marlton, N.J.

    Joining in the couple's joy are Melanie's brother, Jordan Katz; and Jarad's sister, Jaime Silverstein.

    Melanie is the granddaughter of Greta Ludwig and the late Melvin Ludwig; and Phyllis Katz and the late Leonard Katz. Jarad is the grandson of the late Philip and Annette Tregob; and the late Martin Silverstein and the late Eleanor Slutsky.

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