Alan and Marlene Zafran of Philadelphia, and Dr. Barton and Audree Kessler of Estero, Fla., and Margate, N.J. (formerly of Huntingdon Valley), announce the engagement of their children, Jared Scott Zafran and Candice Blaire Kessler.

    Candice holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Delaware and a master's degree from Hofstra University. She is a primary therapist at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia.

    Jared earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Pittsburgh and will receive a Juris Doctorate degree from the Widener University School of Law in May. He is employed in a criminal/civil practice firm in Philadelphia.

    Candice is the granddaughter of David Cohen and the late Shirley Cohen, as well as the late Samuel and Barbetta Kessler. Jared is the grandson of Stanley and Ethel Zafran, and the late Jacob and Reba Pastiloff.

    They are planning a March 2009 wedding in Philadelphia.