Miriam Necowitz of Ivyland and Dr. Dennis and Barbara Hoffman of Havertown announce the engagement of their children, Beth Alyson Necowitz and Benjamin Marc Hoffman. Beth is the daughter of the late Norman Necowitz.

    The couple met while attending American University in Washington, D.C.

    Beth graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Jewish studies. She holds a master's degree in education with a concentration in school psychology from Temple University, where she is working toward a doctorate in school psychology. Beth is a graduate assistant for the Temple University Honors Program and a research assistant for the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the Widener University School of Law, where he was a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He has been admitted to practice law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, and is currently serving as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James J. McGann at the Superior Court of Monmouth County.

    Beth is the granddaughter of the late Ida and Max Cohen of Philadelphia, and the late Israel and Betty Necowitz of Philadelphia. Ben is the grandson of Belle Miller and the late Harry Miller of Wynnewood, and the late Ruth and Hy Hoffman of Philadelphia.

    The couple is planning a spring 2007 wedding