Michael and Diane Smukler of Southampton, and Joseph and Michaelynne Kupferschmidt of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their children, Amanda Jill Smukler and Benjamin David Kupferschmidt.

    Amanda is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing. She is a buyer for SDI in Bristol.

    Ben graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer-science engineering.  He works as a technical manager at Teletronics Technology Corporation in Newtown.

    Sharing in the couple's happiness are Jean Brown, maternal grandmother of the groom; and Ira, Jason and Jessica Kaplan-Smukler, siblings of the bride.

    Amanda is the granddaughter of the late Esther and Jack Benowitz, and the late Ida and Harry Smukler. Ben is the grandson of the late Max Brown, and the late Nathan and Sara Kupferschmidt.

    The couple is planning a May 2010 wedding.