Barbara and Harvey Sicherman of Philadelphia announce the engagement of their son, Irving Maxwell, to Dana Rebecca Tarley, daughter of Nina and Peter Tarley of Monsey, N.Y.

    Dana is a graduate of the American University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations. She is the program coordinator for AISH on Campus, Washington, D.C.

    Max earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history with a minor in political science and an A.A. degree in Jewish studies from Yeshiva University. He is receiving a Master of Arts degree in history from George Washington University. Max is a research analyst at a security firm in Washington, D.C.

    Max is the grandson of Esther Sicherman-Schreiber, and the late Irving Sicherman and Yidel Schreiber, and the late Cecelia and David Maser. Dana is the granddaughter of the late Chaya and Moshe Breslav of Riga, Latvia; and the late Rose and Dan Tarley of White Plains, N.Y.

    The couple, who met over a chocolate-chip cookie at a Friday-night Shabbat dinner, is planning a September wedding in Monsey.