Dr. Marta and Dr. Michael Sivitz of Lafayette Hill announce the marriage of their daughter, Laura, to Ari Leifman, son of Vera H. and Rabbi Morton Leifman of New York City.
Rabbi Adam Zeff officiated, along with Rabbi Leifman and Rabbi Moshe Samber, the groom's sister-in-law's father.
Laura is a graduate of Germantown Academy, Bryn Mawr College and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a science writer at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, Md.
Ari is a Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Brandeis University, and the Fordham University School of Law. An attorney at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, he is currently on a temporary assignment at the Office of the General Counsel, Office of the United States Trade Representative.
Laura is the granddaughter of the late Dr. Sidney and Bess Sivitz of Lewistown, Pa., and Aventura, Fla.; and the late Dr. Clemens and Anna Brand of Grand Forks, N.D., and Lafayette Hill. She is also the step-granddaughter of Mrs. Roslyn Sivitz of Aventura, Fla. Ari is the grandson of the late Harry and Ida Leifman of Florida; and the late Dr. George and Esther Hallemann of New York.
Sharing in this simcha were their siblings and spouses: Adam and Jennifer Sivitz, Julia and Matthew Bieber, Michael and Sharon Leifman, Jonathan and Shoshana Arbelle, and Judith Mutzari.
After a honeymoon in Italy, the couple plans to live in Washington, D.C.