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Publication: Jewish Exponent
Date published: February 2, 2012

ENGAGEMENTS

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NEOPHYTOU-KUNCHOFFER

Wendy and Neil Klinghoffer of Huntingdon Valley announce the engagement of their son, Scott I. Klinghoffer, to Alexandra Neophytou, daughter of Eleni and Neophytos Neophytou of Limassol, Cyprus.

Scott is a graduate of Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in health policy administration. He is currently working in risk management for Toys 'R Us in Wayne, N.J.

Alex is a graduate of the University of Nottingham earning a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology. She is also a graduate of Boston University, where she completed a Master of Science degree in advertising. Alex is currently an account director for Shepardson, Stern & Kaminsky in New York.

Scott is the grandson of the late Bette and George Davis of Rydal, and the late Lucille and Sidney Klinghoffer of Elkins Park.

The couple, who lives in Hoboken, N.J., is planning a July wedding in New Jersey and a late August wedding in Cyprus.

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FRIEDMAN-FEINGOLD

Elyse S. Feingold of Philadelphia and Judge Joshua and Andy Friedman of Cherry Hill, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Ron S. Feingold and Lisa Gail Friedman.

Ronnie is a graduate of the Solomon Schechter Day School and Akiba Hebrew Academy He graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geography and an environmental minor. Ronnie is currently a susfainability consultant focusing on climate change related issues with the Antea Group.

Lisa is a graduate of the Reliman Academy and Akiba Hebrew Academy. She graduated from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education and human development. Lisa went on to obtain a degree in dental hygiene and currently works as a dental hygienist.

Ronnie is the grandson of the late Leonard and Phyllis Shtendel. Lisa is the granddaughter of the late Judge Julius and Lillian Sklar, and Joel and Lola Friedman.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Ronnie's brother, David and his fiancee, Stephanie; and brother and sister-in-law Ari and Maura Feingold; along with Lisa's sister and brother-in-law, Robyn and Dr. Adam Cohen; sister and brother-in-law Stefanie and Neil Ravitz; and brother and sister-in-law Jonathan and Carly Friedman.

Playing important roles in Ronnie's proposal to Lisa were her nieces and nephews: Billy, Danny Noah and Hannah Cohen; and Julia, Benji and Gabriella Ravitz.

The couple, who met when they were 9 years old at Camp Ramah in the Poconos, is planning a December wedding.

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ROSENBAUM-TESORIERO

Lesley and Michael Rosenbaum of Cherry HUl, N.J., together with Tobi and Bart Tesonero of Perrineville, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Remy Rosenbaum and Bradley Tesonero.

Remy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mass communication from Towson University. She works in the public relations and marketing industry.

Bradley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Richmond. He works in the financial services sector for Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Remy is the granddaughter of Sharon Freeman and the late Gregory Freeman of Philadelphia, and the late Rosalind and Adolph Rosenbaum, also of Philadelphia. Bradley is the grandson of the late Judith and Meyer (Milton) Drucker of Brooklyn, and Josephine Tesoriero and the late Bartolo Tesoriero of Brooklyn.

The couple is planning a spring 2013 wedding.

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FRAIMOW-BRONSTEIN

Lisa and David Fraimow of Merton Station announce the engagement of their daughter, Nadina Rachel Fraimow, to Michael Lee Bronstein, son of Arlene and Steve Bronstein of Bryn Mawr, Pa., and Margate, N.J.

Nadina, a graduate of Penn State University, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications: media studies, with a minor in economics. She is the program coordinator for SmartCEO magazine. Nadina, an avid Phillies fan, writes a column titled, "A Phightin' to Be Gluten-Free Blog" for the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness that includes Phillies news, as well as restaurant dish and product reviews.

Michael, who earned a Bachelor of Arts degree at Cornell University, attended the London School of Economics as a Hansard Scholar. He is the president and founder of the award-winning Democratic political consulting firm, Bronstein and Weaver, Inc. Michael was recently named to the 2011 "Democratic Dream Team" of American political consultants. In 2010, he received Politics magazine's "Rising Star" award and Campaigns & Elections' Stanley F. Reed Award for excellence in campaign advertising.

Nadina is the granddaughter of Elaine and Irv Forman, and Gloria Fraimow and the late William Fraimow. Michael is the grandson of Henrietta Bergelson and the late Irving Bergelson, and Blanche Bronstein and the late Morris Bronstein.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Nadina's sister, Marisa, along with Michael's sister, Lauren Weinberg, brother-inlaw Marc, and niece Brie.

The couple, who Uves in Philadelphia, is planning a December wedding.

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ROTHBARDT-DIFEDERICO

Mark Rothbardt and Brenda Wolins of Warminster, and Robin Rothbardt of Redondo Beach, Calif., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Jill Rothbardt, to Nicholas Ryan DiFederico, son of Mary DiFederico and AUen Güber of Berlin, N.J., and Raymond DiFederico of PhUadelphia.

Lauren is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Communications degree in public relations. She is currently a protection specialist with the Sonstein Financial Group in Marlton, N.J.

Nick is a graduate of the BCCC Chef Apprenticeship Program, where he earned an Associate of Science degree in culinary arts. He is currently the owner of Cherry HiU Gold & Silver in Cherry HUl, RJ.

Lauren is the granddaughter of Anita Spitzer and the late Joseph Spitzer of Elkins Park, and Rhoda Rothbardt and the late Newt Rothbardt of PhUadelphia. Nick is the grandson of Marvin Garber and the late Martha Garber.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Lauren's sister, Nikki Rothbardt, step-sister Lindsay Wolins, and step-brothers Chad and Andrew Wolins; along with Nick's brother, Raymond DiFederico; and his step-brother, Jordan GUber.

The couple, who has been dating since high school, lives in Voorhees, N.J. They are planning an October wedding in Cinnaminson, N.J.

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BROWNSTEIN-STEINBERG

Howard and Leslie Brownstein of Roslyn, N. Y.; Gladys Steinberg of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Alan Steinberg of West Orange, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Lindsay Rachel Brownstein and Neil Eric Steinberg.

Lindsay is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. She currently is a senior sales executive for Joe's Jeans in Manhattan specializing in women's denim.

Neil graduated from the University of Maryland-College Park, where he earned a double Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology, and government and politics. He currently serves as the vice president of strategic client development for the online video entity Synaptic Digital. Neil is also currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Baruch's Zicklin School of Business.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Lindsay's sister and brother-in-law, Ilissa and Dr. Craig Roberts; her grandfather, Charlie Brownstein; and her grandmother, Marcia Slavetsky; along with Neil's grandfather, Milton Cohen; his grandmother, Harriet Steinberg; and his stepmother, Lynne Steinberg.

The couple is planning a summer wedding in the New York area.

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DUBIN-FLIEGELMAN

Jackie and Steve Dubin, and Erika Aaron and Marc Fliegelman, all of Philadelphia, announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Julie Dubin and Jonah Abram Fliegelman.

Stephanie has been teaching at Hunter Elementary School and also holds an additional master's degree and a reading specialist certification.

Jonah attended American University, where he earned a degree in education and played on the tennis team. He taught tennis at the Arthur Ashe Youth Tennis program. Jonah is the co-founder of Pitruco Pizza Truck and when not satisfying the pizza needs of Philadelphia, he is managing his real estate ventures.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Stephanie's sister and brother-in-law, Elysha and Keith Pisko, and her brother and his fiancee, Paul Dubin and Vanessa Menaged; along with Joseph's brother, Noam.

Stephanie is the granddaughter of Ida and Jerry Pfeffer of Dresher, and Diane Dubin of Willow Grove and the late Irvin Dubin. Jonah is the grandson of Ruth Fliegelman and the late Emmanuel Fliegelman, and Géraldine Aaron and the late Daniel Aaron, and her companion Marvin Albert.

The couple, who lives in Erdenheim, is planning a June wedding.

ANNIVERSARIES

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Murry and Shirley (nee Brint) Levyn of Philadelphia celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on Jan. 20. The couple marked the occasion with a family trip to Punta Cana, Dominican RepubUc. Joining in the celebration of this milestone were their children and grandchildren.

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Mitzi and Syd Ross of Atlantic City, N.J., celebrated 69 years of marriage on Dec. 16. The couple were honored at a luncheon given by their children, Marcy and Chip Weick, and HoUy and Bruce Share. Included in the festivities were their four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

REUNIONS

A reunion for those who grew up in the Ogontz area corridor (west of Broad Street above Olney Avenue) in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 21. Proceeds will benefit the Ronald McDonald House. For details, call 215-836-7622 or 610-688-8757 or email: ogontzchamplostl@verizon.net.

Harriton High School Class of 1962 will host its 50th-year reunion on Saturday, June 16, at the VUlanova Conference Center. For information, call 610-688-8328 or email: cmeth@comcast.net.

MARRIAGES

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MILLER-RICE

Linda and David Rice of River Vale, N.J., and Lynne and Lee Miller of Yardley announce the marriage of their children, Melissa Faith Rice and Adam Seth Miller.

The ceremony and reception took place on Nov. 12 at Guastavino's in New York City

Rabbi Elliot Strom of Shir Ami-Bucks County Jewish Congregation and Rabbi Benjamin Shull of Temple Emannuel in Woodcliff Lake, N.J., officiated.

Matthew Miller, brother of the groom, served as best man.

The wedding party included Jeff and Terri Rice, brother and sister-in-law of the bride; Jack, Maxxe and Sammy Rice, nephew and nieces of the bride; Carina Miller, sister-in-law of the groom; and Henry and Ethan Miller, nephews of the groom.

Thelma Miller, grandmother of the bride, was escorted down the aisle by Robert Fox and Gary Blumenthal, cousins of the groom.

The signing of the ketubah was witnessed by Adam Granite and Lisa Ostad.

Adam is the grandson of the late Reba and Herman Weinraub, and the late S. Leonard Miller. Melissa is the granddaughter of Maxienne Rice of Alhambra, Calif., and the late Max Rice; and the late Frances and Jacob Friedberg.

The couple lives in New York City.

BIRTHS

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SILVERBERG

Barbara (nee Silverman) and Dr. David Silverberg, formerly of Philadelphia, along with big brothers Reuben and Judah, welcome Sydney Rose Silverberg, born July 26, in Las Vegas.

Sharing in their happiness are Dr. Donald and Donna Silverman of Philadelphia; Karen and Michael Silverberg of Scottsdale Ariz.; and great-grandmother Phyllis Kurtz of Philadelphia.

Joining in welcoming the baby are Aunt Rachel Silverman and Uncle Matthew Silverman; Aunt Beth and Uncle Art Klein, and cousins Melissa and Jessica; and Aunt Robin and Uncle Greg Zappin, and cousins Nicole and Danny.

Sydney is naming in loving memory of her maternal greatgrandfather Seymour Allen Kurtz and her paternal greatgrandmother Dora Bell Landman.

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