Cohen — Appelbaum

022715_Cohen-Applebaum-milestoneAmy and Gary Cohen of Pikesville and Marlene and Howard Appelbaum of Delray Beach, Fla., are thrilled to
announce the engagement of their children, Lacey Samantha Cohen and Jason Michael Appelbaum.

Lacey earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in speech language pathology from Loyola University Maryland. She is now a speech therapist with WellStar Health System in Atlanta.

Jason is a graduate of the University of Maryland and received his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is completing his internal medicine residency at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Lacey is the granddaughter of the late Lila and Jay Newman and the late Naomi and Raymond Cohen. Jason is the grandson of the late Rosalie and Myer Leace and the late Norma and Sam Appelbaum.

A March wedding is planned.

Bernheim — Schuler

022715_Bernheim-Schuler-milestoneSandy and Howard Bernheim of Owings Mills are excited to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica, to Ari Schuler of Rockville, son of Shawn Perry-Turner of Albuquerque, N.M., Tim Turner of Ligonier, Pa., and Barry and Tracy Schuler of Napa, Calif.

Jessica received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland, College Park’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. She is the assistant director of athletics communications at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Ari received his bachelor’s degree from American University’s Kogod School of Business and his master’s degree in biodefense from George Mason University.

Jessica is the granddaughter of Sylvia and Samuel Stone and the late Bertha and Max Bernheim. Ari is the grandson of Sondra Schuler, the late William and Ruth Schuler and the late Ann Brody Malat and Abbot and Jean Harle.

A June wedding is planned.

Weinberg — Kirby

020615_milestone-Weinberg-KirbyNancy Spritz and Jeffrey Weinberg of Baltimore announce with great pleasure the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Weinberg, to Brian Kirby, son of Ellen and John Kirby of Perry Hall.

Melissa is the granddaughter of the late Dorothy and Sigmund Spritz and the late Peggy and Sidney Weinberg and Sylvia Weinberg. Brian is the grandson of the late Mary and Joseph Kirby and the late Evelyn and Thomas Houston.

Melissa graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and earned a master’s in psychology from Towson University in December 2014. Brian is a researcher at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and will earn a Ph.D. in physics in May 2015.

A June 2015 wedding is planned.

Smith — Bloomberg

013015_miles_smithDr. Samuel and Robin Smith of Baltimore and Linda Harris Smith of Boca Raton, Fla., are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Maya to Drew Bloomberg, son of Wendy Zimmerman of Glen Rock, N.J., and Robert Bloomberg of Delray Beach, Fla..

Maya is the granddaughter of Rhona Smith and the late Mack Smith and the late Irwin and Lucille Harris. Drew is the grandson of Marilyn Zimmerman and the late Irvin Zimmerman and the late Leon and Esther Bloomberg.

Maya and Drew met at the University of Miami, where Maya earned a Bachelor of Science in nursing and Drew earned a Bachelor of Science from the business school. Also earning a Master of Science in nursing, Maya works as an advanced registered nurse practitioner at the University of Miami’s Sylvester Center for Comprehensive Cancer Care. Drew is director of investment grade products for the Republic Metals Corporation. The couple resides in Miami.

A November 2015 wedding is planned in Baltimore.

Schwartz — Kimlat

013015_Miles-SchwartzJudy Schwartz of Orlando, Fla., is happy to announce the engagement of her daughter, Amy, to Kostya Kimlat, son of Boris Kimlat and Irina Khazina, also of Orlando.

Amy, a Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School graduate, is marketing director at the JCC of Greater Orlando. Kostya is a professional magician, keynote speaker and author of an upcoming book, “Think Like a Magician.”

Amy is the daughter of the late Harry Schwartz and the granddaughter of Charlotte Schwartz of Baltimore, the late Paul Schwartz and the late Estelle and Henry Carp. Kostya is the grandson of the late Inna Shatsman.

A January 2016 wedding is planned.

Berman — Seltzer

013015_miles_bermanEllen and Jeffrey Berman of Manalapan, N.J., and Barbara Seltzer and Martin Seltzer of Owings Mills joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Melissa and Evan.

Melissa is the granddaughter of Judy and Bob Berman and the late Diana and Julius Krasnoff. Evan is the grandson of Sylvia and the late Howard Edelson and the late Harriet and Harold Seltzer.

Melissa received her master’s degree from Baltimore Hebrew Institute and is director of arts and culture education and adult programming for the Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore. Evan is a graduate of Towson University and is a contract specialist for the federal government.

A fall 2015 wedding is planned.

Slovon — Adler

011615_milestones-Slovon-AdlerJill and Ernie Slovon of Owings Mills and Lori and Larry Adler of South Windsor, Conn., joyfully announce the engagement of their children, Stephanie Lynn Slovon and Jeffrey Michael Adler. The couple met during their first year at the University of Delaware.

Stephanie is an analyst at J.P. Morgan. She is the granddaughter of Jackie and Maish Friedman and the late Jeanne and Darwin Slovon. Jeff is an operations manager at J.P. Morgan. He is the grandson of Marian Adler and the late Manfred Adler and Frances Prague and the late Lean Prague.

An autumn 2015 wedding is planned.

Shpritz— Lander-Portnoy

011615_milestones-ShpritzRuth and Lee Shpritz of Owings Mills and Rabbi Dr. Shira Lander and Dr. David Portnoy of Dallas happily announce the engagement of their children, Elana Shpritz and Zachary Lander-Portnoy.

Wonderful grandparents are Barbara and Edward Berkowitz, the late Frances and Mervin Shpritz, Rose and Yechiael Lander and Vivian and Gerald Portnoy.

A June 2015 wedding is planned.

Bakalyar — Gusiew

010215_Miles-Bakalyar-GusiewHarriett Rosenthal announces the engagement of her granddaughter, Rachael Bakalyar, to Jake Gusiew.

Rachael is the daughter of Shelly and Stanley Triplett and the granddaughter of the late Bernard Rosenthal. Jake is the son of Kasia Natale and David Sharp and grandson of Irena Zelma.

Rachael works as a registered nurse at St. Joseph Medical Center, and Jake is a property manager at Maryland Management. A fall wedding is planned.

Sutton — Mittleman

112114_miles_SUTTON-MITTLEMANSymone and David Sutton are thrilled to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miranda Joy, to Michael Ryan Mittleman, son of Cathy and Richard Mittleman. Michael and Miranda are graduates of Towson University. They reside in Baltimore City.

Miranda is the granddaughter of Joyce and Paul Spector and the late Betty Sutton. Michael is the grandson
of Rose and the late Hy Haransky. A November 2015 wedding is planned.

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