Thursday, October 27, 2016 Tishri 25, 5777


Marcus and Amy Besser of Havertown, and Jeffrey and Miriam Spitzer of Sharon, Mass., announce the engagement of their children, Rachael Besser and Rafi Spitzer.

Rachael, a graduate of Boston University, currently teaches fifth grade at the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Boston.

Rafi is finishing up his final year as an anthropology of religion major at Boston University.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Rachael's brothers, Joseph and Aaron; and Rafi's sisters, Gabriella, Leora and Arielle.

Rachael is the granddaughter of Gilbert and Eleanore Besser of Havertown, and Trina Rudolph and the late Wallace Rudolph of Reading. Rafi is the grandson of Sanford and Gloria Spitzer of St. Louis, and Roy and Loretta Tanenbaum of Toronto.

The couple met at Boston University Hillel and began dating a few months later.

They are planning a September wedding in Lower Merion after which they will reside in Boston.

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