Thursday, October 8, 2015 Tishri 25, 5776
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Dr. Joel and Shelli Okon of Cherry Hill, N.J.; and Dr. Robert and Terry Goldlust, also of Cherry Hill, announce the engagement of their children, Dr. Joshua Okon and Dr. Lauren Goldlust.

Joshua, a graduate of Akiba Hebrew Academy, Cornell University and Jefferson Medical College, is currently a family medicine resident at Christiana Care in Wilmington, Del.

Lauren is a graduate of Cherry Hill East, McGill University and Jefferson Medical College. She is currently a radiology resident at Jefferson Hospital in Philadelphia.

Sharing in the couple's happiness are Joshua's brother, David; his sister and brother-in-law, Meredith and Greg; and nieces Sophie and Ellie; along with Lauren's siblings, Eric, Juliana, Sandra and Mariana.

Joshua is the grandson of Marta Okon of Philadelphia and the late Eli Okon, both Holocaust survivors; and Bernard Vernick of Cherry Hill, formerly of Philadelphia, and the late Sara Vernick. Lauren is the granddaughter of Gerry and Joan Abelson of Woodbury, N.J.; and Mary Goldlust of Toronto and the late Joe Goldlust, who are also both Holocaust survivors.

Lauren and Joshua met during their first week of medical school in 2007.

The couple, who currently lives in Philadelphia, is planning a May wedding in Philadelphia.

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