Andrea and Peter Brandow of Huntingdon Valley announce the engagement of their son, Benjamin Jacob Brandow, to Karen Sandra Krivisky of New York City, daughter of Barry and Patti Krivisky of Dix Hills, N.Y.
Ben earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University, cum laude, with majors in communication and psychology, and a minor in music. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School. Ben is the director of mediation at Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York City, and has been admitted to the New York and New Jersey bars.
Karen graduated from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a minor in political science. She is a manager with Morgan Stanley in New York City.
Benjamin is the grandson of Renee and Manny Brandow, and Isabelle and the late David Fingerman. Karen is the granddaughter of Leonora Kaufman.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are Karen's brother and sister-in-law, Chanan and Aliza Krivisky.
Karen and Ben are planning a fall 2009 wedding.