Gail and Harold Stein of Rydal, along with Jeffrey Berman of Teaneck, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Rachel Ariel Stein and Yonah Shmuel Berman, son of the late Bonnie Berman.
Rachel earned a bachelor’s degree, graduating magna cum laude from Harvard University and then attended the Boston University School of Medicine, where she earned Master of Public Health and M.D. degrees. She is a pediatric medical resident at the combined Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Medical Center Program.
Yonah holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business/management from Yeshiva University. He served one year in the Israel Defense Forces as a tank gunner, honored for excellence in training. He earned a rabbinical degree from Yeshivat Chovevei Torah in New York City, and is currently the associate rabbi at the Shaar Hashomayim Synagogue in Montreal, Canada.
Sharing in the couple’s joy are Rachel’s grandfather, Hyman Holzman of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and sister Jessica; along with Yonah’s grandmother, Lola Laks of Brooklyn, and brother Yosef.
The couple is planning an August wedding in Montreal, after which they plan to live in Boston.