Sarah and Alan Lipkin of Northeast Philadelphia, and Barbara and Martin Exelbert of Boynton Beach, FL, announce the engagement of their children, Suzanne Rebecca Lipkin and Richard Alan Exelbert.
Suzanne is a graduate of Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she earned bachelor's degrees in English literature and Jewish philosophy. After working at American Jewish World Service, she is now pursuing a master's degree in library and information science at Pratt Institute in Manhattan.
Richard is a graduate of SUNY Binghamton, where he earned a bachelor's degree in history, and New York University, where he earned a Master of Business Administration degree. He is an executive recruiter for Analytic Recruiting in Manhattan.
Sharing in the couple's happiness are Suzanne's Bubbie, Thelma Greenbaum, of Wynnewood, PA; Richard's brother, Gary Exelbert, of Manhattan; and brother and sister-in-law Robert and Jackie Exelbert of Short Hills, NJ.
Suzanne is the granddaughter of the late Benjamin Greenbaum and the late Anna Lipkin and the late Howard Lipkin. Richard is the grandson of the late Morris and Pauline Matzkin, and the late Albert and Clara Exelbert.
The couple, who live in Brooklyn, are planning a summer 2014 wedding.