Shifra and Nachum Chasan of Merion Station announce the engagement of their daughter, Daniella Yael, to Matan Barnea, son of Dr. Becky Bay and Nir Barnea of Seattle.
Daniella graduated from Harcum College with a degree in veterinary nursing. She is a veterinary anesthetist at the University of Pennsylvania's Matthew J. Ryan Animal Hospital.
Matan, a graduate of the University of Washington, is an educational consultant with JEVS Human Services in Philadelphia.
Daniella is the granddaughter of Ethel Chasan of Monsey, N.Y., and the late Raphael Chasan; and Berta Klawir of Buenos Aires and the late Daniel Klawir. Matan is the grandson of Amira and Daniel Barnea of Kibbutz Hago-shrim, Israel; and the late Stella and Morris Bay.
Joining in the couple's simcha are Daniella's sister and brother-in-law, Tammy and Tony Pomeranz; brother and sister-in-law Noam and Estelle Chasan; brother Eytan Chasan; and nieces and nephew Hannah and Zachary Chasan, and Rebecca Pomeranz. Also celebrating are Raz Barnea and Matan's step-parents, Carol Nelsen and Dr. Allan Saarinen.
The couple met in Israel while participating in the Young Judea Year Course.
They plan to celebrate with family and friends from the United States, Canada, Israel, Argentina and France in the fall of 2011.