Marsha Rubin Zidel of Boca Raton, Fla., formerly of Penn Valley; and Karen and Gary Rose of Short Hills, N.J., announce the engagement of their children, Lauren Leigh Zidel and Alexander Mark Rose. Lauren is the daughter of the late Jack Zidel.
Lauren, a graduate of the University of Florida, is a residential real estate broker with Stribling and Associates in Manhattan.
Alex is a graduate of Harvard University and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a principal with Crestview Partners, a private equity firm in Manhattan.
Sharing in the couple's joy are siblings, David Zidel and Jennifer Zidel, and Adam and Joanne Rose, as well as niece and nephew Leyvi and Noga Rose.
Lauren is the granddaughter of Harriet and Jack Rubin of Bala Cynwyd and Pompano Beach, Fla.; and the late Ralph and Marie Zidel of Millburn, N.J. Alex is the grandson of Myrna Bress of Encinitas, Calif., and the late Phil Bress; and the late Ida and Harry Rose of Elizabeth, N.J.
The couple, who lives in Manhattan, is planning a May wedding.