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Julie and Rabbi Elliot Skiddell of Hewlett, N.Y., and Carcom, Israel announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarit Yael Skiddell, to Tuval Yakov Newman of Haifa.
Sarit, a former two-time girls' Israeli National Karate champion, distinguished herself as a medic in the Israel Defense Force. She is a nursing student at the University of Haifa.
Tuval, son of Sarah Carlbach of Kfar Saba, Israel, and Menachem Newman of Jerusalem, served in the IDF as a paratrooper. He is also a student at the University of Haifa.
Sarit is the granddaughter of Phyllis and Norman Goldberg of Philadelphia and Brigantine, N.J.; and Jack Skiddell and the late Evelyn Skiddell of Chelsea, Mass.
The couple is planning a summer 2009 wedding in Israel.