Amy and Steve Small of Beachwood happily announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie, to Marc Ashed, son of Eli and Ruth Ashed of Vineland, N.J.

Melanie is the granddaughter of Ruth and Jerry Dombcik of Beachwood, Heddy Small of Beachwood and the late Joseph Small. She is a graduate of The Ohio State University. Melanie works as manager of respiratory care at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Marc is the grandson of the late Jacob and Sarah Ashman, and the late Sylvan and June Silverstein. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science from Rider University and master’s degree in global security studies from Johns Hopkins University. Marc is the Midwest political director for AIPAC.

Melanie and Marc were introduced by Rabbi Rosie Haim. The rest is history.

A September 2020 wedding is planned.