August 31, 2002 - NY Times: Kenya RPCV Jonathan William Milstein to marry Deborah Shirah Feldman

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Kenya RPCV Jonathan William Milstein to marry Deborah Shirah Feldman

Kenya RPCV Jonathan William Milstein to marry Deborah Shirah Feldman

Deborah Feldman and Jonathan Milstein

Deborah Shirah Feldman, a television reporter in Seattle, and Jonathan William Milstein, an assistant attorney general there, are to be married this evening. Rabbi James H. Perman is to perform the ceremony at the Rainier Club in Seattle.

Ms. Feldman, 31, is keeping her name. She is a general assignment reporter at KING-TV, the NBC affiliate in Seattle. She graduated from Tufts University and received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia. She is a daughter of Dina F. Feldman and Dr. Ronald A. Feldman of Harrison, N.Y. Her father was until the end of the 2001 school year the dean of the Columbia University School of Social Work, in New York, and is now the Ottman Centennial professor of social work there and the director of Columbia's Center for the Study of Social Work Practice. Her mother retired as a substitute elementary school teacher.

Mr. Milstein, 34, represents the state in child protective services cases. He graduated from the University of Puget Sound and received a law degree from Seattle University. In 1990 and 1991, he served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Kenya, where he worked as a small-business adviser. He is a son of Leslie J. and Dr. Jerrold M. Milstein of Bellevue, Wash. His mother retired as a speech pathologist at the Kindering Center, a school for developmentally and medically disabled children in Bellevue. His father, a pediatric neurologist, is on the staff of Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle.

Mr. Milstein, who had noticed Ms. Feldman on the news for some months, met a mutual friend of theirs at a pumpkin-carving party in October 2000. He asked the friend to provide an introduction.

Ms. Feldman, no stranger to blind dates, said her colleague's description of Mr. Milstein made him sound interesting.

"She said, `I know this guy who has asked about you, and all I can say about him is that he's witty, he's funny and he's the most set-up-able man in Seattle," Ms. Feldman remembered.

The couple met at a bistro that Mr. Milstein had somewhat agonized about: he wanted a place that was not too romantic and not too casual.

Ms. Feldman was won over immediately. "Off the bat I knew I won't say I knew instantly that he was the person for me, but I knew instantly that we'd have a good night," she said. "We ended up shutting down the restaurant and made plans for our next date before we'd even finished the first."

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