Tying the Knot | They Met Swing Dancing - December Issue

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Tying the Knot
Engaged: Naomi Dabi & Zvi Lantsberg
Future Bride: Naomi Dabi
Age: 26
Hometown: Highland Park, NJ
Alma Mater: Columbia University
Occupation: Attorney
Charities you feel closest to: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, ASPCA, Jewish National Fund  
Noteworthy awards/special achievements: Editor of Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender
Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, Fashion, Opera, Ballet, Dogs, and Politics  
How did you meet?: My best friend from law school, Emily, brought me with her as her “plus one” to a JNFuture Committee member swing dancing lesson. I was the new gal in the crowd so she was introducing me to everyone. She introduced me to Zvi and we had a great 2 minute conversation, but he suddenly disappeared and I didn’t speak to him for the rest of the night (I later found out he ran away because he had brought another plus one with him and felt pretty awkward).  I guess when he saw me getting ready to leave with my coat in hand he got over feeling awkward, put his hand on my shoulder, and said “You’re leaving?  You can’t leave.”  I stayed, and we wound up talking for a good two hours.  I then said goodnight to him and went home.  He called me 10 minutes later to say goodnight and make sure I got home ok, and he called me the very next morning and asked to meet me and my dog, Dillon, in the park.  We’ve been inseparable ever since.
See more photos and read how he proposed

Future Groom: Zvi Lantsberg
Age: 28
Hometown: Beer Sheva, Israel  
Alma Mater: University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Occupation: Consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers
Charities you feel closest to: Jewish National Fund
Any Boards or committees: Israeli Relations Chair of JNFuture, Jewish Community Relations Council
Noteworthy awards/special achievements: Ranked No.2 in Israel in tennis (juniors)
Hobbies/Interests: Tennis, Soccer, Traveling, the Beach, Broadway, and Dogs
When did you know she was “the one”?  The night I met her.
Did the proposal go as planned? Yes, except for the fact that as soon as we walked up to the rooftop the waiter brought us a bottle of champagne (before we had a chance to order anything).  She asked me “did you order this?” See more photos

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