Dr. Steven Starkman and state Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-37th Dist.), both from Englewood, and Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D-36th Dist.) of Passaic, were among the new appointees to the New Jersey Israel Commission. Mr. Schaer represents Passaic County, Dr. Starkman, who owns Czin Opticians in Teaneck, and Ms. Vainieri represent Bergen County.

The three new members join 15 Bergen and Passaic county residents who were reappointed to the commission.