Four chosen for honors at Frisch February dinner
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Four chosen for honors at Frisch February dinner

Ruth and Edward Lubat, left, Dr. Nathan Fox, Jennifer Wolf Seidel, and Rabbi Neil Fleischmann (Photos courtesy Frisch)
Ruth and Edward Lubat, left, Dr. Nathan Fox, Jennifer Wolf Seidel, and Rabbi Neil Fleischmann (Photos courtesy Frisch)

“Soaring With Frisch,” the 45th annual Frisch School dinner, is set for Saturday, February 9, at 8 p.m., at the Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe.

Edward and Ruth Lubat of Englewood, the guests of honor, began their association with Frisch when the first of their five sons entered the school in 2001. Ruth was the treasurer of the Frisch Parents Association for 10 years, and Ed has been on the Frisch board for the last 9 years. The Lubats are the parents of four Frisch graduates and one student; two of their four daughters-in-law also graduated from Frisch. They are founding members of the East Hill Synagogue, where Ed is on the board and is one of the gabbaim.

Dr. Nathan (Natie) Fox, the Nediv Lev award-winner, lives in Englewood with his wife, Dr. Michal Agus Fox. They have twin Frisch graduates, another child who is a student there, and a 12-year-old.

Natie has been on Frisch’s education committee for two years.

Jennifer Wolf Seidel of Bergenfield, who graduated from Yeshivat Frisch in 1987, will receive the Alumni Recognition award. She and her husband Tzvi, have three children, all of whom have attended Frisch, and she is a member of the Frisch Parents Association. As part of the FPA, she has coordinated tours for the families of prospective Frisch students since 2015. The family belongs to Congregation Keter Torah.

Rabbi Neil Fleischmann, the Rav Shlomo Kahn a”h Memorial award-recipient, has been at Frisch for 23 years. He has taught public speaking, Gemara, and Nach, chaired the school Department of Torah Guidance, and advised the College Bowl and Model U.N. clubs. He now teaches Chumash, including an elective that he created about life lessons from Torah, and is both an academic guidance counselor and the faculty adviser for the poetry and improv clubs. He also is a writer, poet, actor, and comedian whose work has appeared in the Jewish Standard, the Jewish Week, Mima’amakim Journal, and “All of Our Lives: An Anthology of Contemporary Jewish Writing.”

He is the author of a book of haiku poetry, “In The Field,” and is the most recent winner of the Stand Up N.Y. “Funniest Rabbi in New York” competition.

For more information, go to www.FrischDinner.com.

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