Man/youth/regional honorees feted
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Man/youth/regional honorees feted

Howard Schreiber, left, Mollie Bakal, and Alex Rothschild
Howard Schreiber, left, Mollie Bakal, and Alex Rothschild

The Northern New Jersey Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Man-of-the-Year and Youth-of-the-Year dinner is set for Wednesday, November 4, at 6 p.m. at Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael in Springfield.

NNJFJMC named Howard Schreiber of Ramsey the Regional Man of the Year. He is a Temple Israel and Jewish Community Center of Ridgewood congregant and lay leader and president of Schreiber Foods International, Inc. He has been a key figure in the FJMC’s Yellow Candle program, which memorializes Holocaust victims, and he was among the first consultants to FJMC in developing its Keruv initiative, an outreach program to interfaith families. He is also a past TI-JCC Man of the Year.

Two other Temple Israel congregants are being honored as well: Alex Rothschild of Paramus, immediate past co-president of the TI-JCC Brandeis Men’s Club, is Man of the Year, and Mollie Bakal of Upper Saddle River is the congregation’s Youth of the Year. In addition to the recognition they will receive from the NNJFJMC, they will be feted by their TI-JCC community in separate events this spring; Alex will be honored at a Man-of-the-Year brunch and roast during a Men’s Club Shabbat and Mollie will be the honoree during Youth Club Shabbat.

In addition to his work with the men’s club, Alex Rothschild is a shul lay leader, chairing the rabbi reappointment and IT committees, serving as treasurer, and budget chair. Mollie Bakal is involved with Ramapo Readers and Bergen Reads Literacy Program. For information, go to www.nnjr.org.

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