Temple Sinai of Bergen County will hold its annual gala on Saturday, May 7, at 7 p.m., at Montammy Country Club in Alpine.
This year’s honorees are the Marks/Weiss, Friedberg/Goldstein, and Simon families.
Kenneth and Christel Marks have been members of Temple Sinai since the mid 1970s. They celebrated the bat mitzvah of their daughter, Louise, and the bar and bat mitzvah ceremonies of three of their four grandchildren there. Ken and Christel’s daughter, Arlene, lives in Manhattan. Louise Marks married Peter Weiss at Temple Sinai and they have four children. Ms. Weiss was on the sisterhood board for many years and now is on the religious school committee. Peter Weiss is on the Temple Sinai’s board. The couple is involved in Jewish philanthropic causes including UJA Federation, the Weizmann Institute, and B’nai B’rith.
Eugene and Marlyn Friedberg of Alpine joined Temple Sinai in the mid 1960s. Their children, Ahron, Jared, and Alanna, all celebrated becoming bar or bat mitzvah and were confirmed at Temple Sinai. Marlyn, who launched Friedberg Properties in 1994, is involved in many Jewish organizations, including ORT, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Technion. She received a Lion of Judah award from the Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey. Alanna Friedberg married Rob Goldstein and also lives in Alpine. The couple and their three children have been Sinai members for 15 years. Rob Goldstein participated in Temple Sinai’s Hineini program and is on the temple board.
Dr. Cliff and the late Leslie Simon joined Temple Sinai in the mid 1970s. Their son Scott became a bar mitzvah at Temple Sinai, while their son Rob became a bar mitzvah in Israel. The Temple Sinai community was a source of great support for the Simon family, especially during Leslie’s illness. Cliff Simon established the Leslie Simon Simcha Fund in her memory to support the Temple’s Chanukah Day party. Drs. Rob and Liz Simon and their three children live in Tenafly and have been members of Sinai since 2005. Liz Simon, a Sinai board member, was co-president of the Early Childhood Center Parent Association and was on the sisterhood board as vice president. Rob Simon participated in the Hineini program. They are looking forward to their daughter’s upcoming bat mitzvah at Temple Sinai in a few months.
For information on the dinner or placing an ad in the journals, go to www.templesinaibc.org or call (201) 568-3035.