Jewish values and community played an important role in both Renee and Brian’s upbringing and they wanted to raise their children with those same values and experiences. They found the perfect place to do so 8 years ago when they moved into Woodcliff Lake. They quickly became involved with the Jewish community at TEPV.
Renee has been serving as the Religious School Board of Education co-chair and a Board of Trustees member for the past 2 years. She is currently serving as the Temple’s Early Childhood Program’s Treasurer and is very passionate about the success of the ECP and Religious School programs. Renee has also served on the Temple Board’s Nominating Committee. This past year, she co-chaired the ECP and Religious School’s successful Handbag Bingo event.
Brian began his involvement at Temple Emanuel as a participant in the second Leadership Development Group. This experience led to the creation of the Sukkah Social, an event that brought together members from all demographics of our Jewish community, which he co-chaired for 5 years. Brian then went on to serve as the Men’s Club co-president for 4 years. In this capacity, he hosted many successful and well attended events, including annual Purim Carnivals, Guys Night Outs, and Scotch in the Sukkah. Brian has also served on the Temple’s Board of Trustees, youth committee chair and a minyan service leader.
Brian and Renee are the proud parents of ECP and Temple Emanuel Religious School students Eva, Max, and Sam. Raising them with core Jewish values is their ultimate goal and honor.