Ridgewood December 9, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES II • Page 9 Bob Smolen, a member of Temple Israel’s Brandeis Men’s Club, was recently honored at the Northern NJ Region’s “Man of the Year” dinner in West Orange. The honoree and his family have been Temple Israel members since 1999, when Smolen became a member of the Brandeis Men’s Club. In 2002, he was selected by the board of directors to help Temple Israel develop a mission statement. Smolen has been a trustee since 2007, and has taken the responsibility of house chair. He took great pride and dedication in leading the renovation of the rabbi’s residence in 2008, when he enlisted synagogue members to complete this project at a huge cost savings. He continues as house chair, working to upgrade the infrastructure of the synagogue, and he encourages members to assist him in his efforts. He is also in charge of security throughout the year, including the high holidays and special events. He has served on the Ritual and Membership committees for the past two years, and has been a frequent Torah study leader at Nosh and Drash on Shabbat mornings. Smolen and his wife Barbara Schneider and children Avi and Shoshana moved to Bergen County from Springfield, Massachusetts in 1998, when he took the position of Bob Smolen named Temple Israel’s ‘Man of the Year’ education for 25 years. For the last five years, Smolen has served as the middle school director at the Gerrard Berman Day School, Solomon Schechter of North Jersey in Oakland. Schneider is a member of the Ritual Committee and serves as the co-chair of the Kiddush Club. Avi and Shoshana were selected as Temple Israel’s Youth of the Year in 2005 and 2007, respectively. Avi served as president of Hillel at Rutgers, graduating in June with high honors, and Shoshana has begun her third year at Rutgers, where she is a vice president of Hillel. 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