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Man of the Year and Youth of the Year 2014

Manny Haber and Jerry Vogel

Howard Schreiber congratulating Manny Haber;      Shari, Manny and Carly Haber;     

Dennis, Jerry and Carla Vogel

2014 Softball season : Contact Joe Wechsler for more info....  j_devil@yahoo.com

8/17 Playoff/ Championship

Winning Team   


The Brandeis Men's Club works with Nechama to help Hurricane Sandy victims

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            Howard Schreiber - 2013 Man of the Year


 A Short Bio - Howard Schreiber

I have been a resident of the greater Ridgewood area my entire life, and currently reside in Ramsey.  My earliest recollection of Temple Israel is going to a Purim Carnival in the basement of our shul, a house on Oak Street in Ridgewood.  I recall many of the founding members of our shul being there and everyone having a fun time.  Perhaps the most important memory for me of that time was going with my Dad, and the other men of the shul, I assume Brandeis Men’s Club members!, to our present location on Grove Street, to clear the lot of trees and other debris to make way for our new shul.  This was in 1959 or so.  What impressed me was so many men helping out, and enjoying the task at hand.

Since my family has been a member of Temple Israel since the mid 1950’s, it has always been part of my life.  Of course I became a Bar Mitzvah there, and my sister a Bat Mitzvah.  Both my sister, Marcia, and I were active in USY and are still personally friendly with a number of our long time temple friends to this day.  Our family’s social life was always built around our shul, and our parents were completely engaged with every aspect of the Temple Israel, which taught us about community, and responsibility.

I am very happily married to my wife Tricia, who also happens to be a terrific Mom of our two kids, Emily (16) and Evan (14), and a great Daughter in-law.  We enjoy vacationing together as a family, especially Disney World and Universal, where we enjoy the scariest of rides, while Tricia is happy reading and watching us enjoy them.  Emily, Evan, and I are very proud of Tricia’s upcoming Bat Mitzvah on November 9th.  All four of us, will have had our Bar/Bat Mitzvah at Temple Israel!

I have been involved with the Ramsey Soccer Association as coach and Sponsorship Coordinator, for many years, have served on the Board of Directors and as Chairman of The Association of Food Industries an international organization of food importers and exporters.  I am currently the President of our local Bergen Highlands Ramsey Rotary Club, and the immediate past President of Temple Israel’s Brandeis Men’s Club.  I have been involved with the FJMC Yellow Candle Program for a number of years.  I have served on our Temple Board in various capacities.  I am currently President of Schreiber Foods International, Inc., a business founded by my Dad, Norman, and me.  Perhaps, the greatest pleasure I have in being our Man of the Year this year is in following in my Dad’s footsteps, who was similarly honored in 1972 as our 3rd MOY!  We were both glad to give back to our community.



Passing the Hat


Passing the Hat at Annual Man-of-the-Year Breakfast: Freddie Kotek and Howard Schreiber


Howard Schreiber, immediate BMC past president and 2014 Man-of-the-Year, poses with his family: wife, Tricia, and children, Emily and Evan


Memory Lane 

Freddie Kotek - 2012 Man of the Year



Bob Obeiter - 2011 Man of the Year          Denis Vogel - 2010 Man of the Year                     Bob Smolen - 2009 Man of the Year




Left to right: Robert Rohrberger, David Millman, Eric Klein -- all prior presidents of the Brandeis Mens Club


Brandeis Men's Club members building the Sukkah




Fun Slide at the Brandeis Men's Club BBQ





Enjoying good conversation and music at the BBQ








Passing the Hat at Annual Man of Year Breakfast


Freddie Kotek and Howard Schreiber     *************** Howard Schreiber, immediate BMC past president and 2014 Man-of-the-Year, 

                                                                     poses with his family: wife, Tricia, and children, Emily and Evan

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