Congregation B’nai Israel to honor community leaders

Congregation B’nai Israel to honor community leaders

  • Roz and Jonathan Engel
    Roz and Jonathan Engel
  • Lori and Adam Katzman
    Lori and Adam Katzman
  • Miriam Linver and Matt Askin
    Miriam Linver and Matt Askin

CONGREGATION B’NAI Israel (CBI) in Millburn will honor six community leaders and supporters at its Roaring 20s Gala, Saturday evening, March 7, at the synagogue.

Miriam Linver and Matt Askin of Maplewood, Roz and Jonathan Engel of Millburn, and Lori and Adam Katzman of Short Hills are the honorees.

Linver and Askin are both active with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. Linver is a member of the CBI board of trustees, volunteers with the sisterhood, and sits on the board of Golda Och Academy. A professor in the Department of Family Science & Human Development at Montclair State University, she is codirector of its Institute for Research on Youth Thriving & Evaluation. Askin, who is active in the CBI men’s club and with State of Israel Bonds, is chief of gastroenterology at Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

Among the Engels’ CBI leadership roles, Roz has sat on the board of trustees and served as treasurer, and Jonathan has served as congregation president and vice president. Roz, an economist and professor of the practice at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., is founder and president of the World Affairs Council of New Jersey. Jonathan is a professor in the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs at Baruch College.

The Katzmans have been leading CBI congregants, Lori chairing the Hearts and Hands Committee and coordinating its community-wide Mitzvah Day, Adam serving as treasurer and financial secretary. Lori is a clinical psychologist with Integrative Psychology Services and the psychologist at Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge. Adam is an associate agent and certified financial planner at Certified Financial Services in Paramus.

The event, which will include cocktails, dinner, and musical entertainment, will begin at 7:15 p.m.; the cost is $150 per person. To purchase tickets or place an ad in the on-line tribute journal, visit or call 973-379-3811.

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