On March 2, 2013, MRJ-West held its 15 annual Man of the Year Recognition Dinner at Temple Beth David in Westminster, CA. MRJ-West, which represents the affiliated Brotherhoods west of the Rockies, has honored over 220 men during the last 15 years. Greetings from MRJ were delivered by Stuart Leviton, First Vice President, MRJ. This year the distance record was set by honoree Scott Feldt who joined us from Temple Mount Sinai in El Paso, Texas. Besides honoring our men of the year, the men had the opportunity to meet their brothers from many other temples and develop lasting relationships, from which, many multi-brotherhood events have spawned.
Seated, left to right, honorees; David Beck, Temple Beth Hillel, Valley Village, CA; David Glickman, Men of Kol Ami, West Hollywood, CA; Mike Elkan, Temple B’nai Knesset Bamidbar, Lancaster, CA; James Byrnes, Congregation B'nai Tzedek, Fountain Valley, CA; Howard Lavoot, accepting for his father, Theodore Lavoot (pictured), Temple Beth Ohr, La Mirada, CA; Bob Postman, Temple Beth David, Westminster, CA and MRJ-West Past President, Charlie Niederman
Standing, Rick Kaufman, President, MRJ-West; Art Hess, Treasurer, MRJ-West; Brian Hatkoff, Vice President, MRJ-West; Honorees, Mark Borovay, Temple Beth Sholom, Santa, Ana, CA; Jeff Stein, Temple Beth Ami, Santa Clarita, CA; Joel Beezy, Temple Beth Israel, Pomona, CA; Scott Feldt, Temple Mount Sinai, El Paso, TX; Greg Spalter, Temple Beth Tikvah, Fullerton, CA; Mike Thornhill, Temple Ahavat Shalom; Northridge, CA and Mark singer, Past President, MRJ-West and Steve Sherman, Past President, MRJ-West
Honorees, not pictured are; Joel Goldenberg, Temple Beth Torah, Ventura, CA; Dr. Glenn Hammel, Congregation B’nai Israel, Sacramento, CA; Howard Taub, Congregation Shir Hodash, Los Gatos, CA and Rob Weinberg, temple Adat Shalom, Poway, CA