Men’s Club


How good it is, and how pleasant,
when brothers dwell together in unity. -Psalms 133

The Reform Temple of Rockland Men’s Club mission is to support and sponsor the Temple’s outstanding Youth Programs and outreach to Jewish Youth in our greater community. Through our efforts and fund-raising we provide the directors and staff for the entire program, and provide assistance to run our many activities and events.

The Men’s Club also serves the greater RTR throughout the year. Along with WRJ/Sisterhood, we provide and present gifts to Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and co-sponsor the regular Friday night Oneg Shabbat. During the High Holidays, Men’s Club members set up chairs and prayer books in the sanctuary and serve as ushers.

Major events include the annual Golf Outing fundraiser and dinner, Sukkot Barbeque (among other Barbeques), an annual Red Cross blood collection and a Comedy Night. Members receive discounts off the cost of various activities and have the enviable opportunity to share the fun and company of an outstanding group of men.

Minyan Leaders

One of the most important services provided by the Men’s Club is to give comfort to mourners. Volunteers are needed to lead shiva minyons at the homes of members who have recently lost loved ones. If you are comfortable with a normal Friday evening service, then you can lead a minyan. Training is available, if you would like. You will be needed two or three times a year to provide this mitzvah, which is always appreciated by the family sitting shiva. Contact Ron Stack to volunteer.

Men’s Club Leadership:

President – David Firstenberg
VP (Youth) – Seth Schlanger
VP (Membership) – Russell Jay
VP(Programming) – Cliff Malat
VP (Ways and Means) – Bernie Perry
Treasurer – Mitch Glanzrock
Secretary – Alvin Aronoff


Steve Dachs
Ira Emanuel
Steve Forman
Eric Gischner
Marty Gottlieb
Michael Klein
Barry Rosenblum
Alan Sandler
Barry Schoenberg
Barry Weiss

  • Seth Schlanger2016-18
    Eric Gischner 2014-16
    David Mathias2012-14
    Ross Mazer2010-12
    Ira Emanuel2008-10
    Jack Weinstein2006-08
    Jordan Plasker2004-06
    Howard Peckler2002-04
    Larry Salant2000-02
    Barry Rosenblum1998-00
    Barry Weiss1995-98
    Lewis Fishlin1993-95
    Harold L. Laroff1991-93
    Herb Wolf1989-91
    Woody Tanenbaum1987-89
    David Halper1985-87
    Philip Furgang1983-85
    Barry Miller1981-83
    Mauri Steinmetz1979-81
    Jack Fleisher1977-79
    Carl Schwartz1975-77
    Harold Gass1973-75
    Sy Weiner1971-73
    Lee Weiler1970-71
    Sol Nahum1968-70
    Seymour Kaplan1967-68
    Joseph Neifeld1966-67
    Hy Sacks1965-66
    Elmer Tabakin1963-65
    Sam Berman1962-63
    Bernard Ring1960-62
    Mike Adrian1959-60
    Milton Levine1958-59
    Bernard Golar1957-58
    Archie Kletter1956-57
    Dr. Irvin Lazar1955-56
    Lester Zakin1954-55
    Milton Willen1953-54
    Jerry Cohen1952-53
    Joseph Sandweiss1951-52
    Ned Siner1950-51
    Moe Aronow1950
    Jack Koch1949-50