“GREETINGS FROM BROOKLYN” is the theme of the Nov. 10 event honoring Marvin Krakower for his decades of service to the Freehold Jewish Center.
Krakower will be honored for his roles as education director and executive director of the congregation; he has served in these positions for nearly 35 years.
He grew up in Brooklyn and earned a bachelor’s degree from City University’s Richmond College in Staten Island and a master’s degree from Seton Hall University. He began his career in Jewish education following his army service in Vietnam. He served as religious school principal of Beth Ohr in Old Bridge, Temple Emanu-El in Edison, Ahavat Shalom in Lakewood, and as youth director of the East Brunswick Jewish Center.
For 30 years Krakower was a teacher and administrator in the Carteret School System. He also served on the Jackson Township government, and for a year was the mayor of Jackson Township.
In 1997 he became educational director of the Freehold Jewish Center. Under his leadership, students learned Hebrew, Torah, history, and Jewish ethics.
Three years later Krakower was appointed Freehold Jewish Center’s executive director.
Krakower has four children and eight grandchildren.
The Nov. 10 dinner dance, to be held at the Freehold Jewish Center, costs $90 per person. RSVP to freeholdjc.org or call 732-462-0254.