SCOTT KRIEGER BEGAN his three-year term as president of Jewish Federation of Greater Metro-West NJ on July 1. He is the immediate past president of the Jewish Community Foundation and a former United Jewish Appeal Campaign chair. In federation he also served two terms as treasurer and was vice president of finance, campaign vice chair, and chair of the Young Leadership Division (now NextDor). He is a 1996 recipient of the Julius and Bessie Cohn Young Leadership Award.
“This community has invested so much in me over the years, and has put its trust in me,” he said. “I give of my time at federation because it is my obligation as a Jew to give back to my community. It is a Jewish requirement, and I truly believe that there’s no better way to impact the most lives than through federation.”
Krieger is also active in other Jewish communal organizations, including serving as a board member of Suburban Torah Center in Livingston and on the advisory committee of Friendship Circle of Essex and Morris Counties, and as an officer of Lifetown Inc. He served on the boards of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life and the NJJN.
As a partner at Friedman LLP Krieger combines experience in public and private accounting. He works with real estate entities, not-for-profit associations, information technology companies, and a variety of small- and mid-sized businesses in the metropolitan area. He is a certified public accountant and earned a bachelor’s degree from Rider University. He was awarded the title of World’s Funniest Accountant by default 12 years ago, as he was the only challenger to show up to the contest. It launched his “non-career” in stand-up comedy.
Krieger grew up in Cranford and currently lives in Livingston with his wife, Robyn. They have three sons, Dan, Eric, and Josh.