Robert Tendler was elected president of the Jewish Federation Association of Connecticut (JFACT) at ther organizaiton’s annual board meeting held on June 28 in Hamden. Outgoing board president Robert D. Lesser of Stamford will assume the role of board chairman.
Tendler, who has served for more than three years as the president of the Federations, Jewish Communities of Western CT, has been an active member of the JFACT board. A pharmacist and a veteran of the U.S. Army, he has worked with Roch Laboratories for more than 30 years and opened the first non- doctor Immediate care center in Danbury. Tendler has also served as president of the Connecticut Pharmacists Association, as chair of the American Red Cross of Connecticut, and is on the board of the Connecticut Association of Consulting Pharmacists. He also served as Democratic town chair of Southbury and is currently on the Southbury Planning Commission.
Tendler and his wife Dawn, a nurse, are members of B’nai Israel in Southbury, where Dawn, serves as president. They are the parents of three children and the grandparents of six grandsons.
In addition to Bob Tendler, Lindy Lee Gold was installed as vice president, and Edward Rosenblatt as secretary. Jason Newman continues to serve as treasurer.
Outgoing JFACT secretary Alan Stein of West Hartford, who is relocating to Israel and Massachusetts, was presented with the Beryl Weinstein Award from Beryl Weinstein’s daughter Lisa Weinstein Goldberg, who is executive director of Temple Israel Wesport, as well as her son, Joshua Goldberg. Outgoing vice president Bert Boyson of Danbury was also presented with a gift for his years of service.