Irv Joffee has been a lay leader since 2014. Over the years he has been part of Orthodox, Conservative, Reform and Reconstructionist congregations. Irv and his wife were both students at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and worked in Israel for three years before returning to the US in 1975. The Joffees came to New Bern from Huntington, NY, in 2013.
Brian started out in June 2012 co-leading with Larry Weiss to commemorate his first anniversary of conversion. He sees this as a continuation of the path he has selected and a wonderful oportunity to both study Torah and give back to the communitiy that so graciously embraced him.