EAST ORANGE, NJ – Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ (JVS) recently made three strategic appointments to its Board of Trustees to further fulfill the organization’s mission of “helping people help themselves.” These new appointees bring a combination of business management, financial expertise and communication skills to JVS. They are: Mr. Jeffrey Altschuler, President and CEO of Allied Beverage Group; Mr. Ira Robbins, CPA, Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Valley National Bank; and Ms. Caren Ford, former Interim Assistant Executive Director for JVS.

“We’ve selected Jeffrey, Ira and Caren to help JVS strengthen the life-enhancing services that it provides,” said Addy Bonet, CEO of JVS. “The organization will prosper with the help of this exceptional group and their expertise.” 

Ira Robbins

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Mr. Ira Robbins, CPA, is a Senior Executive Vice President and Treasurer of Valley National Bank. Throughout the years, he has led numerous teams that have driven effective results and delivered invaluable contributions to the Bank’s growth. Mr. Robbins will now bring his strategic thinking and ambition to the Board of JVS.

He is also a member of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Public Accountants. Mr. Robbins holds a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from Pace University and is an alumnus of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking as well. He currently resides in Montville, NJ with his wife, Ester, and three sons, Ari, Levi and Ezra.

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey

Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 20,000 individuals each year. Visit jvsnj.org or call (973) 674-6330 for more information. Click here to make a donation.