SHORT HILLS, NJ — Andrew Harris, a resident of Fairfield and a former president of Temple B’nai Jeshurun in Short Hills, will be honored by the congregation during a celebration of the synagogue’s 170th anniversary on May 10.
According to the synagogue, the evening’s theme, "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow," pays tribute to the temple’s past presidents, the Interfaith Hospitality Network founding organizers and the synagogue’s Rabbi Barry H. Greene Early Childhood Center Parents’ Association founding chairs.
Harris is retired from a career in financial services that included executive positions at Barclays and J.B. Hanauer. He also created a financial software company and led an acquisition program at Sterling Talent Solutions and continues to consult with major publicly held companies on acquisition strategies. He and his wife, Patsy, have two grown sons and four grandchildren.
Founded in Newark in 1848, Temple B’nai Jeshurun (TBJ) is the second-oldest Reform Jewish congregation in New Jersey. The congregation relocated to Short Hills in 1968. Thus, the upcoming May festivities celebrate two historic occasions: the temple’s 50th year in its Short Hills’ building as well as the 170th anniversary of its founding.