Born in Saratoga Springs, NY, 1937. Went off to Yeshiva Torah Vodaath, NYC, 5th grade through high school. College: Yeshiva University, graduated 1959. Columbia University School of Dental Medicine, graduated 1963. Internship at Grasslands Hospital. Then U.S. Army, paratroopers, 82nd Airborne (Captain); one year in Vietnam. Then residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Albert Einstein Medical Center in NYC, including Jacobi. Practiced in Troy until retirement in 2014. Wife Lynn and three children and five grandchildren. Has been gabbai of shul and head of Ritual Committee for years. Welcomes all to Beth Israel family.