Brotherhood President

Bob Salfi

Bob and Maggi Salfi moved to Thousand Oaks from New Jersey in 2000.  Maggi’s family had been members of a Reform Temple for several generations; shortly after moving we found Temple Adat Elohim.  In 2004, we became members.  Bob has been an active member of the TAE Brotherhood since 2004; prior to becoming Brotherhood President he served as VP Programs, and Executive VP.  Bob was selected Brotherhood Man of the Year for 2011-2012.  In 2015, Bob became a Jew by choice.

Bob has had a long academic career.  He was a Professor of Computer Science at Hofstra University, a Senior Scientist at the Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences of the City University of New York, a Lecturer in Computer Science and Mechanical Engineering at the City College of NY.  Prior to being at CUNY, Bob was a Senior Research Scientist in the Dept. of Meteorology and Oceanography at New York University. Before moving to California, Bob was a Lecture in Engineering Design at Stevens Institute of Technology.  In addition Bob had a consulting practice doing work for Shell Development Corp., Chevron, AT&T, Catapult Inc., a subsidiary of IBM, and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of the City of New York.

Bob is a graduate of Stevens Institute of Technology, and has a M.Eng., (nuclear engineering), M.S., (Operations Research), Dr. Eng., (Industrial Engineering) from NYU. He is also a licensed Professional Engineer.

For the last 15 years, Bob has served as a judge for the California Science and Engineering Fair. He serves as chair of the Senior Computer Science Division and is a member of the Judges Advisory Committee.  Bob served for 10 years as a docent at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum.  Bob has several hobbies including model railroading, photography and collecting wine.  Bob is a member of the Model Railroad Club, Inc. (MRRC) of Union, NJ and served on the club’s board of directors for many years. MRRC is one of the oldest and largest model railroad clubs in the U.S. building and operating a museum quality 5500 sq. ft. HO scale railroad in a building the club designed and built.  MRRC is a 501c3.

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