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Blake Lenett - Florida Region

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Blake was born in Hempstead, NY but spent most of his youth in Houston, TX after his father Stuart Lenett (z”l) joined the NASA Space Program.  During High School, Blake became very active in his synagogue’s youth organizations.  In 1977, he served as Regional President of the National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY).  He learned to play guitar and became the “kumsitz” musical leader at Shabbatons and retreats.  His love of Judaism inspired him to move to Jerusalem to study Torah at Yehiva Ohr Someach.  After two years of intense Jewish learning, Blake moved to Monsey, NY and discovered his passion for solving technical problems and pursued a degree in Engineering.  Blake graduated from Fairleigh Dickenson University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology.  After working as a Navigation Systems Engineering in New Jersey, he moved to Clearwater, Florida in 1989 to work for Honeywell where he’s been employed for the past 33 years and is currently a Principal Project Engineer.  In 2019, Blake received the CEO Chairman’s Award and Team Achievement Award. 

In 1996, Blake joined Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS) in Clearwater where he was hired to be the Kadima Youth Advisor.  In 1998, Blake met his wife Wendy at CBS, and they were married in her hometown of Trumbull, CT in 2000.  They spent the past 22 years in Clearwater raising their family, Michael, Rachel, and Sarah.  Blake became more active at CBS, joining the CBS Brotherhood and serving as VP of Programing and then Club President.  Blake also served as the shul’s VP of Operations for 8 years.  Blake enjoys travel, music, movies, and playing cards with “the Poker Boys”.  He plays guitar at musical services and events and also provides audio/visual support at CBS.

Blake Lenett is currently serving his 2nd term as Florida Regional President of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) Florida Region.  Blake’s mentor was Ed Margolis, a Past Florida Region President.  Blake enjoys attending FJMC retreats and conventions, and interacting with like-minded people throughout the organization.  Blake’s passion for “Involving Jewish Men in Jewish Life” has helped ensure that the CBS Brotherhood is recognized year after year at the International level.  In 2022, Blake and Wendy were honored at the CBS Purim Gala in recognition for their contributions to their synagogue and the Jewish community.  Blake attributes his commitment to synagogue and Jewish life to his parents who have been his role models throughout his life.  “Religion, family and community are all critical, now more than ever.  We are looking forward to a wonderful future with family and friends!”