Howard Brandes is grateful to his late parents who introduced him as a child to Sinai Temple, where he found his spiritual home and extended family, and where his attended religious school and received his Bar Mitzvah and Confirmation. After college he involved himself with Temple activities, chaired a young adult group and helped create and Chaire the 3rd Floor High Holiday Services, where he first was introduced to a rabbinic student Rabbi David Wolpe. He became involved as a Board Member and later Co-Chair of the Board of Governors. Howard is the current Chair of the Investment Committee.
Howard received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University and is employed with City National Securities, Inc. as a Senior Investment Officer and Senior Vice President.