Cliff has been a congregant of Temple Menorah since he was 7. At the synagogue, he had his Bar Mitzvah, confirmation, met his wife Diane, married and where his two children Peal and Lincoln were named. Cliff previously served twice on the temple’s board of trustees, once as treasurer. He was elected Governing Board Member of El Camino College in 2013, after being elected twice to the Torrance City Council. Professionally, Cliff is a national vice president of the American Red Cross.