Men's Club Steak and Scotch Dinner in the Sukkah
The Men's Club provides a social outlet for the men of the congregation while raising money for Jewish causes and youth activities. The Men's Club is responsible for providing ushers at all religious services; constructing the Synagogue's Sukkah; building a sukkah for your home; packing and distributing Yom Hashoah candles to every member of the Congregation, including college students; and provide lay-leaders for the evening minyan. In addition, the Men's Club sponsors educational brunches throughout the year. The Men's Club fields two Synagogue softball teams.
The Beth Sholom Men's Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs whose objectives are to train and develop leaders to build and strengthen Men's Clubs; to create and implement programs to involve men in Jewish life; and to be an active and influential participant in the Conservative/Masorti Movement.
President -- Elliot Miller (e-mail)
VP Ways and Means -- David Sternberg (e-mail)
VP Programming -- Don Sable (e-mail)
VP Membership -- Andrew Black (e-mail)
VP Steward -- Gary Goldberg (e-mail)
VP Communications -- David Cohen (e-mail)
VP Religious -- Andrew Shaw (e-mail)
Treasurer -- Craig Sobel (e-mail)
Secretary -- Richard Heller (e-mail)
Honorary President -- Jonathan Tabas (e-mail)
We welcome you to join and be as active or as non-active as you desire. For some of you it may mean just supporting our initiatives financially by sending in your dues. For others it may mean joining and getting involved by attending meetings, making new connections and helping to make our events successful. And yet for others it may also mean looking forward to a leadership position by becoming a future board member or an officer of our club. Your membership and participation play an important part in our goal to continue our efforts to support Beth Sholom in whatever way is needed. Please consider joining our successful organization by paying your nominal Men’s Club dues. Join now! Annual membership is only $50.00. Please contact our Membership Vice-President, Michael Sobel (e-mail) at 215-673-0545, if you would like to be a member of our club or simply become more involved with our club.
Game Night -- The Men's Club sponsors three or four Game Nights each year. At each Game Night we provide snacks and adult beverages, present a current sporting event and provide games to play to create a relaxing and social evening for adults in, and outside of, our Beth Sholom Community. There is no charge for admission.
Softball-- Our two Men’s Club sponsored softball teams are a group of veterans that strive for success every year. Our teams have blazed a trail of glory leading the league in questionable athletic prowess, pulled muscles, and chutzpah. There are twenty teams in the Delaware Valley Synagogue League, representing synagogues and Jewish organizations located mostly in Eastern Montgomery County, Lower Bucks County and Northeast Philadelphia. The league plays modified slow pitch softball. Games are scheduled locally on weeknights (Monday through Thursday) from Passover to the end of July. Games start at 6 PM and usually last two hours. Though games can be highly competitive, rules are modified to meet safety requirements-no sliding into home plate for example. A single elimination tournament caps the season at the beginning of August. A fun time is our best reward. Players have a competitive but enjoyable experience, and judging from the "talent" on both Beth Sholom Men’s Club teams, one does not have to be a superstar. It’s not too early to make arrangements to participate in this healthy activity. Rookie players are always welcome. Anyone interested can contact Jon Tabas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve Pilchik at email@example.com
To download the 2012 summer softball schedule, click here.
Want your own sukkah for Sukkot? The Men's Club will put one up for you. Are you handy and want plans? Want to help build sukkot for your neighbors or fellow congregants?
Purchase a sukkah for your home, volunteer to build sukkot for families in the community or obtain plans to build your own sukkah! Contact Jonathan Tabas 215-752-2000.
STEAK & SCOTCH IN THE SUKKAH
Our newest tradition, STEAK & SCOTCH IN THE SUKKAH, was a great success. The first annual event had a big turnout and all who attended sampled different types of scotches and enjoyed a steak dinner grilled on our new Beth Sholom mega gas grill, very generously donated by Jerry and Anna Green. Join your Beth Sholom buddies and friends next year for a similar event.
Men's Club - Religious and Educational
Men’s Club Sponsored Evening Adult Education with Rabbi David Glanzberg-Krainin and Rabbi Andrew Merow.
Judaism transcends the boundaries of time and place through continuous adult learning. Men's Club extends an invitation to the Beth Sholom community to explore our religion, culture and heritage. We will meet to explore ancient texts and modern themes through interactive and stimulating discussions. Courses will focus on text study and an exploration of the self, the family, the community and the larger world around us. Join the fun at this highly anticipated and always enjoyable get-together, expertly brought to you by Rabbi Glanzberg-Krainin and Rabbi Merow. All are welcome.
GRATERFORD PRISON VISITS
For approximately twenty years, Beth Sholom volunteers, led by the Men's Club, have been visiting the Jewish prisoners and conducting services at Graterford Prison, a maximum security penal institution. We conduct services in the Jewish chapel, address religious and spiritual needs, teach some Torah and discuss current events.
Though rarely thought about by the uninitiated, those who've been in captivity for many years forget what it's like to do simple things like opening or closing a door; incarcerated Jews aren't allowed to make these decisions on their own. In many sections of the prison compound, opening or closing a door is a matter for staff members to decide and even then, the door is locked or unlocked electronically. Even after all these years, Men's Club volunteers still have not become accustomed to having to stand in front of a door and wait to be let in and out of the building. The sound of heavy steel doors clanging shut, and the seeming finality of this experience linger with us long after the visit is over.
For many Jewish inmates, especially those inmates who have lost contact with their immediate family, the Beth Sholom volunteers function as surrogate family as well as a conduit to mainstream society. Regardless of the reason for their imprisonment, severing family ties only compounds the ill effects of total isolation from the real world. Visiting a prison certainly isn't glamorous but our experience with the Jewish inmates of Graterford Prison has been extremely rewarding. Everyone is grateful for our few minutes together, and it's amazing to see what kind of emotion it brings out of a person. If you are interesting in participating in this special program, please contact Bob Lankin (215) 576-0666 or firstname.lastname@example.org
YOM HASHOAH CANDLE PACKING
Men’s Club takes on the important task of packing and distributing Yom HaShoah candles to all of our congregants and college students. It only takes an hour of your time to perform a great Mitzvah. For further information contact Saul Langsam, email@example.com or 215-635-4901.
THE HERB SOBEL MEMORIAL PASSOVER FOOD DRIVE
There are many Jewish families in our area who are unable to provide Passover food to their families. Please help the Men’s Club help them by returning our request letter, along with a donation. For more details, please contact Michael Sobel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-459-5109 after 3:30 PM.
MOTHER’S DAY —RACE FOR THE CURE
Men’s Club helps the fight against breast cancer and take us steps closer to a world without this dreaded disease by supporting the Komen Race for the Cure. This is a unique opportunity to show our support for the participants—both survivors and supporters. Not only will Men’s Club members take part in the Komen Race for the Cure but our club will again sponsor any adult female member of Beth Sholom who participates in the Race. Funds raised will support research, education, screening and treatments programs in our community. Last year over 120 Beth Sholom members participated in this event. New and returning volunteers are encouraged to get involved. By joining this worthy cause you can make a difference and help Komen save lives. For more information, please contact Jonathan Tabas at email@example.com
Men's Club - Regional/National Events
The Federations of Jewish Men’s Clubs Middle-Atlantic Region Man of the Year Dinner will be held at Adath Jeshurun on Sunday evening, December 2, 2012 at 5:30 PM honoring Joe Lieberman, winner of the Norman H. Abrahamson Award. Location: Adath Jeshurun, Elkins Park, PA. Cost is $58 per person; $110 per couple. Attire is black tie optional. RSVP by November 15 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Men's Club Breakfast and program "Israel, Obama and the Middle East - Where do we go from here?" Sunday, January 13
Our special guest speaker is Jonathan Tobin, award winning columnist, online editor of Commentary Magazine and a former editor of the Jewish Exponent.
Bagels and Lox breakfast served at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mr. Tobin at 10:30 a.m.
The cost is $8.00 and can be sent to the synagogue office in care of the Men's Club or paid at the door. RSVP at email@example.com or call 215-887-1342, ext. 100.
Men's Club Dessert and Movie Night March 13 at 7 PM
Movie is "The Island on Bird Street". "The Island on Bird Street" is the inspiring story of an eleven-year-old boy's fight to survive alone in a devastated WWII ghetto. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $5.00 - can be paid at the door. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 215-887-1342 ext 100
Men's Club Brunch April 21 at 9:30 AM
Guest speaker is Lisa Hostein, editor of the "Jewish Exponent". RSVP at email@example.com or call 215-887-1342, ext. 100.
MEN’S CLUB CLOSING DINNER JUNE 6 at 6 pm
Josh Shapiro, Montgomery County Commissioner will be the speaker at our closing dinner in June. Three course served dinner. Prepaid reservations are required for our closing dinner at which time we will elect our new slate of officers and present the Norman H. Abrahamson Man of the Year Award.
Watch your email for more details.
The Beth Sholom Men’s Club will be offering two fun-filled fund-raisers designed for both novice and veteran NFL enthusiasts. This year we are seeking new players and bigger prizes, so please share this with your friends and help the Men’s’ Club raise money while enjoying the NFL season.
Click below in the attachment box to download the descriptions and forms (Pool letter and Pool form).
On June12th, 2011 the Men's Club gave Hazzan Tilman a send-off roast. A DVD of the roast is available on DVD which you can order as a keepsake. Click on DVD attachment below.
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