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 -- Joel Zighelboim (e-mail)
VP Steward -- Gary Goldberg (e-mail)
VP Communications -- David Cohen (e-mail)
VP Religious -- Aaron Mansheim (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, Joel Zighelboim (e-mail), 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 email@example.com or Steve Pilchik at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Check the Congregation Calendar for Synagogue Sukkah building and decorating dates.
Please call the Congregation office to volunteer for these fun and meaningful activities.
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 email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 Temple Sinai on Sunday evening, December 15, 2013 at 5:30 PM honoringIrwin Sklar. Location: Temple Sinai, Dresher, PA. Cost is $58 per person; $110 per couple. Attire is black tie optional. RSVP to email@example.com.
Sukkah Construction Sunday, September 8 and September 15, 2013 at 9:00 am
The Men's Club traditionally builds the synagogue Sukkah. All help is appreciated. Bring short ladders and power drivers if you can. Contact Steve Perlman to let him know when you can help
Tour de Shuls Sunday, September 22, 2013
MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION FEDERATION OF JEWISH MEN'S CLUBS PROUDLY PRESENTS the SECOND ANNUAL TOUR DE SHULS for RAMAH
Every dollar raised from rider fees, contributions and sponsorships donated directly to Ramah
Register to Ride Donate - Sponsor - VolunteerTODAY
Choice of 45, 20 or family friendly 3 mile ride
All PA Rides start and finish at Temple Sinai, Dresher, PA
Tour stops at Beth Sholom, Elkins Park, PA and Tiferet Bet Israel, Blue Bell, PA
Beth Sholom Men’s Club Presents “Steak, Spirits and Sports” in the Sukkah Tuesday, September 24, 2013 @ 6:00 pm
$30 gets you a kosher rib steak dinner, dessert and drinks. Please feel free to bring your favorite spirits to augment a truly great evening! Your Dads, Sons and Brothers are welcome to attend. Our special guest for the evening will be Paul Kurtz, KYW sports reporter and author of “162-0: Imagine a Phillies Perfect Season”
Send your check by Monday, Sept 9 to Beth Sholom Men’s Club, 8231 Old York Road, Elkins Park, PA 19027.
Contact Elliot Miller, Men’s Club President @ 215-605-1661 if you need more information
Men’s Club Brunch with Lee Bender and Jerry Verlein Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 9:30 am
Please join us for brunch with authors Lee Bender and Jerry Verlein. “Pressing Israel – Media Bias Exposed from A - Z”
Bagels and Lox breakfast served at 9:30am followed by our speakers at 10:30am
$9 per adult, payable at the door
No charge for school age children
RSVP by October 18 to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the office at (215) 887-1342 Ext 100
Veterans Appreciation Breakfast Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 9:30 am
Sponsored jointly by the Beth Sholom Men’s Club and Beth Sholom Sisterhood.
Join us for breakfast as we thank those who have served this country. Bring your memorabilia, share your stories, and dine with friends who appreciate all you have done.
Whether you or your loved one served in War or Peace, during WW II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, or in Afghanistan, Active Duty, in the Reserves or the National Guard, come join us for a casual breakfast of camaraderie and storytelling.
Veterans and family members are invited to attend.
Please RSVP to email@example.com or
call the office at 215-887-1342 ext. 100.
Men’s Club – Night at the Races Saturday, November 16, 2013 =====> CANCELLED
A fun evening of video horseracing you can bet on! Presented by the Beth Sholom Men's Club.Gates open at 6:15 pm. Post Time 7:00 pm. Light dinner and refreshments. Casual attire. Light dinner and refreshments included. General Admission -$18, Name a horse for $10 and you can win $50 if your horse wins. RSVP by November 4. For additional information contact Elliot Miller at 215-605-1661 or Bruce Goldstein at 215-938-1288
Rummage Sale Fund Raiser Sat and Sun December 7 and 8th, 2013
MIDDLE ATLANTIC REGION FEDERATION OF JEWISH MEN’S CLUBS 16TH ANNUAL MAN OF THE YEAR DINNER
Sunday, December 15, 2013 at 5:30 pm
Please join us for a Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony to honor Beth Sholom Men’s Club Man of the Year Irwin Sklar
1401 N. Limekiln Pike
Dresher, PA 19025
Cocktail Hour begins at 5:30PM
Couvert: $ 58.00/person $ 110.00/couple
To download order form, click here.
Joint Men's Club/Sisterhood Meeting, Sunday January 12, 2014 at 10:00 am
Hear the "Sate of the Economy" presented by James M. Meyer, CFA, Principal Investment Officer of Tower Bridge Advisors and former President of both Beth Sholom Young Marrieds and Beth Sholom Congregation. He will report on a "Financial Forecast for 2014". There will be no solicitation - there will be lots of timely and experience-based information. Breakfast will be served.
Tefillin Boot Camp Thursday, January 23 and/or 30, 2014
World Wide Wrap at Beth Sholom with AJMA Sunday, February 2, 2014
Join jews all over the world laying tefilin and dovening. Details TBA
Men’s Club Shabbat – Sefer Haftarah Saturday, April 5, 2014
Members of the Beth Sholom Men's Club lead shabbat services. The haftorah will be read from the traveling Sefer Haftarah.
Yom Hashoah Candle packing Sunday, April 6, 2014
Volunteers needed to help pack Yom Hashoah candles for mailing to congregants. Details TBA
Closing Dinner (Elections) Thursday, May 29, 2014
You are invited to attend the Men's Club closing dinner. Officers for the next year will be elected and outgoing officers will be honored. Details TBA.
Men's Club Board Meetings
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Thursday, November 21, 2103
Thursday, December 19, 2013
Thursday, Janaury 16, 2014
Thursday, February 20, 2104
Thusday, March 20, 2014
Thursday April 24, 2014
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
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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