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Men's Club

I am thankful for the continued good fortune of being supported and surrounded by a truly dedicated group of men.
Congratulations to our new BSMC Executive Board for 2018/2019:

President: Steve Pilchik
Vice President Ways and Means: Ross Klinger
Vice President Religious Life: Ira Spector
Vice President Membership: Don Sable
Vice President Communications: David Cohen
Treasurer: Jerry Salem
Secretary: Myron Goldman
Honorary President: David Sternberg



 

 

Join us throughout the year as we continue to incorporate the importance of Tikkun olam (making the world a better place) and Tzedakah,

and combine it with good fun and food at every event. Our important charitable work supports Beth Sholom’s youth activities and raises money to feed those less fortunate in our local Jewish community. We come together to pack and deliver food for Passover. And we pack and mail hundreds of candles, each individually marked, in the memory of one of the many children killed in the Shoah. The Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle Packing date will be coordinated and led by Saul Langsam. Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, is scheduled to start at sundown on May 1, 2019.


BSMC is a recipient of the celebrated 2017-18 FJMC Quality Club Award. This is the 6th consecutive year our club has received this prestigious award. Given each year to member clubs who meet established criteria, the award was developed to encourage clubs to offer specific types of activities at the local, regional and international level.

Like the outdoors? Men’s Club has the privilege of sponsoring two softballs teams who participate in the Delaware Valley Softball League which consist of 20+ teams.

Our teams: Beth Sholom Men’s Club and Beth Sholom Blue, competed in a season of hard fought contests to see who would remain standing atop the league once the dust settled. This year our teams did Beth Sholom proud making it to the Semi-Finals and Finals, respectively, of the Silver Division Playoffs. The fight continues next year!

Fans are welcome at every game! For more information contact our captains: Max Miller at maxwellmiller88@gmail.com, and Jonathan Tabas at: cyclerjon@gmail.com.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In July we started off the year with a Guy’s Night Out – Trivia Night event where the conversation was plentiful. We came together to share our knowledge in fierce competition. A fun night of nosh, drinks and hanging out, was had by all.


How are your building skills? Are you comfortable climbing, accurate with your hammer throw, or looking for some strenuous outdoor activity? Then we look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings: September 9th/16th as our 2017 Norman H. Abrahamson Man of the Year, Steve Perlman, leads an experienced team of Men’s Club builders raising our congregational Sukkah for all to enjoy. Please contact Steve for additional details at sperlman63@gmail.com.


Interested in something to eat and drink closer to home? Enjoy a delicious BBQed kosher steak dinner at our annual Steak, Sports & Spirits in the Sukkah on Wednesday, September 26th, 2018. The menu includes hors d’oeuvres, grilled steak, sides, desserts, fine spirits and plenty of schmoozing. A vegetarian option will also be available. Our speaker, this year, will be Mike Sielski. Mike is a sports columnist for the Inquirer and Daily News. The Associated Press Sports Editors named him the top sports columnist in America in 2015. Be sure to get your reservation in early for this annually SOLD-OUT night of spirited sports talk and delicious food.

Our Men’s Club also helps set up and take down Sukkot for members of the congregation. Led by able bodied Jonathan Tabas, a team of crackerjack BSMC construction workers raise a dozen sukkot for our congregants’ homes each year. They are always looking for a few good journeymen to join the group. Reach out to Jonathan with your availability to assist the crew at: cyclerjon@gmail.com.

This Fall, Men’s Club is proud to once again join with Sisterhood and honor veterans during a special Sunday Veteran's Day Brunch November 11, 2018. Our speaker will be Herb Kaufman. Please come and join us in honor of our member Veterans and hear Herb’s newest talk about Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr.

Are the indoors more of your thing? Is davening up your alley? Do you like to read Torah? At Men’s Club Shabbat, March 2nd, 2019, we lead the congregation in spirited prayer and an engaging dvar Torah. We are always seeking participants for Hebrew and English reading parts, Torah reading, and Baal Tefillah – Prayer leaders. We also participate in the World Wide Wrap – a morning of education, learning and prayer. WWW is traditionally held on Superbowl Sunday. There was plenty of praying going on and we’re sure those prayers lasted through that memorable night on February 4th. It didn’t hurt! Contact Ira Spector with your interest at: spectors4@msn.com.

We are running our two FundRaising Football pools this year. The no-skill required High-Low pool (entry fee $100) is limited to only 32 participants who are randomly assigned one NFL team which they retain throughout the NFL regular season. Every week of the regular season that your team either scores the highest or lowest amount of points you win $50 (if there are ties they split the $50). The Survivor pool ($50 entry fee) requires some skill and a CBSsportsline online account. Each week of the season players must select one NFL team they believe will win their game without the point spread and teams can only be selected once throughout the season. When your team loses you are eliminated from the pool. The last player(s) remaining at the end of the season win half the entry money. If you are interested in playing you must contact Ross Klinger at: rklinger6@gmail.com, as soon as possible.


Save the Date: Sunday, December 16th. The Regional Man of the Year event (Gourmet Dinner Buffet with butlered hor d’oeuvres) will be held at Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El in Wynnewood. Among those to be honored is our own Harvey Friedrich. During his tenure at Beth Sholom, Harvey has always been supportive of, and developed a close relationship with, the men of our club. Harvey has been a generous contributor to all of our fund raising efforts. And not only does Harvey participate at most brunches and dinners, he works behind the scenes to make sure they are successful. Harvey is more than just an Executive Director to our club. He is the glue that keeps us together. Let’s come out and support Beth Sholom’s Executive Director as he is honored on December 16th.

We welcome members to share your ideas, encourage your participation and offer you the opportunity to lead. Please reach out to us at: mensclub@bethsholomcongregation.org, or speak with any of our board members. Our Board Meetings are listed in the weekly synagogue email/flyer and are generally held on the third Thursday of the month immediately following evening Minyan. All men in our congregation are welcome to attend.

Sat, December 15 2018 7 Tevet 5779