MEN'S CLUB REPORT
Stephen Levine, President
If you don’t think being President of our Men’s Club is a tough job take a look at what I looked like before I took the post. Oy vey.
OK, just kidding. It might seem like a cliché but it truly was an honor and privilege to serve all of our Men’s Club members and the entire Beth Israel family. And certainly all of the success we seemed to have had these last two years can be placed squarely on the shoulders of my Board, Harvey Berman, Steve Blesofsky, Bob Conti, Gil Daniels, Neil Raphael, and Ralph Shaw. They did all of the heavy lifting, came early and stayed late, set the tables, counted the bagels, and made the coffee. Our outstanding speakers enticed the congregation to attend our meetings.
Many more of you showed up to shop for the food, move tables, cut the lox, build the Sukkah, take down the Sukkah, usher, and many times with your spouses. I’d name names, but as some of you could relate, I might omit one in my attempt to name all and I just don’t want to do that. So a very big thank you to all that helped. I will surely miss giving my spellbinding announcements at Shabbat Services every so often, including my occasional malapropos and sharing the Rabbi’s Bimah water with my finger, but we move on.
Next year’s Board is a group of outstanding members with Steve Blesofsky, Bob Conti, Gil Daniels, and Ralph Shaw, staying on, and new members Jeff Beller, President, Bob Whiteman and Sam Zians. They will do a great job.
Going forward don’t forget our upcoming events: Friday evening January 13, 2017, the Men’s Club will be leading the service and hosting the Oneg. Harvey Berman will be looking for volunteers to participate. This would be a great Mitzvah for you.
Ira Kaufman, Tampa Bay’s only NFL Hall of Fame voter last year , will be the guest speaker on Wednesday, January 25, 2017. Be sure to reserve this date.
Please watch the Temple Bulletin Board for any updates to our calendar for 2017.