The Men’s Club of Beth Israel
The Men’s Club is an arm of Beth Israel. The purpose of this organization is to strengthen Jewish consciousness by cultivating social interaction, encouraging social services, offering religious education, supporting activities that benefit the Congregation and promoting closer fellowship among its members. We welcome Jewish men in the congregation and community at large.
Men’s Club men support the Beth Israel congregation and each other with a variety of spiritual, educational, and social activities:
* Scheduled monthly meetings and events (Click here for Calendar)
* Sponsorship of an annual Men’s Club Shabbat service
* Contributions to Beth Israel operational expenses
* Hands-on help and funds to augment special temple projects
Annual dues are $18 (Chai).
Jeff Beller, President
Gil Daniels, Executive VP
Ralph Shaw, VP Membership
Steve Blesofsky, VP Programming
Dick Marshall, VP At-Large
Bob Whiteman, Secretary
Bob Conti, Treasurer
Our April 15th Bagels and Discovery featured Mr. Tony Belmont, President of the National Comedy Hall of Fame. It was a sold-out event! Tony offered an historical journey through the history of comedy and how entertainment from the days of early theater evolved from that time through stage, vaudeville, film, radio and on to television. There were rare one-of-a-kind visual interviews with many of the icons of comedy as well as a great many laughs. There were also prizes and surprises galore.
On April 24th we co-hosted with Ameriprise Financial Services a financial luncheon at the Plaza Club & Freedom Fairways in Sun City Center. More than 25 Beth Israel members and their guests attended this mid-afternoon financial workshop. It featured a presentation by Mike Wiegner, VP/Senior Advisor Consultant, Oppenheimer Funds. Not only was the food great but everyone came away with some very useful financial information.
At our General Meeting the next day we had Lt. Col. William J. (Bill) Morrow, USA (Ret.) give us, among other things, a recap of the history of the US Army Rangers. Those who attended were very responsive to Bill’s presentation and we do so appreciate his taking the time to address us.
Our last General Meeting of the season took place on May 23rd. We heard from Mr. Jay Sparkman, former president of the Interfaith Council of Sun City Center and The Nearly New Shop. The Interfaith Council does so much for the people of the Greater Sun City Center area that we opened up this meeting to all men and women of the Temple and its Arms. Food for this meeting was lovingly prepared by Beth Israel’s own Betty Schare. Thanks, Betty!!
The Men’s Club was happy to join Sisterhood in contributing towards the cost of the Temple’s first Seder.