Men’s Club

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

Marty Beverly, VP At-Large

Paul Grossman, Secretary

Rich Hoffing, Treasurer



October 2019

At our September 4th Board Meeting we welcomed Stephen Tabin who joined our ranks as Vice President at Large. Stephen will coordinate outside activities for our membership which may include trips to a Rays’ game at Tropicana Field, a Day at the Races at Tampa Bay Downs, a tour of Tampa International Airport, and a guided tour of The International Independent Showmen’s Museum in Riverview. Other possibilities will be looked into and we welcome all suggestions.

Men’s Club programming will resume on October 16th with a Membership Meeting in which we welcome back HCSO Community Resource Deputy Jeff Merry. Officer Merry will discuss a subject that most of us don’t think about too often – shoplifting. He’ll cover many of the methods criminals use, detection, specialized training of loss prevention specialists and he’ll also highlight a number of interesting cases. Lunch will include a choice of sandwiches from Publix.
Our first Bagels & Discovery program for the new year will follow on October 27th. We’ll welcome Marden David Paru, dean, rosh yeshiva and co-founder of the Sarasota Liberal Yeshiva, who’ll enlighten us on Kabbalah and Jewish Mysticism.

Our fall membership drive is in full swing and we’re excited to welcome over a dozen new members to the Beth Israel Men’s Club. We’re pleased, too, that more than two-thirds of our current members have already re-upped for the new year. Keep those checks coming!

Lastly, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who so graciously volunteered to usher during the High Holy Days. It’s greatly appreciated!
May the year 5780 be a Happy & Healthy one for all.



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