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, supp

Sorting 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


Jeff Beller, Men’s Club President                 

November 2020

The Beth Israel Men’s Club recently co-hosted our first ZOOM program of the new year 5781. It was brought to you by The Al Katz Center in Bradenton on the topic Jewish Resistance During the Holocaust. Members of the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, and the Temple joined in, and we’d like to thank them for their continued support.

Plans have been finalized for two more ZOOM programs this year, one in November and another in December. The first, on November 30th, will feature a financial program on the economy presented by Wells Fargo Financial Advisors. The second, on December 16th, will herald the return of Dr. Susan MacManus, who will give us her views on the recent election as well as a political analysis.

We’ve also begun working on programs for January and beyond. At the top of our list are Dr. Steven Derfler and a representative from NOAA. Notifications and specific details will follow as soon as plans are finalized.

Elections for our Board of Directors are scheduled later this month. Two current Board members are stepping down—Ralph Shaw and Jerry Schare—and two new members will replace them—Ed Blecher and Steve Morris. Ballots have gone out to our membership, and many have been returned already.

In the meantime, stay safe, and I hope to see all of you again in person as conditions permit.


Leave a Reply