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).




Stephen Tabin, President

Bernie Katz, Executive VP

Ed Blecher, VP Membership

Steve Blesofsky, VP Programming

Steve Morris, VP At-Large

Paul Grossman, Secretary

                                       Rich Hoffing, Treasurer

February 2023

Greetings to members of the Men’s Club, our Sisterhood, and all of the members of our Beth Israel family.

February is the month for lovers and the Super Bowl.

Many of us have a relationship with our partners that has been tested (and tested and tested) through long periods of years of our life. Some of us have lost our partners and friends and have only the memories to cherish. If you are able to strengthen your old or new relationships, please do not forget that this is the month for lovers and friends.

A lot of us have previously circled February 12, 2023 on
our calendar. It is the end of the NFL Football Season, where we celebrate the Super Bowl on TV, rooting for our present or past teams or just enjoying watching the commercials. We wish you a pleasurable time on that day, whether you are with friends or partners. And root, root, root for your team!

A year ago this month, we thought that we were finally emerging from Covid, and the Men’s Club started to return to “normal” (whatever that means). We scheduled our first in-person luncheon last February with a female comedienne, and we held it in the Lawn Bowling Room of Sun City Center. We are gradually trying to return to “normal”, but Covid and its many strains keep popping up.

Our latest Men’s Club Luncheon featured our own Arthur B. Chausmer in our Henry Gibson Social Hall. We enjoyed a great presentation on interesting videos and unusual airplanes, as well as the company of old and new friends while we ate our delicious Publix sandwiches.
This month brings another of our Famous Bagels & Discovery events. It is scheduled for Sunday, February 26th at 10:30 am in the Social Hall and our Sanctuary. We are featuring Dan Madden, Ph.D., an author, historian, andtalented speaker, to discuss the topic of “The Golden Age of Islam.” See page 7 of this month’s Shalom News for more details.

Our next monthly luncheon is scheduled for Wednesday, February 22nd at 12:00 noon. Check your incoming emails for more information.


Stay Safe and Stay Healthy,

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