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 first Membership Meeting of the New Year will be held on October 17th when our featured speaker will be Pilot Jeremy Butler (a change) of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, Aviation Section Homeland Security Division. Officer Butler will talk about the prerequisite training of a pilot for the Aviation Section, major duties and responsibilities of the job as well as highlights of some interesting cases.
Our Bagels & Discovery programs will resume on October 28th when we welcome back Dr. Steven Derfler of Educational Resources Inc. whose presentation this time around will be on the Jews of Egypt. Dr. Derfler’s programs have been a big hit with us in the past and we expect a capacity crowd for this breakfast.
Flyers for both the Membership Meeting and Bagels & Discovery will be sent out shortly.
Dues notices for 2018-19 have been sent out along with a calendar of dates for future meetings and events. At this time we’re asking all current and potential new members to complete an application and return it along with their checks. This is to make sure that the information the Men’s Club has in its files is up to date.
We previously announced that Paul Grossman has agreed to assume the position of Secretary of the Men’s Club, replacing Bob Whiteman who’s stepping down. Recently we’ve been in touch with Bob Conti, our Treasurer, who’s been out of town for the summer and he, too, is stepping down when his term of office is over in November. Member Richard Hoffing has graciously agreed to take over that position. Both Bobs have done a wonderful job for the Men’s Club but we know that our Board will continue to be in good hands with the additions of Paul & Richard.