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
Greetings to members of the Men’s Club, our Sisterhood, and all of the members of our Beth Israel family.
This year, Father’s Day will be celebrated on Sunday, June 18th. I believe that we should honor fathers and grandfathers not just on one day, but throughout the year. We all have some great memories of our fathers. My memories of my father have faded throughout the years. My father worked the late shift for the US Post Office at 30th Street Station in Philadelphia (3 pm to midnight five days a week) when I was going to elementary school. It seemed that I hardly saw him. And then he died at the age of 47 of recurring heart attacks when I was 13. But I still have really good memories of my father. One memory that stands out in my mind was sitting next to my father on our couch, listening to our transistor radio together, in December of 1960 as our Philadelphia Eagles won the NFL Championship.
I also remember my dad yelling (at our black and white TV) at Phillies Hall of Famer Robin Roberts and calling him a “bum” when he was unable to pitch as well as he could, now in his older years. I became a life-long fan of my Phillies and Eagles thanks to my father. I believe that I have passed that passion on to my son, Jeremy, also. I am sure you have many great memories of your father as well. Happy Father’s Day to you all!
In a month or two, the Men’s Club will be sending out invitations to all of the men of our congregation asking you to join or rejoin the Men’s Club for the 2023-2024 year. Dues will not change—only $18 to become a member and enjoy a free paid-up fabulous luncheon nd meet old and new friends at our monthly luncheons with great speakers. Look for your Men’s Club invitation this summer!
The Men’s Club is finalizing our calendar for the 2023-2024 year. In the future, we will be asking for volunteers to usher in our Temple during the High Holy Days, helping us build and take apart our Sukkah, helping us elect new and old members to our Board of Directors (you, too, could become more involved in our Board and committees), joining us in celebrating Hanukkah with Sisterhood, and
taking occasional trips outside our Temple. We hope you will join us for the 2023-2024 year.
Hope you and your family have a great
Stay Safe and Stay Healthy,