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Agudas Achim Men's Club

Come discover the pleasures of rewarding relationships with your fellow congregants and closer ties to Agudas Achim through Men’s Club membership. Have fun and serve the community. We would greatly appreciate your support for Men’s Club this year by sending in your membership dues for 2022-2023 (5783).  Our nominal dues for the year are $36, but please consider donating a Chai’er amount such as $54, $72, $90, or $108.  If you have any suggestions for events or would like to help with any of our activities, please contact Elliot Parkin. We are an affiliate of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and are proud that members have served as Seaboard Region officers.

Men's Club Officers

  • President: Harold Salters
  • Immediate Past President: Elliot Parkin
  • Treasurer: Steve Kahn 
  • Social Activities Vice President: Louis Marcus
  • Programming Vice President: Andrew Cohen
  • Ritual Vice President: Tobias Dienstfrey
  • Scholarship Vice President: currently vacant
  • Historian: currently vacant
  • At Large Board Members: Jim Alper, Don Melman, Mark O'Brien, Pete Seigman, Harvey Stoler, Pablo Zylberglait

Current & Upcoming Events

Men's Club Board Meeting

Second Sunday of Each Month | 10 a.m. 

All are welcome to join the members the members of the Men's Club for their monthly board meeting on Zoom. Please contact Men's Club President Harold Salters for the Zoom details.

Capital Jewish Museum Tour

Sunday, November 12 | 1 p.m.
Click here to register - ticket purchase deadline: Sunday, November 5 or when the roster reaches 40 people.

Join the Agudas Achim Men's Club for a trip to the Capital Jewish Museum for a one-hour guided tour of its Ongoing Exhibitions, as well as a guided tour of the Museum's Special Exhibition Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsberg.
This event is open to the entire congregation, which means you do not need to be a member of Men's Club to register. Men's Club has secured extra tickets, so if you missed the original sale window and would like to join them, fill out the form below. Tickets are $18/person. The deadline to purchase one of these extra tickets is Sunday, November 5 or when Men's Club's roster reaches 40 people, whichever occurs first.
Questions? Contact Men's Club President Harold Salters. If you need special accommodations at the Museum, please contact Harold no later than Sunday, October 8. Need a ride? Contact Men's Club Programming VP Andrew Cohen; he asks that arrangements be made no later than Sunday, November 5.

Men's Club Activities

Men's Club has a myriad of ways to get involved and be engaged. Whether its helping teens experience Israel, listening to guest speakers while enjoying brunch, putting up the sukkah, or commemorating those lost in the Holocaust, the Men's Club has something for everyone. Below are just some of the activites sponsored by the Men's Club.

Scholarships for Teen Experiences in Israel 

Israel Pilgrimage Scholarship Fact Sheet 2023

Men’s Club is devoted to educating our youth about Israel. The Men’s Club Israel Pilgrimage Scholarship Program provides scholarships for Israel experiences for our teens. Emphasis is on trips sponsored by the Conservative Movement and Jewish day schools.  Over 100 of our teens have been scholarship recipients in the past 30 years. Herb Quint z"l provided the idea for the program, and a bequest from Robert Lainof z"l enabled the program to become self-sustaining over time. Teens or their parents should contact Mike Scheinberg or Elliot Parkin for more information.

Social and Recreational Events

Find Men's Club Events on the AAC Calendar

Sunday morning brunch meetings feature guest speakers on a wide variety of subjects to feed the mind and a breakfast buffet to feed the body. Men’s Club sponsors dinners, pub socials, sports events, historical tours, and hikes. Men’s Club provides grill masters for congregation barbecues and caters other family events. We’ve danced, bowled, eaten pizza, brewed beer, watched movies, fished, and had a great time just being with synagogue friends.

Ritual Activities 

The Men’s Club provides ushers for High Holiday services and erects the sukkah. We also honor all B’nai Mitzvah with the special gift of an Etz Hayim Humash. Our annual Men’s Club Shabbat weekend features a blend of religious and special events at the synagogue. We devote one of our Sunday brunches to Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs’ (FJMC) Worldwide Wrap, a program that encourages participation in the mitzvah of Tefillin.

Yellow Candle Program

Men’s Club participates in the FJMC Yellow Candle program that remembers the Holocaust through the distribution of Yahrzeit candles prior to Yom HaShoah. The program has supported donations to the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Ed and Charlene Schiff Holocaust Educational Fund, and the Center for Advancing Holocaust Survivor Care.

Past Program Highlights

Judio En Español Brunch (November 2022)

Missed the brunch? Wanted to take notes but were too enthralled by our speakers to lift a pen? Fret not! Click on any of the links below to catch the best bits of Men's Club's Judio En Español brunch speakers.

Men's Club Photo Gallery

Below are photos from past Men's Club events. Photos were provided by Men's Club members.

2023 AAC's Blue Yarmulke Person was Andrew Cohen (second from right with the yellow tie). The award ceremony took place on April 23 at B'nai Israel Congregation in Rockville, MD.
From left to right: Men's Club President Harold Salters, Sandy Cohen, Andrew Cohen, and Lynne Rosenblum.

Men's Club Ritual VP Tobias Dienstfrey (background, red shirt and ball cap) poses with AAC congregants Barbara Effron (far left, blue top), Andy Effron (second from left, dark blue shirt and sunglasses), Rebecca Cofman (center, white shirt, sun hat), Susan Ravitz (right of Rebecca Cofman, white shirt), Sara Naphtali-Krumbein (second from right, red shirt and white ball cap), and Linda Lichtman (far right, red shirt and sunhat) during the AAC Take Me Out to the Nat's Game event.

Men's Club and Sisterhood members and other AAC friends gather together to watch the Washington Nationals take on the San Francisco Giants.

Men's Club members and friends enjoy some cold ones during the Jews and Brews event at Port City Brewery.

Support the Abayudaya Community

The Ugandan Abayudaya (Luganda for "People of Judah") community face food, education, and healthcare deficits that put them in peril. The global pandemic exacerbated these deficits. Thankfully, the generosity of the Men's Clubs of the Seaboard Region - including Agudas Achim's Men's Club - has allowed the Abayudaya community to weather the worst of it. Now, as they re-emerge from the pandemic and severe flooding that struck in 2022, the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs is partnering with Abayudaya Men's Club to support the Hadassah Primary School
Click here to support the Abayudaya Community.
To learn more about the Abayudaya community, click here.
Fri, December 1 2023 18 Kislev 5784