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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 2019-20 (5780).  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 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: Mike Scheinberg
  • Historian: Max Friedman
  • At Large Board Members: Jim Alper, Don Melman, Mark O'Brien, Pete Seigman, Harvey Stoler, Pablo Zylberglait

Upcoming Events

J STREET VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Sunday, May 22 | 10:30 AM | Zoom

Please join the Agudas Men's Club as they learn about J Street's Mission and activities from Kevin Rachlin, J Street VP of Public Affairs. Kevin will also do a deep dive into timely topics and current events in the Middle East.
   To register for the event, click here.
 

ZOOM DISCUSSION WITH MK ALON TAL
Sunday, June 12 | 10:00 AM | Zoom

Join the AAC Men's Club and our Community Shlicha Yasmin Drescher, as we host a virtual conversation with Alon Tal, a member of Israel's Knesset. While MK Tal's portfolio focuses on the environment, we will also address current international issues facing Israel. Yasmin will moderate the discussion.
    Register to join the discussion on Zoom.
 
ALON TAL BIOGRAPHY:
Alon Tal was born Albert Rosenthal in North Carolina, grew up in the Young Judaea Zionist youth movement, made aliyah, served as a paratrooper under Benny Gantz, studied law at Hebrew University and received a PHD from Harvard in public policy. After Alon returned to Kibbutz Ketura in 1989, he serially founded essentially every important environmental institution in Israel including the Israel Union for Environmental Defense, Arava Institute, and the Green Movement.  He spent many years in Academia, most recently as Chair of the Department of Public Policy at Tel Aviv University.
   Alon is the author of books on the environment including Pollution in a Promised Land and The Land is Full, winner of awards, father of three daughters, gabbai in his local Conservative synagogue, and part-time member of a rock/bluegrass band. He ran in the last election in Benny Gantz's Blue and White party and is now the eighth US-born Knesset member. He currently serves as chairman of the Committee on the Impact of the Environment and Climate on Public Health. 
   You can read more about Alon here.

Men's Club Activities

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEEN experiences in ISRAEL

Israel Pilgrimage Scholarship Fact Sheet 2022.

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 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 ACTIVITIES

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.

Tue, May 24 2022 23 Iyyar 5782