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 2018-19 (5779). 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: Elliot Parkin
- Immediate Past President: Don Melman
- Treasurer: Steve Kahn
- Social Activities V.P.: Louis Marcus
- Historian: Max Friedman
- At Large Board Members: Jim Alper, Jack Berman, Tobias Dienstfrey, Brian Kolstad, Barry Landau, Arnie Rosenblatt, Mike Scheinberg, Harvey Stoler, Pablo Zylberglait
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR TEEN experiences in ISRAEL
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 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 BBQs and caters for other family events. We’ve danced, bowled, eaten pizza, brewed beer, watched movies, fished, and had a great time just being with synagogue friends.
Highlights of the 5779/2018-2019 Calendar
September 23, 2018 Build the Sukkah
September 27, 2018 Supper in the Sukkah with Sisterhood (details)
October 14, 2018 Men’s Club Brunch
November 18, 2018 Men’s Club Brunch
January 12, 2019 Shabbat Service with Israel Pilgrimage Scholarship Speaker s
February 3, 2019 World Wide Wrap Brunch
March 10, 2019 Men’s Club Brunch
April 2019 Yellow Candle Distribution
April 6, 2019 Men’s Club Shabbat
May 5, 2019 Men’s Club Brunch
June 2, 2019 Men’s Club Brunch
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 FJMC’s 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.