The Men's Club brings the men of our temple together to help bolster a feeling of camaraderie, togetherness and belonging, to both our Temple Avodah community and the Oceanside Jewish Community as a whole.
As a team we work on projects that improve Temple. For instance, our Men's Club members completely renovated the two bathrooms in the Rudich Building. Every year, we erect and disassemble the Temple's sukkah, whose previous design was conceived and built by our Men's Club and donated in the memory of Dr. James Bider. Our Khanukíah that we proudly display each year during Khanuka at our Temple, is also a result of our Men's Club members organizing and combining their collective skills.
Additionally, we are a social club that occasionally meets for dinner so that those who can't otherwise see each other, get a chance to meet and share their ideas and stories. As an integral part of the Temple, our members contribute in many invaluable ways.
Card Nights Men's Club Card Night starts promptly at 7pm every 1st Wednesday of each Month in the Atrium in the main building
Meetings Men's Club Monthly Meetings are promptly at 8pm the 2nd Wednesday of every month, location posted on glass entry doors.
Men's Club builds the Sukkah at Temple Avodah. *
Men's Club Building the Sukkah at Temple Avodah
What a wonderful day for building the Sukkah. And what a wonderful group of guys (not all in the picture). Seth Barnett, Raffi Ben-Amou, Elliot Cohen, Bob Epstein, Kevin Fogel, Josh Heydemann, Barry Howard, Joel Kass, Ira Katz, Rob Kielson, David Kirsh, Henry Kruman, Aaron Lande, David Lande, Larry Lieberman, Mark Milch, Paul Oresky, Robbie Pickus, Herb Pitkowsky, Rick Salbo, Stephen Sieber, Ben Velella, Justin Velella, Tom Wieder.
The Temple Avodah Men's Club, family and friends had a really fun evening watching the Long Island Ducks play. The stadium, the crowd, the sounds and the smells made the trip worthwhile. The price and easy drive were an added bonus. This was a great event and we hope to do more like this in the future.
Men's Club sponsors breakfasts throughout the year, bringing interesting and informative speakers to Temple Avodah. The events are free to all--members, non-members, spouses and friends.
Annual Men's Club Paid-Up Membership Dinner
Every year to celebrate the Men's Club, Temple Avodah and all its new members, the Men's Club hosts a paidup membership dinner. Information can be found on the Temple calendar.
Breakfast Event: Saul Silas Fathi A past breakfast highlighted Saul Silas Fathi, an Iraqi Jew who had a fascinating life in Iraq, Israel and as a U.S. armed forces member, citizen, electrical engineer, businessman and author. His three part presentation included a comprehensive review of the Muslim religion, his own experiences in Iraq and Israel, and his predictions on the potential outcomes of the current mid-east conflicts. His comprehensive knowledge of the history of the area mixed with first-hand observations made the morning a highlight for all who attended. More information can be found on the author's website, http://www.saulsilasfathi.com/.