Non FJMC Programs

2007 Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah

Our first annual Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah event was held on October 20th, 2005,
followed by a second in 2006 (this will be an ongoing annual event).
Men’s Club sponsored a dinner in our sukkah, followed by Succot comments by our
Rabbi, topped off by a Single Malt Scotch lecture and tasting presented by a Scotch
expert (who led the group into the tasting wearing a kilt and playing the bagpipes!). The
lecture included a discussion of the various types of single malts, how they are made,
and the unique tastes of each.

2007 Sports Night

Men’s Club member Gary Graff arranged for our featured speaker, Steve Courtney of WJR News/Talk radio and WDIVs Sports Final Edition to talk about all our favorite Detroit Sports teams in a smaller informal setting.

 

2007 Daddy-Daughter Dance (pw=fjmc)

Men’s Club past president Mike Weil volunteered to coordinate the Judaic themed Daddy Daughter dance modeled after a secular event held annually in Farmington Hills.  About 6 Club members along with families worked hard to bring the event to fruition by arranging for Israeli dancing, a DJ, souvenir photos, and kosher pizza.  The tremendous attendance for this event demonstrates the interest by our congregation in these types of programs.  It gave an opportunity for many fathers and zaydes to bring young girls into a special evening of dance at their synagogue.  Some girls even commented tha

2007 Softball for the Boys

Our Men’s Club is fortunate enough to have a member who loves athletics.  He has tremendous energy and brought to the board for approval an idea for a Sunday morning baseball game with neighboring synagogues.  That is the way it started.  Within 3 years, a league with a schedule for games and a championship game had been founded.  The men play at 10 o’clock though they arrive ½ hour early for warm up. 

2007 Veterans Recognition Day

This “Veterans Recognition Day” program was presented to the Men’s Club board early in the fall of 2006 and everyone thought it had great potential.  The central idea for the event was to have a veteran (member of Har Zion) from different wars speak about his experiences in the service and the war.  We were able to identify one veteran to speak from World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and “Desert Storm”.  In addition, we had an Israeli speaker who spoke about the Israeli “67 War.  The men that were contacted accepted with excitement and were proud and delighted to have been asked

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