Tifereth Israel Men’s Club held it’s second annual Texas Hold’em Tournament on January 18, 2007. Texas Hold’em has become a very popular game for a crowd and our club seems to eat it up. We had attendees across a wide range of ages, from early 20s to late 70s. We had three tables with 8-9 players each for a total of 25 tournament players. Each player bought in for $35 and received $500 in play chips. The event is advertised as a fundraiser for the Men’s Club which donates to various charitable organizations throughout the year. The event is held on a Thursday night starting at 7 PM and ending at 10:30 PM. It includes a light pasta dinner along with beverages (soda and beer) and snacks. We hired three local dealers for $50 each for the night. We had prizes donated by local venues or restaurants along with some gifts purchased at wholesale through a rep that was a synagogue member. All attendees loved the event and requested that we have a similar card night more often. Mainly the comments were the men loved having an excuse for getting out of the house on a weeknight and just “chilling” for a few hours. We decided to host a poker night at least 4 times per year.