Non FJMC Programs

2007 Mens Club Poker Night

To spark interest in Men's Club for those members under the age of 40, we
decided to focus on an activity that has developed a large following - No Limit Texas
Hold Em. We started the program, by holding a brunch on how to play No Limit Texas
Hold Em. We invited three players who previously participated in the World Series of
Poker. They gave instruction on how to play the game. After that brunch we started a
once a month game for Men's Club members. As a result of this program, we had a 5

2007 Texas Holdem Poker Tournament (pw=fjmc)

Our Men’s club “discovered” poker nearly 10 years ago when a couple of regular
players suggested that it might be a fun activity for our members. Our Poker
Tournament was a success from the first night and over the years we’ve fine-tuned the
program so that it’s easy to run, profitable and, above all, fun.
We’ve created an easy-to-follow handbook that will allow other Men’s Clubs to follow
our experience and run a simple and enjoyable program for their members and their
community.
Keywords: Poker Tournament, Fundraising, Texas Hold ‘Em,

2007 Family Retreat Weekend (pw=fjmc)

The Beth Sholom Men’s Club ran a retreat weekend which was open to all members of the synagogue community on January 5-7, 2007 at the Pearlstone Conference Center in Reisterstown Maryland.   Members, spouses, children and others spent a weekend with Rabbi Glansberg-Krainin, his wife Deborah and their three children, in what proved to be an educational, social and religious experience.  The setting was a beautiful strictly kosher conference center two and one half hours away in the Maryland countyside.  Members enjoyed Shabba

2007 Feed and Visit Homebound, Elderly and Holocaust Survivors on Thanksgiving Day (pw=fjmc)

Thanksgiving morning the Beth Torah Men’s Club organized and administered the delivery of hot food baskets to the homebound, elderly, and Holocaust survivors in the community.  In order for this program to succeed we needed the help of volunteers to assist in delivering the food baskets.  We were able to get volunteers from the Men’s Club, Sisterhood, religious and day school students and their parents.  We advertised in the temple journal, sent home flyers with children, emailed members and mailed notices.

2007 Sukkot Barbeque Under the Stars (PW=fjmc)

There was food galore, music, singing, dancing, and plenty of laughter and smiles.  On our large bar-b-que grill hamburgers, hot dogs and fish was prepared.  Also many side dishes, salads and desserts were served.  While enjoying the delicious entrée’s the music teacher was entertaining the crowd with songs and music in Hebrew, English, and Yiddish.  She had everyone participating in the singing and dancing.  Attendees included infants, school children, adults of all ages (including grandparents and great grandparents).

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