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2011 World Wide Wrap: A Success Story

IN EXCESS OF 85 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED FORWORLDWIDE WRAP 2011, INCLUDING THE ENTIRE 7TH GRADE CLASS AT SHOMREI TORAH HEBREW SCHOOL. ADDITIONAL TEFILLIN WERE PURCHASED IN ORDER THAT EVERY PERSON THATWANTED TO LAY TEFILLIN COULD DO SO FOR THE DURATION OF THE MINYAN. THE RESULT; THISWILL BE PART OF THE CIRCULLIM FOR OUR 7TH GRADERS AND THE STS MEN’S CLUB HASMADE A COMMITMENT TO PARTICAPE AT OUR SUNDAY MINYAN.

2007 WWW Pancake Breakfast

In conjunction with World Wide Wrap, an annual event sponsored by Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs around the world to educate and encourage Jewish youth to lay Tefillin and davin, Our Rabbi handles the service and our Club Board Members cook up over 150 pancakes for the minyan attendees.

2011 Pizza & Bicycles 101

occurred within the confines of the shul and would engage men activities that would enable men to form relationships beyond the temple environment. Temple Emunah Brotherhood started a bicycle club and in doing created a program that enabled men who enjoyed bicycling to meet in an off-bike environment. "Pizza and Bicycles 101" was held at a bicycle store with a lecture followed by Q&A on tire repair and safety.  Future programs are planned around Bicycle safety for parents and children.

2009 Wellness Initiative

Taking to heart the encouraging words of Dr. Bob Braitman at the last FJMC Convention, the programming this year for the Men’s Club of Temple Aliyah included numerous activities which had an overwhelming focus on men’s health.  There was a particular drive to get more of our members exercising regularly.

2011 Men’s Club Scholar in Residence – A Collaborative Event

Over the past ten years, Temple Etz Chaim’s Men’s Club has sponsored a Scholar in Residence Weekend once yearly whereby we bring an eminent scholar or speaker to our community for a weekend of learning. As the expectations of our temple members have increased with the caliber of speakers we have been brought to campus, we have found it difficult to financially afford upper-echelon speakers. This Torch Award documents creative ways we have collaborated to bring such eminent scholars as Rabbi Bradley Artson to our synagogue.

2011 Green Committee

Encouraged by the FJMC’s Shomrei Ha’aretz program, The Men’s Club of Tifereth Israel first asked our member, David Roseman, to perform an audit of our synagogue’s use of technology to reduce its ecological footprint. We used that audit to help our synagogue director to target ways to incorporate such activities in his daily administration of the shul. In the past six months, we’ve set up the Green Committee, with David at its head, as a stand-alone group working with the director.

2009 A Night of Jewish Astronomy with Dad

As we were looking for an event that would bring kids and adults together, a “Jewish Astronomy Night with Dad” was an appealing idea. In sunny southern California, clear nights are the rule – and we had two Men’s Club Members with amateur astronomy interests and amateur telescopes. Our plan was to give a short presentation on an upcoming meteor shower (the Leonids) and then spend an hour viewing the heavens.

2007 Menorah Mania

Our Menorah Mania contest was a fun way to have children and parents creatively celebrate the holiday of Hanukah. All ages of religious school children could enter the contest. They were allowed to have parental help. The only rule was they had to have room for eight candles and one Shamash.  The entries were displayed on tables in the synagogue lobby and winners in each category were chosen to receive a prize.

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