2011 New Ideas for Temple Picnic and BBQ

This is our last major event for the year, we generally put together a picnic in conjunction with a Temple Membership Open House. Instead of a simple “Hamburgers and Hot Dogs” afternoon, the Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club has connected with the Temple Membership Committee and Youth Committees to bring our Temple members an afternoon of food, fun, and festivities. Finally, we plan a special “after party” for the Men’s Club Members participating in planning this outstanding event.

2011 The Final 2

A group of programs interacting with Temple Israel USY, including “The Final 2”, a basketball game between the Brotherhood and Temple Israel USY with proceeds marked for Tikkun Olam projects.

2007 B’nai Mitzvah Parents Assistance Program

Have the families of B’nai Mitzvah children been given an honor at the service and not have a clue on what to do or how to do it? This can be a great embarrassment to the individual and upset the service. To avoid this potential problem, the Men’s Club of Congregation Beth Judea devised its B’nai Mitzvah Parents Assistance Program. The program is offered and explained to each B’nai Mitzvah family and the use of the program is voluntary.

2009 Revamped Yellow Candle Program Successful at Congregation Beth Emeth

CBE Men's Club teamed up with the Religious School to implement a program that closely follows the FJMC Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle™ Program. CBE Men’s Club has taken the additional step of working with the religious school to institutionalize the program into the religious school curriculum. The program was revamped several years ago, and most of the hands-on work of assembling the packages are done by seventh grade students in the religious school. The up front costs are covered 100% by a congregational sponsor.

2011 Essay Contest for Yom HaShoah Memorialization

With an effort to spread the issues of the Holocaust throughout the community, school children from the area were invited to submit written essays based on different annual topics dealing with the Holocaust. A panel of judges awarded prizes for each school level (elementary, middle and high school) entry. Awards were presented at the Yom Hashoah annual event. Our men's club has sponsored this event for the last two years.