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President - Jon Coby

Are you a Ball Player? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 March 2014 12:39

If you are a talented softball player, your Men's Club sponsors the JCC Harrison softball team. We play modified fast pitch softball with Clinchers. Games are Sunday mornings starting at 9:15 to 11:30am. The season starts April 13 and we play into the fall. Men and women 17 years and older are eligible. If you are interested please contact Jon Coby at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or 914 772-0059.

While the winter is a quiet time for the Men's Club, it doesn't mean we are not busy planning for when the snow finally goes away. Please save Saturday morning, April 5th open, to join us for our annual Men's Club Shabbat service. Many of our members will help lead the service, highlighted by Leo Gilberg, with his always inspiring sermon. Judy's 6th grade class will also participate in the service.

We look forward to seeing you all around the shul this month, with all the excitement of the prospective rabbis coming for the March 7, 21, and 28 weekends. Keep healthy, happy, and warm.

 

 

Last Updated ( Friday, 07 March 2014 12:41 )
 
Men's Club Shabbat PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:22

By Jon Coby: Spring has arrived, and I am sure everyone is making their final preparations for the Passover holiday. We hope everyone has a fulfilling and delicious holiday, with friends and family. While the winter is a relatively quite time for the Men's Club, we were very happy for the success of the Purim Shpiel and Carnival, that we helped support.  As usual, spring will be our busiest time of year.

Yom Hashoah is on April 19, and as has become custom, look for your Yom Hashoah candle, that we send to all congregants, to honor the memory of this holiday.We hope many of you can join us for our Men's Club Shabbat on Saturday April 21. It will mostly, be run by our members, including the sermon by Leo Gilberg. This year we will also, as requested by Judy, include one of her classes, to do a Torah procession.

The Men's Club will also be sponsoring the kiddush, directly following. Wednesday, April 25th will be our Post Passover Poker Tournament. This will be a Texas Hold’em tournament, similar to our past tournaments. It has been enjoyed by everyone who has attended, including those who have not been lucky enough to win. If you have any questions please contact Jon Coby at 914-772-0059. May and June will also be busy for us. Sunday May 20, will be our annual Lag B'omer BBQ, in conjunction with Judy's school programs, and the annual Blood Drive, run by our Men’s Club Vice-President David Breslin. Monday, June 4th will be our Men's Club Raffle and Dinner.

 

The Men's Club, also sponsors an adult modified softball team. The team plays Sundays with game starts at 9:00 A.M. The league consists of temple teams, from around the lower Westchester area. The season starts April 22nd. If you've “got game” contact Jon Coby at  914-772-0059.  Again, we wish everyone a happy and healthy Passover, and hope to see you at our upcoming events.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 22 March 2012 09:24 )
 
Our Busy Season PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 29 April 2011 13:29

By Jonathan Coby: The Men's Club is now in our busy season. In March we brought back an old tradition of having a Men's Club Shabbat service. The service was run with the guidance of the Rabbi, and Cantor, by Men's Club members, and supporters. All the Torah readers did an excellent job, and we were all treated to an inspirational sermon by Leo Gilberg. We also had a Purim Invitational Texas Hold' Em tournament, which had a greater participation than our first one and, of course, more fun. A congratulations to both Jonathan Osser, and Arthur Weinreb for sharing first prize.

The Men's Club will be having a lot of projects and events the next few months. All members should have received their Yom Hashoah candles, to be lit on May 1. On Sunday May 22, the Men's Club will have our Lag B'Omer BBQ at the Temple, in coordination with the Hebrew School program. Also that day will be the Blood Drive, organized by our own David Breslin. Come to the Temple that day, and watch the Hebrew School performance, leave a little blood, and have a delicious knosh. The Men's Club Raffle will be Monday June 6. The evening will include a buffet dinner, entertainment, and of course the raffle. We hope to see many of you at our upcoming events. 


Mark Your Calendar for our Annual Men’s Club Raffle & Dinner 

Monday, June 6th at 6:30pm

GRAND PRIZE $ 5,000

Last Updated ( Friday, 29 April 2011 13:32 )
 
Men's Club Kick-off Dinner PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 October 2010 11:27

By Ken Brown: On Wednesday, October 6 the Men’s Club held its annual Kick-Off Dinner for 5771.  This year, the dinner was held right at the synagogue with our very own Noel Zeller serving as “Top Chef,”  Jeff Feldman serving as “Master of the Grill,” and Ken Brown as “Tender of the Bar.” Also helping were Bob Miller, David Breslin, Steve Hoffberg, Victor Jaffe, Ron Hollander, and Arnie Lewis.

The dinner started with hot appetizers and cocktails (Bloody Mary’s and Arnold Palmers), was followed by salads, hot-off-of-the-grill steaks and salmon and vegetables, and topped off by cakes and fresh fruits.  Accompanying all of this were delicious red and white wines. The real treat of the evening was an after-dinner performance by stand-up comedian (and JCCH congregant!) Scott Rogowsky.  Scott spoke about “being” Jewish, attending services, and the high holidays at the JCCH and had everyone literally laughing their meals off! It was a great evening and everyone left the synagogue in high spirits, embraced by the camaraderie of the event, and ready for the challenges of a new year.

Be on the lookout for more Men’s Club programs, coming soon.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 14 October 2010 11:29 )
 
Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle Program PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 19 February 2010 09:12

By Jon Coby

It has been over sixty years since Nazi concentration camps were liberated and the Holocaust that claimed six million Jewish lives came to an end.  To ensure that the six million did not die in vain and that the Holocaust never happens again, the Men’s Club will once again encourage all members of the JCCH to participate in the “Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program.”. As the years pass, the memories of those who fell victim to the ultimate hate crime must not diminish.  That is why next month the Men’s Club will mail out special yellow yahrtzeit candles to the congregation and encourages every family in our synagogue to light just one of these candles on the night of Sunday, April 11.   When each family lights their yellow candle, it will increase the awareness of the Holocaust, perpetuate the memory of the six million, honor the righteous people that risked their lives to protect Jews, and perpetuate our commitment to our people. 

The memory is important because the number of Holocaust survivors is diminishing with each passing day and taking our first-person connection with history.  As we lose this precious link to our past, those who deny that the Holocaust ever happened gain strength and are poised to revise history!  Sadly, recent published reports show that 20% of American high school students lack any knowledge of the Holocaust and are ripe for the revisionist history we wish to avoid. Yom HaShoah yellow candles are highly visible symbols of what really happened and are symbols of what we hope will always be tolerance of those who are different.  While the color of the candles recalls the badges Jews were forced to wear in Nazi-occupied Europe, their flames inspire hope in all of us that we can yet make our world a tolerant place to live. Yellow candles lit on Yom HaShoah are a highly visible symbol for “keeping the flame alive” and insure that the messages of freedom and tolerance continue to shine! Look for your Yom Ha Shoah Yellow Candle in the mail in the week of April 11, light it, and commit to never forget!  

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 19 July 2011 07:33 )
 
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