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                         5/1/2022   9:45 a.m.

Men's Club Mother's Day Brunch

and Annual Meeting

 

 

A Tribute to Cantor Lori Frank

 

The program will feature a light-hearted Men's Club tribute to our own, Cantor Lori Frank, upon the occasion of her retirement from TAS after 40 years of dedicated service.

.All paid-up Men's Club members are entitled to brunch, with 1 guest complimentary. Additional guests are $10 per person. Please click here to learn more about the program and register for the brunch.

Click here to watch a video of the tribute.

 

Upcoming Events

 

Men's Club Shabbat Zoom

Friday, October 29, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join the Men's Club for a Zoom online Shabbat service featuring members of the Men's Club leading the service and reading from Torah.

For more information, contact Steve Reitman by email at stevereitman@yahoo.com   


 

Previous Events

 

 

Men's Club Man of the Year 2020-2021

Andrew Wachtman

 

Two years ago, Andy took on a role as Speaker Chair for the Men's just before COVID-19 placed restrictions on in-person activities. Largely because of the ability to obtain Zoom speakers ranging from subjects such as Broadway, Israeli Olympic baseball, astronomy, local politics, sports and other subjects of interest to our members, the Men's Club has been able to retain most of its membership even though in-person brunch and other popular programs were put on hold.

Andy has been an active member of various congregations across the country for over 40 years. It has always a matter of belonging and being part of something. Starting back in the 70's, he started as a temple board member and Men's Club president for the newly formed Jewish Community North in Houston, Texas. Later, after moving to California in the 80's, he remained active in a Havurrah as well as the temple board at Temple Eilat in Mission Viejo. Later after moving to Arizona in 1995, he became an active member and Havurah member at Temple Solel in Scottsdale, Arizona. In all stops along the way, due a large part to congregational and Men's Club affiliations, he and his family have managed to make lifelong friendships with countless people along the way. This trend has continued since he relocated back to San Diego in 2008, when his affiliation with Temple Adat Shalom began. Being new to the area, their family was looking to meet people and build new friendships, they joined a new Havurrah and the Men' Club. He and his family have been active participants in a majority of Temple and Men's Club events ever since.

 

 

The members of our Men's Club don't just get together to socialize and have fun--we are deeply connected to our broader temple community as well as our local and global communities. In addition to raising funds that enable our teens to participate in Jewish Heritage Trips with Rabbi David, it is Men's Club volunteers who plan and put on our congregation's annual Purim Carnival, that brings the joy of Purim to children of all ages.

Men's club members serve latkes to Mosad Shalom students to celebrate Chanukah

Our Men's Club volunteers are latke makers extraordinaire for the religious school's Chanukah celebrations. The special connection between the Men's Club and our religious school students is evidenced by the traditional gift of the Torah book made by the Men's Club to every b'nei mitzvah student. It is a Men's Club representative who introduces each b'nei mitzvah student to the congregation at Erev Shabbat services on the eve of each b'nei mitzvah.

Our annual Men's Club Shabbat not only enables many of our members to help lead the congregation in worship, but also includes the highlight of over a dozen men reading Torah during the service.

Our TAS Men's Club is known throughout the Reform Movement as one of the most active and engaged Men's Clubs in the country. Come to a monthly brunch and enjoy great food, an engaging and provocative speaker, and the lively company of 80-100 Jewish men.

Our annual Family Camping Trip is a Temple Adat Shalom favorite, drawing experienced and novice campers alike to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors along with delicious meals and fun activities, all provided by the Men's Club.

You won't want to miss our annual Men's Club Pizza Night. It was previously called a Seder (but not a Passover seder) so we changed the name to avoid any confusion. This is where we get a chance to discuss the modern plagues we face as men, in a supportive and friendly environment.

 

Men's Club members play an instrumental role in our congregation's social action initiatives, participating in blood drives, volunteering to help feed the homeless at Christmas time, and more. 

Additional programs sponsored by the Men's Club throughout the year may include White Water Rafting, Comedy Night, a Family Hoe Down, and more.

Membership is open to all male congregants of Temple Adat Shalom or any other Jewish congregation. Your membership dues get you free admission to our monthly brunches, though membership is not required to attend the brunches or any other Men's Club program. Members receive discounts on most of the Men's Club events.

Here is an brief overview given on 6/28/2020 by the Men's Club Immediate Past President, Mark Molbegott for the TAS Annual Congregational Meeting describing the Men's Club events for the 2019-2020 fiscal year:

Click here to see the video presentation

 

For more information, please contact: Men's Club Membership. To download the Membership Application, click here and please follow the instructions at the bottom. The 'Submit Form' button is currently disabled.

 

      

Sun, May 15 2022 14 Iyar 5782