January Newsletter: JanMensNewsletter
The Men’s Club of Temple Beth O’r/Beth Torah promotes fellowship among its members and brings the initiatives of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs to our community. Among the programs we promote are:
Shomrei Ha’aretz – Preserving the planet and conserving natural resources. We have presented eco-programs to educate the community on this vital topic.
Wellness Initiative – Our Men’s Club regularly invites the congregation and the community to Sunday morning breakfasts with speakers who bring information on maintaining health and preventing illness. We take part in our Temple’s Walking and Fitness group walks in the park that feature a speaker on the benefits of a healthy life-style.
Yad Shel Chai – This recently instituted program recognizes members of the congregation who have read from the Torah 18 times in a year.
Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program – Our Men’s Club distributes these specially crafted candles to synagogue members to remember those who perished during the Holocaust. Youth from synagogues using the candles may apply for FJMC scholarships in the United Synagogue-administered “Darkness Into Light” program for Eastern Europe travel.
World Wide Wrap – Each year we promote a special morning minyan in our synagogue where the mitzvah of tefillin is explained and demonstrated. This worldwide event is a fixture in synagogues throughout North America and in Australia, India, Europe, and South America.