Men’s Club

Kavod AwardsThe Men’s Club is a regular and vibrant contributor to the Beth El community offering activities and support for all congregants.  We offer a variety of programs covering spiritual, intellectual, athletic, social, supporting Israel and social action topics.

Join us for an hour on a Sunday morning for the Breakfast Speaker Series with timely and interesting topics.  The first Thursday evening each month is the Hearing Men’s Voices discussion group organized by Jon Shields. Cary Feldman leads our fishing excursions on the Chesapeake Bay just to list a few of our recurring activities. We welcome and encourage your participation.

Please consider volunteering, speaking at an event, or suggesting new programs.  With few exceptions, our programs are open to men, women and children – the entire congregational membership as well as the general public.

Contact Jon Epstein to learn more about the Men’s Club.

Financial support of Men’s Club events through your contribution of annual dues ($36) as well as through sponsorships in honor/memory of a loved one make the programs possible.

Jonathan Epstein, Men’s Club President

Upcoming Men’s Club Events

Date/Time Event
April 02, 2020
8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hearing Men's Voices
April 21, 2020
9:00 pm
Jews and Brews
Rock Bottom Brewery, Bethesda MD
May 19, 2020
9:00 pm
Jews and Brews
Rock Bottom Brewery, Bethesda MD
May 21, 2020
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Israeli Whiskey Tasting
June 07, 2020
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Food Sorting and Manna Food Bank
Manna Food Center, Gaithersburg MD


Men’s Club Sunday Morning Speakers:

Sunday, December 8, 10:00 amHoward Feibus, having spent many years in the energy field, will discuss commercializing new approaches to enable the electric power supply system to become more resilient. He will also discuss plans, including those presented at the UN and in the proposed Green New Deal, to alleviate the effects of global climate change.

Sunday, December 15, 10:00 am: Men’s Club joins the Latke-Hamentasch Debate.

Sunday, December 22, 10:00 am: Kenneth Feigenbaum, presently an adjunct professor in the University of Maryland philosophy department, will present Franklin, Eleanor, and the Jew: A Discussion.  Ken will describe the controversies regarding FDR’s role in restricting immigrant action and the actions that he took or did not take limiting the Holocaust.

Sunday, December 29, 10:00 am: Open mic discussion.

Men’s Club Executive Committee for July 2017 – June 2018

  • President – Jonathan Epstein
  • Vice President – Dan Bender
  • Treasurer – Jeff Grill
  • Secretary – Vincent BenAvram

Committee Chairs:

  • Speaker Series – Howard Feibus
  • Membership – Jeff Spector
  • E-Newsletter – Marvin Yudkovitz and David Schultz
  • Awards and Nominations (Kavod, BYMOY, all nominations) – Cary Feldman, Jordan Rosner, Larry Sidman, David Sanders, Howie Stein, and  Howard Lesser
  • Purim Carnival – Volunteer Needed
  • HMV – Jon Shields
  • Ritual – Howard Lesser
  • Publicity – Volunteer Needed
  • Special Activities (Fishing Trip, Yellow Candles, others) – Cary Feldman and Howie Stein