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 28, 2019
10:00 am
Men's Club Breakfast with Speaker Samira Anderson
Congregation Beth El, Bethesda MD
May 13, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Men's Club Food Sorting at Manna Food Center
Manna Food Center, Gaithersburg MD


Men’s Club Sunday Morning Speakers:

March 10, 2019: Tal Greenberg, Beth El’s Shaliach, joins us this morning to discuss her impressions of life as a a Shaliach.

March 24, 2019:  Rabbi David Abramson joins us  to discuss: What Do We Owe to the Elderly?—Jewish Values through the Lens of Pastoral Care.

March 31, 2019:  Howard Feibus, a Beth El member who has worked in the field of environmental emission controls, will discuss the scientific basis for grave concerns about global climate change, discussed at the recent Katowicz IPCC Conference, which described a passage into a new phase of climate change; insufficient control to meet the critical goal of limiting global temperature to a rise of 20C. And, Howard will briefly describe an alternative way to limit global temperature increase temporarily, which may enable humanity through the coming deluge.

April 14, 2019: World Wide Wrap with guest speaker, David Margolis speaking on Tefillin – Why, What, When and How?

April 28, 2019:  Samira Anderson discusses the need for developing effective, evidence-based solutions to overcoming communication barriers imposed by hearing.  Ms. Anderson is associate professor of hearing and speech sciences at the University of Maryland, College Park.

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