The Beth El Men’s Club participates in 3 areas. The first is service to the Temple. We change the prayer books and Torah covers as well as usher for the High Holy Days, and we prepare the break-the-fast- meal following Yom Kippur services. We have a Men’s Club Shabbat in which we lead Friday night services. We also sponsor an interfaith dinner as well as help in various congregational events. The Men’s Club sells corn beef sandwiches twice a year and gave over $1,000.00 a year in profits to the Temple. We have given close to $2,000.00 to the Temple in the last 2 years for renovation of the men’s room, to help defray the cost of the new dishwasher, and to help the Sisterhood purchase a defibrillator. Secondly, we provide service to the community. We help staff Open Doors, working with the Mosque to help feed the homeless during the Christmas season. We provide hot spaghetti lunches twice a year at the Catholic Church as part of Friendship House Ministries. We also provide Judaic-themed books to local schools. The third area in which we participate is fellowship. We have a dinner meeting once a month, including our annual picnic.  Three or four times a year our meeting is held in conjunction with a spaghetti dinner we serve to the Lions Club at the Temple. The remaining 7 or 8 meetings are held at different restaurants. Most of what we do is dare I say fun and we do this with great honor, fellowship and pride.


Images from the recent Men's Club Judaica book donation to EMHS library: