The East Northport Jewish Center Men's Club is a social organization open to all male members of the synagogue. Its mission is to involve Jewish men in Jewish life and to promote friendship and comaraderie in that community by providing opportunities for socializing, networking and supporting synagogue activities.
Men's Club News- December, 2018
As we rolled into November, I knew I was facing a challenge. Traditionally, November is my busiest month, but, just to add a little more stress, I was moving my office and there was the Men's Club Dinner. Of course the devil is in the details, so I would divide by time: doing work, dealing with the move, and figuring out things for the dinner.
The routine repeated itself every day, until the day of the dinner, at which time the stress and the amount of predicted snow tripled. Thank goodness for all the members and trustees who chipped in their time and effort to bring off what turned out to be a very nice event, and thank you to the ENJC office and custodial staff. I must also give a very special thanks to Scott Keiser, without whom there wouldn't have been a dinner. I now know everything I have to do for next year. Although attendance, due to the weather, was a bit less than 80% of what I expected, it was still a very nice turnout.
It was a lovely and inspiring evening, honoring Werner Hess and Arnie Carter as Men of the Year. We enjoyed good food, good friends and inspiring speeches by the honorees. Then there was the entertainment. If you weren't able to make the dinner, please ask anyone who was there about David Levitan. I'm sure no one is going to forget his performance any time soon.
I personally look forward to a temporary slow down, but hope to see people at the December 16th meeting at 9:30 am (it's a Sunday), and our Thursday Night Football in the Youth Lounge in December.
Hoping everyone stays warm and safe, and I'll see you at services.
– Steve Krantz, Men's Club President
Men's Club is an active, growing organization, involved in a variety of religious and social activities that cater to the various interests of its members, including:
• Hosting and sponsoring social and fund raising activities with support of both the ENJC congregation and its many services, including the Religious School, youth group and religious services.
• Presenting opportunities for members to serve the synagogue community, including High Holiday ushering, Chanukah party hosting, and Sukkah raising.
• Offering new synagogue members free membership for the first year, including free admission to our annual membership dinner.
• Sponsoring and hosting a wide variety of social activities, open to all synagogue members, including fantasy baseball and football leagues, football TV nights, bowling parties and golf events.
• Sponsoring and hosting our congregation's annual Family Fun Day, which provides families with a day of barbecuing, games, sports, face-painting, treasure hunts and other activities (or just relaxing with family and friends).
Each year, Men's Club members staff the Purim carnival, build a Sukkah, sponsor a children's Chanukah party, and lead a Shabbat service. In addition, the Men's Club supports the ENJC religious school in various ways, including providing gifts to all B'nai Mitzvah.
We hold periodic meetings that are open to all members and prospective members to discuss current issues and participate in lively discussions about future activities and how to make the most of our organization.
Paid membership includes a ticket to our annual membership dinner, which honors worthy members and features a keynote speech and special guest. Recent dinners have included appearances by Congressman Steve Israel and Assemblyman Steve Stern.
We hope you'll join us as a member of the ENJC Men's Club. There is no minimum participation required, Whether you are only able to attend an occasional activity or would like to become involved on our Board to help with planning and running events, we welcome you as you show your support for the Men's Club and its important role in our synagogue.
Men's Club Dinner – November 5, 2015
2017-2018 Men's Club Board
|Executive Vice President||Richard Vladimir|
|Membership Vice President||Jeff Maldavir|
|Program Vice President||Scott Feuer|
|Ritual Vice President||Steve Hardy|
|Fundraising Vice President||Peter Wisotsky|
|Recording Secretary||Ed Isaac|
|Immediate Past President||Scott Keiser|
Trustees: Steve Alberti, Allan Berman,
Frank Brecher, Larry Garten, Len Graber, Werner Hess,
Allen Kaiden, Steve Levine, Bob Slade
Past Presidents: Steve Alberti, Frank Brecher, Scott Gilbert,
Jeff Glatzer, Len Graber, Steve Hardy, Ira Klein,
Steve Levine, Robert Nerzig, William Saltzman,
Mark Slovin, Bob Spitz, Peter Wistosky