How good it is, and how pleasant,
when brothers dwell together in unity. -Psalms 133
The Reform Temple of Rockland Men’s Club mission is to support and sponsor the Temple’s outstanding Youth Programs and outreach to Jewish Youth in our greater community. Through our efforts and fund-raising we provide the directors and staff for the entire program, and provide assistance to run our many activities and events.
The Men’s Club also serves the greater RTR throughout the year. Along with WRJ/Sisterhood, we provide and present gifts to Bar and Bat Mitzvah, and co-sponsor the regular Friday night Oneg Shabbat. During the High Holidays, Men’s Club members set up chairs and prayer books in the sanctuary and serve as ushers.
Major events include the annual Golf Outing fundraiser and dinner, Sukkot Barbeque (among other Barbeques), an annual Red Cross blood collection and a Comedy Night. Members receive discounts off the cost of various activities and have the enviable opportunity to share the fun and company of an outstanding group of men.
One of the most important services provided by the Men’s Club is to give comfort to mourners. Volunteers are needed to lead shiva minyons at the homes of members who have recently lost loved ones. If you are comfortable with a normal Friday evening service, then you can lead a minyan. Training is available, if you would like. You will be needed two or three times a year to provide this mitzvah, which is always appreciated by the family sitting shiva. Contact Ron Stack to volunteer.
Men’s Club Leadership:
President – David Firstenberg
VP (Youth) – Seth Schlanger
VP (Membership) – Russell Jay
VP(Programming) – Cliff Malat
VP (Ways and Means) – Bernie Perry
Treasurer – Barry Weiss
Secretary – Alvin Aronoff