Yellow Candles for Yom HaShoah
You should have received a Yellow Candle from the Men's Club, or will shortly. Remember those who perished in the Holocaust by lighting your candle on Wednesday night, April 15, and attending the NoVa community commemoration at the JCCNV on the 19th. See the letter from Men's Club that came with the candle about giving tzedakah to assist local survivors in need and build a strong Jewish future through OTís Shabbat morning youth programming. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you havenít received a candle by April 8.
Electronic Recycling Day
April 26 9-12pm Cluttered with VCRs, old computers and TVs? In conjunction with Earth Day, the OT Men's Club will host an electronics recycling event - Forever Green Recycle will be in the Olam Tikvah Parking Lot for all of your electronic recycling needs, FREE OF CHARGE. Drop off as much as you want (You can even bring in stuff from your company or neighbors)! While there is no charge, please consider making a $18.00 donation to the Men's Club for future environmental projects for OT and the community when you drop off your items.
Forever Green Recycle is a full service electronic recycler with a strict no landfill policy. They do not ship materials to 3rd world countries, and they resell what they can recondition, or disassemble all equipment and sell to downstream users of metal or plastic scrap. Forever Green accepts practically everything with wires, plus related items such as video tape and fluorescent tubes - see their website for a list.
3rd Annual Men's Club Family Shabbat Dinner, May 8
We are repeating the tradition we began a couple of years ago, of welcoming all members of the Olam Tikvah community to join us for an evening of ruach. Service at 6:15pm followed by delicious chicken dinner prepared by the guys at about 7pm. Still the same great price of $12/person, $40 max per family. PLEASE RSVP by May 3 to ensure sufficient food. To reserve your place, contact email@example.com, and send check to OT, payable to OT Men's Club, or pay online below.
Renew Your Menís Club Membership or Join for the First Time!
Itís never too late to renew or join Menís Club. Your dues support OTís youth and education programming. Annual Dues: regular membership, $36; seniors (65 and over), $18. Be a Mensch Member for $54, and provide extra support. Send your checks with the membership form payable to Olam Tikvah Menís Club to the OT office.
What are Menís Clubs about and why should you join? See this video, produced by an OT Menís Club member:
Soccer, Sundays at Chabad's field. All are welcome to join our weekly pick-up games. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to be added to the mailing list.
Basketball, Monday evenings during the school year, 9:00pm-10:15pm, at Poe Middle School. Everyone's welcome to join our weekly pick-up basketball games, beginning this fall. E-mail email@example.com for more details.
Board Meetings, first Thursday of the month, after minyan (about 8:15pm). All members are welcome, and should contact the Men's Club at firstname.lastname@example.org if they would like to attend a meeting.
January 11: OT Olympics #1: Bowling with Abba
January 25: OT Olympics #2: Northern VA Synagogue Basketball Tournament
February 8: Annual ďWorld Wide WrapĒ at services
February 14: Seaboard Blue Yarmulke Dinner
February 21: Boy Scout Shabbat
February 22: Brunch with OT Poet/Journalist Rick Black
February TBA: GMU Basketball w/ABBA
March 1: Pack Yom HaShoah Yellow Candles
March 8: Begin Yellow Candle delivery to OT home
March 22: Civilian Service Brunch Ė OTís Jim Finkel on his experiences dealing with genocide & war crimes
April/May weeknight: Washington Nationals game
April 26: Earth Day Electronics Recycling, OT
May 3: ABBA Steak & Vodka Dinner
May 8: Menís Club Shabbat dinner and annual meeting at OT after services
May 31: Family Miniature Golf Outing
July 8 Ė 12: FJMC International Convention, Deauville Resort, Miami Beach
July 19 or Aug 2: NoVA Synagogue Soccer Tournament Fundraiser for Kids of Sderot, Terror Victims in Israel