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Men's Club & Abba

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Welcome to Men's Club. Our club is one of 250 clubs of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs throughout the world whose overall objective is to involve Jewish men in Jewish life. Here at OT, our club encourages men to grow together in all aspects of Jewish life, build friendships, and foster a strong Jewish community through volunteerism.

Men's Club Officers

President: Barry Hemmerdinger
Immediate Past President: Marvin Kon
Vice Presidents: Howard Sloan, Rick Neifeld, Seth Feldman, Dennis Staten
Treasurer: Gary Aiken
Secretary: Steve Kirsch
Vice President/Abba Co-coordinators: Eddie Silverman and Josh Renne


Abba, which means "father" in Hebrew, is a committee within Men's Club for fathers of young children. We plan events for dads who want to socialize with other Jewish men, participate in wide-ranging Jewish activities, and just get out of the house every now and then.

There is no time commitment or membership fee, though Men's Club membership is encouraged. Abba events occur about once a month and each event is organized by different participants in the group. Events are scheduled at times that are friendly to fathers of young children. For more information about Abba, contact Eddie Silverman and Josh Renne at

Join Men's Club

Our 2023-24 membership drive is underway! Men's Club provides social and volunteer opportunities throughout the year and is a great place to build friendships and strengthen our community.

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Already a member? You can make an additional donation here.


Upcoming Events

World Wide Wrap, Sunday, February 11, 8:30am. Wrapping tefillin is a meaningful way to experience “first thoughts” of the day and reflection on our connection to God via prayer. Tefillin can be a powerful source of comfort and for coping with family illness, loss of a loved one and the infinite challenges of everyday life. Join us at Sunday morning minyan with the members of OT, Men's Club and wrappers around the world in wearing tefillin for prayer. This year in particular, Men's Clubs are showing our solidarity of support for Israel by wrapping tefillin together!

Electronics & Metal Recycling, Sunday, April 7, 8:45-10:15am. Men's Club and the OT Green Initiative are here to help you keep the environment clean and safely dispose of your electronics and metals. Learn more here.

Men's Club Nats Game, Wednesday, May 8, First Pitch at 6:45pm. Join your friends, or meet new ones, from Men's Club at Nats Park to watch the battle of the beltways between the Baltimore Orioles and Washington Nationals. Note: weeknight Nationals games now start at 6:45pm. We have a limited number of tickets that will be exclusively offered to Olam Tikvah Men's Club members through March 15 before opening up to the wider community and other Seaboard Region Men's clubs.  Sign up for your tickets early. Family and friends are welcome. $32 per ticket. Register here by March 15.

Seed and Sapling Sale, Sunday, April 28, 9:00am-12:00pm. Spring is springing and it's time to put seedlings in the ground! Come to OT to pick up plants to start or add to your home garden. We have a wide variety of vegetables and herbs to choose from and donations from the sale will benefit OT's sustainability efforts.

Regional Events. For activities of the Seaboard Region of the FJMC, visit

Regular Events

Board Meetings, second Monday of the month, 7:00pm. Open to all members. Please email Men's Club if you would like to attend a meeting.

Pick-Up Soccer, Sundays at Chabad's field. All are welcome to join our weekly pick-up games. Email Mark Hasson for more information or to be added to the mailing list.

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Thank you to our Mensch & Super Mensch Members

As of October 3, 2023
Super Mensches

Gary Aiken
Jordan Baker
Owen Bubel
Ken Cohn
Stephen Dienstfrey
Elliott Dubin
Edward Eisenson
Raymond Ellis
Howard Fienberg
Bruce Gordon
Andrew Guillen
Barry Hemmerdinger
Marshall Hoffman
David Hone
Marvin Kon
Patrick Linton
Rick Neifeld
David Pearlstein
Mark Quist
Ross Raphael
Mark Roth
Eric Rothberg
Yoni Saad
Jeff Siegell
Eddie Silverman
Howard Sloan
Steve Tursky
Bob Watts
Bruce Waxman


Eric Akawie
Barry Bielsker
Philip Blumenthal
Jim Finkel
Aryeh Fishman
Jeffrey Freilich
Peter Friedman
Arnold Golub
Rabbi David Kalender
Steven Kirsch
Marvin Klemow
Eric Litt
David Margolis
Jerry Markowitz
Josh Oppenheim
Joel Paul
Coleman Sachs
Michael Scher
Rob Sherman
Ronald Siebert
Jon Silberman
Aron Sterling
Michael Toobin
Seth Tuwiner
Irvin Varkonyi
Jerome Vitner
Mark Weber
Dan Werbel
Michael Witlin
Allen Zobler

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