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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 2022-23 membership drive is underway! Complete our online membership form to become a member of Men's Club. Men's Club provides social and volunteer opportunities throughout the year and is a great place to build friendships and strengthen our community.

Click here to join Men's Club

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


Upcoming Events

Fall in Love in Las Vegas Fun-raiser, Saturday, February 11, 7:30pm. Sisterhood and Men's Club invite you to a casino night fun-raiser! Play Blackjack, Craps, Texas Hold ‘Em, and Roulette, all run by a professional casino company. We will also have a DJ and other fun activities, plus hors d'oeuvres, dessert, beer and wine. Sisterhood and Men’s Club are using this event as a fundraiser with 4 levels of participation and raffle tickets. Register here by Sunday, January 22.

World Wide Wrap, Sunday, February 12, 8:30am. Wrapping tefillin – a meaningful way to experience “first thoughts” of the day and reflection on our connection to God via prayer. Join us before Sunday minyan for a brief refresher on tefillin and then stay to daven for the short Sunday morning service at 9:00am. Open to all. Bring your own tefillin or borrow from OT. A small nosh will follow the service.

Abba Poker and Game Night, Saturday, February 25, 8:00pm. Come play poker or bring a board game to play. $18 per person includes beverages, snacks, and prizes. Proceeds from this event support OT youth programming. Register here.

Hearing Men's Voices, Sunday, February 26, 9:40am. Join us for a light breakfast and discussion of our experiences navigating interfaith relationships and lessons learned. Hearing Men’s Voices (HMV) is a Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) initiative that seeks to create comfortable small-group forums for learning from one another, grappling with important issues, and growing together as Jews. Please RSVP here by February 23.

FJMC Webinars. Check out FJMC's ongoing series of webinars, including sports, cooking and other affinity groups. Visit to see what's available and register.

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

Regular Events

Board Meetings, first Wednesday 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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Men's Club Voicemail: (571) 306-0918

Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783