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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

JFGH Sukkah Raising, Wednesday, September 27, 5:00pm. Help Abba raise the sukkah for the Brown Berish Jewish Family Group Home in Annandale. We'll need at least six people to set it up. The residents are always extremely happy with our assistance. RSVP to event coordinator Eddie Silverman.

S'chach Pickup, Wednesday, September 27, 5:00-7:00pm at 4047 Hunt Rd. S'chach (bamboo sukkah roof) puts the finishing touch on your sukkah. Pickup pre-purchased your s'chach order from Men's Club. If possible, a minivan, SUV, or pick-up truck will make it easier for you to transport the s'chach back to your house. If you would like to volunteer to cut s'chach, please contact

Beer & Trivia in the Sukkah, Wednesday, October 4, 7:00pm. Join Men's Club for a fun night of snacks, craft beer, and trivia in the OT sukkah! This event is FREE (21+ only). Invite a friend! Register here.

FJMC Webinar: "The Yom Kippur War: 50 Years Later," Wednesday, October 18, 9:00pm. As the 50th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War is observed in October, Marc Herwitz, a Senior U.S. Active Duty Service Member and War College Graduate, will present an analysis of the conflict that includes: the battle timeline, actions by regional and world leaders, as well as an understanding of major operational campaigns and the outcomes of the war. Register here.

Campfire Scotch & Study, Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm. Study some text and sample some scotch. Register here.

Election Brunch, Sunday, October 29, 9:45am. Learn about the upcoming election at this annual brunch, featuring speakers for the county and school board races. Register here by Monday, October 16!

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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