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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

Hearing Men's Voices: "Anti-Semitism: Living with and Overcoming," Sunday, May 19, 10:00am. Join us for a light breakfast and discussion of past and current experiences of facing antisemitism. 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. This is event is open to men and women. Register here by Wednesday, May 15.

Men's Club Shabbat Dinner, Friday, May 31, 6:15pm. OT's Men's Club will be preparing a Shabbat Dinner immediately following Kabbalat Shabbat at 6:15pm. Welcome to families and friends. Enjoy a delicious dinner, wine and dessert as only the chefs of Men's Club can prepare! $25/adult, $12/child age 2-12, children under 2 free. Register here.

Abba Kickball, Sunday, June 2, 6:00pm at Ratcliffe Park. Join Abba for a FUN game of kickball – the longest running non-competitive Jewish kickball game in Fairfax County. We’ll play at Ratcliffe Park for about an hour and then head over to Senor Tequila's for dinner. If you can’t join us for kickball, you can still come for dinner. RSVP here by Thursday, May 30, so we can reserve a table large enough for the group.

FJMC Seaboard Region Biennial Retreat 2024, June 28-30 at Pearlstone Retreat Center, Reisterstown, MD. Being Jewish in Today’s World: A Multifaceted Look at Who We Are. Register at

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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