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

Abba

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 ABBA@olamtikvah.org.

Join Men's Club

Our 2021-22 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.

Events

Upcoming Events

Abba Spirits & Study, Saturday, November 20, 7:00pm. Enjoy a tasting Cognac and Pálinka with an evening of study with Rabbi Bedo. Ross Raphael will lead the tasting.  We'll be outside in the parking lot with the fire pits, weather permitting (otherwise, indoors). $18 per person payable in cash at the event. Proceeds to benefit OT youth programming. Register here.

Bunnyman Brewery Tour, Sunday, December 12, 4:30pm. Check out this locally-owned microbrewery. Register below for free. You'll pay for your own drinks and food. Register here.

Bowling Night, Sunday, January 16, 6:00pm. Save the date! Details and registration coming soon.

World Wide Wrap, Sunday, February 13, 8:30am. Learn how to put on tefillin, get a refresher course, or if you're a regular wrapper, join others in this important mitzvah. All are welcome. Come at 8:30am for a teaching session before Shacharit at 9:00am. World Wide Wrap is a global program of the Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs.

Poker and Game Night, Saturday, February 19, 8:00pm. Come play poker or bring a board game to play. $18 per person includes beverages, snacks, and prizes. Register here.

Hearing Men's Voices, Sunday, February 27, 7:00pm. Men's Club invites OT men to come together for a discussion before minyan. Men’s Club member Eric Rothberg will facilitate the discussion about mental health. The HMV initiative of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs seeks to create comfortable small-group forums for men to learn from one another, grow together as Jews, and grapple with important issues. Register here.

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

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

Regular Events

Our regular events have been suspended during the pandemic. We hope you will join us at our upcoming virtual and physically-distanced events listed above. To attend a virtual board meeting, email mensclub@olamtikvah.org.

Board Meetings, first Thursday of the month, 7:30pm. Open to all members. Please contact Men's Club at mensclub@olamtikvah.org if you would like to attend a meeting.

Play Pick-Up Basketball, Tuesdays, 9:00pm at Holmes Middle School (summer season). Join this fun, friendly pick-up basketball game with Men’s Club and other Northern Virginia organizations. To learn more, contact Bruce Albert.

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

Contact

Email: mensclub@olamtikvah.org or abba@olamtikvah.org
Men's Club Voicemail: (571) 306-0918

Mon, November 29 2021 25 Kislev 5782