Men's Club

Men’s Club, composed of the men at Temple Judea, extends a warm welcome to all of the community. Its members, being leaders in the Jewish community, value the meaning of “brotherhood,” accepting an obligation to serve the congregation as well as the community.

Men’s Club activities combine exciting sports events and casino visits with fundraising.

Its members assist the Sisterhood with any needs and together they provide the environment for the melding of men and women members into one Jewish family.

Events & Activities


Judea Breakfast Club

Post-coronavirus, Breakfast Club will resume on the first Wednesday of each month. 10 AM – Bendat Social Hall. Ladies & Guests always welcome! Breakfast donation: $5.00



Men’s Club Humor by Arnold Miller

Chanukah versus Christmas

1. Xmas is one day, same day every year, December 25. Jews also love December 25th. It’s a paid day off work. We go to movies and out for Chinese food. Chanukah is 8 days. It starts the evening of the 25th of Kislev, whenever that falls.

2. Christmas is a major holiday. Chanukah is a minor holiday with the same theme as most Jewish holidays. They tried to kill us, we survived, let’s eat.

3. Christians get wonderful presents such as jewelry, perfume, stereos…Jews get practical presents such as underwear, socks, or the collected works of the Rambam, which looks impres- sive on the bookshelf.

4. There is only one way to spell Christmas. No one can de- cide how to spell Chanukah, Chanukkah, Chanukka, Channu- kah, Hanukah, Hannukah, etc. Even if you are a terrible speller, you can’t go wrong.

5. Christmas is a time of great pressure for husbands and boy- friends. Their partners expect special gifts. Jews are relieved of that burden. No one expects a diamond ring on Chanukah.

6. Christmas brings enormous electric bills. Candles are used for Chanukah. We are spared enormous electric bills.

7. Christmas carols are beautiful…Silent Night, Come All Ye Faithful… Chanukah songs are about dreidels made from clay or having a party and dancing the hora.

8. A home preparing for Christmas smells wonderful from the sweet smell of cookies and cakes baking. A home preparing for Chanukah smells of oil, potatoes, and onions.

All in All… Better to stick with Chanukah!


One thing that I’ve tried to do is to keep my imagination young
Stephen King, 74

I’m a person whose biggest hobby is laughing. I love being raucous, which is one of the things that really annoyed by husband.
Rita Moreno, 89

I seldom get down or depressed. I don’t want to waste a minute when I could be enjoying life. Dick Van Dyke, 95


Ed: Did you like working at the unemployment office?

Fred: Not really. Even when they fired me, I still had to come in.

How does a talking calculator work? The results speak for themselves.

Frank: Is your wife still putting glue on your hunting gear?

Hank: She denies it, but I’m sticking to my guns.

Fran: How much do you weigh?

Stan: About 200 pounds, with my glasses on. Fran: How much do you weigh with them off? Stan: I don’t know, I can’t read the numbers.

Feeling Good about Yourself? Have a kid draw a picture of you.

You know you’re old
When you clean your house
To the music you used to dance to.



Create a Booklet for Your Family

This is the response to an autobiographical booklet called “Experience is the Best Teacher”. The booklet was written by member, Rudy Schindler and is now in the library of the Temple.

Dear Grandpa,
Thank you for thinking of me on my birthday this year and every year. I also want to thank you for writing me your book about your life and your wisdom. I have gotten through most of it and I would love to talk to you about it when I see you on Thanksgiving. Also I will write you when I finish reading it to tell you what I think and ask you any questions I might have. I love reading about our family’s history. It makes me feel more connected to my roots. And reading about you being a young man has given me a good perspective on my life.
I love you, see you soon,
– Max

You may want to create a booklet of your own for your family and get the same kind of response from your grandchildren.

Men’s Club is planning to offer any member this opportunity. Paul Feigenbaum has come up with an unusually low cost for any member inclined. You may contact Paul Feigenbaum at 206-1666 for more details.

Our Daily Minyan

Perhaps the one activity at Temple Judea that never takes a vacation is the Minyan. Twice a week, the faithful gather in Smotrich Chapel to maintain the century-old tradition of public worship. More often than not, the core group is joined by those who, in grief, come to praise the Almighty by means of the Mourners Kaddish. Please consider joining us for morning services. Monday and Thursday at 8:30am.

Donate Your Old Car

As most of you know, the sale of cars donated to Temple Judea has been the source of much needed income to our Temple. I put out a request for help in this project and lo an behold, a member of our Men’s Club, Norman Kingston has volunteered to aid me in this endeavor. Thank you Norman! Norman can be reached either through the Temple office or at his home number 679-2216.

Gold for Temple Judea

Men’s Club will cash in your gold for the Temple and we’ll save you the effort to do so. Call Jack Berger 949.829.8270 to arrange it. A little or a lot – broken or not, it sure will help. Please look around in drawers or closets and cash it in for Temple Judea.

President's Message

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