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

MEN’S CLUB HUMOR by Arnold Miller

A recently married Millennial couple were able to work very effectively from home during the pandemic. Their employers were so satisfied with their performances that they gave them the opportunity to permanently work from home anywhere in the United States. The couple was delighted.

They diligently searched the internet for the most desirable place to move to from their present California location. They prepared a very elaborate computer spreadsheet rating twenty different communities on more than 50 categories such as things to do, cost of living, transportation and friendliness. The couple was athletic and loved outdoor sports. As true Millennials, they also had a fascination with living in an area that was environmentally friendly.

After weeks of analysis, they decided to move to St. Paul, Minnesota. They bought a stately older home from two elderly sisters. On a beautiful day in June, they packed their car and left California for the Midwest.

July was magnificent. They hiked daily and went sailing on weekends. August started out the same but by the middle of the month, the evenings became rather chilly. They made plans to run in the local marathon on Labor Day.

Unfortunately, the marathon was canceled due to an early snowstorm. Neighbors told them not to worry, this was just a freakish weather event.

Temperatures dropped considerably in October and by Thanksgiving they were freezing. As Winter officially approached, they became concerned with the house’s lack of modern insulation and their inexperience driving in snow. Finally, swallowing their pride, they called the sisters to ask how they survived.

The sisters cheerfully replied, “for the past thirty years, we spent the eight months of Winter in Laguna Woods!”


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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