Men's Club : : President's Message

Monthly Message from Men's Clube President Marvin Mandel

Let’s Get Personal

Almost 50 people were present at the Men’s Club breakfast in August featuring Olympic medal-winning swimmer Shirley Babashoff. Raised in nearby Fountain Valley, CA, Shirley began her swimming at the ìold ageî of eight. She won her first medals as a fifteen year old in 1972 and capped her career with a gold medal in 1976 in the 4×100 freestyle relay defeating the East German team of ìcheatersî that used performance enhancing steroids. In total, Shirley set 37 United States swimming records and won 8 individual Olympic medals which she displayed for us- VERY IMPRESSIVE ! A special thanks goes to Temple Judea member Steve Schwartz who together with Steve Chase helped arrange Shirley’s visit.

The next Men’s Club breakfast on Wednesday September 6th will feature Temple Judea’s own Sandra Shapiro. Sandy is a renowned world traveler, in addition to being Vice President, Co-Religious Chair and Membership Committee member at Temple Judea. (She must take lots of vitamins to have the energy to excel in all these tasks; or perhaps she borrowed some of the performance enhancing steroids from the East German swim team.) Sandy recently spent time with the Jewish Community of Cuba and will talk about this proud group.

The Men’s Club presented a check to the Rabbi in support of easing hunger for the Uganda Jewish Community.

Men’s Club breakfasts begin at 10 AM in our social hall. They are a great way to mingle with your friends, learn, and have a tasty meal of lox & cream cheese spread, bagels, eggs, Danish and coffee & tea – all this for $5. Remember both Women and Men are invited. We encourage you to bring your friends.

Arnold Miller for Marvin Mandel, President