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



Prayer for Ukraine

by Rabbi Reuven Kimelman

May God grant the Ukrainian people the fortitude to resist
and reverse any onslaught from Russia.
May the defeat of Putin’s army bring about a rebirth of freedom for the Russian people.
May Russia and its neighbors live together in amity through democracy.
May the hope of the Rosh Hashanah liturgy ring
throughout the land —
ְו ָכ ל ָה ִר ְש ָע ה ֻּכ ָל הּ ְכ ָע ָש ן ִת ְכ ֶל ה ִכי ַת ֲע ִביר ֶמ ְמ ֶש ֶלת ָזדוֹן ִמן ָה ָא ֶרץ ְו ִת ְמ ל וֹ ךְ ַא ָת ה ה ‘ ְל ַב ֶ ֶּֽד ךָ ַע ל ָכ ל ַמ ֲע ֶ ֶּֽש י ךָ
May all evil (Rishah=Russia) dissipate like smoke, for the removal of tyranny ushers in the reign of God over all. Peace for all. Amen


A Prayer of Peace for the People of Ukraine

by Rabbi Naomi Levy

God, Our hearts are with all the people of Ukraine, Its president, Volodymyr Zelensky,
And with our Jewish brothers and sisters in Ukraine 200,000 souls
Who crouch in fear
As the sound of sirens and bombs pierces the air. Synagogues once filled with songs of celebration
Have become makeshift shelters.
Echoes of the Holocaust reverberate,
The memory of the one and a half million
Martyred Ukrainian Jews.
God, we pray that the panic in the streets of Ukraine Will give way to the sound of children playing,
And the sound of sirens will give way to songs of hope. We pray that the world community will unite
And cause the Russian army to retreat.
We pray for no more violence
Or bloodshed
And we pray that diplomacy
Will be the path to peace.
Hear our prayers, God,
Hear the prayers of the mothers and fathers,
the prayers of the children
longing for safety.
God, our Shelter,
Bring peace.
Let it rain down from the heavens like a mighty storm. Let it wash away all hatred and bloodshed.
Peace, God. Please, God. Amen.



by Arnie Miller

A single mother wakes up from a coma after giving birth to twins.

She asks the doctor: “Where are my babies?”

The doctor says: “Don’t worry. Your babies are healthy and safe and are now at home with your brother. One of the babies is a boy and the other a girl. Unfortunately, I do have some bad news.”

Mom asks: “Yes?”

Doctor answers: “Well, you were in the coma for a long time,” the doctor says very solemnly, “and we finally had to give the children names. Your brother was under a lot of stress – taking care of the two infants and he quickly chose their names.”

Fearfully, the mother asks: “What did he name the girl?”

The doctor lets out a sigh and says “Denise.”

“Oh!” The mother says. “That’s a lovely name, what about the boy?”

The doctor places a hand on the mother’s shoulder, shakes his head and says…“Denephew.”


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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