President: Martin Solway
Exec VP: Larry Buff
Admin VP Norbert Rosenblum
Treasurer: Gary Huniu
Corres. Sec: Jack Lazerson
Recording Sec: Ron Gross
Parliamentarian: Jim Levy
Board Members: Alan Meyers
Board Meetings are usually held on the 2nd Thursday of the month. All Men’s Club Members are invited.
A message from Men's Club President...Martin Solway
Men’s Club will present a Yom Hashoah program on Wednesday, April 7th at 7:30 PM. The program will include candle lighting, poems, readings, music, photos and a slideshow. As updates become available, more information will follow.
THE TREE THAT IS 5781 YEARS OLD
Let us review the anatomic structure of the tree. The root system is symbolic of the Torah which provides nutrition to the growth of the tree. The tree is anchored in the earth which is representative of the creation. The trunk of the tree is layered, which determines the age of the tree. First layer is Adam and Eve. Next layer are their descendants. The next layer is Noah. The next layer is Noah’s sons and their descendants. The next layer are the patriarchs and matriarchs. Followed by the twelve tribes and their descendants. Next comes Moses, Aaron, Miriam, and the Levites, and their descendants. Next is Joshua and Caleb. To follow are the Judges. Then comes Samuel. Following are the Kings, most notably King Saul, King David, and King Solomon. The next layer are the prophets, most notably Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel. Ensuing layers are Job, Ruth, the Koheleth, Esther, Daniel, and Ezra. Nearer the top of the tree is the state of Israel and its heads of state. The next layer is represented by the centuries of religious leaders, most notably the rabbinate. At the top most layer of the tree sits our generation, under the protective cover of peace from the expanse of the leafy green branches.
The beauty of the tree is the transmission of wisdom, understanding, and knowledge which emanates from Hashem, and is cumulatively passed on through all the layers of the tree, from generation to generation. Each generation contributes some increased level of knowledge and experience to future generations. The question we must ponder is what shape or form will define our contribution to the legacy of the Jewish people. We must dedicate ourselves during our lifetime to continuing to build and add to the legacy that was passed to us from previous generations.
Take solace in these words, the year 5782 is just around the corner. Enjoy the privilege to gaze upon the legacy building efforts of our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Martin Solway – Club President