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
November 10th, 2019 MC Bid N Buy Auction 1 PM Multi-Purpose Room
Congregants have been generous in the past. Your donations are crucial to making the Chinese and Silent auctions more appealing and complete. Any merchandise you can donate, please bring to the temple office. Who says there is no free lunch? Free lunch and admission to the event. Such a deal!!! Make your reservation by calling the temple office, or Marty Solway, or Gary Huniu. Join the bidding frenzy, and get an adrenaline rush. Share the experience with family and friends.
December 25th, 2019 MC Family Brunch 10 AM Multi-Purpose Room
Join us for brunch, to be followed by a program featuring guest speaker Rabbi David Eliezrie. The topic will be “Dancing with the KGB” The Survival of Soviet Jewry and its Modern Renaissance. This intriguing little known story is sure to pique your interest. Make a reservation by calling the temple office or Marty Solway or Gary Huniu. A flyer with more details of the Family Brunch, will appear in the next issue of the Tidings.
BRING A LITTLE JOY IN YOUR LIFE
Sukkot is a season of joy, where we enjoy the fruits of our labor, and express our gratitude for Hashem’s blessings. Joy comes in many forms, such as viewing a photo of family and friends, singing or humming a favorite song or tune to yourself. Even reflecting on precious memories of shared moments with loved ones who have passed away. So let us reflect on the significance and importance of joy in our daily lives. In our earthly concerns we face problems, dilemmas, and challenges that must come to a resolution. However sometimes we reach an impasse. To avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed, and falling into a dispassionate malaise, we must take a step aside, and extricate ourselves from this environment.
In the film Avatar, there was a neural network that formed an ecology in the land of Pandora, allowing for a neural connection to the Tree of Souls, which enabled the Navi, the inhabitants of the land, and beasts of the land to live in harmony and peace. At TBE there has been created a similar parallel environment. When we pass through the entrance into our chapel, we check our baggage at the door, and enter into a spiritual sanctuary. Through prayer and listening to the beautiful melodies sung by our cantor, we either create or strengthen a divine connection with Hashem. In return Hashem imbues us with an increased sense of energy and elevated strength to deal with situations in our daily lives.
In the film Avatar, an explanation of death was explained as a return of the energy you received at birth. So one last parting thought emphasizing joy from the Koheleth. There is nothing better for a man than he should eat and drink, and make his soul enjoy pleasure for his labor. For who will eat, or who will enjoy, if not I?
L’Chaim Enjoy Life!