Kol Rinah Men’s Club

Kol Rinah Men’s Club is a service organization to the shul, the community, and the members of Men’s Club. Its objectives are to support the growth of the Conservative movement, grow individually, and partner with the youth as they grow.

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News & Latest Events

I was beginning to fear that cooler weather would never arrive. But it’s here at last — what a relief for those of us who can’t tolerate the heat. Before moving on to November and December activities, I’d like to express the Men’s Club’s appreciation for the tremendous support for our annual Steak and Scotch in the Sukkah. More than 70 Kol Rinah members and friends enjoyed their choice of 12-ounce rib steak or salmon or grilled stuffed portobello mushroom, along with a giant baked potato and crisp salad. And of course there was the Scotch tasting following dinner.

However, before we could dine in the Sukkah, we had to build it. Pictures (on the back page) show the Men’s Club Sukkah Crew as they built it in 90-degree weather.

We are truly excited to bring back our SPORTS DINNER, November 18 at 6:30 p.m. We are fortunate to have as our guest speaker St. Louis native, Benjamin Hochman. Hochman, a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is a sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hochman has received six national honors from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the “APSEs,” are considered the “Oscars” of sports writing. He will talk about his experiences with the Cardinals and his new Book “ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, THE BIG 50.”

Tickets include dinner, Q&A, raffles. You can make your reservation by going to Kol Rinah’s home page (kolrinahstl.org), scroll down to the Sports Dinner poster and click on the poster. You will be taken to the page for making reservations.

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 18 – Sports Dinner with Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post Dispatch

December 2 – Build Your Own Hannukia

December 9 – Poker, Dreidel and Games Night

February 2019 – Men’s Club Shabbat

March 10, 2019 – Man & Youth of the Year

May 3, 2019 – Shabbat in Mexico, Kabbalat Shabbat and Mazon HaOlam dinner

More information on each event as each date approaches.

B’Shalom,

Max

Presented by the Kol Rinah Men’s Club
Cost in Advance:
$18 Adults,
$12 Men’s Club Members,
$6 Children 18 and under
Cost at the Door:
$20 Adults,
$6 Children 18 and Under
RSVP by November 12, kolrinahstl.org or 314-727-1747
Vegetarian or gluten free requests must be made when you RSVP
SPAGHETTI DINNER & SPORTS TALK
Ben will talk about his experiences with the Cardinals and his new Book
“ST. LOUIS CARDINALS, THE BIG 50”
Q & A • RAFFLES
Benjamin Hochman, a St. Louis native and graduate of
the University of Missouri School of Journalism, is a sports columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Hochman has
received six national honors from the Associated Press Sports Editors, the “APSEs,” considered the Oscars of sportswriting. Ben is also an author, and will talk about his new book.

KolRinahSTL.org • 829 N. Hanley Road • St. Louis, MO 63130 • 314-727-1747

I always look forward to the High Holy Days. They provide me an opportunity to reflect on the past year and plan for the next; renew (return to) the path to walk in God’s ways; and revive or resuscitate my commitment to the mitzvot. They also give me a chance to refresh my commitment to Kol Rinah. I hope you will join me in these views.

It was a quiet summer for the Men’s Club. Our only event in June was Hearing Men’s Voices. There were no events in July. In August, we hosted the annual Welcome Back to KoREH Pancake Breakfast on the first day of religious school. And we held another Hearing Men’s Voices in August.

With the summer hiatus over, the Men’s Club is jumping feet first right back into the things it does for Kol Rinah’s members.

September 25 – Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah with a Touch of Talmud

October 15 – Hearing Men’s Voices

December 2 – Build Your Own Hannukia

December 9 – Poker, Dreidel and Games Night

February 2019 – Men’s Club Shabbat

March 2, 2019 – Man & Youth of the Year

May 3, 2019 – Shabbat in Mexico, Mazon HaOlam dinner and Kabbalat Shabbat

More information on each event as each date approaches.

I mentioned Hearing Men’s Voices twice in coming events. Do you wonder what Hearing Men’s Voices is? Here’s a description from the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs:

Hearing Men’s Voices (HMV) is a program that engages men in Jewish life by building male relationships and extending Jewish community. Hearing Men’s Voices facilitates intimacy among men through dialogue. Men meet in groups to discuss common issues. The quality of dialogue can be rich and enjoyable.

Jewish men face unique challenges. Jewish men are ready for greater male intimacy, and they are looking for male forums. Men’s Clubs are the natural venue for Jewish men to engage in quality conversations.

The ground rules for HMV are that no one judges others and what is said at HMV is confidential and remains within the group. Try it, you might like it.

B’Shalom,

Max

Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah
And a taste of Talmud
Wednesday, September 26, 6:30 pm (following minyan)
Join in the Mitzvah!
We are commanded to sit and have a meal in the Sukkah.
Let’s start the New Year by lifting our spirits together
and enjoy a nice kosher steak as well!
(Salmon or Vegetarian options if requested in advance)
The Kol Rinah Men’s Club will prepare delicious kosher steaks, and
for whom the spirit moves them will partake in a Scotch tasting.
COST: $27 per person
$23 for Men’s Club members and family
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please RSVP by Thursday, September 20

Scotch sponsored in part by
Stan Gollub Spirit Fund
Donations are welcome

Fill out my online form.

KolRinahSTL.org • 829 N. Hanley Road • St. Louis, MO 63130 • 314.727.1747

MEN’S CLUB MEMBER SPOTLIGHT

This month’s member spotlight shines on JAMES SINGMAN. Jim has been a member of Kol Rinah and the legacy Shaare Zedek for almost 60 years, and he has been active in our Men’s Club for the past 34 years. He currently holds the post of executive vice president. Jim also has served on Kol Rinah’s board of directors. He is one of our many cooks and is the go-to guy when any job needs doing.

As you may know, Jim is executive director of Beth Hamedrosh Hagodol Cemetery and is an active member of the Jewish Cemetery Association of North America. Before pursuing a career within the Jewish community, he held various management positions in the electronics industry. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri, Columbia and holds a masters degree from the University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Jim’s family is complemented by his daughter Lauren and his sisters Elise, Diane and Suzi (and a countless number of cousins). Jim has served our congregation in a variety of capacities throughout the years and always willingly contributes his time and services whenever and wherever he is needed.

MEETINGS

The Men’s Club has decided to move board meetings to a weeknight evening to be determined later.

 

WHATS AHEAD?

August 19, 7:30 pm – Hearing Men’s Voices

September – Back-to-school Pancake breakfast for Kol Rinah Religious School

September 23 – Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah with a Taste of Talmud

B’Shalom,

Max Brown