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.

Did you receive your membership & dues update in the mail? Click here to update your information and pay your dues!

News & Latest Events

2nd Annual BIKE RIDE
Let’s Pedal. Together… ALL bikers are welcome.
Adults – $18 Family Rate – $36
Profits from these donations go to Kol Rinah’s Men’s Club’s Scholarship fund
We will all start and finish at Congregation B’nai Amoona.
Three routes for participants to choose:
• 30-mile trek past Kol Rinah and around Hummert Park
• 20-mile course to Tillis Park [off McKnight] and back
• 10-mile fun ride out to and from Clayton/Ballas
Each route will have a rest stop with snacks, water and facilities.
We need volunteers to help with the route and event.
Please RSVP by June 20 at kolrinahstl.org/mensclub.
You can pay on-line by credit card or on the day of the event at B’nai Amoona.

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

Sunday, July 30 • 12:30 pm
A pictorial presentation by Gary Kodner
based on his new book.

St. Louis Cardinals
Uniforms & Logos:
An Illustrated History

A chronological archive, documenting the
Cardinals’ uniforms and logos (1882-2016).
Featuring detailed drawings, rare photos,
uniform and print graphics, cap emblems,
lettering, logos, patches and more.

Ballpark lunch will be served
The ballpark lunch includes:
hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, popcorn,
soda and beer.
Cost:*$17 for adults ($12 for Men’s Club
members) and $6 for children under 13.
*We must receive payment with your reservation
RSVP to KolRinahStl.org or 314-727-1747
For more information: gkodner@gmail.com
Sponsored by Kol Rinah Men’s Club
Proceeds benefit the Rabbi Emeriti Youth Scholarship Fund.

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

Honoring The Man And Youth Of The Year

April 2, 2017, is the day we honored Don Pearline as Men’s Club Man of the Year and Pardes Lyons-Warren as the Men’s Club Youth of the Year.

Don is a past president of the Brith Sholom Kneseth Israel (BSKI) Men’s Club. When BSKI merged with Shaare Zedek to become Kol Rinah, Don and Bob Olshan worked together to merge the two Men’s Clubs to become a strong Men’s Club for Kol Rinah. Don has remained active in the leadership and activities of the Men’s Club for more than 25 years. He is currently serving as treasurer of Kol Rinah Men’s Club.

Pardes is on the board of KRSTL (pronounced crystal), Kol Rinah’s USY chapter. This is her third year and her second year on the board. Last year she was the Social Action and Tikkun Olam Vice President. This year Pardes is the Membership Kadima co-Vice President.

In addition, B’nai Amoona Men’s Club and Kol Rinah Men’s Club were each presented a check for $1,000 from the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) as a grant to assist in making our respective congregations’ websites more welcoming.

What’s Ahead?

Sunday, May 7 – Dad & Me Crafts: Dads and children make Mother’s Day gifts following Sunday School. A Dairy Lunch will be served.

Sunday, May 14 – Lag B’Omer Mother’s Day Treat — Annual Bonfire, Israeli Food, Music & Special Treats for Mom.

Sunday, June 25 – Second annual Kol Rinah / B’nai Amoona bike ride.

A Side Note

The Men’s Club is always working toward “doing Jewish.” The weekday morning services are struggling to make minyans (10 Jewish adults). That’s why I am asking you to consider attending at least one morning minyan each week. Pick your day — you’ll enjoy the friendship and satisfaction of fulfilling a mitzvah.


Why a Men’s Club and What Does It Do?

Aside from developing and sponsoring programming that better connects people of all ages to the Jewish community, (along with fun events such as the recent mouth-watering Taste of India); we strive to form meaningful long-lasting relationships based on camaraderie, common interests and core values. The club mentors members to become leaders of the congregation, as well as leaders in the Midwest Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs.

Kol Rinah Men’s Club is affiliated with the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), which is a partnership of more than 250 affiliated clubs with more than 20,000 members across North America and around the world. With the creative programming and support of the FJMC, Jewish Men’s Clubs touch the lives of hundreds of thousands of people each year.

Why am I telling you this? I just wanted to let the men of Kol Rinah know that belonging to the Men’s Club is a big deal. It is an organization worthy of your membership, your energy and your commitment. When you receive your membership application in January, please fill it out and return it with a check for dues you have selected. In addition, you will have an opportunity to donate to the Men’s Club Rabbi Emeriti Youth Scholarship Fund, which is used to help defray the costs for our youth going to Israel.

Upcoming Men’s Club Events

  • Kol Rinah Sports Night, in January
  • World Wide Wrap, Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • Men’s Club Shabbat, Saturday, March 19, 2017
  • Man & Youth of the Year Luncheon, April 2, 2017

For more info watch your email in-box or go to Kol Rinah’s website or contact Max Brown, Men’s Club President at mensclub@kolrinah.org.


Max Brown



Shanah Tovah u’Metukah! We hope everyone had very meaningful High Holidays, Sukkot and Simchat Torah.

The Kol Rinah Golf Outing was a great success. A dozen players competed through the heat and humidity on September 25, and all had a fun time. Everyone agreed that we repeat the event next year. So, mark your calendars for Sunday, September 10, 2017, 12:30 p.m. for the Kol Rinah Community Golf Tournament.

Yasher Koach to Rabbi Arnow who won the Rabbis’ Putting Contest — and to the team of Mike Levine and Todd Cohen who came in one under par to win two tickets and a parking pass to a St. Louis Blues game. Many thanks to Garry Vickar who donated the Blues tickets.

By the time this issue of the Voice goes to press, Sukkot 5777 will be history. However, we know, as usual, that our talented Steak Chef, Gerard Burke will have prepared wonderful steak dinners for the annual Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah with a Taste of Talmud event. It’s always a hit. Many thanks to all the volunteers who helped build the Sukkah and made Steak & Scotch a success.

Upcoming events sponsored by the Men’s Club include:

  • Hearing Men’s Voices – November 6 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Dinner and book signing of Burton & Benita Boxerman’s new book, “George Weiss: Architect of the Golden Age Yankees” – November 20 at 7 p.m.
  • A Taste of India Shabbat – in December
  • Kol Rinah Sports Night – in January
  • World Wide Wrap – Sunday, February 5, 2017
  • A Men’s Retreat – in February

For more info watch your email in-box or go to Kol Rinah’s website or contact Max Brown, Men’s Club President at mensclub@kolrinah.org.


Max Brown