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2017-2018 Calendar of Events

Men’s Club programs are open to all temple members and their guests.
We encourage your participation and value your support. Program dates and
times are subject to change. Questions should be directed to (212) 744-1400,
ext. 250 or

October 2017

Sunday, October 15 • 10 AM to 12 PM
Holy War in Judaism and Islam
The Men’s Club proudly kicks off its program year with special guest Rabbi Aaron Panken, president of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, who will explore the texts and interpretive trajectories of holy war and jihad in Judaism and Islam.

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November 2017

Sunday, November 5 • 10 AM to 12 PM
Collaborating with Elie Wiesel:
40 Years of Friendship and Art

For 40 years, Mark Podwal illustrated Elie Wiesel’s books and New York Times Op-Ed articles. He also designed the Congressional Gold Medal presented to Wiesel by President Ronald Reagan and logos for Wiesel’s foundation conferences and projects.

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December 2017

Sunday, December 17 • 10 AM to 12 PM
The Current State of
Anti-Semitism in Germany Today

Documentary filmmaker Elbin will show footage from and discuss her documentary [STOL*PERN] = to TRIP; to STUMBLE; to FLOUNDER.

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January 2018

Sunday, January 28 • 10 AM to 12 PM
Eat, Drink, Laugh: The Story of the Comic Strip
An Emmy-nominated television producer and filmmaker and the founder and CEO of Nuforms Media, Russell will discuss Jewish comics.

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Speaker: Matthew Sheinberg
Wednesday, January 31 • 6:30 PM to 8 PM
Tasting Tour of Scotland
Experience scotch from the Lowlands to the Highlands. Affordable single malts and light snacks will be served. This event is held in support with the Religious School Parents Association. (For temple members only.)

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February 2018

Sunday, February 18 • 10 AM to 12 PM
Yad Vashem: A Place of Remembrance
Dr. Yahalom, director of Education at the American Society for Yad Vashem, will discuss the mission and projects of Yad Vashem – The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Jerusalem.

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March 2018

Sunday, March 11 • 10 AM to 12 PM
Seeking Clarity in a Fast-Changing,
Uncertain World

Men’s Club Vice President Ben Weintraub has coordinated panels on two issues: 1) Artificial intelligence: friend or foe and 2) Technology and the future of investing.

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April 2018

Sunday, April 15 • Lunch: 12:15 PM • Movie: 1:30 PM
Lunch and Movie Program
We will serve a traditional NY deli lunch and then watch a classic movie: Exodus, released in 1960, an epic story about the founding of the modern
State of Israel.

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May 2018

Thursday, May 17 • 6 PM to 9 PM
Annual Meeting and Samuel Sacks
Achievement Award

Our closing event is the election of officers and the presentation of the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award.
Join us for a cocktail reception and dinner,
and celebrate with us!

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The charge for all events is $30 for Men’s Club and
Women’s Auxiliary members, $40 for all other temple members and guests,
unless noted otherwise. Brunch is served at all Sunday events.


July 2018

Sunday, Oct. 14 • 10 AM
Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt
Join the Temple Emanu-El Men's Club as they welcome special guest speaker Jack Godfrey to screen and discuss Peter Davis' 1986 documentary film, The Rise and Fall of the Borscht Belt. The film chronicles the rise and fall of the summer pilgrimage from New York City to the Catskills once made by 1 million people a year from the 1920s to the 1960s. Brunch will be served.

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