President's Corner

Check in here to get the latest word on our major accomplishments, upcoming events, and your opportunities to participate and contribute from our Men's Club President Dan Sher.

Sukkot and More October Excitement

I hope that everyone had a meaningful start of the holiday and as busy as we are during the holidays, it is the upcoming holiday that I want to highlight.  Sukkot has always been a holiday that Men’s Club has been a part of at Congregation Beth Shalom.  The Sunday between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, the Men’s Club starts early in the morning by building the sukkah on the sukkah patio right outside the Wintergarden.  We build everything except for the roof because the sukkah cannot be finished until after Yom Kippur.

For the past several years, in addition to building the sukkah outside, we have been building an “indoor sukkah” in the Wintergarden.  Not really a kosher sukkah and not meant to replace the mitzvah of a sukkah, but meant to give people the feeling of Sukkot inside the synagogue.  You have a great chance to enjoy both CBS sukkot when you are part of our sukkah celebration - the synagogue-wide celebration is Monday, October 9th and is part of the 50th Anniversary Celebration with a Back to the Future theme.  Please come experience our sukkah and the efforts of Men’s Club every year to put it up and maintain it.

September was a busy month for Men’s Club with our opening dinner, building the sukkah, and depending on when you are reading this the Bears Bash.  In October we have programs every Sunday after breakfast starting with our Israel informational session on Sunday, October 1st, where we share how you can join Rabbi Melman and the Men’s Club in November 2018.  We continue the following Sunday, October 8th with a very informative program from the Jewish Center for Addiction called Addiction in the Jewish Community: One Family’s Story.  The Kessler family, a Jewish family from the NW suburbs, will share their story of despair, hope, and self-discovery.  Sunday, October 15th we have another breakfast talking about Legacy Giving with some experts in financial planning.  We end the last two Sundays in October with the start of our Israel in Depth series – five different breakfast programs throughout the year.  Check out the program details for the 22nd and the 29th.

As you can see – once again we are providing programs that interest everyone.  Please don’t forget to sign up for Casino Night on Saturday, November 18th – it will be a lot of fun, some great food and who knows – we might have a mystery dealer.  Hope to see you there!



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