Men's Club

Men's Club



Who Are We?

A lively group just for men over 60!

Make new friends and develop your social network. Chat with other guys on a variety of subjects ranging from religion and politics to marriage and divorce.

Why Join?

For men, the workplace, oftentimes, provides a source of structure and social relationships. After retirement, a lack of that structure and the means for developing and maintaining relationships becomes more difficult.

What We Do
  • Participate in discussions about current events, relationships, health and any issue that interests participants!
  • Weekly & Bi-Weekly groups like Poker Group, Book Club & Dining Out! For more information about a particular group, see detailed descriptions below.

***The group collects $25 for refreshments, guest speakers and other fun additions. That’s your fee for the entire year!***

Contact Men’s Club Leadership

For more information, please contact Jay Doniger at:


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General Meeting | Poker Group | Dining Out Group | Poetry Group | Yiddish Language Group | Book Club | Film Group | Investment Group | Special Events & Lectures

General Meeting | Two Options Per Week

Catch up on the latest Men’s Club happenings.

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When? | Tuesdays | 1:15 – 2:45 PM

Where? | Bender JCC Social Hall

Facilitator (Changes weekly) | Ross Dicker

When? | Wednesdays | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Where? | Bender JCC Social Hall

Facilitator (Changes weekly) | Jay Doniger

Poker Group

Poker Group

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM

The poker game is normally scheduled for Wednesday evenings at 7:00 PM.

For more details, please contact Peter Alexander (301-929-3037) or Ron Kligman (240-403-7503).

Subject to cancellation if a poker quorum of 5 players cannot be assembled.

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Dining Out Group

Dining Out

Fridays | 1:30 PM

The weekly Friday lunch get-together meets at a different restaurant each week.

Make sure to check the weekly email blast for this week’s restaurant!

Friday, March 3: Hibachi Sushi Supreme Buffet
8 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Some customer was quoted, saying: “I am from MA and was visiting family in MD. This was, by far, the best buffet I’d ever been to. The desserts alone would be enough but the other food was amazing too. There was a large assortment of fresh food and plenty of meats. I especially enjoyed the ribs and sesame chicken.”

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Poetry Group

1st & 3rd Wednesday of Every Month | 1:00 PM

This group regularly meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month at 1:00 PM, unless otherwise noted because of a conflict.

For more information, please contact Ron Kligman (240-403-7503).

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Yiddish Language Group

Men's Club - Yiddish Group

1st & 3rd Fridays of Every Month | 11:30 AM

This group meets in the Bender JCC Computer Lab (next to Library) on the first and third Friday of every month at 11:30 AM.

For more information, please contact Art Rayman (301-460-0207).

Here are a few useful websites that Art has identified for improving your Yiddish language skills.

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Book Club

Thursday, March 9 | 11:00 AM

The book club meets in the JCC Library at 1:00 PM, before the General Meeting

This month, we’ll discuss: One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America.

Starting in March, the Book Club will meet regularly on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. All books discussed by the Book Club will be available in the public library and, therefore, attendees will not have to purchase them.

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Film Group

Men's Club - Film Group

Meets the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of Each Month

The film group, chaired by Dave Fenster, meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the Bender JCC Social Hall, after our General Meeting.

The next film, “Casablanca” (1942) will be shown on Tuesday, February 28 at 3:00 PM in the Bender JCC Social Hall. The movie is a triple Academy Award winner, including Best Picture, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergmen. In Casablanca, Morocco in December 1941, a cynical American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.

Refreshments will be provided. Discussions and /or snacks follow at Bagel City (sandwiches are 1/2 price).

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The next movie will be Animal Crackers (1930) — a Marx Brothers comedy. Mayhem and zaniness ensue when a valuable painting goes missing during a party in honor of famed African explorer Captain Spaulding.

Refreshments will be provided. Discussions and /or snacks follow at Bagel City (sandwiches are 1/2 price).

Investment Group

Men's Club - Investment Group

1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the Month | 2:45 PM

The Investment Group meets on the first and third Tuesday of every month in the JCC Social Hall.

For more information, please contact Peter Alexander, Paul Weinberger or Marty Meyers.

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Special Lectures & Group Events

Men's Club Lectures & Events

These are the scheduled lectures and events for the coming months.

If you have any ideas for other lectures or events, please bring them to the attention of our facilitators!

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Tuesday, February 28 is our annual Membership lunch which commemorates the founding of the Men’s Club on March 5, 2012, five years ago.

This is a time for us to meet in a less formal manner and get to know each other better.  It is limited to paid members only. We are looking forward to seeing all of you there.

Domestic Counterterrorism

Speaker | Dr. Christopher Hewitt

Open to the community.

Purim Party. For members with dues paid only.

Emerging Technology and Obscure Concepts.

Speaker | Dr. Steven Hausman

Open to the community.

Geological Faults in the U.S.

Speaker | Dave Fenster

Open to the community.

Tour of National Stadium

Host/Speaker | Larry Katz

Resilience: In difficult times can you count on you?

Speakers | Don Vogel & Herb Weingartner

Visit to the new African American Smithsonian

Host/Speaker | Charles Heller

ProAction Presentation

*Postponed from January 31

Presenter | Rachel Miller

  • Audiology – current advances
  • Interaction with the children & grand-children of mixed marriages; discussion of PEW report
  • Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – Warren Manison
  • Air B&B’s
  • A discussion of the Muslim belief system
  • Trip to MGM Casino
  • Cosmological Physics
  • Nationals Baseball Game
  • Video & Ice Cream Social
  • Battlefield Visit – Bull Run
  • Visit & Tour of Mt. Vernon

If you should have any ideas for other Lectures/Events, please bring them to the attention of facilitators!