Men's Club

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ABOUT

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: benjccgwmensclub@gmail.com.

HOW DO I JOIN?

Fill out this form!

WEEKLY MEETINGS & GROUPS

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

The heart of the Men’s Club are the regular general meetings held every Tuesday and Wednesday.  Members (and guests) may come to either one or the other, both, or neither sessions.  These meetings give us an opportunity to get to know each other better while sharing thoughts and opinions on a range of topics.  Meetings are facilitated by a volunteer member who leads discussions on a variety of topics he selects.  They may be in the areas of personal issues, current events, economic, social, or political issues of the day, financial matters, Judaism and Israel, technology, etc.

We intersperse our regular meetings periodically with an outside expert lecture on a topic of interest, such as health, politics, government, science, etc.  We also have some social events, such as Chanukah and Purim parties, an annual luncheon, and birthday celebrations.

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When? | Tuesdays | 1:15 – 2:45 PM

Where? | Bender JCC Social Hall

Facilitator | Ross Dicker

When? | Wednesdays | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Where? | Bender JCC Social Hall

Facilitator | Marv Arluk

Poker Group

Poker Group

Wednesdays | 7:00 PM

There are 2 poker games:

Poker Game #1
Wednesday evenings at 7 PM
Off Bender JCC premises
Contact Peter Alexander 301-929-3037 or Ron Kligman 240-403-7503

Poker Game #2
Second & Fourth Thursday evenings at 7 PM
Bender JCC Room 124
Contact Burt Bachrach 301-493-5032

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, organized by Ed Chidakel, meets at a different restaurant each week at 1:30 PM.

October 19 | Pizza CS | 1596-B Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852 | 240-833-8090

The weekly Friday lunch get-together, organized by Ed Chidakel, will meet at 1:30 PM at Pizza CS, 1596-B Rockville Pike Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 833-8090.  Kudos to Larry for introducing me to Neopolitan pizza.  From the specially made dough, toppings, cheese, and baking, Neapolitan is way above the rest and PIZZA CS outshines itself.  If you wish, go to Wikipedia for an interesting explanation.

 

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Poetry Group

2nd & 4th Wednesday of Every Month | 1:00 PM (Temporarily Suspended)

Schedule change: The poetry group now meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month.in the Bender JCC Library.

Next meeting, the group will discuss the works of Robert Frost.

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 IAC Room (Old 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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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 IAC Room, after our General Meeting.

October 9 | North BY Northwest (1959) | 3 PM

The film group, led by David Fenster, meets regularly on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at 3:00 PM in the Bender JCCGW IAC Room (Old Library) after our general meeting. The next film offering is North BY Northwest (1959). Called Alfred Hitchcock’s most entertaining film, North by Northwest is pure fun. Mistaken for a spy and suspected as the murderer of a U.N. diplomat, Roger Thornhill (Cary Grant) flees across the country pursued by villains led by James Mason and a creepy Martin Landau and shadowed by government agents. The stunningly beautiful Eve Kendall (Eva Marie Saint) seems to be playing one side against the other. This movie features some of cinemas greatest action sequences — the crop duster attack and the chase across Mount Rushmore. After the second Tuesday movie, a discussion and/or snacks follow at Bagel City (sandwiches are 1/2 price).

 

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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 Bender 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, October 16

Mr. Isikoff will speak about his experiences as a reporter and his most recent book, Russian Roulette: The Inside Story of Putin’s War on America and the Election of Donald Trump.

 

Thursday, November 15

The Men’s Club will sponsor a trip to the new Bible Museum. 

We’ll have a docent-led tour for about an hour starting at 10:30 AM.  Following that, there will be free time in the museum and then meet for lunch at their cafeteria at around 12:30.  The total cost for admission and the docent tour is $20/person.  The group will arrive at the museum using the metro around 10:15 AM.

If you wish to go on this trip, please email David Gross (davidgross543@gmail.com) to make the commitment to participate.

  • Lecture:  Interaction with the Children & Grand-children of Mixed Marriages; Discussion of PEW Report
  • Lecture:  Christians United for Israel (CUFI) – Warren Mansion   OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY
  • Battlefield Visit to Bull Run + Dinner – Dave Fenster & Ed Chidakel
  • Lecture:  Cosmological Physics – Mark Hartzman
  • Visit & Tour of Mt Vernon
  • Lecture/Panel:  Global warming (2 perspectives) – Bob Lissit
  • Lecture:  Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle – Leni Bari, Suburban Hospital
  • Lecture/demonstration: Exercise for seniors – Toby Gottesman
  • Visit the National Museum of Art – Toby Gottesman
  • Visit the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore
  • Visit to National Capital Trolley Museum – Vince Berg

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

Trip to The National Museum of Health & Medicine

  • Click Here to see pictures from the tour and read about the great day!

Tour of Nats Stadium

  • Click Here to see pictures from the tour and read about the great day!

Visit to Strathmore Music Center

  • Click Here to see pictures from the tour and read about the day!

Hannukah Party 2017

  • Click Here to see pictures and info from our celebration!