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 meeting 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 | Changes Weekly

When? | Wednesdays | 2:00 – 3:30 PM

Where? | Bender JCC Social Hall

Facilitator | Changes Weekly

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.

July 20 | The Big Greek Cafe | 5268 Nicholson Lane, Kensington, MD 20895 | 301-881-4976

This restaurant is always a favorite with our members.  It’s one more place we’ve been to several times.  Just listen to this review:  “This is a great little restaurant!!  One of the best souvlaki places around reasonably priced with excellent service.  It’s not just about “Greek” food, either…huge beef sandwiches, stuffed green peppers, tons of different salads….all done perfectly.  The Big Greek Cafe serves truly home cooking at its best.  If you haven’t been…go soon.  You can thank me later.”

 

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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.

July 10 | The Italian Job (2003) |3 PM

The next film offering is Field of Dreams (1989).  With the mantra, “If you build it, he will come” ringing in his ears, Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner) acts on the voice emanating from his cornfield.  Supported by his wife Annie (Amy Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a baseball diamond, a place where dreams can come true.  In Ray’s case, the 1919 Chicago White Sox and “Shoeless Joe” Jackson (Ray Liotta) appear mysteriously.  The cast is rounded out by James Earl Jones and Burt Lancaster.  This movie was nominated for Best Picture, Best Writing and Best Music, Original Score.  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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July 17 | 1:15 PM

Reporting on DC Sports
Lecture by Andy Pollin

Andy has been involved in reporting on DC sports and working on DC sports talk radio/television since 1983. He will reminisce about DC sports for the last 30 years. This talk is open to the community.

Tuesday, August 14

Rabbi Gary Fink
“Palliative and Hospice Care”

Tuesday, September 18

Frank Niepold, NOAA – “Climate Change”

  • 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
  • Film Night & Ice Cream Social – Dave Fenster & Ed Chidakel
  • 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
  • Panel:  A Conversation about Race – Toby Gottesman
  • Visit the Museum of the Bible – Toby Gottesman
  • Lecture:  Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle – Leni Bari, Suburban Hospital
  • Lecture/demonstration: Exercise for seniors – Toby Gottesman
  • Visit the National Museum of Art – Toby Gottesman
  • Lecture:  Palliative and Hospice care – David Frome
  • Trip to BWI to Greet Honor Flights – Vince Berg
  • Visit the Babe Ruth Museum in Baltimore

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!