Men’s Club of Temple Emanu-El
As part of temple life at Emanu-El for more than 90 years, the Men’s Club encourages attendance at all temple religious events. It promotes interest in social, humanitarian, educational and civic affairs. It engages in cultural and religious discussions and activities, and it participates in such activities as will support good citizenship and interfaith dialogue.
212-744-1400 ext. 250
212-744-1400 ext. 235
Men’s Club Programs
Each month, the Men’s Club holds brunch events featuring expert speakers. From artificial intelligence to movie screenings; brunches cover a range of topics and foster a community which never stops learning and growing.
All temple members are invited to join in our monthly book discussion group. Sessions meet at 8:30 AM on the first Wednesday of each month. Check our calendar for more information about chosen books, meeting dates, and guests.
Club 65 is a monthly social group and educational program that gives senior members (65+) of Congregation Emanu-El opportunities to interact while we educate and enlighten ourselves.
The club hosts informal lunchtime sessions where we invite members of Emanu-El’s clergy and staff as well as other guests to come and speak to us. Whatever the event, expect a lively discussion.
Club 65 meets at 11:00 AM on the second Tuesday of each month. Members bring their own lunch, and attendance is free of charge.
Temple Emanu-El’s ushers welcome congregants and guests to our historic sanctuary during Shabbat and holiday worship services. Whether providing a prayerbook or helping to find a seat, ushers convey the warmth and majesty of Emanu-El.
Sunset Service Readers Panel
The Sunset Service began in 1945 when the Men’s Club committed themselves to lead worship throughout the week. While under the auspices of the Men’s Club, participation is open to all congregational members and families who have completed a Bar or Bat Mitzvah.
Officers & Directors
Click below to see those who have worked hard to help the modern-day Men’s Club of Temple Emanu-El live up to its storied past. New officers are chosen each year at the Annual Meeting.
Officers Listing - 5779 (click to open)
|BOARD OF DIRECTORS|
* Past President
Samuel Sacks Achievement Award
Each year since 1977, the Men’s Club board of directors has established a committee to recommend deserving individuals to receive the Samuel Sacks Achievement Award.
Past Winners (click to open)
Samuel Sacks, a dedicated and devoted member of the congregation and of the Men’s Club, established a fund 40 years ago whereby the temple receives a yearly contribution. Mr. Sacks also wished to recognize members of the congregation for their service and support of the temple.
Below is a list of past winners:
|1977||Maxwell M. Rabb||1998||Phyllis Hahn
Cantor Howard Nevison
|1978||Cantor Arthur Wolfson||1999||The Gould Family|
|1979||Alvin E. Coleman
|1980||Rabbi Ronald B. Sobel||2001||Charles S. Salomon|
|1981||Mervin H. Riseman||2002||David E. Marrus|
|1982||Henry Fruhauf||2003||Francine Urist
|1983||Edwin A. Malloy||2004||Carl M. Bornstein|
|1984||Emmy Lou Pepper
|2005||Richard R. Valcourt|
|1985||Frank Greenwall||2006||Frances A. Hess|
|1986||Dr. Lester J. Waldman||2007||Jocelyn F. Chait
Andrew H. Chait
|1987||Bernard Breslin||2008||Mark H. Heutlinger|
|1988||Jeanne S. Theodore||2009||Miriam K. Reines|
|1989||Joanne E. Sobel
Warren W. Zorek
|2010||Philippe D. Radley|
|1990||Hon. Robert M. Morgenthau||2011||Martin A. and Hon. Susan S. Danoff|
|1991||Herbert C. Bernard||2012||Eve Haberman|
|1992||Eugene H. Kummel
Reva G. Kirschberg
|2013||The Tikkun Olam Committee|
|1993||Rabbi David M. Posner||2014||Ross Brady
|1994||Oscar S. Straus II||2015||Rona Weinstein
|1995||Dr. Mark W. Weisstuch||2016||Ramlal (“Joe”) Bissram|
|1996||Maxwell J. Moss||2017||Marlene Yokel
|1997||Marvin L. J. Schrank||2018||Wendl Kornfeld
Michelle Paretti Goldstein