Men’s Club Book Group

Join the Men’s Club to discuss “Conan Doyle for the Defense” by Magalit Fox.

Men’s Club Book Group

Join the Men’s Club to discuss “Ben Hecht: Fighting Words, Moving Pictures” by Adina Hoffman. RSVP here. 

Annual Meeting and Samuel Sacks Achievement Award

The Men’s Club is pleased to announce the 2019 Samuel Sacks Achievement Award recipient will be John Sorkin. This event will include a dinner and will be the culmination of the 100th anniversary celebration of the Men’s Club. Our guest speaker for this event is Dr. Gary Zola, the Executive Director of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives (AJA) and Edward M. Ackerman Family Distinguished Professor of the American Jewish Experience & Reform Jewish History at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Cincinnati. For more information about this event, contact the Men’s Club at or 212-744-1400 ext. 250.

The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic

Judaism and Money

The Sacred Exchange: Creating A Jewish Money Ethic, Official Book Launch

April 24, 2019

  • Reception with refreshments at 6:30 PM
  • Program will begin at 7:00 PM
  • Book signing to follow at 8:00 PM

Temple Emanu-El is hosting a celebration of Jewish values as portrayed in the new publication titled, The Sacred Exchange: Creating a Jewish Money Ethic. Join us for a panel discussion about Judaism and wealth moderated by Rabbi Andy Kahn and featuring Rabbis Mary Zamore, Jill Jacobs, and Joel Mosbacher. Opening notes by Dr. Alyssa Gray. This event is sponsored by the Men’s Club of Temple Emanu-El.


  • Dr. Alyssa Gray, Professor of Codes and Responsa Literature at HUC-JIR in New York
  • Rabbi Jill Jacobs, Executive Director of T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights
  • Rabbi Andy Kahn, Assistant Rabbi at Temple Emanu-El of NYC
  • Rabbi Joel Mosbacher, Senior Rabbi of Temple Shaaray Tefila of NYC
  • Rabbi Hara Person, CCAR Press Publisher, Chief Strategy Officer and Incoming Chief Executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis
  • Rabbi Mary Zamore, Executive Director of the Women’s Rabbinic Network and editor of The Sacred Exchange

This event is free but registration is required.


A Jewish Response to the Immigration Crisis: Learning from the Past, Rising to the Moment

In 2015, Rabbi Rachel Grant Meyer joined HIAS, the world’s oldest, and only Jewish, refugee resettlement organization, as the Director of Education for Community Engagement. ‘At HIAS, she develops educational materials, resources, and programs that educate American Jews about refugee issues, connecting the plight of contemporary refugees to Jewish values and history.’ Join us as Rabbi Meyer will give an update on where things stand with refugee resettlement and the asylum/border crisis.


“Back to Berlin”

The first biker-flick-meets-Holocaust documentary. Eleven Jewish bikers journey through eight European countries to discover the horrors of the past and confront the present as populism and anti-Semitism again raise their ugly heads. Catherine Lurie-Alt, film producer and journalist, will be our guest speaker and will also give a talk after the film.


Expert Panel on Climate Change and the Economic Opportunities of Sustainability

Long-term climate change is currently estimated to eventually cost the US $250 billion per year.  Mitigating climate change presents significant economic opportunities for private actors to support governments to build the resilience of communities, ecosystems, and economies through actions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Join us March 31 at 10 AM to hear a panel of experts discuss these problems and potential solutions. Price: $30 for Men’s Club and Women’s Auxiliary members: $40 for all other temple members and their guests.  Brunch included.  RSVP by March 25.


Rob Watson is Chief Science Officer of EcoHub Inc., leading efforts to ensure that recovered materials are put to their highest and best use.  Tom Friedman called Rob “one of the best environmental minds in America.” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine just recognized Mr. Watson as one of the “25 Most Influential Alumni” in the College’s 250 year history.


Amy Larkin, author of Environmental Debt:  The Hidden Costs of a Changing Global Economy

Peter B. de Menocal, who is an oceanographer and paleoclimatologist at Lamont–Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University. He is also Dean of Science in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of Columbia.


Ben Weintraub – Entrepreneur and Vice President of the Men’s Club


Artificial Intelligence, Technology, and Investing – Part I

Seeking Clarity in a Fast-Changing, Uncertain World

Featuring Ben Weintraub, Entrepreneur and Vice President of the Men’s Club.

Many fear recent advances in technology have the potential to disrupt life as we know it. Learn from two panels: 1) Artificial intelligence: friend or foe, and 2) Technology and the future of investing.

Engaging the Progressive Left on Israel

David Bernstein, President and CEO of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA) will be our guest speaker.

Public opinion surveys show that Israel has lost ground on the progressive left.

How can thoughtful supporters of Israel effectively engage constituencies on the left, navigate “intersectional discourse” and help produce a more complex and nuanced view of the Jewish state?