February 4, 2023
The primary goal of the COS Men’s Club is to support our synagogue and its membership through fundraising for our youth, synagogue service projects and various social functions

Congregation Ohev Shalom (COS) is a fully egalitarian, vibrant Conservative congregation offering inspirational worship and innovative programs that connect us to the beauty and power of the Jewish experience, enabling our members to cultivate a relationship to Judaism that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. COS has a diverse and active membership, enabling them to build a strong community that is welcoming, inclusive, and participatory. At over 100 years old, they are proud to be the greater Orlando area’s oldest synagogue. Ohev Shalom warmly welcomes the membership and participation of interfaith couples and families, as well as people of every ability, background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, and socioeconomic status.

The primary goal of the COS Men’s Club is to support our synagogue and its membership through fundraising for our youth, synagogue service projects and various social functions. Some recent programs and activities include organizing bike rides, deep sea fishing, Super Bowl Raffle and other social activities, providing funding for transportation costs for various USY and Kadima programs, hosting Sunday morning breakfast and speaker events, organizing the World Wide Wrap and Men’s Club Shabbat, providing Yom Hashoah candles for our synagogue members, ushering for High Holiday and weekly Shabbat services, Cooking and serving for the COS Chanukah Party and Purim Carnival, offering Jewish gifts to our B’nai Mitzvot celebrants, actively participating in Ma’asim Tovim (COS social action organization for feeding the homeless) and sponsoring “Men’s Night Out”, an annual community event bringing together affiliated and unaffiliated Jewish men to network, forge new friendships, and celebrate our common bond, all while benefiting local Jewish education.

The COS Men’s Club actively supports both the synagogue and education departments programs with financial contributions. As part of last year’s Giving Tuesday initiative of repairing the Sifrei Torahs, the Men’s Club donated $2,800. They also provided scholarships to send COS youth to Camp Ramah and Israel and paid the cost for transportation and registration costs to a USY convention and conference.

Looking ahead, on February 26 the COS Men’s Club and Oy! Ohev Youth invite you to a fun, family friendly Hockey event. The puck drops at 3pm when the Orlando Solar Bears take on the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Purchase your tickets at: https://www.ohevshalom.org/event/oysolarbears. On March 26 at 12:30p the COS Men’s Club will be launching a Men’s Club Collectible Program, introducing the world of collecting to kids and adults alike. This is not a vendor event. For more information please contact Richard Cohen at ohevrick@gmail.com or Jim Tinkoff at jtinkoff@cfl.rr.com.

Men’s Club President Elliott Davis invites you to learn more about the Congregation Ohev Shalom Men’s Club on their website www.ohevshalom.org/organizations/mens-club/ or on their Facebook Group www.facebook.com/COSMensClub/. For more information about the COS Men’s Club, please email ElliottDavisFJMC@aol.com.

The Congregation Ohev Shalom Men;s Club of Maitland, Florida is a proud member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), a global confederation of over 200 Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America and beyond.

The Florida Region of the FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida.  If you are not yet affiliated with the Federation, then today is the day to join us. Get to know more about the Florida Region of FJMC and our growing network of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs on our website www.floridaregionfjmc.org and please visit and LIKE our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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