Temple Torat Emet is an Egalitarian Conservative Synagogue in the heart of Palm Beach County, Florida. They are affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, whose mission is to provide all members of the community with the opportunity to participate in prayer, education, and social activities in a warm and friendly environment that promotes the growth and ideals of Conservative Judaism.
Torat Emet is also a vibrant, inter-generational Kehillah that strives to be an extended family for its members with a mission is to engage community members of all ages in dynamic Jewish communal life inspired by the ideals of Conservative/Masorti Judaism. They strive to achieve this mission through our shared commitment to the following values and ideals of Conservative Judaism. Torat Emet creates a culture of warmth where everyone feels welcome and included, and enhance the sense of feeling closer to G-d and one another through our shared commitment to the lifelong study of Torah and Jewish values and the performance of mitzvot; worshiping together in services that are participatory, egalitarian and inspiring, balancing tradition and modernity within the framework of Jewish law in order to foster a sense of Judaism that is central and relevant to the way members live their lives. Torat Emet promotes a personal and collective responsibility to Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World), dedicating ourselves to the support of K’lal Yisrael (the entire Jewish people) and the State of Israel and strengthening our collective Jewish identity to meet the challenges of our ever-changing environments.
The Torat Emet Men’s Club regularly comes together to involve Jewish Men in Jewish life and help address family and community concerns in a spirit of camaraderie and fun. The Torat Emet Men’s Club sponsors blood drives, visits the sick, tutors children, builds sukkot and engages in serious discussions about being a man in an increasingly egalitarian world. They cultivate volunteers and train leaders, find jobs for those in need, sponsor parent-child activities and athletic events, help families learn to make Shabbat, read Hebrew, commemorate Yom HaShoah and put on tefillin, as well as raise needed funds for their synagogue, the community and the global Conservative/Masorti Movement.
Recent Torat Emet Men’s Club activities include well attended outings to see “A Chorus Line” at FAU, as well as an afternoon with the Florida Marlins for Jewish Heritage Day.
Torat Emet Men’s Club President Ira Brandell reports, “We have had many veterans in our congregation and Men’s Club. In the last seven years we have had over 50 veterans in the Men’s Club. Some of our veterans have gone on an HONOR FLIGHT to Washington D.C. to visit the various war memorials. Each veteran is accompanied by a Guardian for the trip – as it is a very long day. They are greeted on their return to PBI with a marching band and crowds at the airport. Several of our Men’s Club members have participated in this event since 2016.” The next Honor Flight will take place on Saturday evening November 4; the “Southeast Florida Honor Flight” returns to West Palm Beach airport at 8:20pm. Please come to PBI and help welcome our veterans home. For more information, please visit https://www.honorflightsefl.org/.
On morning Sunday November 5th, the Torat Emet Men’s Club will host a Kosher Bagel & Lox tailgate breakfast as they watch the Miami Dolphins play the Kansas City Chiefs. For more information and to RSVP, please email Gary Dalin at Hosprx50@aol.com. The following Sunday, November 12 at 9:30am, Men’s Club and Sisterhood will host a joint breakfast meeting featuring guest speakers Moe Yaffe and Arthur Landes to speak about their experience on an Honor Flight. Please join us to help honor our veterans. For more information or to RSVP, please email Gail Hare at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday December 6, the Temple Torat Emet Men’s Club will join with other South Florida Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods to take part in the Florida Region FJMC “Chanukah Hockey Guys Night Out” to see the Florida Panthers at the FLA Live Arena in Sunrise, Florida. The puck drops at 7pm when the Panthers take on the Dallas Stars for an evening of non-stop Hockey excitement and the Torat Emet Men’s Club wants you to join us in Brotherhood for an adrenalin filled Hockey awesomeness.
Looking ahead to 2024, the Torat Emet Men’s Club will take part in the FJMC World Wide Wrap on Superbowl Sunday, February 11, 2024 to wrap tefillin. Please don’t miss this opportunity to join with thousands of other “wrappers” all over the world. There is no cost to participate and breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Jonathan Shochat at JshochatMail@gmail.com.
The last weekend of March 2024 will bring in Men’s Club Shabbat, beginning with a delicious Friday night Shabbat Dinner (more information will be coming soon). The Torat Emet Men’s Club will lead participatory and meaningful Shabbat services on both Friday evening March 29 and Saturday morning March 30. Please contact Michael Gere if you are interested in participating at email@example.com.
Save the date – May 19, 2024 – for a special “Salute to Israeli Music” program jointly sponsored by the TTE Men’s Club and sisterhood; more information coming soon.
Club President Ira Brandell invites you to learn more about the Temple Torat Emet Men’s Club of Boynton Beach at https://www.templetoratemet.org/mens-club/ and on the Torat Emet Men’s Club Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/394082673956959. The Temple Torat Emet Men’s Club generally meets via Zoom on the first Thursday of every month. For more information about the Torat Emet Men’s Club, please email Ira Brandell at IraBrandell@bellsouth.net.
The Men’s Club of Temple Torat Emet is a proud member of the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). We are part of a confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://www.fjmc.org/content/affiliating-fjmc.
The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. Get to know more about the FJMC Florida Region and our growing network of Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods at www.floridaregionfjmc.org and please visit and LIKE our Florida Region FJMC Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.