April 19, 2024
The CBS Brotherhood builds Sukkah with (Left to Right) Blake Lenett, Richard Kantrow, Justin Nudell, Bryan Adamson, Frank Rubin, David Sadowsky, Jeff Brown, John Marsh, Mike White, Aaron Sherman and Jason Palmer
Life is Good in the CBS Brotherhood

The sunshine state is blessed to have dozens of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods and the Congregation Beth Shalom (CBS) Brotherhood of Clearwater is one of the shining jewels of Pinellas County. The CBS Brotherhood also has the distinction of being the home club of Florida Region FJMC Immediate Past President, Blake Lenett.

Congregation Beth Shalom of Clearwater, Florida is an egalitarian Conservative synagogue. Known as as a compassionate, welcoming, inclusive and above all a loving, faith-based Jewish community, people describe CBS as “my family” and “comfortable” as they join together in prayer, song, education, service of the heart and the celebration of life-cycle events in a true feeling of togetherness.

The CBS Brotherhood is made up of a group of individuals dedicated to the growth of our organization and the building of a strong fellowship among the men of CBS. The Brotherhood offers you many ways to participate in strengthening the synagogue and community by mixing opportunities for service with chances for men to interact both socially and spiritually.

Come to CBS Deli Night

The Brotherhood organized many outstanding social and educational programs over the past six months to keep the CBS membership informed, involved and engaged including a Clearwater Threshers Minor League baseball game followed by the annual MLB Jewish Heritage game between the NY Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays that drew 35 CBS Brotherhood members. The momentum continued into September with a well attended financial educational program cosponsored by the Sisterhood featuring guest speaker Greg Fox who discussed Wills, Trust and Estate Planning. During September the Brotherhood erected the congregational Sukkah, followed by the annual Pets & Pizza in the Sukkah. In November, the CBS Brotherhood organized a a special Veterans Shabbat program to honor all who serves, followed by the Brotherhood’s annual Deli Night featuring delicious Kosher meat as well as several “game” tables for individuals to play the “game “of their choice. The CBS Brotherhood closed out 2023 with a family friendly, December 24th Chinese Food and Movie Night program.

The year 2024 began on a high note when David Sadowsky was elected as the new, incoming President of the CBS Brotherhood and he is planning an exciting year of programs and events. During January, the Brotherhood took a trip to Aspirations Winery for a tour and tasting experience. In February, the Brotherhood brought the Ruach at the annual FJMC World Wide Wrap on Superbowl Sunday morning. On March 3 the CBS Brotherhood coordinated a well attended Brotherhood Shabbat service.

Looking ahead, on March 17, 2024 the CBS Brotherhood will sponsor a Hearing Men’s Voices program. During April, the Brotherhood will assemble for Brotherhood Yellow Candle Boxing on April 7, followed by Brotherhood Movie Night on April 14. On May 19 the CBS Brotherhood will host a Membership Luncheon followed by a Lag B’Omer event on May 26.

The CBS Brotherhood wants you to join the family; they generally meet via Zoom on the third Thursday of the month. Please email Brotherhood President David Sadowski at Dsadowsky85@gmail.com for a link to the next meeting.

Men’s Club is Brotherhood. Join the CBS Brotherhood and be part of the family. Brotherhood President David Sadowsky invites you to learn more about the CBS Brotherhood of Clearwater, Florida at: https://www.cbsclearwater.org/cbs-brotherhood or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/CongregationBethShalom. For more information, about the CBS Brotherhood please email David Sadowski at: Dsadowsky85@gmail.com.

The CBS Brotherhood of Clearwater, Florida is a proud member 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://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-fjmc/.

The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of FloridaGet 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.

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