July 23, 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 throughout 2023/2024 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 with a well attended financial educational program with Greg Fox focused on Wills, Trust and Estate Planning. 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 served, 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 incoming CBS Brotherhood President, followed by a trip to Aspirations Winery for a tour and tasting experience, participation in the annual FJMC World Wide Wrap, the annual CBS Brotherhood Shabbat weekend, a Hearing Men’s Voices program, distribution of Yom HaShoah Yellow Candles, Brotherhood Movie Night, a CBS Brotherhood Membership Appreciation Luncheon and a Lag B’Omer celebration.

Looking ahead to the summer and 5785, the CBS Brotherhood is working behind the scenes to bring a stellar portfolio of exciting programming, including a trip to a Tampa Bay Rays Game, Suds in the Sukkah, a special Veteran’s Shabbat service, a Craft Beer Tour, a night of NHL Hockey for Tampa Bay Lightning Jewish Heritage Night as well as the Brotherhood Annual Fundraiser event, tentatively scheduled for January 5, 2025.

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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