July 23, 2024
The B'nai Torah Men's Club promotes fellowship and camaraderie among the men of B'nai Torah

There are over a hundred Synagogues, JCC’s, Chavurot, Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods in the State of Florida and many of them have the same name. Today we will bring the boom and take you on a journey to Palm Beach County, Florida to shine a spotlight on the Congregation B’nai Torah (CBT) Men’s Club of Boca Raton.

The B’nai Torah Congregation of is the largest conservative synagogue in Southeast Florida with over 1,000 membership families; a close-knit, multi-generational, modern, egalitarian synagogue with diverse services, programs of worship, learning, tzedakah, meaningful social action and diverse social activities. B’nai Torah also offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and is a vibrant center for tzedakah acts and projects that touch thousands of people. Join B’nai Torah and get involved.

The B’nai Torah Men’s Club promotes fellowship and camaraderie among the men of B’nai Torah through sponsorship many social and volunteer activities; some events are planned for men only, others are for men with wives, significant others or an invited guest.

In the most recent (Passover 2024) edition of Congregation B’nai Torah “Chai Magazine”, Men’s Club President Dr. Elliott Burns reports:

“The Men’s Club has had a very successful month of programming, highlighted by our 20th Annual Men’s Club Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Shabbat, honoring our Youth of the Year, Jacob Schaeffer. We also celebrated Jacob Schaeffer, Men’s Club Youth of the Year Award Winner The Annual World Wide Wrap, where Club members joined educators, parents, and clergy in teaching our seventh-grade religious school students how to wrap tefillin. They also made their own tefillin by building a pair themselves We were joined by thousands of youth participating with Men’s Clubs all over North America. Much thanks to everyone involved. Our monthly Bagel Bites Speaker Series was enjoyed by those who attended. Recent speakers were Wendy Sartory Link, Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections, and Dr. Bryan Wasserman speaking on “Bubbamycin” (Jewish Medicine) – a hilarious personal account of his over 40 years of experience with his elderly patients.

We are currently planning our Annual Yom Hashoah Yellow Candle distribution to the congregation. Proceeds from this fundraiser will be given to the Mirochnick Religious School for scholarships for our students to go on the March of the Living trip to Poland and Israel.”

B’nai Torah Men’s Club President
Dr. Elliot Burns

On June 2, 2024 the Congregation B’nai Torah Men’s Club engaged in long-term succession planning, electing a new Co-President Andres (Andrew) Alminana to serve alongside and in coordination with current President Elliot Burns. Andrew Alminana is 41 years old and a Vice President of Merrill Lynch Financial in Palm Beach. Yasher Koach to Andrew and Elliot!

Looking ahead to summer 2024 and beyond, on Sunday, August 25, the B’nai Torah Men’s Club will join members of other Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods from across Florida Region FJMC to take part in a Jewish Heritage Celebration at loanDepot Park when the Miami Marlins will take on the Chicago Cubs. in September, look for the friendly, smiling faces of Men’s Club members as High Holiday Ushers. During October Men’s Club and Women’s League will cosponsor a special Scotch and Sangria dinner in the Sukkah. Men’s Club will mark the 25th of December 25 with a “Latke and Vodka” extravaganza; more information coming soon. The B’nai Torah Men’s Club will take part in the Federation of Jewish Men’s Club’s (FJMC) World Wide Wrap on SuperBowl Sunday (February 9, 2025). Other highlights of the B’nai Torah 2024/2025 program calendar will include Men’s Club Shabbat, presentation of Man of the Year and Youth of the Year awards and distribution of Yom HaShoah Yellow Candles within the Boca Raton community.

B’nai Torah Men’s Club Co-Presidents Dr. Elliot Burns and Andrew Alminana invite you to learn more about the B’nai Torah Men’s Club of Boca Raton at https://www.btcboca.org/mens-club/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BnaiTorahBoca/. For more information please emailDr. Elliot Burns at bocaburns@aol.com. “As Always…Looking forward to to seeing you at all of our upcoming events, and, supporting our Men’s Club…Remember…”Together We Can Do So Much More!” -Elliot”

The B’nai Torah Men’s Club is a proud member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), a global confederation of over 200 affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mumbai India and beyond. The FJMC’s mission is to involve Jewish men in Jewish life. Learn more about how your Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate at https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-fjmc/.

The Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the state of Florida. How can we help you? Get to know more about the FJMC Florida Region and our growing network of affiliated 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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