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March 2021

REACHING ACROSS THE DIVIDE Men’s Club Book Discussion: How to Make a Slave and Other Essays

March 23, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a discussion with Professor Jerald Walker about his riveting and humorous personal essays exploring identity, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture. The book confronts the medical profession's racial biases, shopping while black at Whole Foods, the legacy of Michael Jackson, raising black boys, haircuts that scare white people, racial profiling, and growing up in Southside Chicago. By guiding his readers to be a good citizen and a good father and how to live and love, this book by one of America’s most acclaimed essayists will help us in our quest to better…

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April 2021

How to Navigate the #MeToo Era with Wisdom & Jewish Values

April 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

With all the events going on around Governor Cuomo in New York and sexual harassment prevention in the online era, "Super Lawyer" Ivy Kagan Bierman will share her expertise as an entertainment labor attorney as well as details about this current topic in the press and how to always be a good person in whichever scenario presents itself. This is a must for all folks in the workforce. Ivy, along with Rabbi Nicole Guzik, will provide many nuggets of wisdom to our members, and we hope you can sign up to attend! Click HERE to register.

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May 2021

Men’s Club Blood Drive

May 2, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Click HERE for more information and to RSVP, or contact Stephanie Rosas at 626-261-9842.

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Men’s Club Event: “The Impact of Cancel Culture”

May 4, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sinai Temple Men’s Club presents a high-level discussion of “Cancel Culture” with esteemed scholars Professor Alan Dershowitz and Dan Adler. They will discuss the balance between free speech, due process and restraint, and impulse to cancel individuals and institutions. This is not a debate; rather, it’s a discussion and we invite you to join. Our own Frank Melton will moderate. A SPECIAL OFFER FOR PEOPLE SIGNED UP FOR THIS DISCUSSION: If you want to own a signed copy of Professor Alan Dershowitz’s hardcover book “Cancel Culture: The Latest Attack on Free Speech and Due Process”. Please click this link to…

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July 2021

Men’s Club Event: The Harvard Admissions Case & Race-Based Affirmative Action

July 6, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Race-based affirmative action continues to roil American society. Asian-American students have brought the issue to the fore in lawsuits challenging the admissions policies of Harvard and other elite universities. What are these lawsuits all about? How do they impact our college-bound kids? What do they have to do with anti-Asian prejudice in society generally? No two people are more qualified to educate us on these important issues than Dean Chemerinsky and Professor Sander. Click HERE to register.

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August 2021

Sinai Temple Men’s Club Event: Public Service, Patents, & Judaism

August 3, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sinai Temple's own Andrei Iancu just served as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark office - a position originally held by Thomas Jefferson. Please join us for a conversation between Andrei Iancu and Jeff Kichaven as they discuss what it means for a committed Jew to hold that position, the role of patents in the COIVD-19 pandemic, and how Andre's immigrant experience has shaped his views. Click HERE to register.

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November 2021

Men’s Club Event: How to Teach Our Children to Communicate About Israel

November 2, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Featuring Guest Speaker Jimmy Taus This program will take place at Sinai Temple on Pilot Plaza. Click HERE to register From the age of 14, Jimmy Taus was involved in Zionist youth groups. By 17, he was working with college students to help them learn about Israel’s history and dealing with the negative images of Israel during the first Intifada. In the early 1990s, Jimmy continued to work on college campuses helping students combat the growing anti-Israel and anti-Semitic attitudes. During that time, he worked with the World Zionist Organization, the Sochnut (Jewish Agency for Israel), the Jewish National Fund…

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December 2021

Men’s Club Event: How to Double Down on Our Jewish Identity During the Christmas Holiday Season

December 7, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rabbi Adam Greenwald will discuss how to double down on our Jewish identity during the National Holiday in the United States, Christmas. What do proud Jews think about their Jewish identity during this time of year? Can you ignore Christmas altogether where retail shops and residents put up holiday decorations, Christmas TV Commercials galore, and lights on every tree? Are “our” traditions in competition with “theirs”? How do we properly celebrate Chanukah and invoke the Jewish flame inside each of our souls to ignite our beautiful rituals and traditions? Please join the discussion of this riveting topic, something every one of us has thought about. Whether…

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March 2022

Sinai Temple’s Men’s Club Presents: There’s a Reason Why Jews Write the Best Sitcoms and It’s Not Just Because They’re Funny: An Evening with Comedy Writer Ken Levine

March 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Sinai Temple Men’s Club Presents, "There’s a Reason Why Jews Write the Best Sitcoms and It’s Not Just Because They’re Funny: An Evening with Comedy Writer Ken Levine.” This event is on Tuesday, March 1 at 6:30 p.m. Ken will discuss his career and how his Jewish upbringing and beliefs seep into the stories and characters he writes. Don’t tell anybody but Hawkeye Pierce is really Jewish. This evening will be great to a night to remember! Click HERE to register.

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April 2022

Men’s Club Event: Mental Health and the Jewish Community

April 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Carolyn Hoffman, LCSW, Director of the Sinai Temple Mental Health Center in conversation with Andrea Sonnenberg, Mental Health Advocate, Attorney, and Philanthropist In memory of her beloved son Bradley, who tragically died at the age of 21 from the mixing of psychiatric medications, and in light of the untold number of students struggling with mental health issues, Andrea Sonnenberg has dedicated herself to advocating for awareness and change. In an effort to transform pain into purpose, she will speak about her son's life and legacy in a virtual presentation chronicling the experience of navigating the world of mental health in…

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