The Sisterhood and Men's Club of Temple B'nai Abraham conducted their installation of officers, board of trustees and governors for 2010-2011, recently at temple at a dinner after Kabbalat Shabbat Services. Installed as the new president of Sisterhood is Jane Eisenstat who previously served as Sisterhood Executive Vice President and Jeffrey Grabelle as Men's Club President taking on his second term in this position.
Jane Eisenstat assumes this new position from Susan Fein who has served as Sisterhood President for the past several years. Installed as Sisterhood officers were Vice Presidents of Fundraising: Elena Meinhardt & Debbie Meyers; Vice Presidents of Membership: Stacey Rosenberg & Bunny Schwartz; Vice Presidents of Programming: Evelyn Gern, Dina Polay & Ruth Ross; Treasurer: Barbara Birnbaum; Recording Secretary: Bernice Garbade; Corresponding Secretaries: Rochelle Cohen & Eileen Greenberg and Immediate Past President: Susan Fein.
Men's Club officers include Vice Presidents: Steve Delman, Bruce Fein, Arthur Podnos and M. Steven Silbermann; Treasurer Richard Kesselhaut; Recording Secretary Eric Epstein; Corresponding Secretary Wayne Polay and Assistant Treasurer Todd Bialick.
The Sisterhood offers friendship, fun, learning, growth and involvement to all female members of Temple B'nai Abraham, while also serving the temple and Jewish community at large. Sisterhood is the lifeblood of the temple whose efforts include: preparing the Oneg Shabbat each week, preparing the meal for the Interfaith dinner in January in honor of the Martin Luther King holiday, providing the pulpit flowers, presenting gifts to B'nai Mitzvah and awards to graduating students as well as running the temple Judaica Shop.
All adult male Temple B'nai Abraham members are invited to join and become active members of Men's Club. Men's Club is a diverse organization that promotes camaraderie and brotherhood, and offers a connection to TBA and the Jewish community. Some of the events on the 2010-2011 calendar include the Annual Men's Club BBQ, monthly Sunday morning minyans with Rabbi Kulwin, the successful and popular Texas Hold'em night, as well as an the annual sports breakfast. Working together with Sisterhood, they co-host Kabbalat Shabbat dinners and symposiums, as well as participating with the Religious School in the Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle program.
Pictured: (l-r) are Men's Club President Jeffrey Grabelle and new Sisterhood President Jane Eisenstat. For information please visit the temple's website at www.tbanj.org