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10400 Wilshire Blvd.   Los Angeles, CA. 90024   Phone (310) 481-3340   Fax (310) 478-9478




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Men's Club

Sinai Temple Men's Club






Alex Baskin
Dr. Leon Brown
Dr. Abbey Esagoff
Mansour Eslamboly
Daryoush Farahmand
Asher Ganjian
Dr. Harry Green
Dr. Richard Greenberg
Dr. Isaac Hakim
Dr. Paul Herman
Moti Levy-Tsedek
Dr. Nasser Matloob
Michael Nazarian
Zoltan Rados
Behnam Rodd
Dr. Youssef Rokhsar
Dr. Isaac Schmidt
Steven Soroudi
Dr. Allan Swartz

Past presidents club
Reuben Shulman, 1951-1953 z'l
Irwin Reiss, 1953-55 z'l
Fred Babbin, 1955-57 z'l
Jack Bloom, 1957-59 z'l
William Friedland, 1959-61
Boris Marks, 1961-62
Earl Klein, 1962-63 z'l
Irving Tansey, 1963-64 z'l
Irving Kory, 1964-65 z'l
Dr. Samuel Levine, 1965-66
Dr. Mitchell Locks, 1966-67 z'l
Norman Atkins, 1967-68
Gerald Berke, 1968-69
Jules Porter, 1969-70 z'l
Murray Rubinow, 1970-71 z'l
Ted Levin, 1971-72 z'l
Albert Moscow, 1972-73 z'l
Lee Laine, 1973-74
Ronald Schultz, 1974-75
Arthur Diamond, 1975-77
Sidney Katz, 1977-78 z'l
Sol Herzfeld, 1978-79 z'l
Barton Kogan, 1979-80
Abe Guttman, 1980-81
David Pastor, 1981-83 z'l
Arthur Perfit, 1983-84 z'l
Norman Karchem, 1984-86
Herman Braunstein, 1986-87 z'l
Peter Winkelman, 1987-89
Donal Dreifus, 1989-91 z'l
Arthur Omansky, 1991-93
Milton Gan, 1993-95 z'l
Glen Flug, 1995-96
Philip Rosenbaum, 1996-99 z'l
Myles L. Berman, 1999-2000
David Matloob, 2000-2002
Stephen Silberman, 2002-2004
Joseph Gabbaian, 2004-2006
Frank Pournazarian, 2006-2008
Bijan Bina, 2008-2010
Elie Alyeshmerni, 2010-2012
Shervin Behnam, 2012-2014

Men’s Club Rabbi
Rabbi Erez Sherman

OFFICERS  2014-2015

Welcome to the Home Page of the Sinai Temple Men’s Club

“Where Jewish Values Come to Life”

The Men’s Club provides a unique and warm environment in which our members meet for programs, work together and simply have an enjoyable time with others who share our Jewish values, a commitment to Israel and a desire to lead and give back to the community.

We have regularly scheduled meetings -- usually the first Tuesday of every month except for July -- where we bring extraordinary and engaging speakers to talk about Jewish values, the State of Israel, health, self-improvement, spirituality and leadership. The meetings typically begin with a free, light dinner, followed by a chance to mingle with other members and guests, and then our program.

The Men’s Club is devoted to the well-being of Jews throughout the world and specifically in the State of Israel. Our monthly programs include speakers who share their views on Israel’s historic and unprecedented achievements, the challenges it faces, and ways we can be effective in supporting the only Jewish state we have.

We also host programs with experts on health issues, personal development and, in general, what is sometimes referred to as self-help or self-improvement efforts.

Besides our programs, we have many annual events, including our Burning Bush Awards dinner, where we honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to our communities. We sponsor excursions to meaningful sites in Los Angeles, game nights, wine tasting, and sports events in Sinai Temple’s three gyms.

We hope that you will not only attend, but will join the Sinai Temple Men’s Club. It is open to everyone. It is the perfect way to meet others who share the love of Judaism, who want to bring Jewish values to life, and who are committed to having a good time while giving back to our community.

All the best,

Cary B. Lerman

Cary B. Lerman

Mark Haloossim
Executive Vice President

Elie Alyshemerni

Michael Silberstein

Andrew Harwood

Peter Rothholz

Irwin Segal
Corresponding Secretary

James Hatami
VP-Special Projects

Assaf Lichtash

Daniel Simantob
VP - Membership

Frank Pournazarian
VP - Ways and Means

Joseph Gabbaian
Rick Richman

VP - Israel Connection

Jason S. Kahan
George Eshaghian

VP - Rituals

Steve Pompan
VP - Sinai Outreach

Bijan Bina
Shawn Dadbin

VP - Sports

David Matloob
FJMC Representative

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Sinai Temple Men's Club Upcoming Events

The Men’s Club is proud to present some of the finest speakers anywhere on Jewish values, Israel and personal growth and improvement. Our monthly meetings are open to all, and we strive to create an atmosphere of warmth and caring and blend it with compelling topics presented by exciting speakers. We hope you will join us and add your voice to our gatherings.


Upcoming Speakers:

Monthly Meetings and scheduled Speakers: Please join us for our monthly speakers, held every first Tuesday of the month with a free light dinner at 6:00 p.m. Program begins at 6:30 p.m. Our speakers are truly distinguished and speak on issues of Men’s health, spirituality, and responsibility.


FlyerDate: Thursday, October 8 — 6:30 pm
Men’s Club October Meeting
with the screening of the uplifting and riveting documentary “Beneath the Helmet.”
Special guest presentations by Major Res. Ortal Halff (one of the first women to command an IDF combat intelligence unit) and Brad Yellen (Jerusalem U). Co-sponsored by the Sinai Temple Israel Center, ATID and JNET. Free dinner for all members. RSVP’s a must at Mensclubevent@sinaitemple.org

Other Events: (more information coming soon)

Sinai Temple Men's Club & the Social Action Committee & SOVA partner together for our
PDFHigh Holy Day Food Drive 2015/5776
Please bring your bags to: Loading Dock on Holmby Ave
Sept. 16, 17, 18, 21 & 22 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m.
and 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. each day.




We are pleased to be part of the Lamed Vovnick society this year. Members commit to four acts of loving kindness to the community each month consisting of visiting the sick and the infirm, visiting a home observing shiva, attending the minyan at Sinai, and any other help needed by the community. This is limited to 36 members who are available to be called on to perform acts of Hesed. If interested in being part of this group, please contact nguzik@sinaitemple.org


Our Sinai Temple Caring Communities are always looking for volunteers.

Bikkur Cholim
Jacob Weisbarth Hospice
Chevra Kadisha
Shiva Committee

For more information on how to volunteer, please call Sinai Temple (310) 474-1518 and ask for Lifecycle assistance or email caring@sinaitemple.org












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By becoming a member of the Sinai Temple Men's Club you will be part of a fellowship which prays, learns, laughs and works together thereby strengthening not only our community but simultaneously enriching our personal and professional lives. Membership is open to all, regardless of Temple membership. To become a member, complete the Membership Application form and send it to the address shown with your annual dues.


Click here for a .pdf copy of our membership application pdf

Click here to pay your membership online.

















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