The Rodfei Zedek Men’s Club was formed several decades ago and has enjoyed the enthusiastic participation and membership of Rodfei Zedek congregants. The Club has supported youth activities, organized baseball outings, and participated with other organizations in sponsoring programs for the Rodfei Zedek and wider community.
The Men’s Club distributes Yom HaShoah memorial candles. The revenue raised through this and other activities is used to support youth activities, scholarships for summer programs, and educational programs for the Congregation.
Ivan Backer, Men's Club 2015 Shabbat speaker, was a 10‑year old boy in Prague when the Nazi invasion occurred. Shortly thereafter he was a passenger on the Kindertransport organized by British citizen Nicholas Winton to save Jewish children from Nazi-occupied areas. Mr. Backer's memoir, My Train to Freedom: A Jewish Boy’s Journey from Nazi Europe to a Life of Activism, was published in January 2016.
To learn more about the Men's Club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or the synagogue office at 773.752.2770.