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B'nai Israel Congregation

Men's Club


The B'nai Israel Men's Club was formed in 2003. Our mission is to foster a sense of brotherhood and friendship for male members of the Congregation and to support the Congregation in religious, cultural, and social activities as well as fundraising events. Additionally, we look outside our internal community for volunteering opportunities that benefit those less fortunate.

OFFICERS 2022-2023

                   President:             Phil Sassoon

                   Vice President:     Lloyd Zeldin

                   Programming:      Barry Weiss

                  Treasurer:             Shai Abisch

                  Board Liaison:      Harold Eicheholz

Our annual activities include publishing the Yizkor Book of Remembrance, hosting the Labor Day Weekend BBQ Cookout, putting up the Congregation's community Sukkah and hosting a Friday Night Dinner in the Sukkah. We also plan an in-house Super Bowl Party. 

We encourage new members to get involved, meet the men of Bnai Israel and be part of our strong community. The Men’s Club members usually meet quarterly for a Sunday breakfast/meeting and periodically bring in guest speakers to enlighten us on topics of mutual interest.

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Men's Club News and Events

B'nai Israel Men's Club Past August Breakfast

We had our kickoff breakfast/meeting under new leadership on August 21st with a very successful turnout of 19 members.  We discussed projected calendar events and activities that we want to continue with and new ones we would like to implement. A motion was raised to purchase wooden wall mounted tallis racks which was passed unanimously as well take into account the review of existing tallit which may require cleaning or possible replacement.  We discussed the need to fortify the existing sukkah structure this year and consider replacing it all together once we find donors interested in sponsoring the effort. We are looking to having guest speakers at future breakfasts.  We may also schedule periodic dinners at local Wilmington restaurants or sports events to further enhance our social interaction. We will join forces with Sisterhood to sponsor various activities such as a Game Night in early November and look into volunteer opportunities.

If you have a desire for an activity or want to look into membership with us, please reach out to me, Phil Sassoon at I look forward to hearing from you,

B'nai Israel Men's Club Sponsored December Breakfast

Sunday, December 18, 2022, at 9:30 - 11:30 AM

All Invited!  The Men's Club would like to invite all current and potential new members to join us at our BIC Social Hall for a scheduled breakfast. We will have a guest speaker that morning, Kara Gansmann,who is an attorney partner at Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog here in Wilmington.  Her specialty is Elder Law and will enlighten us on the importance of up-to-date Wills, Powers of Attorney and Trusts.

Please be sure to RSVP for this FREE EVENT so we can prepare accordingly.



Men's Club Membership News, 2022 into 2023

The past two years have been full of challenges and hardships. The pandemic hit our Synagogue with canceled in-person services and meetings limiting Men's Club activities. Our 2022 Men's Club Shabbat has yet to be scheduled. Sadly, our long-time President Efraim Jaronowski passed away.

Despite the pandemic, we published the Yizkor Book of Remembrance for 2020 and 2021 and are in the throws of preparing our 2022 edition. Partly due to the pandemic, along with other factors, we are changing our annual membership period back to the secular calendar year. So paid dues of $36 will commence on January 2023 for the year. Dues for this year 2022 have been waived to encourage membership and participation. Please take advantage and be a part of us moving forward and stronger.

For more information, please contact Phil Sassoon (President) at

YIZKOR 2022-2023

Book of Remembrance 2022 (5783)

The B'nai Israel Men’s Club will once again be publishing a Book of Remembrance for use during the 2022-2023 Yizkor Services starting with Yom Kippur on October 5, 2022. The cost for inclusion in the Yizkor Book is a donation of $10 per individual name memorialized. Deadline for inclusion in the booklet is Friday, September 30, 2022.

Please click the link provided and return the form shown below with a check made out to B’nai Israel Men’s Club to:

                                                     Click Here for the 2022 Yizkor Form

                         To access last years Yizkor Book to check your listed names from 2021
                                                                      CLICK HERE



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