SNHJMC

Since 1982 the Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club has been a social organization for men in the southern New Hampshire Jewish community. The SNHJMC was formed for the purpose of providing a vehicle for members to socialize and have fun!

We have positive relationships with Synagogues in the Southern New Hampshire area. Many of our members belong to Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, Congregation Betenu in Amherst, and Etz Hayim Synagogue in Derry.  We do not require our members to have joined any Synagogue in the area as a condition of being a member of the SNHJMC.

Our Next SNHJMC Breakfast- Sunday April 15th – 9:30am

Hard to imagine after all the quality breakfast’s we have shared this year that we may actually have our most compelling program of the year on Sunday morning, April 15th!  The entire community is invited to join us for breakfast as the Men’s Club welcomes Ron Bruckman, a founding member and multi-term board member, who will share a very personal family adventure as part of TBA’s Yom HaShoah Observances.

Some background: On January 15, 2017, a pendant was found in Sobibor death camp.  The pendant had the words Mazal Tov, a date of birth – 3 July 1929 – and Frankfurt a. M.  An almost identical pendant was owned by Anne Frank, born in Frankfurt 3 weeks earlier.  On 3 July 1929 only one Jewish child was born in Frankfurt – Karoline Cohn.  In January 2017, Yad Vashem and the Israel Antiquities Authority asked the public’s help to locate Karoline’s family.

An amateur genealogist and full time solar power project developer, Chaim Motzen, figured he’d spend a couple of hours and see what he could learn.  Those couple of hours turned into quite a bit more.

In November 2017, over 30 family members from Nicaragua, the United States, Canada, the UK, Israel, Japan and Hong Kong gathered in Germany at a ceremony organized by the Claims Conference to lay a stolpersteine in memory of Karoline, her younger sister Gitta and their parents Richard and Else.  Not one of the relatives had ever heard of Karoline before this year; most had never met each other; some had not known of their Jewish ancestry.  We have found correspondence by Karoline’s parents and other relatives, and photographs of the extended family, including other victims of the Holocaust who will also now not be forgotten.

Karoline was Ron’s father’s first cousin.  In his presentation Ron will share his family tree, indicating the connection to her family and to the families that attended the event.  He will also talk about their branches side trip to Weinheim, his father’s birthplace, the Jewish Ghetto museum in Frankfurt and their visit to the Jewish cemetery and Synagogue in the neighboring city of Darmstadt.

This breakfast is open to the entire community and will be held Sunday morning, April 15th, at Temple Beth Abraham.  As always, we kick off breakfast at 9:30am. If you have not had the opportunity to attend a Men’s Club breakfast, our kitchen crew will be preparing a sumptuous feast of eggs, potatoes, bagels, lox and whitefish salad with accompanying veggies, fruit, juice, coffee and tea.  The cost for breakfast is $8.00 for Men’s Club members and $12.00 for non-members. We are expecting a large turnout for this breakfast so we are respectfully requesting an RSVP if you are planning to join us.  For more information, or to RSVP for breakfast, please email: breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org .

Our Last SNHJMC Breakfast of the Year- Sunday May 6th – 9:30am

On May 6th, we will hold our final breakfast of the season.  This will be a schmooze breakfast and will also serve as our annual meeting and elections for the Men’s Club board.  The proposed board slate for FY19 is as follows:

President:               David Fox
Vice-President:      David Hunt
Treasurer:               Sam Fain
Secretary:               Don Gorelick

Past President:      Mark Dickens

Board Members:   Matthew Lee, Mike Lipkind, Robert Pill, Adam Wolff

As always, we kick off breakfast at 9:30am.  Our kitchen crew will be preparing a sumptuous feast of eggs, potatoes, bagels, lox and whitefish salad with accompanying veggies, fruit, juice, coffee and tea.  The cost for breakfast is $8.00 for Men’s Club members and $12.00 for non-members.  We look forward to seeing you all as we say goodbye for the summer!  For more information, or to RSVP for breakfast, please email: breakfastrsvp@snhjmc.org.

Breakfast Event Schedule for 2017 – 2018

The SNHJMC is currently planning the event schedule for this year.  You can see the dates that we have on the calendar to the right side of this page.  If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved, PLEASE let us know!  You can email the President at president@snhjmc.org.

Please stay tuned on our website, www.SNHJMC.org for additional information as it becomes available!

SNHJMC’s Bruce Retchen/Neil Goren Fund

Do you have children or grandchildren who will be traveling to Israel as part of a semester abroad or a summer experience?  How about local Jewish summer camps?

The philanthropic arm of the Southern NH Jewish Men’s Club, the Bruce Retchin/Neil Goren fund, was instituted to provide financial stipends for our community’s youth planning such ventures. All that is required is a letter from your student or camper outlining their plans and the educational benefit of the program, or camp, they are attending.   Please send it to SNHJMC, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua NH 03064.