annual meeting 2018

The New England Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs

Annual Meeting

Thursday, May 10th, 2018 6:30 PM-9:00 PM

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Join us at the shul with the longest name in our region: The Congregation of Temple Beth Am and Beth Abraham, 1301 Washington St, Canton. Learn about happenings in the region, vote for regional officers, and have dinner with friends.Paid reservations made by May 4th are $20, after that, $25.


Our guest presenter will be Jeff Klepper, who will seek to convince us, through music and conversation, that the 2016 Nobel committee knew what it was doing when Bob Dylan became a Nobel Laureate. 


Bob Dylan's Jewish Blues

With fascinating video clips, live-singing and discussion, Cantor Jeff Klepper explores 2016 Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan's spiritual journey from his earliest songs though his Grammy winning mid-career masterpiece, Time Out of Mind. Jeff will also share his original Dylan parodies, which have earned praise from historian David Kaufman in Jewhooing the Sixties: "The effect is hilarious, nicely displaying Klepper's ability to both "channel" Dylan and project Jewishness onto him; to both honor his hero and, in a kind of tongue-in-cheek wish fulfillment, gently mock Dylan's lack of overt Jewish religiosity, all at the same time."

Jeff Klepper is a cantor at Temple Sinai in Sharon. Read his bio and think "Shalom Rav."

2018 – 2019 New England Region Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Nominated Slate



Elliot Feldman

Israel - Sharon, MA

Executive Vice-President

Rick Kramer

Aliyah - Needham, MA


David Beckman

Emanuel – Newton, MA


Izi Bruker

Emanuel – Newton, MA


Mo Diamant

Emunah - Lexington, MA


Stephen Golden

Sholom – Framingham, MA


Peter Matusow

Emanuel – Newton


Marty Paley

Emanuel – Newton


Stephen Shrago

Israel - Sharon, MA

Assistant Treasurer

Financial Secretary

Ed Willins

Emunah – Lexington, MA

Assistant Financial Secretary

Harvey Wolf

Israel - Sharon, MA 

Recording Secretary

Danny Mandeau

Emanuel – Newton, MA

Assistant Recording Secretary


Communications Secretary

Andy Fandel

Israel – Sharon, MA

Assistant Comm. Secretary


*The Treasurer position is a two-year position and was be elected for the period July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019.


There are positions with nobody yet nominated. These positions will be available for nomination from the floor.  Additional candidates for the other positions may be nominated from the floor, as well.