The evening was sponsored by the Sloppy Joe group, which was an interesting side note. The Sloppy Joe group, a men’s poker and dinner club, began a number of years ago when a women’s Rosh Chodesh group started at the synagogue. A photographer was there to take pictures for an upcoming article on Torah on Tap (Jewish) and Theology on Tap (Christian) to be published in New Jersey Monthly Magazine.
I facilitated a “Torah on Tap” session tonight for Agudath Israel. Over 20 guys came out to discuss men’s roles in the synagogue today. “Where Have All the Men Gone” was the topic and we discussed how the feminist movement and egalitarianism, while positive, have contributed to men turning away from synagogue activities.
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