SHALEM - The Temple Beth Or Men’s Circle
Once a month a group of men gather together for a meal and discussion. We are called Shalem-The Men’s Circle. Shalem means wholeness. We as a group of men -from our 20’s to our 60’s- who strive for such wholeness in our lives. We struggle with issues as diverse as intimacy, ethics, and sports but we gather as a supportive community. These past months, we have discussed ethical wills and the concept of legacy; being better husbands and partners; taking stands on social issues; parenting and it’s struggles; who are our heroes; and the role of Jewish men in the synagogue. As a rabbi, a friend, a father, a husband, and as a man struggling with his own identity. It is an honor to sit in this circle.
We meet as fellow journeyers on an often uncharted path. I have been consistently amazed at the quality of our meetings. Each participant is heard and supported . It is a fantastic opportunity to join with other men.
Men who are compassionate striving to be better husbands fathers and friends. This group is so important for Temple Beth Or’s growth as a spiritual center for Judaism in Dayton.
And we are growing in numbers and diversity each month . It is an opportunity that should not be missed. It is so imperative for our sake as families and as a Temple that men have a safe place to meet. Join us.
SHALEM meets on the first Wednesday of the month at 7 pm at either North China Restaurant on 48 or Flavors Eatery on East Franklin in Centerville. Surf to our web page at www.tbomenscircle.com .
Rabbi David Burstein