President’s Corner

Check in here to get the latest word on our major accomplishments, upcoming events, and your opportunities to participate and contribute from our Men’s Club President Bob Goldwin.

Welcome to 5784!

Wow, this is going fast, here is the second Men’s Club article of the 2023-2024 Men’s Club year. I hope you all are having a great summer, and are ready for an action-packed year. Our first Men’s Club event is right around the corner and we are excited to invite everyone to Steaks in the Sukkah sponsored by The Men’s Club. We will be watching the resurgent three-time Super Bowl-winning Washington Commanders take on the Monsters of the Midway and Super Bowl XX-winning Chicago Bears.

Over my term as President, I want to recognize the amazing leaders who came before me. It is my goal to re-introduce you to one Past President every month. This month I am going to present Past President and current Recording Secretary Marc Weinstein. Marc and his wife of almost 44 years, Sara, have been members of CBS since the early 1980s. Not long after they arrived at CBS Marc joined and became an active member of the Men’s Club, eventually becoming president from 1999-2001. As President, Marc proudly started the Men’s Club Youth Scholarship fund and he helped guide our club to its first Gold Torch Award for Programming. Over his time at Beth Shalom, Marc has held various leadership positions. He served with distinction on the CBS Board of Directors in various Vice President roles including VP of Fundraising, VP of Youth, and the VP of Ritual. Marc also served for three years on the Finance Committee. You may also recognize Marc from his role as High Holidays Head Usher, in which he has served since 2000.

Marc and Sara are proud parents and in-laws of their three children: Michael, Abby, and Melissa, and their spouses. The only thing that equals their pride in their kids is their overwhelming joy of being grandparents.

Marc’s life has taken him from the Garden State to the Hoosier State, and finally right here to the Land of Lincoln. Marc is a retired State Tax Attorney. In his time outside of CBS, Marc is the President of his HOA, he’s a 20-year veteran official for club swim meets, and he enjoys working out with his personal trainer. One other fun fact about our former President Marc Weinstein is he can be referred to as the award-winning Marc Weinstein. Marc has won the Man of the Year Award, Kavod Award, and he was the Aleph of the Year in BBYO.

Shanah Tovah from our family to yours – wishing you a happy, healthy, and sweet year!

Bob Goldwin