100 Jewish Men 2016 - 2017


100 Jewish Men - 15th YEAR



100 Jewish Men is a group of men dedicated to improving themselves and each other as men, fathers, husbands, brothers, sons, friends and Jews. Through controversial, thought-provoking speakers and small group discussions, we will explore what usually remains unspoken in men’s lives at work and at home. For our 15th year we have an incredible lineup planned and we hope you choose to be part of it.  All programs at CBY unless indicated otherwise.

All dinners - 6:30 pm followed by programs at 7:00 pm

Register online or by check

Open to members and non-members


Financial Assistance is available - Please contact Rabbi Strauss.



Wednesday, November 9, 2016

The DNA of the Jewish People

Bennett Greenspan 

Beginning in the 1970’s, many books and articles were written on the origins of Ashkenazi Jews.  Some hypothesized that Ashkenazi Jews descended from an Eastern European kingdom that converted to Judaism en masse in the 8th century, thereby discrediting the Jewish people’s connection to the land of Israel.  Join us for a discussion about these claims and compare them to the genetic record.  Bennett Greenspan is a fellow Beth Yeshurun member and the President of Family Tree DNA (www.familytreedna.com).  He is also the author of the book, "History Unearthed Daily."  He writes and speaks widely about DNA and genealogy.    

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Surviving an Active Shooter Attack

The Houston Police Department is pleased to present to the citizens of Houston an informative hour and a half seminar which provides you the tools with which you may significantly increase your odds of surviving either an Active Shooter or Terrorist Attack.  In a world where your thoughts are rarely focused on such topics, proven, common sense instruction by experienced professionals will significantly increase your odds of surviving an Active Shooter or Terrorist. Much of the information is cutting edge and designed by the Houston Police Department, a law enforcement pioneer in this area. As of January 2015 over 28,000 citizens of Houston have received this empowering training.  Stephen Daniel, the HPD Senior Community Liaison, will serve as our trainer.  Mr. Daniel is continually researching and developing tactics which citizens may employ in order to survive an Active Shooter assault. He works closely with the Houston SWAT team in order to present the most viable advice possible to the citizens. Mr. Daniel brings a passion for Active Shooter training as well as over 35 years of experience in security/law enforcement.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

A Night with Bill Brown, a long-time Astros Broadcaster

Bill Brown will complete his 30th year of broadcasting for the Houston Astros in 2016. He was a broadcaster for seven years for the Cincinnati Reds from 1976-82, giving him a total of 37 years of broadcasting in major league baseball.  Brown has been in sports broadcasting for 42 years and in broadcasting for 47 years. Brown has been inducted into the Texas Baseball Hall of Fame. He was voted Sportscaster of the Year in Texas in 2014. He has also been inducted into the Houston Astros Wall of Honor. Brown served in the U.S. Army for two years and is a Vietnam veteran. He and his wife Dianne have been married for 47 years. The Browns have been involved as co-chair (Bill) and silent auction chairman (Dianne) of the Cy-Fair Educational Foundation's Salute to Our Heroes fundraiser for nine years. Brown is active as an emcee in the Houston area for several charity events. He is a resident of Cypress, Texas.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

An evening with Walter Cunningham

Best known as America's second civilian astronaut, on October 11, 1968, Walter Cunningham occupied the lunar module pilot seat for the eleven-day flight of Apollo - the first manned flight test of the third generation United States spacecraft.

A former fighter pilot, Col. USMCR-Retired physicist, currently, Mr. Cunningham is a successful businessman, investor and director of numerous public and private companies. He is author of The All American Boys, the human side of the space program. He is a radio talk show host and frequent lecturer throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He is a civic leader, is listed in all major Who's Who publications and is a recipient of numerous national and international honors.

Sunday, April 2017

Men’s Model Passover Seder at

United Orthodox Synagogues 

Rabbi Brian Strauss & Rabbi Barry Gelman

We will explore what it means to be a Jewish man today as we come together with our friends at UOS to eat, laugh, and share our stories.  A night of fraternity and brotherhood mixed with a little matzah, beer, and steak! Together we’ll celebrate our freedom, as Jews and as men!  And we will learn how to lead an enjoyable and meaningful Seder just in time for Passover!


Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Genesis Steahouse

Making Every Day Count with Joel Roffman

In an engaging, moving and inspirational talk, Dr. Roffman takes us through his battle with cancer - from diagnosis to treatment to recovery. Inspired by Jewish teachings, Dr. Roffman’s story applies not only to cancer but also to many of life’s everyday struggles. “Chemotherapy enabled me to live; Judaism taught me how,” he says. A cardiologist near Dallas, Dr. Roffman and his wife have been married forty years. He is active in his shul and is an avid photographer and cyclist.


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