100 Jewish Men


100 Jewish Men



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. We have an incredible year planned and we hope you choose to be part of it.

Thank you to our Steering Committee! Michael Wiesenthal, Mark Newman, Wayne Arzt, Nir Grossman, Jerry Selzer, Michael Schwartzberg, Bill Schwartz, Paul Katz, Michael Lisch, Eric Gibbs, Marty Peskin, Reid Friedman, and Ryan Kagan. 

All dinners at 7:00 pm followed by programs at 7:30 pm.

Register online or by check

Open to members and non-members

Financial Assistance is available - Please contact Rabbi Strauss.


Wednesday, October 10 | Helen Sharkey Gebhard | Learning from my Mistakes

When Helen Sharkey was hired as an accountant in 1996 by Dynegy—an up-and-coming energy trading company in Houston—she had no idea the job would ultimately lead to 28 days in a maximum-security federal prison. Today, Helen speaks about her experiences with brutal honesty and not a trace of self-pity. She talks about her excitement when she landed her “dream job” at Dynegy, only to be followed by dismay when she began to doubt the ethics of what they were doing and, ultimately, her complete loss of faith in the company. We have a lot to learn from her experiences. For a complete biography click here.



Wednesday, November14 | Jim G. Conway, FBI Agent | The Challenges of Protecting Houston from Terrorists

James G. Conway has served our nation with distinction for over 35 years, twenty-five of those years as a Special Agent of the FBI. Beginning in 1984, Conway, was a member of the Houston Division of the FBI where he managed a number of successful and complex investigations in the areas of Organized Crime, Violent Crime, and Counterterrorism. Currently, Conway is the President of Global Intel Strategies a Houston-based firm that consults, trains and advises government agencies, academia, and the media on terrorism and national security issues as well as private sector corporations on global and travel security issues, counterterrorism measures and risk mitigation. For a complete biography click here.



Wednesday, December 12 | Rep. Sarah Davis

Sarah Davis is an accomplished attorney devoting her career to defending against personal injury lawsuits. She is of counsel with the national law firm of Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edleman & Dicker, LLP. Sarah’s clients include individuals, local businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. Sarah was first elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010 and served on the Public Health and Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committees. Sarah was re-elected in 2012 and served on the Public Health, Calendars, and Appropriations committees.  In her current term, Sarah continues to serve on the Calendars committee, and was appointed to serve on the Corrections committee. For a complete biography click here.




Save the Date for Spring 2019!


Wednesday, January 9

J. Kent Friedman, President Houston Sports Authority, Lawyer, Community leader



Wednesday, February 13

 Charlie Pallilo | Sports, A Lot More than Just Games



Sunday, April 7

Men's Mock Passover Seder at UOS with Rabbi Brian Strauss & Others



Wednesday, May 15

Doctor Panel with Clive Fields | Staying Alive: Men's Health in the 21st Century


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