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 | Kevin Quinn | Preventing Violence Before it Occurs

After more than 22 years in journalism, Kevin Quinn now brings his media expertise and unique story-telling abilities to Crime Stoppers of Houston and the Precinct One Constable’s office of Harris County. Kevin now works for Crime Stoppers as a media liaison, helping deliver to the public important information which can help catch wanted criminals. His work also includes the logistical planning and creation of a new task force designed to thwart acts of violence before they happen. At Precinct One, Kevin is the Director of Communications for Constable Alan Rosen. His duties there include the dissemination of information on multiple platforms. He is the front-line contact for all media partners and works closely on a daily basis with the Constable in an effort to create a continuing conversation between law enforcement and youth.  It is the belief of the office that development of such relationships now will pay off greatly in the future as both constituents and law enforcement will better understand each other’s perspectives in times of crisis.



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

J. Kent Friedman is the General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer of Morae Global Corporation, a legal consulting firm.  A veteran lawyer as well as Houston civic leader, he is Chairman of the Board of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority, which built, financed and is the landlord for the city's state-of-the art sports venues: Minute Maid Park, NRG Stadium, Toyota Center, and BBVA Compass Stadium.  He is also Chairman of the Board of the Mickey Leland Kibbutzim Internship Foundation, serves on the Boards of Directors of the Harris County Precinct One Street Olympics, the Academy Sports and Outdoors Texas Bowl, and the Leo Baeck Educational Center Foundation.  Kenny is a member of the American, Texas and Houston Bar Associations, and a Fellow of both the Houston Bar Foundation and the Texas Bar Foundation.



Wednesday, February 13

 Charlie Pallilo | Sports, A Lot More than Just Games



Sunday, April 14

14th Annual 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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