Dear TEC Family and Friends:

For the past 20 years, our annual Scholar-In-Residence program has featured leading Rabbis, authors, and professors who have engaged us in discussion and reflection on many aspects of Jewish life and thought. Following in this tradition, the TEC Men’s Club is honored to introduce our 2021 Scholar-In-Residence, Rabbi Norman M. Cohen, Founding Rabbi Emeritus of Bet Shalom Congregation, in Minnetonka, Minnesota.  

We are excited to have Rabbi Cohen discuss and engage with us on diverse and relevant topics in contemporary Judaism in a new virtual format over the course of 3 days Friday, Feb 19th – 21st, 2021. We will start with Shabbat evening and morning services, continue with a keynote Saturday evening with a virtual reception, and wrap up the memorable weekend of learning with a virtual Sunday brunch session.

To continue to bring an informative and thought-provoking Scholar-in-Residence program to our temple community, we would appreciate your becoming a 2021 Scholar-in-Residence Program Sponsor at the Scholar Benefactor, Family of Scholarship, or Friends of SIR Levels. Your support is essential and helps us to continue to bring scholars of Rabbi Norman Cohen’s caliber to TEC.  

New this year in appreciation of our sponsors at the Benefactor and Family of Scholarship level is our “Nosh and Learn” Basket filled with food and goodies to enhance your enjoyment of the Scholar-in-Residence weekend program from your own home. 


  • Scholar Benefactors ($300+): Includes an invitation for you and your guest to a special Saturday Evening Feb 20th virtual meet and greet session with Rabbi Cohen from 7:00 PM to 7:30 PM, and the “Nosh and Learn” Basket.
  • Family of Scholarship ($136): Includes the “Nosh and Learn” Basket.
  • Friends of SIR (other amount): Any contribution will help ensure a legacy of providing meaningful Scholar-In-Residence programming into the future.

  • All qualifying sponsorships must be received by the temple office by Friday, February 12th to receive a Nosh' n Learn Basket.


Online Donation

  • Thank you for making this contribution to Temple Etz Chaim online.
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  • An acknowledgment will be emailed to you.

  • On your request, notification of your contribution (without disclosing the amount) will be mailed to the family of a loved one or to the person being honored by your contribution.

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Mens Club Scholar In Residence 2021

Baskets only available for donations of $136 and above.

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American Express is not accepted for payment.

Temple Etz Chaim Men’s Club thanks you for your continued support and participation in our activities. 

Please complete the form below to register for the virtual SIR. The Zoom link will be sent to the email provided in the registration.




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**URGENT MESSAGE: Please make sure you receive email confirmation to confirm your sponsorship. If you do not receive an email confirmation, please call the TEC office to confirm your sponsorship. Thank you!**



Please contact the Men's Club at mensclub@templeetzchaim.org if you have any questions, or click here to download more information about the weekend.

Thank you for your support. 




Colin Pullan - TEC Men’s Club President


Mark Zucherman - TEC Men’s Club SIR Chair

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