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    sunday april 7, 2024

    6-9:30 PM

    A unique evening of great food, drinks, camaraderie, and just the right amount of spiritual learning.


    Beth Sholom Congregation

    11825 Seven Locks Road

    Potomac, MD. 301.279.7010

  • options & pricing

    Guys Night Out features about a dozen scotch, wine & spirit companies,

    and all-you-can-eat kosher ribs, fried chicken, sausages, and more.

    Please consider supporting Beth Sholom with one of our premium ticket options.

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    Includes admission for one, a GNO commemorative shot glass; take home meal of ribs, chicken, side dish and dessert for four; reserved seating in VIP room. Access 1 hour prior to main event with special premium scotch and buffet. Space limited to approx. 50 guys.

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    (Take home 4)


    Includes admission for one, GNO commemorative shot glass, and take home meal of ribs, chicken, side dish and dessert for four.

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    (Take home 1)


    Includes admission for one, GNO commemorative shot glass, and take home meal of ribs, chicken, side dish and dessert for one.

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    Standard Admission

    30 & under


    over 30


    Includes admission for one and a GNO commemorative shot glass.

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    Table or Corporate Sponsorship

    Buy a table of 10

    or other GNO sponsorship

    Contact Mark Eidelman by email or at 301.279.8780 to discuss.

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    Raffle tickets $25 ea.

    or 5 for $100

    Win fantastic prizes

    As always, we will raffle off premium bottles of scotch, sports memorabilia, sporting event tickets, and more.

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    GNO sells out

    Sign up now to ensure your spot

  • The guys night story

    Built from the ground up, Guys Night is a true community event.

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    It started with a simple idea to bring guys together, to eat, network, and learn some ways to enhance their Passover Seder

    In 2010, Mark Eidelman, a member of Beth Sholom Congregation in Potomac, Maryland, had the idea to create a true "guys" event that everyone would want to attend. The critical element? Kosher ribs. In that first year, 125 men signed up. Attendees donated the scotch. After that a friend, Josh London, had the idea to approach the scotch companies to set up shop at Guys Night; they loved it.

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    Learning made fun and current

    Rabbi Nissan Antine is accessible, personable, and always brings new and entertaining insights for guys looking to bring something unique to their Seder or High Holidays experience.

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    A true community event

    Guys come from DC, Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and even more distant locations -- and represent a wide variety of reform, conservative, and orthodox synagogues including: Beth Sholom, B'nai Israel, Beth El, Shaare Torah, KMS, Washington Hebrew, Chabad, Olam Tikvah, Beth T'filoh (Baltimore), Har Tzeon-Agudath Achim, Adas Israel, Har Shalom, Ohev Sholom, and more each year.

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    Hosted by the guys at Beth Sholom

    A modern orthodox congregation in Potomac, Maryland, Beth Sholom plays host to this annual event that now draws more than 500 guys each year.


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    A true multi-generational experience

    Grandfathers, sons, grandsons, dads, brothers, brothers-in-law, uncles, and nephews attend together. So many guys tell us this is a memorable annual tradition.


    “My dad flies up every year from Florida for GNO. My brother comes from Virginia (as well as my 2 brothers-in-law) and my 3 boys come in from NJ, NY and DC. So my dad gets to have a great night with his 2 sons and 3 of his grandsons. A great generational event!” -- Saul Goldfarb


    "My father and I had attended GNO every time since its inception many years ago. He loved coming to each event, schmoozing with everyone, helping out with serving ribs and chicken, and of course tasting numerous drams of whiskey with me. This was the highlight of the year for my dad (and I), not just for the event itself and what it brings, but a fantastic bonding time with father and son. Although my father is unfortunately no longer with us, I’ll always treasure the times we spent at GNO." -- Mike Glick

  • publicity

    Guys Night receives regular recognition and publicity

  • Quotes

    You thought of everything

    "Thank you for this wonderful event. I was impressed at how smoothly you handled 540 men at Beth Sholom. You really thought of everything. A highlight was to see a drone flying and taking pictures of the crowd while Rabbi Antine was speaking. I said to myself that is a first; a blending of state of the art technology with tradition. I am sure that no other Shul can claim to have had a drone flying in a religious sanctuary while the Rabbi spoke about why it is important to demonstrate your Jewishness. A great first.​"

    The feeling was mind boggling

    "What can I say except your organization and the feeling in the room was mind boggling. More than anything though, despite being a 'first timer,' I felt truly welcomed and warmly taken care of. What a terrific way to meet a dedicated and interesting bunch of guys. I cannot say that I spoke to more than about 5 % of your attendees but if my math is correct, that's at least 25 guys who are now new friends. Who can ever have enough friends??!! Kol hakavod to you and your crew. Strength to strength."

    Largest gathering of Jewish males

    "GNO was fabulous. It was the finest and largest gathering of Jewish males in a religious-social- philanthropic setting that I have ever experienced. The number and caliber of those present was off the charts. Will be there next year and will include more family members and friends."

    The honoring of heroes was inspiring

    "The honoring of heroes -- individuals who don't think of themselves as special, but are willing to respond to the call of need and recognizing that people can benefit from their specialized skills -- was inspiring. The kavod shown to them was truly heartfelt. And Rabbi Antine's words of Torah helped make a connection between traditional Jewish clothing and the Exodus from Egypt. Looking forward to next year!"

    The Rabbi's sermon was on par with the ribs

    "Excellent event - had several encounters with people who go back to my elementary school days. The sermon was on par with the ribs, as in excellent a feeling more full afterwards. Both in the stomach and brain."

    Guys span generational, professional, and denominational lines

    "I'm so impressed how much thought goes this event. The intentionality that goes into streamlining the registration, food service, and just flow make such a large event feel both intimate and welcoming. You take the great food and ever-growing whiskey selection out of the equation and you are left with the magic of the night; the amazing men of our community. The attendees span generational, denominational, and professional lines to make the night the quintessential networking opportunity."

  • guys for the community

    Each year Guys Night Out contributes to those in need.

    Here are the organizations we supported in 2023.

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    Maot Chitim

    Bringing Pesach to every home

    Ma’ot Chittim, also known as “kimcha d’pischa”, refers to the obligation upon everyone to donate funds prior to Pesach in order to help the poor to cover their holiday expenses. Not only is Pesach the festival of freedom but it is also intended to impart within every person a feeling of royalty. It is for this reason that Pesach is the only holiday which merited having a charity collection dedicated entirely to it. While on most other holidays one is encouraged to invite the less fortunate to eat their holiday meals in one’s home, on Pesach one should rather ensure that every person has the means and ability to experience their own seder in their own home.

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    A Wider Circle

    On a Mission to End Poverty


    The Workforce Development Program at A Wider Circle takes a highly personalized approach to preparing adults to enter the workforce and advance in their careers. In addition to one-on-one job coaching and employer partnerships, more than 2,000 individuals receive professional attire and accessories each year at A Wider Circle's Professional Development Center showroom... it's better than Bloomingdales and nicer than Nordstrom!

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    Leveling the Playing Field

    Helping keep kids in the game


    The bottom line benefit that LPF brings to youth sports organizations is allowing them to reallocate equipment funds towards lowering registration fees, which enables many more youngsters to participate. Over 75% of our beneficiaries report that they have been able to allot funds saved towards other aspects of their program. 90% of our beneficiaries report that they have been able to expand the availability of their program as a result of our donations.

  • making it happen

    Founder & Coordinator

    Mark Eidelman

    Senior Rabbi & Seder Summit Leader

    Rabbi Nissan Antine

    Associate Rabbi

    Rabbi Eitan Cooper