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Brotherhood Poker Night

Thursday, June 27, 2024 21 Sivan 5784

7:00 PM - 9:30 PMSocial Hall

Join the Brotherhood for Social Poker, monthly, at CBE.  


Learn and play Omaha, Chicago, Stockbridge, Finkel, 3 card, etc.

Entry fee is $35 per Brotherhood member,  $45 per person for non-members. 

Have you paid your dues for the 2023 to 2024 membership year? Click HERE to join Brotherhood so you can register as a member!

Bring your own:  BYOB & BYO-snacks

Yes, there are prizes!

  • 1st place wins a gift certificate to Rapscallion
  • 2nd place wins a gift certificate to True West  
  • 3rd place gets free pass for next poker game

Sign up timeline for October:  TWO STEP SIGN-UP PROCESS (with a notification email in between):

To make it more fun for all, we want to play with multiples of 6 or 7 people.  So, to manage this and to avoid having to issue payment credits, we will have a 2 step sign-up process.

1.  Sign up below by end of day on Thursday, October 19th.  You will not pay yet. 

2.  On Friday, October 20th, look for an email from David Manalan (or another Brotherhood member) telling you if you will be able to play this month or not, based on the sign-up order and the number of sign-ups. This email will contain the link to pay the entry fee.   

3.  If you were identified as playing this month, complete the payment form before sundown on Sunday, October 22nd to secure your seat at the table.  

Questions?  Get in touch with David Manalan or email

Some historical background about Social Poker at CBE (from David Manalan)

Social Poker at CBE goes back over 45 years. The group, with additions and departures (moving, grim reaper), plays monthly on an irregular schedule. Current CBE players are Denis Freidman and David Manalan. Past CBE members Ed Aaronson and Bruce Smith still play. Departed CBE players include Jules Gordon, Gerson Stutman, Bill Gratz, Royce Ginn, Jerry Finkel, and Steve Tharler. Steve's son, Scott, wrote a book about many of the games in 2004.

A little fun! (again, from David Manalan)

In social poker, we bet nickels, dimes, and quarters to avoid the following:
Six Jewish gentlemen were playing poker one night when Meyerowitz loses $500 on a single hand, stands up, clutches his chest and drops dead on the floor.
Showing respect for their fallen comrade, the other five complete their playing time standing up.
Bash looks around and asks "Now, who is going to tell the wife?"
They draw straws. Nordheim, who is always a loser, picks the short one. They tell him to be discreet, be gentle, don't make a bad situation any worse than it is.
"Gentlemen! Discreet? I'm the most discreet mensch you will ever meet. Discretion is my middle name, leave it to me."
Nordheim schleps over to the Meyerowitz apartment, knocks on the door, the wife answers, asks what he wants.
Nordheim declares "Your husband just lost $500, and is afraid to come home."
Nordheim says, "I'll tell him."


You are signing up here to let us know you are interested in playing. 

We need multiples of 6 or 7 participants.  You will be notified, by email, on Friday, October 20th if you will be playing this month.  The email will contain a link to the payment form. You will submit the payment form to pay the entry fee by Sunday, October 22nd.
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