The guys nite & Seder summit story
Built from the ground up, Guys Nite is a true community event.
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 fellow Beth Sholom member, Josh London, had the idea to approach the scotch companies to set up shop at Guys Nite; they loved it.
Passover 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 experience.
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.
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.
Admission pricing & additional options
Guys Nite features more than 13 scotch companies pouring,
and all-you-can-eat kosher ribs, fried chicken, sausages, and more.
Please consider supporting Beth Sholom with one of our premium ticket options.
Includes admission for one, a 2020 GNO commemorative shot glass; 2020 limited edition kippah; 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.
$300 - before 3/1
$325 - after 3/1
Includes admission for one, 2020 GNO commemorative shot glass; 2020 limited edition kippah; and take home meal of ribs, chicken, side dish and dessert for four.
$200 - before 3/1
$225 - after 3/1
Includes admission for one, a 2020 GNO commemorative shot glass, 2020 limited edition kippah, and take home meal of ribs, chicken, side dish and dessert for one.
30 & under
$125 - before 3/1
$150 - after 3/1
$150 - before 3/1
$175 - after 3/1
Includes admission for one and a 2020 GNO commemorative shot glass.
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.
Limited edition 2020 GNO kippah $15 ea.
The perfect accessory for you, or for any of the guys in your life!
Guys Nite receives regular recognition and publicity
guys for the community
Each year Guys Nite Out contributes to those in need.
Here are the organizations we supported in 2019. Stay tuned for 2020 updates.
Boys Town Jerusalem
Boys Town Jerusalem is one of Israel's premier institutions for educating the country's next generation of leaders in the fields of technology, commerce, education, the military and public service. Since its founding in 1948, BTJ has pursued its mission of turning young boys from limited backgrounds into young men with limitless futures. From junior high through college, the three part curriculum at BTJ - academic, technological and Torah - is designed to turn otherwise disadvantaged Israeli youth into productive citizens of tomorrow. The campus, located in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood of Jerusalem, is a home away from home for its more than 950 students. More than 7,500 graduates hold key positions throughout Israeli society.
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.
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!
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
Senior Rabbi & Seder Summit Leader
Rabbi Nissan Antine
Rabbi Eitan Cooper
Scotch & Wine
Raffle Ticket Sales
Graphics & Design
Adam Rawson, Rawson Design
Photos from past Guys Nites Out