Cotton Eyed Joe
The song Cotton Eyed Joe was introduced by Ryan Saltzman at the first five fold program. Due to the instant love of the song the chapter quickly embraced it as their own. During any social function where the song is played the chapter precedes to jump up and down while gathered in a circle.
The Godol files were started to document the actions of each Godol throughout his term. At the conclusion of each Godol's term, records of his performance during his tenure in office are placed in a box and are handed down to subsequent leaders.
The term IGAS was one created by the Jew Crew which stands for I Give A Sh*t. During many meetings when serious business was needed to be done, one of the members would interrupt with this term in order to distract the other members of the crew.
After the election of Marc Kravitz as Aleph Godol, Bryan Ackerman proceeded to kiss him on the cheek to announce his winning. This action thus led to the tradition of each winning officer receiving a smooch on the cheek to confirm his triumph.
In Moishe's Cafe, a program planned by Bryan Ackerman and Aaron Jeweler, the chapter served an elegant dinner to the members of Achshav BBG. It was due to this program that the sister chapter of Melech shifted from N'shama BBG to Achshav BBG. The chapter served dinner then held a kareoke night. The program was held at Aaron Jeweler's house, as were many other programs during the second term. The tradition continued as the program was held again the next year, this time called Part Deux, with Ahavah BBG being invited. Again it was held at Aaron Jeweler s house and was planned by him and Bryan Ackerman. It continues to be the most popular program and a yearly event.
Praying with Melech
Prayer is never sacred when it come to Melech. During the opening and closing benedictions for meals, members of Melech have been known to shout in spirit during a prayer at conventions. When the line "Baruch atah adonai eloheynu MELECH ha olam...," the word Melech is cheered by all members in attendance. This practice was first done at the Young Leadership Conference in 1994 by Bryan Ackerman and Howard Marans.
Price of the Table
During the closing rituals of the meeting and before the Aleph Godol proceeds to close the meeting, the Godol has been known to announce the price of the table that will be banged in rabid spirit during the singing of Up You Men. This practice was first done at Bryan Ackerman's first meeting held at the Jewish Community Center, due to the fact that if the table was damaged in any way the chapter would have to replace it for $80. Or just 12 David Freglys.
The official mascot of Melech, the character known as Reb Moishe was created by Bryan Ackerman. He drew the character when the chapter decided to use a mohel as its mascot and named him Reb Moishe. The character is displayed on the front of the Constitution and is also available on the computer in a Bitmap format. He has been known to get his hot tips by the use of a cleaver, chain saw, or scissors.
Raising the Slayer
During Cotten Eyed Joe, while the chapter is jumping and cheering, The slayer is lifted above the heads of all those in attendance. His small size makes this task easy, but since everyone is always tired, we sit down afterwards. This allows him to be taller than everyone, for a change and us to show our Melech spirit.
What’s to be said, we rock everyone’s ass at it, screw Football
"Come Sail Away" by Styx
It all began in the winter of 2003 when Eric Gold first introduced it to the chapter. Also, the Piano Man by Billy Joel has become prominent in the chapter’s disc changers.
Disgusting Facial Hair
Gitis Sokolsky, Eric Marmon, Joe, and Bryan Ackerman after a really long weekend spent with Mr. Jack Daniels.
Going Crazy at RC
Whistles, Groggers, balloons, Santa suits, Army men, Darth Vader, frogs, fire hats,hunting and gathering, beach balls, tallises, are just the beginning of the crazy stuff we bring to dominate RC every December. Resulting from our. From our huge portion of the budget spent on this, has yielded four Spirit Gavels in a row.
Moreh and S’gan Files
Inspired by the long standing Godol Files, the Moreh and S’gans have recently established similar archives to organize everything from program write-ups to AIT lists.
Our chapter movie, and right now you are SURROUNDED BY ASSHOLES.Use the shwarts
Beth Kadima BBG and Nordaunian AZA
Our recent sibling chapters. Nordaunian has recently become our brother chapter while Beth Kadima for some reason or another have evolved into our closest sisters in the region.
Wedgie the S’gan and Dunk the Moreh
Two recent additions to our installation of officers to accompany the poling of the Godol.