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A Brief Look at Famous New York Friars Club Members

Harvey Bell is a board member of the Zionist Organization of America (ZOA), a non-profit dedicated to pro-Israel activities since 1897. A long-time New Jersey resident, Harvey Bell is also a member of New York’s Friars Club.

Founded in 1904, the Friars Club is a private social club at the Martin Erdmann House, located close to Madison and Park Avenue. Occupying six floors, the club has a card room, gym, bar, two lounges, and billiards room. The Club holds its annual celebrity comedy roasts. It counts top comedians, actors, New York socialites, and even a president among its members.

Former President Donald Trump, Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg, Jimmy Fallon, Carol Burnett, Tom Cruise, Barbra Streisand are current high profile Friars Club members. Dean Martin, Lucille Ball, Richard Pryor, and Robin Williams were also members before they passed on. To become a member of the Friars Club, two current members must make a recommendation on your behalf.