Congregation Beth Chaim
Men's Club

Welcome to the Congregation Beth Chaim Men's Club website. Our mission is to deepen the connections our members have with the congregation and the broader community through social interaction, educational activities, cultural events and more. Explore this site and contact us with any questions or suggestions you may have.


Men's Club Program & Events
Most events use our on-line sign-up system. For others, registration forms can be downloaded as PDFs to complete manually. For further information and additional upcoming events see the Calendar page.

Next Men's Club Breakfast -- November 6, 2022, 09:30 AM Join us for our Monthly Breakfast. We often have an interesting speaker and we always have bagels, coffee, and camaraderie. See the Calendar page for details. Email Todd Wachtel for more information. Please click here to RSVP. Hover here for a list of upcoming Breakfasts.Upcoming Breakfasts
November 6, 2022
December 4, 2022
January 8, 2023
February 5, 2023
April 1, 2023
May 7, 2023

Upcoming Men's Club Breakfast Speakers and Topics
Dec 4, 2022 -- Jeremy Kessler, Life Coach -- Life Coaching
Jan 8, 2023 -- Joshua Halickman, the Sports Rabbi -- Joshua Halickman, The Sports Rabbi is the founder of the website ( and has been covering Israeli sports since 2004. The Sports Rabbi has gone to over 4,000 live sporting events in 25+ countries looking for the most exciting and intriguing stories. Josh has lectured to over 10,000 people across the globe about Zionism through Israeli Sports. Also:
Feb 5, 2023 -- Paul Ligeti, Vice-President, Historical Society of West Windsor -- West Windsor History - from the Lenni Lenape, through the Colonial period and the post-WWII suburbanization, to the present. See also
Apr 1, 2023 -- Jenny Ludmer, Sustainable Princeton (tentative) -- The activities of Sustainable Princeton

[If you would like to speak at a breakfast, or propose a speaker or a topic, please click here.]

Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah -- October 12, 2022, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PMJoin us for the now Annual Steak & Scotch in the Sukkah event. We'll provide the beef, you provide the beverage. More details to come.
Details: Location: Congregation Beth Chaim. RSVP by December 31, 1969. Contact: Todd Wachtel.

Beth Chaim Bike Collection -- October 23, 2022, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
For Boys and Girls Club of Trenton
Participate in the annual Beth Chaim Bike Collection. Drive-thru by participants, collection in Beth Chaim parking lot; bikes to be picked up same day, early afternoon by truck/van supplied by recipient organization (Boys/Girls Club). Mindy Shedler is leading this event, expected help from several Tikkun Olam committee members.
Details: Location: Congregation Beth Chaim. Contact: Todd Wachtel.

High Holy Days Parking Lot Duty Once again, the Men's Club will help keep order in the parking lot during the High Holy Days. We need men to help out for evening and morning services. No heavy lifting involved! There continue to be new security protocols in place and, as a result, some changes in the traffic flow. This has resulted in a need for a larger number of men than in past years. Please help us accomplish this mitzvah by signing up for one or more shifts by using the Parking Lot Signup Form. Please bring a flashlight for evening services.

Men's Club Committees -- Seeking 'A Few Good Men'We are creating a number of committees to help with our operations. Details are below. Please join one or more by clicking the link on the left.
Monthly ProgrammingHelp suggest/find speakers for our breakfast programs. RSVP if you are interested.
Regular ProgramsHelp suggest ideas & help out with our regular programs, such as the Purim Carnival, High Holy Days Parking Lot Duty, etc. RSVP if you are interested.
MembershipHelp suggest ideas & find ways to attract new members and retain existing members for the Men's Club.
Special ProgramsHelp suggest/find ideas for new Special Programs, such as social get-togethers, weekday activities, special speakers, etc.
Service ProjectsHelp suggest/find ideas for new service projects, such as Jews with Tools, yard work, bike drive, etc.


Holocaust Education Materials
The Men's Club Holocaust Education Materials are now available for loan from the Synagogue. These materials have been purchased with the proceeds from the Yom HaShoah Yellow Candle Program. View the list of materials we currently own. All items are available for loan and have been moved to the Beth Chaim Library.

Passover Matzah Rap
Chinese Food On Christmas?

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