About Us

The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club has frequent events for all ages and all interests scheduled throughout the year; our events are designed to be an enjoyable way for our brotherhood to help the community, bring people together and to have fun!  Our website enables you to stay up to date on all of our events and news. You can even join the Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club through this website and participate in our secure, online directory. If you are already a paid-up member, all you need to do is register for the site.  Click on Join/Register to get started.

The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club is much more than a social organization. The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club promotes brotherhood and fellowship among our members through our social, educational, religious, recreational and community service activities. We are committed to working together with the entire congregation and clergy to benefit the community, our synagogue, and ourselves as individuals. The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club provides a unique and warm environment in which our members meet for programs, work together and simply have an enjoyable time with others who share our Jewish values, a commitment to Israel and a desire to lead and give back to the community.

The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club has regular events throughout the year, including our bimonthly meetings which provide an informative and entertaining forum to discuss a myriad of men’s issues. Our regularly scheduled meetings every other month, where we often bring extraordinary and engaging speakers to talk about Jewish values, the State of Israel, health, and community affairs. The meetings typically include dinner, followed by a chance to mingle with other members and guests, and then our program.  We also host programs with experts on health issues, personal development and, community events, including having current Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt meet and speak with our members.

Besides our meetings, we have many annual events, including our Scotch in the Sukkah event, Annual Temple BBQ, Men’s Club Comedy Night, and Founder’s Day Brunch, where we honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to our communities. We sponsor meaningful community programs such as a recent production of play Dear Esther, based on Richard Raske’s book Escape from Sobibor, an account of the mass escape in October 1943 of hundreds of Jewish prisoners from the extermination camp at Sobibor in German-occupied Poland.

Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club also participates in the sixteen team Livingston Temple Softball League, which allows our Men’s Club to compete against area synagogues’ Men’s Clubs in competitive Sunday morning softball.

We hope that you will not only attend our events, but will join the Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club. It is the perfect way to meet others who share the love of Judaism, who want to bring Jewish values to life, and who are committed to having a good time while giving back to our community.  Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club welcomes all male members of our congregation to join and participate, including fathers of Religious School and Nursery School children. For additional information, please contact our current Men’s Club President, Barry Schwartz at president@tbsmensclub.org

Temple Beth Shalom

Temple Beth Shalom (“TBS”) is an egalitarian Conservative congregation in Livingston, NJ affiliated with the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism. Our Temple is a communal center for growth, worship, Jewish family life, and friendship. We are committed to creating an atmosphere of warmth, a place for study, and an environment where the best of Conservative Judaism can be practiced and experienced.  Temple Beth Shalom adheres to the concepts of Conservative Judaism of our fathers and mothers, but is also willing to innovate and create new ways of finding community, searching for God, and establishing Jewish family life which will endure now and into the future.

Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs

The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club is a proud member of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (“FJMC”). Founded in 1929, FJMC, is an international organization comprised of over 270 Conservative Movement congregations in the United States, Canada and Israel. FJMC’s primary mission is to help Men’s Clubs serve their congregations in meeting the diverse educational, religious and social needs of Jewish families in the modern world.  The Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club participates in several FJMC events each year, including the Regional Man Of The Year Dinner, and the Hearing Men’s Voices Program, as well as joint programs with other FJMC associated groups in the area.

Full Inclusion and Community

Temple Beth Shalom and the Temple Beth Shalom Men’s Club supports the full inclusion and participation of all people in religious and communal life. We strive to accommodate all learners and appreciate individual differences so that all members of our congregation can participate together in Torah study and prayer.  We also share in each other’s joys and sorrows. Our willingness to support one another and to enhance our spiritual and intellectual development enables us, as we go out into the world, to take our heritage and live it with respect, love, and a sense of community especially in coordination with the Temple Beth Shalom Sisterhood.