Men’s Club

The Men’s Club of Temple Emanu-El is open to all members of the Temple and we meet on the second Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm.

Taking part in our Men’s Club is a wonderful way to become an active member of the Temple, as our events and activities are focused in three areas: Cameraderie, Congregation and Community.

We support Cameraderie through events such as men’s dinners out, men’s Seder and social networking opportunities.

We support our Congregation through events such as Temple youth scholarships to Jewish summer camp programs, study in Israel and NiFTY conventions, Sukkah building and pre-holiday get togethers. We also plan programs in conjunction with Sisterhood and for members and their families.

We support our Community through events such as food delivery to the needy.

Join Men’s Club and help us further expand our contributions to Temple Emanu-el and the Reform Jewish Movement.

For more information about Men’s Club, please contact Ed Lerner.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Morning 6/9/24 10:00 AM FREE

Biking on the Middlesex Greenway. Family Members Welcome.

LOCATION: Middlesex Greenway Park at 10AM.

(Information about the Greenway can be found at this link.)

We will meet at Middlesex Greenway Park at 10AM

• For GPS Directions Use: 681 Middlesex Avenue, Metuchen, NJ 08840

• This is a small park at the intersection of Memorial Parkway and Middlesex Avenue in Metuchen.

• We can park our cars here for the duration of the ride.

We will ride together along the path for approximately one hour each way. Bring water and some snacks for the bike ride. When we get back to our original starting point, we will have a sort-of tailgate party. Bring lunches in a cooler to be eaten there.  

If you want to, bring some things to share with the other riders.  Any bike is fine. If you have not used your bike in a while, you should try riding it in advance. We recommend helmets for everyone.

To sign up:  

If you are interested in going, or have any questions, please send an email to Daniel Kaplan at drkaplan1@aol.com.

Friday evening, 9/20/24 through Sunday morning, 9/22/24

Men: Join TEMC as we gather for a weekend of prayer, song, discussions, reflection, and comradeship.  

Rick Calvert will join us Friday evening through Saturday Evening

A member of our clergy will be with us on Friday evening for the service.

LOCATION:- Camp Bernie, Port Murray, NJ (Hunterdon County, about 1 hour from Westfield) 

ACCOMMODATIONS:- Dormitory style bunks in heated cabins 

MEALS: – All meals included (5, from dinner on Friday through breakfast on Sunday) 

ACTIVITIES: – Shabbat service and discussion groups, songfest (led by Rick Calvert), Havdalah service, BBQ, outdoor activities, cards, games, Archery 

COST: – $120 per person for TEMC members ($50 deposit due by August 16 2024) 

To sign up:  

Mail a check made out to: TEMC Men’s Club 

Mail to: Daniel Kaplan, 169 Lelak Ave Springfield NJ 07081 

or Zelle/Venmo funds to: boardtemc@gmail.com

Also: Please send an email to boardtemc@gmail.com, so we will know who signed up!


Daniel Kaplan – Treasurer TEMC, dkaplan@aol.com or 973-997-8076

(Please Contact Daniel directly and confidentially if any member has difficulty covering the cost of the weekend) 

Men’s Club Officers

President  – Larry Goldberg

Temple Emanu-El Tree of Life Wall

sponsored by Temple Emanu-El Men’s Club

Celebrate a special moment in time with a leaf on the Temple Emanu-El Tree of Life wall located in the newly renovated Temple Gallery.

A marvelous way to celebrate a special moment or event in life!

Cost – $118 for an engraved leaf

Please send a check made out to Temple Emanu-El Men’s Club and send it to Temple Emanu-El: 756 East Broad Street, Westfield, NJ 07090.