Men’s Group of Temple Israel

The Men’s Group provides an authentic environment for members to foster camaraderie, share Jewish values and engage in community through social, educational, religious and civic activities.

If you are interested in joining the Men’s Group, please contact co-chairs Steve Snow or Jared Mittleman at

After our successful first year launch of the TI Men’s Group, we have an exciting lineup of events scheduled through the next few months with more to be announced. Today is a great opportunity to go down the list of events and register for as many as your current schedule permits:

Sushi, Sake & Sukkah
Wednesday, September 26th at 7 pm
What more can we say? Come enjoy Asian cuisine and sake in the sukkah while we learn from one of our clergy members. If it rains, we won’t water down the sake, we’ll move the event inside.

Register for the event here

Softball Game @ Compo Beach
Sunday, October 21 at 9- 11 am
Calling all softball players! Want to get back on the field? Did you miss our last game? And for those of you who prefer to remain on the sidelines, spectators are welcome. Well have extra gloves and plenty of bats. Fresh baked bagels and OJ will also be served. 

Register for the event here

It’s A Stretch: Torah and Babke Making
Saturday, October 27th at 6-9 pm
Grab a spouse, partner or friend and join us for what may be the most interesting event of the year as Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein and Rabbi Linda Motzkin lead an experiential workshop in traditional scribal arts and bread making! Want to know more of what they do, check out Enjoy dinner and partake in our Havdalah service beforehand.  This event is sponsored by the Women’s and Men’s Groups. Babysitting is available!
Register for the event here

Night out at Brewport Brewing Company
Tuesday, October 30 at 7 pm
Join us once again at what’s becoming a regular TI Men’s Group hangout. Brewport Brewing Company (225 South Frontage Road, Bridgeport, directly off of Exit 27N on I-95). Reconnect with old friends and meet new guys from the temple. Pizza, salad and beer will be served.

Register for the event here

Breakfast for Boychicks 2.0
Sunday, November 11th at 9 am
The Boychicks are back in town! Come for another fantastic breakfast featuring great food and inspiring conversation.
Register for the event here

Latke Palooza
Sunday, December 2nd at 11 am
Who’s got the best latkes in town. Throwdown with the men’s club in what’s bound to be sizzling competition. Contact Bryan Bierman at for more details.

Men’s Group Shabbat Dinner
Friday, January 11th at 6:30 pm
We’ll take part in the Shabbat service and have a special dinner for the Men’s Group afterward.
Register for the event here.

Saturday, February 9th at 7-10 PM
If you watched the 2018 Winter Olympics you know curling is now the #1 sport in the United States after the U.S. men’s curling team won gold. Ok, that’s a bit far fetched but the sport is fast becoming popular. Now is your chance to learn to play the game and compete against the men of TI at this unique event. Join the Men’s Group at the Nutmeg Curling Club for one hour of certified instruction followed by one hour of game time. Food and drinks will be served.  

Register for the event here.   **SPACE LIMITED to 30 GUYS***