Ongoing Beth Am Men's Groups | Congregation Beth Am

Ongoing Beth Am Men's Groups

Ongoing Beth Am Men's Groups

Beth Am Men offers a variety of regular activities throughout the year that provide an opportunity to join in camaraderie. Please view the Beth Am Men Calendar for specific contact, event time and location information. For questions about any of these activities, please email

Project Build & Joy (PB&J) is our ongoing contribution to Beth Am's Equal Start Initiative, an effort to provide high-quality early learning opportunities for every child. We are building projects with our hands and with tools to to help preschool children. The experience of building something for kids that have less than our own kids is not only super rewarding, but a great way to get to know other guys and have fun. Join the list of joyful volunteer builders and hear about upcoming projects. Intrigued? Check out past project photos or send an email to Brian.

Guys Night Out
Join Beth Am Men for a fun evening and escape your weeknight routine! Held quarterly at local establishments, this event is a time to join Beth Am Men for a fun evening of relaxing camaraderie, beer and food.

Hot Topic Breakfasts
Start your morning with breakfast and a lively discussion by joining your fellow Beth Am men. Rabbi Prosnit usually leads our discussion. Monthly meetings are regularly scheduled for the fourth Tuesday of each month from 8 to 9:30 a.m.

Photography Group
Whether you take your shots with a smartphone or DSLR, if you enjoy taking photos, editing photos and sharing your results or simply enjoy discussing photography, then join the BAM Photography Group. Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. with additional weekend events for outdoor photo shoot opportunities.

Bike Rides
If road cycling is your thing, why not join BAM for a low-key Shabbat morning ride following Torah study? We meet at 10:15 a.m. most Saturday mornings directly across the street from Beth Am for the tours. To be notified about upcoming bike rides (or to set up your own), please join our Beth Am Bikers Yahoo Group by sending a blank email to (no Yahoo email account needed to sign up).  

Book Group
In Jewish tradition, books are sacred. Shouldn’t Beth Am Men discharge their sacred duty to read books? Past selections span a wide literary range and include "The Frozen Rabbi" by Steve Stern, "An American Requiem" by James Carroll, "The Plot Against America" by Philip Roth and "What We Talk About When We Talk About Ann Frank" by Nathan Englander.

Habitat for Humanity Project
Share your construction skills on a local Habitat for Humanity house-building project. Sign up to be notified of future dates for BAM work slots.

Everyone is welcome and there are no tryouts. Everybody plays! No glove? No problem! Come for the camaraderie and we'll supply the glove and throw in pizza. Practices and games are held on select Sunday mornings in the Spring and Summer.

Sports Outings
Share your enthusiasm for our local sports teams by organizing and attending a game! Outings to games include San Jose Sharks, San Jose Giants and our annual trek to AT&T Park for the San Francisco Giants Jewish Heritage Night.

Slalom Rav: The Men's Winter Retreat Weekend at Lake Tahoe
Gather together -- as fathers, brothers and sons -- for a weekend of winter sports and Jewish community. Enjoy great downhill skiing and snowboarding at Alpine/Squaw, or explore snowshoeing trails and cross-country skiing at Royal Gorge.

Lead a Beth Am Friday Night Service
Summer worship outdoors is a tradition at Beth Am, giving congregants an opportunity to appreciate the natural beauty of our campus. BAM members are invited to co-lead prayers with clergy in this service.

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Gift Initiative
For each Beth Am bar or Bat Mitzvah, a male member of our community is asked to deliver a mezuzah gift on behalf of BAM. To make the gift even more meaningful, if the student wants, a couple of BAM members are available to come to the Bar/Bat Mitzvah’s house at a later date to assist in installing the mezuzah and leading everyone in the requisite prayers.

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