Since 1982 the Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club has been a social organization for men in the southern New Hampshire Jewish community. The SNHJMC was formed for the purpose of providing a vehicle for members to socialize and have fun!

The Club’s mission is based on building a brotherhood of like-minded men who wish to share their commitment and values to those in the greater Southern New Hampshire Jewish community. The Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club is a non-profit organization serving all male members of the Southern NH Jewish Community regardless of synagogue membership for over thirty years.

We have positive relationships with Synagogues in the Southern New Hampshire area. Many of our members belong to Temple Beth Abraham in Nashua, Congregation Betenu in Amherst, and Etz Hayim Synagogue in Derry. 

Next Breakfast Event – Sunday, May 19th, 2024 @ 9:30 AM – Artificial Intelligence, Friend or Foe

Artificial Intelligence, Friend or Foe, Exploring the Benefits and Challenges of AI Technology, will be the topic discussed by Jim Isaak on Sunday, May 19, 2024, at 9:30 AM, LIVE IN PERSON at Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua.  The Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club is proud to sponsor this presentation and breakfast.

The current fad in AI is known as generative AI.  Although generative AI confabulates responses it nevertheless passes the Turring test.  Improvements are constantly being made to this technology.  The near-term risks of AI technology are human abuse to misinform and manipulate the public.  It is not currently clear when we might see the emergence of Artificial General Intelligence, which can perform non-physical tasks at least as well as a person.

Join us as Jim examines how we got here, and what it means for the next year or two as the scope and reach of the Internet continues to grow and influence our lives. 

Jim Isaak began his career over 30 years ago after earning a BS in Computer Studies and a MSEE in Computer Engineering from Stanford University.  The holder of a US Patent for his “Method for Certifying the authenticity of digital objects,” Jim’s work history includes various upper level positions at IBM, Data General Corp and Digital Equipment.  In addition to teaching Information Technology at the collegiate level, Jim has held numerous positions within the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers including President of the IEEE Computer Society and Vice President of the IEEE Society on Social Implications of Technology.

Jim, a TEDx Speaker,  is uniquely qualified to discuss the impact of Analytics, Social Media and Privacy on our everyday lives.  If you missed Jim’s engaging and highly informative presentation to us in 2020, be sure to mark your calendar for this event, you won’t want to miss it! 

Jim’s presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.


The Southern New Hampshire Jewish Men’s Club is proud to sponsor this exciting program.  This special presentation is open to the public but advance registration is required.  Please register in advance by emailing to confirm your registration.

Our kitchen crew will be preparing a sumptuous feast of scrambled eggs, bagels, lox, and whitefish salad with veggies, fruit, orange juice, milk, coffee, and water.  The cost for breakfast is $10 for all members in good standing and any of those members guests that may accompany them. The cost for breakfast for non-members will be $18.  New members will be able to join on the spot should they desire to take advantage of the breakfast discount.  Membership is available for a suggested donation of $36.  As always, membership may be paid when you arrive for breakfast or by mailing a check to, SNHJMC Treasurer c/o Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua, NH 03064.  Online membership registration is also available on the Temple website:

Do you have children or grandchildren who will be traveling to Israel as part of a semester abroad or a summer experience?  How about local Jewish summer camps?

The philanthropic arm of the Southern NH Jewish Men’s Club, the Bruce Retchin/Neil Goren fund, was instituted to provide financial stipends for our community’s youth planning such ventures. All that is required is a letter from your student or camper outlining their plans and the educational benefit of the program or camp they are attending.

Please send your request to the SNHJMC, c/o Temple Beth Abraham, 4 Raymond Street, Nashua NH 03064.  We ask that we receive your request by April 15th each year for consideration.

Join the Board.  We don’t ask for a lot of time, a mostly monthly board meeting usually a week before each event, and would hope you could share your creativity and wisdom in helping us craft the programming this year.  We want to provide programming for what YOU and your fellow members would like to see.  Help us make that vision a reality.

We can always use help for programming and events.  You don’t have to be a board member to help!  The Officers and Board always want to hear from our members about anything related to the Club, Programming, or Events.  Your creativity and ideas are always needed!  Please reach out to the President at

Our Kitchen Krew is looking for help, now that we are able to have events at the Temple again.  If you can spare some time before breakfast to help cook, or setup, we could use your help.  Please consider joining us!

For more information, please contact Don Gorelick at  Thank you!