The Order of Knights of Pythias is an international, non-sectarian fraternal order, founded in February, 1864 in Washington, DC.  Justus H. Rathbone founded the order based on the principals of Fraternity, Charity and Benevolence as a means to heal the wounds between the North and South, relieve suffering and promote friendship among men. After nearly 150 years in New Jersey, Pythian lodges across the state continue to work in and support local charities. Member knights raise funds for charitable endeavors ranging from the American Cancer society, Food banks, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes Research Foundation to veterans organizations and Autism Speaks. Local lodges run fundraising events, provide benevolent benefits to members as well as gather for picnics, dinners and other social occasions with families and guests.

We welcome all men at least 18 years of age to join us in Friendship, Charity and Benevolence.  For more information about membership: Call David Bellask: (732) 561-2174 or Application

Grand Council, Domain of New Jersey, 2017-2018
Grand Chancellor – Allen Haller
Grand Vice Chancellor – Sir Steven A. Pardes
Grand Prelate – Matthew Silverman
Grand Secretary – Sir David N Bellask, PGC, PDSC, PSR
Grand Treasurer – Henry B. Kazin, PGC
Grand Master of Arms – Elliot Frankfort
Grand Inner Guard – Charles Greenberg
Grand Outer Guard – Martin Schlager

Grand Tribunal:
Chief Tribune – Robert C. Blum, PC
Associate Tribunes – Sir Saul Rochman, PSR and  David Shulman, PC Recorder – Brian Konikoff, PCDGC

Supreme Vice Chancellor:
Sir Joel D. Fierstien

Supreme Representatives:
Sir Joseph Spindel, (2018)
Sir Marvin I. Diner, (2020)

Deputy Supreme Chancellor:
Sir Joseph Spindel, SR (2018)

Grand Lodge Trustees:
Sir Marvin I. Diner, SR
Sir Joseph Spindel, SR
Sir Barry Winston, PGC


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