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 151 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, 2021-2022
Grand Chancellor – Ray Breitowich, PGC
Grand Vice Chancellor – Robert Schlegel, PC
Grand Prelate –  Sir Norman Goldenbaum, PGC
Grand Secretary – Sir David N Bellask, PGC, PDSC, PSR
Grand Treasurer – Henry B. Kazin, PGC
Grand Master of Arms – Sir Marvin Diner, SR
Grand Inner Guard – Matthew Silverman, PGC
Grand Outer Guard – Sir Joseph Spindel, DSC

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

Past Supreme Chancellor:
Sir Joel D. Fierstien

Supreme Representatives:
Sir Marvin I. Diner
Henry Kazin, PGC

Deputy Supreme Chancellor:
Henry Kazin, PGC

Grand Lodge Trustees:
Sir Marvin Diner, SR, 2024
Sir Joseph Spindel, PDSC, 2023
Matthew Silverman, PGC, 2022