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Welcome to the Howard K. Wachtel
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My Professional Life

I have been a faculty member in mathematics at a number of colleges and universities, most recently at the Community College of Philadelphia. After a great many years as a mathematics educator, I stopped working in Fall 2010. I have written some articles about how to study and succeed in college. If you would like to read them, please send me an e-mail.


At this point in my life, my most important interest is the wonderful game of bridge. I became a Life Master at bridge in 2009, and a Bronze Life Master in 2015. I am looking for regular bridge partner(s) in the Philadelphia area. Please contact me if you might be interested.

I am also an accredited bridge teacher! I am available for individual or group lessons for any beginners or casual bridge players looking to improve their game. You can also look at my Facebook page for people interested in learning to play bridge (click on little blue picture in corner).

I will be teaching bridge at the Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill in the Fall of 2016! Classes will be on Tuesday afternoons (for complete beginners) and on Thursday afternoons (for players that would like to improve your game), beginning the third week of September 2016.
More information posted here soon, or call the program director Leslie at 215-247-4654.

My Personal Life

Since the beginning of 2011 I have been living in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.. Previously I lived in Southwest Philadelphia (2007-10). I have lived in many other states, including Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Maryland, New York, and most recently, Delaware (2003-07).

I am a bachelor and naturally am interested in hearing from attractive single women.

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For my Israeli Folk Dancing page, click here. I have also done some ballroom dancing. Note: I am no longer keeping the links on Israeli Dancing up to date. I was an avid Israeli dancer (and occasional instructor) for many years, but because of my ailing back, I have been forced to discontinue dancing.

Other interests include chess, shogi (Japanese chess) and other board games, schlager music, computers, baseball (I am a Phillies fan), hockey (Go Flyers!), Hebrew language, and live theatre. I have become interested in the Eurovision song contest (which gets very little coverage in the USA). Naturally I am also interested in singles activities and groups.

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