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Temple Emanuel Brotherhood

The Temple Emanuel Brotherhood was formed in September 2003 largely as a result of the efforts of Steve Davidson, our founding President. The Brotherhood gathers regularly at monthly Sunday bagel brunch meetings and sponsors several annual and periodic events.

Throughout the year, look for our Spaghetti Dinner, which typically will precede another event such as the Temple Emanuel annual meeting or the Temple Emanuel annual Purim Spiel, wine tasters and the Congregational Hanukkah and Passover Dinners, as well as Friday night Congregational and Family Shabbat Dinners for which the Brotherhood will commandeer the Temple kitchen in force to cook up a storm. We also co-sponsor the Temple Auction Night with the Sisterhood, and twice yearly, we gather early on a Sunday morning and tend to the Temple’s spring and fall landscaping needs.

Along the way, we raise funds for worthy causes, an example of which is the March of the Living (click here to hear about our congregants' experiences with March of the Living).

Our men of Brotherhood toil in a spirit of extraordinary fellowship, striving to make our Congregation a warm and caring community. We welcome your ideas for additional cultural, educational, and social events, which the Brotherhood can sponsor. 

Mission Statement

"The Temple Emanuel Brotherhood exists to serve and cooperate with Temple Emanuel in stimulating Jewish religious activities; to foster cultural and educational advancement among its members, the Congregation and the Jewish people at large; to promote through social intercourse the spirit of brotherhood and friendship within its midst; and to advance the work of brotherhood through affiliation with, and support for the aims and purposes of, any organization, federation or society approved by its members. Our aim is to work diligently together to make sure we do our part, in cooperation with Sisterhood, the Congregation Board and other Temple groups, to make Temple Emanuel the best place possible for all to join hands in love, kindness, friendship, mitzvot, and worship."

Brotherhood Dinner


Make New Friends ...
You see them each week or month in Temple and you may know their name, but do you really know who they are? The Brotherhood provides opportunities for you to meet and get to know your fellow congregants. Imagine the friendships you’ll make with congregants with similar interests.

Have Fun ...
Whether you’re helping prepare and serve at a monthly brunch or one of our dinners, playing auctioneer at our Auction Night fundraiser, or pulling weeds and spreading mulch on one of our landscaping Sundays with other men of the Brotherhood, you won’t be able to wipe that smile off your face from all the fun we have together.

You Belong ...
We’re building a special community where people can be themselves and express their Jewish identity to any degree they wish. Think of it as another support network for you…where you belong…with us…in the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood!

Join the Ranks!

We request your support and encourage you to join and become active in the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood. Find greater meaning in your life through involvement with the Brotherhood. Our goal is to increase our ranks with men ready to transform their links to Reform Judaism into an active expression of commitment to perform mitzvot for our congregation. We are looking to you to help us!

Even if you are unable to regularly attend our meetings or participate actively in our projects and programs, we need and appreciate your support. Please complete the Brotherhood Sign-up Form and return it along with your check to our Treasurer, Gary Karesh.

We thank you in advance for your support, and look forward to meeting you and enjoying your fellowship.

Sat, November 17 2018 9 Kislev 5779