The mission of the Brotherhood of Beth Ahabah, which is made up of the congregation’s men, is to engage in activities and projects that provide meaningful service to the congregation and the community. The congregation looks forward to the Brotherhood’s two signature events each year: the annual congregation-wide picnic, which is held each fall and usually coincides with the beginning of religious school; and the latke cooking and serving party for the Chanukah celebration for the religious school families.
The Brotherhood also supports High Holy Day services by providing ushers and security; spearheads the construction of the temple’s sukkah; advances social action by providing financial support to the CARITAS program, which hosts and welcomes homeless families at the temple prior to going to an overnight shelter in the winter; Mitzvah Day lunch; and more. All these activities create an environment to build friendships, explore issues affecting Jewish men and celebrate our Jewish identity.
The Brotherhood is a member of Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), which was formerly the North American Federation of Temple Brotherhoods (NFTB). It was founded more than 90 years ago.
Membership is complimentary during the first year of temple membership.
We welcome men of all ages to participate in the Beth Ahabah Brotherhood. You can volunteer for an activity, attend an event, or be part of the spirit that binds us together as the Brotherhood. Our board meetings are also open to all that are interested in getting involved.
For more information about the Beth Ahabah Brotherhood, please contact our president, David Feibish.
To access the Brotherhood Membership Directory please use the membership “Sign In” at the top of the page.
Photos: Sara Jane Longstaff (Latkes), Craig Rudlin (Shabbat Candles)