Keeping Up With The Brotherhood

The Brotherhood is a group of guys among whom there is fellowship and a desire to serve the temple and community.  We listen to your stories and complaints and are genuinely interested, and we share a common experience and understanding.  If you have a plan for a project or a get-together, we’ll try to make it happen!  We’re always looking for a reason and a venue to get together and projects to do around the temple. We welcome suggestions and hope to see you at a meeting.

The Brotherhood meets on Zoom or live, when safe, on Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. over lunch to enjoy the company of one another. We share jokes, humorous stories, funny video clips, and an occasional educational segment. All are invited regardless of gender or age.

On Wednesday, December 1st we went to the Lido Beach Deli in Lido Beach for a lunch of pastrami, corned beef, knishes, and Dr. Brown’s soda. It’s an old-time Jewish deli and should be experienced and a good time was had by all. Pictured below:  Mike Heiberger, Barry Mildener, Mitch Kittenplan, Jan Singer, Harriet and Norman Copel, Mike Widawsky, Jay Elzweig, and Ian Weitz.  The next planned outing is Flushing for falafels. For more info and to be a part of the Brotherhood’s email list, email

On December 3rd, the Brotherhood Dreidel Table once again appeared at the Chanukah Bash with Peter Wayne, Ian Weitz, Mark Goldman, Mitch Kittenplan and Mike Widawsky. There was Chanukah gelt for all, the good chocolate from Belgium; the Brothers like to splurge.  Prizes were won and a good time was had by all.  We’ll see you again next year!

Come hang with the Brotherhood, be a part of something good and help out around the temple. Help by becoming a dues-paying member. As the saying goes: join a temple and your kids will be Jewish; participate in Brotherhood and your grandkids will be Jewish.  We extend our condolences and deepest heart-felt sympathies to all who have suffered and have suffered a loss during these trying times. If the Brotherhood can be of assistance, please let us know.