Keeping Up with the Brotherhood

We extend our condolences and deepest heart felt sympathies to all who have suffered and have suffered a loss during these trying times. If our Brotherhood can be of assistance let us know.

The Brotherhood had its regular Sunday meeting in January and in February before things got crazy. Business was discussed over bagels, lox and the fixings and topped off with munchkins, fellowship and humor.  Meetings start around 9:15 a.m.

Wives, once social distancing is over, if you want a free Sunday morning and had enough of his company already, so send your hubby out for breakfast with the guys. We still enjoy the company.

The Brotherhood Super Bowl Sunday Extravaganza on February 2nd was the perfect mix of football, mah jongg and fun. The television (almost a movie screen), food, company, and the ambience of the event were NOT to be missed. A good time was had by all. Thanks to Steve and Florence Roffman for hosting and to our cooks and organizers: Mitch Kittenplan, Mark Goldman, Mike Widawksy, Howard Schneider and Dave Mullen.

The Brotherhood has been meeting via Zoom every Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. to enjoy the company of one another sharing jokes, humorous stories and funny video clips over lunch.  All, including the ladies, are welcome to join and the contact is below. It is ROMEO over the internet, so rather than “Retired Old Men Eating Out” we are for the time being “Retired Old Men Entertaining On-Line”.

The Charlie Meyer Award Recipient has been selected: Andrea Levenbaum. We will be planning a wine and cheese reception as soon as it is possible.

Brotherhood Members continue to step up: congratulations to Mitch Kittenplan and Dave Mullen, who were newly elected to the Temple Board of Trustees.

So, come hang with the Brotherhood of Temple Beth El. Be part of something good and help out around the temple. Or help by becoming a dues paying member. Subscribe to the Brotherhood email list.  Contact our corresponding secretary, Mike Widawsky, at 

Hope to see you guys.  Come with a suggestion. We’ll try to make it happen.  The Brotherhood: a group of guys who listen to your stories and complaints and are interested.