Keeping Up With the Brotherhood

Our last Brotherhood luncheon at the temple was held on January 8th and was well attended over a repast of bagels with all the fixings. A presentation was given by our Religious School Director, Samara Rossi who gave us a brief introduction to ALICE training, which addressed active shooter situations and what to do to survive and protect others.

ROMEO: Retired Old Men Eating Out (or Online) continues to meet on Zoom or in person at the temple most Wednesdays from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. We enjoy the company of one another, sharing jokes, humorous stories, funny video clips and an occasional educational segment.  All are invited regardless of work status, gender or age.

Brotherhood helped with the Chanukah Bash, running the fun Brotherhood Dreidel Table and doling out Chanukah gelt to the players and just about everyone else.  Our helpers this year were Steve Karp and daughter Sophie, Harley Kudler, Ian Weitz and Mike Widawsky. Brotherhood members singing in the temple’s choir included Barry Schwalb, Peter Chiaccharo, Tom Cohn and Doug Gilman. Brotherhood member Peter Wayne, also our Chai Club President, ran the Mad Libs Table.

The next Brotherhood Project we worked on was with the Library and Temple Beautification Committees. We painted the temple library to help create an adult corner, where parents can hang out, chat over a cup of coffee or read a book while waiting for their kids to finish Religious School instead of heading home!

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The Brotherhood is the group of guys, of all ages, among which there is fellowship and a desire to serve the temple and the temple community.  We are the guys who listen to your stories. Come to a meeting with a plan for a project and/or a get together and Brotherhood will try to make it happen. Kindly support the good works of the group by joining, even if you’re unable to participate!