Keeping Up With The Brotherhood

The Temple Beth El Brotherhood is a group of guys of all ages, among whom there is fellowship and a desire to serve the temple and the temple community.  These are the guys who listen to your stories and complaints and are genuinely interested. Come with a plan for a project or a get together and Brotherhood will try to make it happen.

The Brotherhood meets via Zoom or live, when safe, every Wednesday from 12:00 till about 1:15 p.m. Over lunch, we enjoy the company of one another and we share jokes, humorous stories, funny video clips and an occasional educational segment. All are invited regardless of gender or age.

The last live luncheon was at the Lido Beach Deli. The next is planned for March, depending on COVID-19. How about Pastrami and Friends in Commack or falafel at Naomi’s in Flushing? Let us know your preference.

Brotherhood members continue to help around the temple and to participate where there is a need. Sadly, Brotherhood served at the funeral service at the temple for our longtime friend Howard Schneider. In other ways, Brotherhood made a presentation at the Congregational Meeting. Brotherhood, along with Sisterhood and the Chai Club, will be providing remembrance candles for Yom Hashoah.

Come hang with the Brotherhood. Be a part of something supportive as well as uplifting. Help out around the temple or help by becoming a dues-paying member. As the saying goes: Join a temple and your kids will be Jewish; participate in the Brotherhood and your grandkids will be Jewish.  To get on the email list, contact Mike Widawsky at

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