Keeping Up With the Brotherhood

The Temple Beth El Brotherhood is a group of guys among whom there is fellowship and a desire to serve the temple and the temple community. We listen to your stories and complaints and are genuinely interested. Hope to see you at a meeting. Don’t be shy.  No age requirement to participate.  Come with a plan for a project or a get-together and Brotherhood will try to make it happen. We are always looking for a reason and a venue to get together.

Brotherhood has continued to meet via Zoom and in person, when safe, every other Wednesday over lunch from noon until about 1:15 p.m. to enjoy the company of one another and to share jokes, humorous stories, funny videos, and an occasional educational segment.  All are invited regardless of gender or age.

Prior to High Holy Days, Brotherhood members deconstructed a wall in the library to allow more space for the broadcasting equipment. The crew included Jay Elzweig, Ian Weitz and Jacob Weitz.  During High Holy Days, Brotherhood shofar team members Barry Schwalb and Mike Heiberger entertained a lively and appreciative crowd outdoors at the fields behind the Moose Lodge in Greenlawn.

And after the High Holy Days, for Sukkot, 22 Brotherhood members got together on Sunday and put up the Sukkah. That crew included: Art Mont, Howard Schneider, Evan Schneider, Dave Mullen, Mitch Kittenplan, Mike Heiberger, Ed Brozinsky, Neal Rotter, Scott Blond, Howard Stern, Mark Goldman, Michael Kresner, Alex Kresner, Bob Zucker, Steve Roffman, Ian Weitz, Mike Widawsky, Barry Schwalb, Don Berman, Barry Dutchen, and Bruce Somer, and Dan Bernzweig, along with his son Dylan, who gets a special shout out.

So, 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. As the saying goes: join a temple and your kids will be Jewish… participate in the Brotherhood and your grandkids will be Jewish.  If you’d like to be on our email list, please contact Mike Widawsky at

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