Keeping Up With The Brotherhood

The Temple Beth El Brotherhood are the guys who help around TBE. We are also the guys who listen to your stories and complaints and are genuinely interested. Come to a meeting and learn how you can be an active temple member. Come up with a plan for a project and/or a get-together and the Brotherhood will try to make it happen. Join a temple and your kids will be Jewish; participate and your grandkids will be Jewish.

Brotherhood’s ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out) continues to meet in person at the temple once a month on a Monday from 12:00 to around 1:30 p.m. over lunch to enjoy the company of one another.  Dates and times to be announced. Remember that socialization keeps the brain active!

In October, Brotherhood hosted the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) meeting, which is the umbrella group for Reform Jewish Brotherhoods.  The guest speaker was our own Dr. Mike Dannenberg who discussed Men’s Health. The presentation and the dinner were well received.

Brotherhood’s Beautification Committee welcomes Barry Schwalb to the executive committee and thanks him for cleaning up the stone by the temple entrance and ensuring that most of the outside lighting is working.

Huge thanks to the members (and honorary members) of Brotherhood who helped out during the High Holy Days and Sukkot:

Ushers: Art Mont, Mike Dannenberg, Scott Dinstell, Mitch Kittenplan, Mike Heiberger, Mike Widawsky, Jonathan Widawsky, Mark Goldman, Larry Silverman, Harley Kudler, Ian Weitz, Steve Karp and his daughter Sophie Karp

Tech Team Members: Even Schneider, Jason Gillet and Jacob Gillet

Members of the Choir: Tom Cohn, Andy Pinals, Peter Chiacchiaro, Doug Gilman, and Rob Fishman

Shofar Blowers: Barry Schwalb with assistant Mike Heiberger

Sukkah Builders:  Evan Schneider, Mike Baez, Barry Zusman, Mike Widawsky, Shelly Dietz, Peter Wayne, Mitch Kittenplan, Mark Goldman, Neal Rotter, Bob Zucker, Art Mont, Mike Heiberger, Rob Seiler, Barry and Marcia Schwalb and Cora Brettler.

Sukkah Take Down Crew: Ian Weitz, Mike Widawsky, Art Mont, Howard Stern, Mitch Kittenplan, Bob Zucker, Scott Dinstell, and Mark Goldman

To get involved, please join the mailing list: email Mike Widawsky at