At its heart, Temple Shalom Brotherhood/Men of Temple Shalom is about friendship and service. Whether participation is cultural, social, or volunteer, Brotherhood members receive significant value for investing their time. They meet new people and make new friends who share common interests. They increase awareness on issues affecting Temple, the Jewish community, and Israel. They have means to pass on to children, friends and neighbors the ideas and values they prize. They derive fulfillment while supporting Temple members and schools by enriching the education and experiences of worship, ritual and tradition while having fun with a group of similarly dedicated men.
Working together with Temple’s leadership and auxiliaries, Brotherhood supports activities that promote and instill Jewish awareness and values to help make Temple Shalom a warm, welcoming, vibrant community center. Our service to Temple comes in many forms. We usher at High Holidays, build the courtyard sukkah, sponsor blood drives and breakfast programs, conduct a Men’s Seder, assist Temple Youth at the Purim Carnival, and volunteer at other Temple events. Approximately 90% of funds we raise are donated back to Temple in support of various programs and facility needs. The remainder goes to Jewish charities and relief organizations. Over the years, we’ve funded courtyard doors, classroom windows, whiteboards, kitchen appliances, playground facilities, air conditioners, Social Hall reconstruction and much more.
All adult male Temple members are encouraged to get involved in this dynamic organization. Temple member family men between the ages of 18 and 25 are given free membership in Brotherhood. We look forward to seeing all of you, so please check our event schedule calendar. For more information feel free reach out to our Officers by clicking on a name below.
President Phil Devinsky; EVP Steve Wattenberg; VP Gary Enoch; Secretary Sam Shapanka; Treasurer Mike Kaplan; Immediate Past President Evan Ross