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TBE Brotherhood is a social and service organization at Temple Beth Emeth, Ann Arbor, Michigan. We subscribe to the following guiding principles:

We are committed to:

Meeting the social and spiritual needs of our brothers. We recognize our diversity. Some of us are young and some old. Some of us are straight, others gay. Some of us are gifted with intellectual abilities; others are blessed with physical or artistic talents. Some of us are rich and some are poor. Some of us were born Jewish, others have become Jews. With all our diversity, we are brothers.

Transmitting our religious values to future generations. As biological or adoptive fathers and as teachers in our community, we fulfill the ancient commandment”…you shall teach them to your children.” We seek to teach future generations of Jews through our words and our deeds.

Fulfilling the ethical and ritual mitzvot of Judaism.  We search for ways to express our uniquely masculine spirituality through meaningful rituals, both ancient and contemporary.

The right of Jewish women to full and equal participation in all aspects of Jewish life. We recognize the uniquely feminine spiritual energy women bring to our religious traditions.

The pursuit of knowledge of Torah. We study the ancient and modern teachers of our faith. We make the teachings of Judaism the foundation of our moral being.

Supporting the Jewish State of Israel and our fellow Jews around the world.

The Brotherhood is dedicated to providing programming that is meaningful and relevant to our members. Past activities have included:

- Bi-weekly coffee corner (September through April)

- Raising and lowering the Sukkah

- Sponsoring the Chanukah Latke Dinner

Monthly Limudim lecture series

- Monthly Men's Rap/Discussion Group

- Facilitating an annual Shabbat Service

Annual Brotherhood Membership Meeting

- Challah baking 101 class

- Photography class - Detroit Shul Tours

- Softball

- Concerts (Klezmer, classical, and much more)

- Sponsoring the annual Red Cross Blood Drive.

Sponsoring annual Mitzvah Day Project

-Religious programming (Brotherhood Shabbat Service, Sukkot Service, Havadalah Service, Men's Seder)

 

In addition, we support Temple Beth Emeth programming as well as host social events.

 Brotherhood

Do you want to be a part of the TBE Brotherhood experience? We have a great deal to offer our members so don't miss out. For more information about activities or joining TBE Brotherhood, contact Brotherhood President.

2016-2017 Board of Directors and Officers:

Bill Parkus, President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Ralph Katz, Past President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Larry Yonovitz, Vice President, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Roger Stutesman, Vice President for Religious Programming, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Jan Warner, Vice President for Fundraising, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marty Ludington, Treasurer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Marv Wagner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bennett Stark, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Our Mission

We promote and nurture the beliefs and practices of Reform Judaism by cultivating a love and understanding of our Jewish heritage, stimulating fellowship within the Temple and in the Jewish community, and strengthening the bonds of loyalty with the Jewish people everywhere to bring near the age of universal peace through acts of righteousness in society at large.

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