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Brotherhood

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 JudaismWe 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.
-Sponoring 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.

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, Ralph Katz, aa8rk@tds.net. Click here for a 2012-13 calendar of activities.
 

2012-14 Board of Directors and Officers:

Ralph Katz, President, aa8rk@tds.net
George Brieloff, Past President, gbrieloff@gmail.com
Larry Yonovitz, Vice President, lawrencesy@aol.com
Roger Stutesman, Vice President for Religious Programming, rogerstutesman8707@comcast.net
Jan Warner, Vice President for Social Action, jan_a_warner@yahoo.com
Bruce Moyer, Vice President for Membership, greencasa@comcast.net
Marty Ludington, Treasurer, mludington@albion.edu
Evan Mirsky, Vice President for Fundraising, evjosaro@aol.com
Marv Wagner, daddywaggs54@att.net

Upcoming events

Men's Torah Study
Date: 04/21/2014 - 7:30pm - 9:00pm