TBI Brotherhood enables its members to practice Jewish values. Members work together on projects inside and outside of the Temple community, and contribute to the fabric of Temple Beth Israel. The Brotherhood is a place where men can gather and discuss men's issues, share experiences, enjoy each other's company and have fun.
Participation in TBI Brotherhood enables its members to live Jewishly and practice Jewish values. Members pray together, perform charitable deeds inside and outside of the Temple community, and contribute to the fabric of Temple Beth Israel. As TBI is Bet T’fillah, a House of Worship, the Brotherhood provides for the Kiddush on Friday. As TBI is a Bet Midrash, a Place of Study , Brotherhood provides prayer books for our B'nai Mitzvah. As TBI is Bet K’nesset, a Gathering Place, Brotherhood hosts the Temple Picnic, Chanukah party, Purim Carnival, annual Pancake Breakfast, semi-annual Blood Drive, as well as other social programs.
The Brotherhood meets for breakfast and a program the second Sunday morning of most months at 9:00 AM. Throughout the year, members provide support for one another and the congregation. Brotherhood supports the full spectrum of Temple activities as participants, event chairs, and all around helpers. In the process we deepen our friendships, sustain the work of our congregation, and grow as Jews.
Annual Brotherhood dues are $36.00 made payable to TBI Brotherhood.
2012-2013 BROTHERHOOD OFFICERS
Co-Presidents: Jeff Dorfman & David Spector
Vice President, Membership: Michael Passman
Treasurer: Michael Ostrar
Secretary: Andi Mervis
Chaplain: Bruce Crane
2011-2012 BROTHERHOOD SPONSORED EVENTS
Annual School Picnic -- Sunday, September 9, 2012
Men's Book Club "The Plot Against America" by Philip Roth -- Sunday, September 30, 2012 @ 11:00AM
Fall Blood Drive -- Sunday, October 21, 2012 @ 8:30AM
Lunch & Tour of Original TBI Building in Albany Park -- Sunday, October 21, 2012
Third Annual Beer Tasting Event at Hop Leaf -- Thursday, November 8, 2012 @ 7:30PM
Brotherhood Breakfast -- Sunday, November 11, 2012 @ 9:00AM
Chanukah Party -- Sunday, December 9, 2012 @ 11:00AM
Family Bowling Night -- Sunday, December 20, 2012 @ 5:30PM
Author Lois Leveen who wrote The Secrets of Mary Bowser "What Difference Does Difference Make?" -- Wednesday, January 16, 2012 @ 7:30PM (Event co-sponsored with Sisterhood)
Brotherhood Breakfast -- Sunday, February 10, 2013 @ 9:00AM
Purim Carnival -- Sunday, February 24, 2013 @ 10AM
Brotherhood Breakfast -- Sunday, April 14, 2013 @ 9:00AM
Spring Blood Drive -- Sunday, April 28, 2013 @ 8:30AM
Pancake Breakfast -- Sunday, May 12, 2012 @ 9:00AM
End of the Year Dinner -- Tuesday, June 11, 2013 @ 6:30PM
**feature program/speaker TBA
Everyone is welcome at all planned events.