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The Brotherhood fosters fellowship and camaraderie based on Jewish ideals by providing service to the Temple and fundraising for the temple through social events and other activities.

Special events include first-run films, special speakers, get-togethers, and the popular “Dinner & a Movie” held the third Thursday of the month. We are men of all ages and backgrounds who enjoy each other’s company and diversity.

Our invitational Zoom Series began Thursday November 5th with Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins a world renowned bioethicist. Jeffrey talked  about  the Covid vaccine, and the ethical considerations of its distribution. This outstanding presentation was very well received.

Our upcoming events include;

  1.  Zoom Cocktail Party. A joint meeting with Women of Sinai (WOS) and the Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) on November 29th facilitated by Rabbi Novak. He will review Thanksgiving Holiday celebrations and preparation for Hanukah.


  1. Toy Drive Tuesday December 1 Between 9AM and 11. This is a joint program with JMOGD (Jewish Men’s Outreach Group of the Desert) .


  1. Hanukkah Sing-along and/or candle lighting Sunday December 13th. A joint meeting with the WOS and PTO.


  1. Scheduled for January 7 at 5:30 PM is an hour with John Bayless, a Temple Sinai member who is an internationally acclaimed pianist


Being a member of the Brotherhood is a rewarding experience. You get to be part of an active auxiliary and work together with some great people. The Brotherhood membership meets prior to the Thursday night movie and the Brotherhood Board meets the second Tuesday of the month which is usually a breakfast meeting.

Some of the benefits that the Brotherhood provides/has provided to the Temple include:

  • Providing support and preparing Zimra dinners.
  • Moving the Rose Garden and engraved brick walkway.
  • Adding decorative rocks to the the Confirmation class water feature
  • Installing a fire pit.
  • Providing bar service at events.
  • Donating a video projector and video display to the Temple.
  • Purchasing pipe and drapes for the Temple to use at events
  • Providing Holiday gifts for the staff
  • New carpeting in the social hall
  • Landscape improvements.


 Become part of the Brotherhood. Submit your Brotherhood Membership Form and you will be contacted by a Brotherhood member.

73-251 HOVLEY LANE W.   PALM DESERT, CA 92260            PHONE:760.568.9699            


Thu, November 26 2020 10 Kislev 5781