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Brotherhood

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

Special events include first-run films, special speakers, social 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. Women are welcome as Brotherhood members and are encouraged to participate in Brotherhood activities.

In response to the Covid-19 epidemic Brotherhood instituted a series of special programming events some of which are listed below:

 

  • Our invitational Zoom Series began in November 2020 with Dr. Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins a world renowned bioethicist. Jeffrey discussed  the Covid vaccine, and the ethical considerations of its distribution.
  • In December we held a hugely successful Toy drive together with the Jewish Men’s Outreach Group of the Desert.
  • Later in December  Brotherhood together with WOS and PTO held a Hanukah sing along featuering pianist Wayne Abravnel.
  • In January 2021 Brotherhood together with WOS and PTO sponsored an hour with John Bayless, a Temple Sinai Member and Internationally known pianist.
  • Brotherhood together with WOS and PTO has sponsored the monthly “Sip and Schmooze” events.
  • Our first “Live” event in April , was a very successful trip to the Living Desert hosted by James Danoff-Burg, Sinai Temple Member and staff scientist at the Living Desert.

 

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

  • In April 2021 Brotherhood completed a project to repair and refurbish the Temple Monument Sign.
  • 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.

 

Other activities that Brotherhood is considering once Covid restrictions are include:

  • A “Koolulam” music event
  • Bus trip to Temecula with wine tasting
  • Dinner dance at Fantasy Springs
  • Brotherhood sponsored Havdalah Service followed by Israeli dancing
  • Mitzvah projects such as book donation to Mizell Center
  • Sunshine Committee to visit sick and hospitalized members
  • Outdoor picnic with singing.
  • Shabbat services with special themes such as JNF, Jewish Family Service, AIPAC, ADL etc.

 

 

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.

Submit your Brotherhood Membership Form and you will be contacted by a Brotherhood member.

 

 

 

 

Tue, May 18 2021 7 Sivan 5781