The Brotherhood is an auxiliary organization of Temple Israel. Our primary purpose is to provide social, educational, cultural and spiritual services for the men of our temple, as well as for the broader community. While we provide opportunities for men in our temple to gather together for fellowship, recreation, personal growth and mutual support, we also work to support the mission, services and activities of Temple Israel. We devote most of our time and resources to activities in these four areas:
- Social interaction among the men of the temple in order to build friendships among men and their families in support of Temple Israel’s objective of building Jewish “Community” among our members.
- Intellectual interests: We will program for the unique needs and interests of men, being sensitive to the role men play in modern American families, egalitarian congregational life, and in Jewish family life.
- Spiritual interests: These spiritual interests are founded in our Jewish traditions, but open to modern approaches to spirituality, especially men’s spirituality.
- The interests of g’milut hasadim (deeds of kindness) and tikkun olam (working to serve and improve our temple, our local community and our world).