December 8, 2023 |
The Temple Beth Am Brotherhood is a separate nonsectarian fundraising arm of Temple Beth Am. The group is managed by a Board which consists of a President and numerous Vice-presidents, each responsible for specific areas. Several of the Vice-presidents manage a subcommittee to assist in the work of that group.
The cornerstone of Brotherhood activities consists of nine monthly Brotherhood breakfasts held every year from September through May.
Each breakfast consists of an extensive forty-foot buffet brunch prepared by the Brotherhood kitchen crew and a guest speaker. Programs in recent years have included Channel 5 Chief Meteorologist Harvey Leonard, Speaker of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Robert DeLeo, Director of the Mass State Lottery Michael Sweeney, Hank Brennen-Attorney for Whitey Bulger, and WBZ’s Dan Rea, Dr. Brad Austin, Professor of History at Salem State. The breakfasts have also hosted a variety of authors as well as political debates.
For a complete and up to date listing of all Brotherhood events check your current TeBeam or the Temple Beth Am calendar.
Thanks to our good friends at AccessFramingham, you can watch many of our previous speakers on their web site: AccessFramingham On-Demand Videos.
Brotherhood membership is not restricted to Temple members; membership is open to the public. Membership in the Brotherhood includes complimentary admission to all of the Brotherhood breakfasts. In addition to its annual memberships, the Brotherhood raises funds through guest fees received at its breakfasts, the videotaping of Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for the families, and special events planned from time to time. Funds are used to support charitable activities of the Temple and to finance capital projects of the Temple or acquire items of importance which may not otherwise be obtainable without Brotherhood assistance. Brotherhood dues are $90/year ($65 for senior citizens) which includes admission to all nine breakfasts. The breakfast cost for guests/non-members is $15.00 each.
If you have any questions please contact Steve Schneider, Brotherhood President at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join Brotherhood, click here for the application.
In recent years, projects paid for entirely by the Brotherhood include the ceramic re-tiling of the main Temple hallway leading from the lobby, construction of the stained glass window in the social hall dedicated to our past-President Larry M. Wolfman, replacement of the sound system in the social hall and renovation of the men’s facility, among others.
The Brotherhood prides itself on initiating projects that have dramatic appeal and will stimulate membership in its organization as well as the Temple at large.
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