The Temple Emanuel Brotherhood provides easy and direct paths for male involvement in Temple Life. A service arm of the Temple, the Brotherhood is open to all men of the Temple and all are encouraged to join. Through dues and fundraising efforts, Brotherhood supports KESTY and Temple Emanuel youth with learning grants, grants for Religious School trips, and gifts to B'nai Mitzvah and confirmands. We also sponsor a parent-child dinner in the Early Childhood Center. We are perhaps most visible at the Sunday brunches and dinners we sponsor throughout the year, which always feature outstanding speakers, and are open to all congregants. Besides brunches and other social activities, Brotherhood also supports the Temple softball team, and provides ushers for services.
The first year's membership for New Temple adult male members is complementary. Annual dues are $40 per person, and can be paid directly to Temple Emanuel, c/o Brotherhood, 10101 Connecticut Avenue, Kensington, MD 20895. For more information about membership, contact our Membership Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org, or our President, at email@example.com.
Here are some of the events and services we offer:
- Brotherhood Brunches (held four times a year)
- Brotherhood Membership Dinner (usually in October)
- Brotherhood Shabbat (end of January)
- Sunshine Committee
- Texas Hold 'Em Tournament and Game Night (spring)
- Youth Grants