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Temple Emanuel’s Brotherhood provides many opportunities to become involved in Temple life and to form warm friendships. We strive to help our community, both within and beyond the Temple.  A service and social arm of the Temple, the Brotherhood supports all aspects of temple life – see below.  Membership is open to all Temple men; each is encouraged to join. Board meetings are held monthly, and members are welcome to attend. To learn more, contact the Temple office or reach out to BHPres@templeemanuelmd.org

 

Brotherhood gathering at a Washington Nationals Game Father's Day at the Bowie Baysox Brotherhood members sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the Brotherhood's annual Father's Day outing to the Bowie Baysox minor league baseball game
Brotherhood gathering at a Washington Nationals Game Father’s Day at the Bowie Baysox Brotherhood members sing Take Me Out to the Ballgame at the Brotherhood’s annual Father’s Day outing to the Bowie Baysox minor league baseball game

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Friday, January 7, 2022, 6:30 p.m.   Brotherhood-led Shabbat service on Zoom
  • Sunday, February 27, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Joint virtual brunch program with WRJ on Jewish Humor with Dan Freedman.  The Brotherhood will hold the drawing for the winners of its fundraising raffle.
  • Sunday, May 1, 2022, 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Joint brunch program with WRJ with guest speaker Dana Marlowe, founder of I Support the Girls.

 


Events and Services we offer:

  • Brotherhood Brunches
  • Youth Grants, including:
  • KESTY and school learning and social grants
    • grants for TE religious school trips
    • grants to attend Jewish–themed trips and camps
    • gifts to B’nai Mitzvah and confirmands
    • high school student mentorship program with Global Mitzvah Team
  • Brotherhood membership dinner (usually in the Fall)
  • Brotherhood-led Shabbat services (January and July)
  • Ushering for Shabbat and High Holiday services
  • Outings (Bowie Baysox, whiskey tastings, etc.)
  • Social Justice outreach and events, such as leading a Temple Black Lives Matter rally
  • Sunshine Committee sends out notes of congratulations and sympathy, and provides home delivered meals to those recuperating or otherwise in need of temporary assistance
  • Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament and Game Night (spring)
  • Community Spotlights highlighting congregants’ interesting pastimes and hobbies
  • Softball team
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 Brotherhood President Larry Hershman at bhpresident@templeemanuelmd.org