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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


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


Fred Guttenberg, Anti-gun violence activist.  Will speak during Shabbat Services October 8 at 7:30 pm. Advanced Sign-Up is required to attend this service in person.  You can also attend Friday night services via Zoom or Facebook Live

Mr. Guttenberg will also speak at a panel webinar October 10, 2021 at 9:30 am.  Registration is required.

Brunch Speaker George E. Johnson discusses the moral journey that began as a Jewish Army officer serving in Vietnam  – October 24, 2021

Co-sponsoring WRJ brunch featuring Dana Marlowe, founder of I Support the Girls, an organization that supports homeless women, survivors of domestic violence,

immigrants and refugees, teen mothers, incarcerated women, schools, LGBTQIA folx, food banks and more. – November 14, 2021


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