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Beth El Hebrew Brotherhood logoThe Brotherhood of Beth El Hebrew Congregation was founded to unite the men of the Congregation for all purposes conducive to the well-being and progress of both Beth El Hebrew Congregation and the cause of Reform Judaism. Our mission is to create a sense of community among the members of the Brotherhood, their families, and the Congregation.

Brotherhood brunch

Membership is open to males 18 years of age or older. Annual dues are your choice of either $36, $54, or $72. For information on joining the Brotherhood, please email us at [email protected]. You can also download the membership application.

Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) was founded in 1923 as the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods (NFTB). It officially changed its name in May 2007 to the Men of Reform Judaism to serve Jewish men, Reform Judaism and its local congregations. MRJ is affiliated with URJ. Please read more at www.menrj.org.

 

Brotherhood gives generously to Beth El.

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Brotherhood of Beth El Youth Scholarship Application Form and Instructions

Photo Album

Final 2019-2020 Budget

Proposed 2019-2021 Board of Directors

2016 Brotherhood Constitution


Brotherhood Annual Meeting and Shabbat Service


Please join us for a quick annual meeting on Friday, June 14 at 7:00 pm in the Multi-Purpose Room at which time paid up Brotherhood members will vote on the slate for 2019-2021 Brotherhood Board of Directors and the proposed 2019-2020 Brotherhood Budget. Everyone is then invited to join the Congregation at the 7:30 pm Brotherhood Shabbat Service, at which time the newly elected Board members will be installed and we will honor Roberto Mosse, the 2019 Brotherhood Man of the Year.
 
Brotherhood is sponsoring the Shabbat Social Hour (that begins at 6:30) and the Oneg following services.
Brotherhood will also honor Emeritus Rabbi Brett Isserow with a Tree of Life leaf dedication that evening.

 

Brotherhood Catering

 

Catered eventOur basic service provides you with planning assistance, attractive dining room arrangements, food preparation with varied menus, and hot or cold buffets. Optional extras include plated, waiter served appetizers and entrees, bartending service, and passed hors d'oeuvres. A variety of linen colors are also available.  Please contact Brotherhood at [email protected].

You will need to make separate arrangements for Social Hall rental (contact the Temple office at 703 370 9400), flowers or other decorations. We can provide bud vases at no extra cost.

The following optional items also require separate arrangements: alcoholic beverages, decorated cake, music or other entertainment, room decorations, photographer/videographer.

 

Brotherhood Leadership

President

John Jankowski

1st Vice President

Jeffrey Sachs

2nd Vice President

Stuart Davis

3rd Vice President

Ron Sturman

Treasurer

Roberto Mosse

Secretary 

Matt Mutterperl

At Large

Todd Cohn

At Large

Jeremy Flachs

At Large

Joel Augen

Immediate Past President

Roger Smith

 

John Jankowski, President

 Brotherhood President - John Jankowski

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Early Childhood Learning Center Registration Open!

Information for the 2019-2020 Program Registration is available

 

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Beth El is raising funds for a new playground?

Beth El is getting a new playground!  If you would like to donate towards this very worthy project, simply send your donations to Beth El Hebrew Congregation and notate "Playground."  If you donate on line, the playground fund is first on the list!

 

Lifelong Learning

Wednesdays during the school year
@ 7:00 PM
See calendar for exact dates and subjects

 

ALIVE!

For more information about ALIVE! go to alive-inc.org.

Upcoming Events and Reminders

 

New Website

We are currently moving over to our new information system on ShulCloud. Our current web page will remain active for a few more weeks. Please feel free to use the preview link to use our new webpage and register your school age child(ren) for Religious School. Please be patient as we build capacity over the next few weeks. You can see a preview here. We hope you enjoy the ease of use and the new look. 

 

Donations

Have you made a donation yet in support of the new playground at Beth El? We are more than halfway to our goal of $200,000. Help raise the remaining funds to begin construction this spring with your donation today. Donate online  and select the Playground Fund, or note Playground when sending your donation to Beth El. For sponsorship opportunities contact Dina Backer at 703-537-3084 or Harmony Knutson at 202-256-4133.Your donations are greatly appreciated! Explore our funds directly here. 

   Spring Cleaning? Donate Your Books!!                         

Help support Beth El while cleaning your home. Donate your used books anytime. The office is always accepting donations year-round. 

 

Please sign up for Ushering at Beth El for Friday Night Services ​

This is a great opportunity to see and meet fellow congregants.Please use the link to sign up.

 

There are activities, meetings, services and seminars at Beth El each week, ranging from service opportunities to Jewish learning and education, drawing members and guests from throughout the Washington, D.C. area.

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