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UPCOMING events calendar

  • ​​​​​Thursday, July 15, Brotherhood Annual BBQ @ Senasqua Park, Croton @ 6pm...requires advance registration
  • Wednesday, August 11, Brotherhood Monthly Meeting @ 7:30pm
  • Wednesday, September 1, Brotherhood Book Club Discussion @ 7:30pm in person
  • Friday, September 17, Sukkah Set Up
See the Annual Brotherhood Events + Temple Events Calendar here

Brotherhood Lecture Series

Presentations are free and open to everyone; so bring a colleague, friend, or ally.

  • 2021-22 Speaker Schedule TBA
  • Sunday, October 25, 2020, @10:00am.  Jerry Abramson served as Mayor of Louisville and was a former White House Assistant under President Obama for Intergovernmental Affairs. Throughout his career he has been a leader in the Jewish community and will discuss his experiences as an elected Jewish leader in the South as well as his observations on VP Biden as a potential candidate.
  • Sunday, January 10, 2021, @ 10:00am.  Jane Leavy reknown sports authority and author of books on Sandy Koufax, Willie Mays & others.
  • Sunday, March 7, 2021, @ 10:00am.  Oren Teicher, famous counsel and fighter for freedom of press will speak on his days working with the American Book Sellers Association.
  • Sunday, May 9, 2021, (Mother's Day), @ 10:00am.  Our own Eddie Pleasant will share his unusual and fascinating story.

Len Simon oversees our Breakfast Lecture Series.  If you haven’t been to one yet, you don’t know what bagel & lox & eggs & salads & more, you are missing. Not only is the food great but our guest speakers bring a unique social perspective on a variety of topics...and cooking with the guys in the kitchen is a blast.


Temple Israel Brotherhood typically organizes two to three Midnight Runs per year, each on a Saturday night, from the late Fall through the early Spring. Our Midnight Runs bring clothing and provisions to the homeless in Manhattan at night. Students from the TINW Center for Jewish Learning often participate in Midnight Runs as part of Bar / Bat Mitzvah Service Projects, or for their academic school service hours. 

Next Midnight Run:  Dec 2020 & FEB 2021

1:00 PM -  Please come help us sort clothing and make sandwiches for the nighttime Run.
8:30 PM -  Volunteers depart TINW.  We need volunteers to pass out clothing and provisions to the homeless in Manhattan and one adult volunteer to drive their vehicle with more items and participants.

Make a difference in someone's life today!

Donate warm men's clothing and meatloaves the week before to provide for the Midnight Run.

Learn more about Midnight Run by contacting Andrew Bieber, our Midnight Run Coordinator, and by reading What is Midnight Run, written by Steve Samuels.  Please read Sought After Items for more information about the types of clothing and other items we need to collect in preparation for a Midnight Run.  If you are interested in participating, whether you go on the Run or not, we need help at the Temple at 1pm on the day of the Run to sort clothing and make sandwiches. You'll enjoy the process.

Jewish Renewal In Poland

Jewish Renewal in Poland was the subject of the recent Brotherhood Breakfast. The Brotherhood's relationship with the Jewish Renewal started over 15 years ago when we had a direct channel to a reform congregation in Warsaw. Since then, an umbrella organization in California has been fostering Jewish renewal in several Polish cities. The movement is attracting Polish citizens who knew their families were once Jewish and are now re-establishing their Jewish roots...some through Jewish conversion, some having Jewish weddings, some celebrating Shabbat and participating in their local temple events.

Many of brotherhood's breakfast attendees wanted to know how they could help...the speaker (Rabbi Haim Beliak) said they certainly need our economic support. To this end, if you would like to support this effort, please send your check made out to TINW-Brotherhood and mark in the note on the check "Jewish Renewal". The Brotherhood will batch all the contributions and forward them on to the Jewish Renewal in Poland.

Leadership & History


Read the History of Brotherhood Memoir, written by Richie Schupper, one of Brotherhood's founders.


Co-Presidents: Steven Krisky, Neal Freiman
Vice Presidents: Monte Almer, Michael Goldberg, Len Simon & Dan Palevski
Treasurer: Marc Schwartz
Secretary: Roy Marcus
Contact Brotherhood


Brotherhood dues are waived for first-year Brotherhood membership.  Just email your name and phone number to with the subject line "First Year Member."

All others please pay online at Brotherhood Membership, OR, mail a check payable for $50 to “Brotherhood Temple Israel” with your name, phone and email to: Brotherhood of Temple Israel, c/o Marc Schwartz, 485 Fisher Pond Rd, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598

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