OUR MISSION

The mission of Alpha Epsilon Pi is to provide education, resources and training to the future leaders of the world’s Jewish communities. This mission is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.

Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded to provide opportunities for the Jewish college man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience. We have maintained the integrity of our purpose by strengthening our ties to the Jewish community and serving as a link between high school and career.

Our heritage stems from one source: young Jewish men banding together in allegiance. The fraternity can be a home away from home, providing the same stabilizing and guiding values that students previously gained from their families. Jewish students search out Alpha Epsilon Pi because it is a Jewish fraternity. Since our founding in 1913, more than 102,000 men have worn the badge of Alpha Epsilon Pi and each year, approximately 3,000 undergraduates perform the Ritual of Initiation, which remains the same ritual adopted decades ago.

Perhaps of greater importance, Alpha Epsilon Pi provides education, resources and training to develop leadership for the future of the Jewish community. Tomorrow’s Jewish leaders are in our chapters today. These are the young men who must be counted upon to support Jewish causes and to prepare to be one of tomorrow’s Jewish leaders, so that they may aid themselves, their family, their community and their people.

Throughout our history, the fraternity setting has served as a “learning laboratory,” a testing ground for young men who later become leaders in business, education, government, religion and science. A goal of our fraternity is to help each student to develop character, responsibility and a proper set of values through living together in brotherhood. Alpha Epsilon Pi prepares young men for their role in life as responsible citizens.

Therefore, our basic purpose is to provide the opportunity for a Jewish man to be able to join a Jewish organization whose purpose is not specifically religious, but rather social and cultural in nature. Alpha Epsilon Pi is a Jewish fraternity and brotherhood in Alpha Epsilon Pi is open to all who are willing to espouse its values and mission.

AEPI FOUNDERS

The Immortal Eleven are the original Founding Fathers of Alpha Epsilon Pi at New York University. Their vision and dedication laid the foundation for our great Fraternity. Alpha Epsilon Pi was founded on November 7, 1913.

Charles C. Moskowitz
David K. Schafer
Isador M. Glazer
Herman L. Kraus
Arthur E. Leopold
Benjamin M. Meyer
Arthur M. Lipkint
Charles J. Pintel
Maurice Plager
Hyman Shulman
Emil Lustgarten

ALPHA EPSILON PI NEWS

Statement from Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity

Neither Alpha Epsilon Pi International Fraternity nor the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation currently or have ever had any kind of relationship with Turning Point USA (TPUSA). Andrew Borans serves on the advisory board of TPUSA independently and not as an official representative of Alpha Epsilon Pi International or the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation. Our organization is built on values of freedom of association and freedom of speech. Mr. Borans has a right to exercise his constitutionally protected freedom of speech and opinion and right to associate with TPUSA despite it not having an official relationship with AEPi in any way. […]

FridayPiday: Ben Kestenbaum (Drexel, 2022) and Michael Warshowsky (Drexel, 2023)

As we head into the tenth month of the pandemic, we’re all looking for more opportunities to engage and collaborate. Brothers Michael Warshowsky (Drexel, 2023), Gav Blaxberg (Drexel, 2021) and Ben Kestenbaum (Drexel, 2022) have developed a platform which combines this need for social interaction and collaboration with the need for investors to obtain information on companies and investment strategies. With the Brothers having an interest in finance, they decided to change the dire issue of illiteracy within the world of finance with the WOLF Financial app. Essentially, the app provides investment analyses and content from verified financial professionals. With [...]

Jim’s Journal: Looking to 2021

In a year full of firsts, we had another one of them last night as we launched our first all-virtual Conclave and Masters Academy. As with most things over the last 10 months, the team at Alpha Epsilon Pi International has had to reinvent our programs to make them accessible and relevant for our current virtual lifestyle. I’m very proud of our staff for the way they’ve adapted to our ever-changing situation. With the turning of the calendar over to 2021, students are heading back to campus soon -- both virtual and actual – and AEPi chapters will begin to [...]