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.


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




FridayPiday: Scott Beeber (George Washington, 1993)

While fairly young in the winemaking business, Brother Scott Beeber (George Washington, 1993) always had a dream of carrying on the family legacy. His great-grandfather made “medicinal wine” in New York City during the prohibition era and, growing up, he remembers his family retelling stories about how he used to deliver the wine to the Rockettes in Manhattan. He listened to these tales in his grandfather’s house in awe, with bottles of spirits mixed with different fruits and spices sitting around him on the bar in the basement. With his great-grandfather’s legacy in mind, he set out to find the […]


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Challenge Yourself This Fall

AEPi’s Jewish Leadership and Programming Department (JLPD) is excited to launch three programs this fall to keep our undergraduate Brothers interacting with one another whether they are in-person or virtual. We’re excited to announce the Israel Engagement Chair Cohort, Jewish Identity Chair Cohort, and Leven Leadership Fellow programs. These three opportunities exemplify our mission to develop leadership for the Jewish community. This year, more than any year in recent memory, our AEPi Brothers will need to rely on our shared Jewish values and traditions to bring us and our campus community together, especially when we are forced to stay apart. […]