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, thousands of 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

Modern Edge: Brother Adin Jacobs (Florida Atlantic, 2019) & Brother Ben Couris (Florida Atlantic, 2020)

Skeptics have become increasingly critical of NFT’s (Non-Fungible Tokens), as the crypto market has taken a downturn lately. Despite that, Brother Adin Jacobs (Florida Atlantic, 2019) and Brother Ben Couris (Florida Atlantic, 2020) are still going strong, helping artists get the recognition they deserve through NFTs and the blockchain. Brother Jacobs had a very strong Jewish upbringing with his grandfather being an ordained Rabbi. “Judaism has been involved in my life since I remember from starting at the JCC as a toddler.” Brother Couris on the other hand had a different experience growing up. “I'm what I like to call [...]

VOICES: Supreme Master Knapp Urges Brothers to Fight Hate

Yesterday, I woke up to news of yet another horrific act of hate and senseless violence. On behalf of AEPi, I want to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the five people killed at Club Q in Colorado Springs. May their memories be a blessing. At the same time I offer Refuah Scheleimah to the many others who were physically injured and those mentally scarred from the incident. However, I cannot stop there with a simple acknowledgement and words of sympathy. The world cannot simply sit back and expect a miraculous and necessary cultural change without [...]

Brother Alex Teplish — (Stonybrook, 1998)

“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness” – Ellie Wiesel It is hard to believe that in the year 2022, we still have to work to make sure that our broader community is aware of the atrocities of the Holocaust and its impacts on European Jewish communities. But, here we are. Brother Alex Teplish (SUNY-Stonybrook, 1998) has taken on that challenge by retelling stories from his Holocaust survivor grandparents and creating a virtual environment for school children and others to explore and learn about survivor stories. “I grew up with my grandparents in my building. They told [...]