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




Jim’s Journal: Continue the Fight

(The following is excerpted from CEO Jim Fleischer’s address to the 107th Supreme Council of Alpha Epsilon Pi) Brothers, Those of you who know me well know that I am not prone to panic, drama, or over-exaggeration. Those of you who aren’t that familiar with me will just have to believe that is the case. Given that, please take my following words very seriously. I fear that AEPi -- and the Greek system as a whole -- may be on the precipice of the most challenging era for fraternities since the Vietnam War. Greek systems are beginning to crumble at [...]

FridayPiday: Jason Oshins (Union, 1987)

“When I think about my fraternal path, I always come back to a Shakespearean quote,” said Brother Jason Oshins (Union, 1987) who will be installed today as Alpha Epsilon Pi’s 75th Supreme Master. “Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” “I had a lot of doubts about starting AEPi at Union College but, in the end, it has been one of the best and most important things I’ve ever done.” Born and raised in Brooklyn, Brother Oshins matriculated at Union College and, as a freshman in 1983, attended a [...]

FridayPiday: Ofek Arush (UC Berkley, 2020)

Ever spent a late night hyped-up on coffee or Red Bull, but found yourself sluggish afterward? Coffee and energy drinks have a lot of sugar and other ingredients that lead to anxiety, jitters, and, eventually, the dreaded caffeine crash. Brother Ofek Arush (UC Berkley, 2020) and his business partner, George Passantino, have revolutionized the coffee industry with Quokka Brew. With the support of his AEPi Brothers, Brother Arush has found success in the coffee industry after introducing the market’s first caffeinated jitterless coffee. The first thing Brother Arush wanted to do when he got to UC Berkley was to rush [...]