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

Brother Daniel Conway (UC Berkeley, 2025)

Brother Daniel Conway (UC Berkeley, 2025), along with other Brothers from across the country, had an opportunity to see the prospects for peace in the Middle East when they went on the Israel on Campus Coalitions (ICC) Geller Fellowship to Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the beginning of January. Even before he arrived on campus, Morgan Mattler, an AEPi Education Leadership Consultant (ELC) at the time, reached out to him about restarting the chapter at the University of California - Berkeley. “We had our coffee chat. I really enjoyed the ideas of building something from the ground [...]

Brother Josh Feldman (California – San Diego, 2005)

Lights, camera, action! Getting into the film industry can be difficult, but through the right network and hard work, you can carve out a career in Hollywood. Now producing his own films, Brother Josh Feldman (California - San Diego, 2005) has worked on tentpole movies like Transformers’ Bumblebee and the GI Joe Franchise. Brother Feldman grew up in a suburb of Sacramento, California with an almost non-existent Jewish population. “We were members of a local reform synagogue. I didn't have a strong sense of Jewish identity” His family attended synagogue twice a year and he attended Sunday school but did [...]

Brother Marc Schulman (Honorary)

It is not often that we get to write a piece on the descendant of one of the Immortal 11, the founding fathers of Alpha Epsilon Pi. But, today we do. Brother Marc Schulman (Honorary) is an entrepreneur and a journalist who has been following his passion for Israel and history throughout his career. Brother Schulman was born in the Bronx and moved to New Rochelle. He grew up somewhere between a conservative and orthodox Jew to a very Zionist family. He went to Westchester Day School and Ramaz High School. “I had a very strong Jewish background.” He first [...]