Jim’s Journal: Bringing Convention To You

This week is normally one of my favorite weeks of the year. Our AEPi International office is usually buzzing as our entire staff is working day and night to prepare for our annual convention. This year, like many other things, the energy is still there but the actual event...

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Jim’s Journal: Fighting Antisemitism

This won’t be one of my normal articles (look for one next week discussing our upcoming summer convention plans). Today, I have to address the concerning rise in antisemitism both here in the United States and around the world and the role that our fraternity can and should play...

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Jim’s Journal: From Strength to Strength

I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you. We’ve made it through one of the toughest years in history as Brothers who are committed to AEPi, our mission and our survival. A year ago, as we were staring down just the second month of lockdown, our...

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Jim’s Journal: One Year Later

It’s impossible to comprehend that it’s been a year since lockdown began and the pandemic changed our lives in such a way. It has been a year since many of our Brothers have been on campus and celebrating Brotherhood together. We’ve had to change the way we do everything:...

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Jim’s Journal: My Fight Continues

It’s been a little more than a year since I provided an update on my cancer treatment and since today is World Cancer Day, I thought it a good time to do so. My initial treatment proved to be less successful than we hoped, and I have sought out...

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Jim’s Journal: Looking to 2021

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Jim’s Journal: Happy Chanukah

Last night, as you know, was the first night of Chanukah. When I was a kid, Chanukah was the best holiday – it was focused in our home, we had candles and dreidels and latkes and, of course, presents. Somewhere along the way, probably in a Hebrew School lesson...

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Jim’s Journal: Happy Founders Day

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Jim’s Journal: We Need Our Brotherhood

There aren’t really a lot of bright spots of a global pandemic. That’s kind of a dumb statement. But, we’ve begun to identify a vitally important bright spot at AEPi. Amidst the turmoil on campuses and the concerns about safety and all of our desperate attempts to keep our...

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Jim’s Journal: Stronger Together

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