FRATERNITY NEWS

FridayPiday: Brian Mitchell (Indiana, 1999)

For many Jewish teens, sleepaway camp isn’t just a summer activity away from their parents. It’s a way of life. Many times, kids who age out of camp move on to volunteer, staff, or even run a camp. The impact that camp had on their Jewish upbringing is indescribable, and this was no different for Brother Brian Mitchell (Indiana, 1999). He grew up going to Camp Sabra in St. Louis before working at several Jewish overnight camps across the country. After primarily working with children, teens, and young adults in his career, he is excited to bring the camp experience [...]

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 will be much different. We made the decision a few months ago not to hold our international convention in our traditional manner as we were unsure if we could conduct a full-scale meeting safely and appropriately in this COVID time. And, while things have continued to open up throughout the country, […]

FridayPiday: Meet Your 2021-2022 ELCs

The photo above was taken when some of the Chapter Services team traveled to Cincinnati this summer to catch a Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Last year during the pandemic, our staff was forced to work from home out of an abundance of caution for their health and safety. For the first time in AEPi’s history, our Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs) were stationed at Headquarters in Indianapolis for the entire academic year. Chapter leadership learned to lean on their ELC for help via Zoom calls and everyone adjusted to the “new normal.”   Now, one year later, our [...]

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FridayPiday: Brian Mitchell (Indiana, 1999)

For many Jewish teens, sleepaway camp isn’t just a summer activity away from their parents. It’s a way of life. Many times, kids who age out of camp move on to volunteer, staff, or even run a camp. The impact that camp had on their Jewish upbringing is indescribable, and this was no different for Brother Brian Mitchell (Indiana, 1999). He grew up going to Camp Sabra in St. Louis before working at several Jewish overnight camps across the country. After primarily working with children, teens, and young adults in his career, he is excited to bring the camp experience [...]

FridayPiday: Meet Your 2021-2022 ELCs

The photo above was taken when some of the Chapter Services team traveled to Cincinnati this summer to catch a Reds game at Great American Ball Park. Last year during the pandemic, our staff was forced to work from home out of an abundance of caution for their health and safety. For the first time in AEPi’s history, our Educational Leadership Consultants (ELCs) were stationed at Headquarters in Indianapolis for the entire academic year. Chapter leadership learned to lean on their ELC for help via Zoom calls and everyone adjusted to the “new normal.”   Now, one year later, our [...]

FridayPiday: Mike Milstein (Illinois – Chicago, 2014)

The author Alice Walker once wrote, “No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.” In AEPi, we believe that same sentiment extends to Brotherhood. Brotherhood is about acceptance, inclusion, and personal growth for all of us. During this Pride month, we have featured a number of our AEPi voices with dynamic stories about both their and their Brothers’ growth. In the end, this is what AEPi is really about. We can be as different as night and day. We can come from different Jewish backgrounds or be from any chapter in any corner [...]

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Voices: What Determines a Legacy?

In 2018, we added a column called AEPi Voices that was dedicated to highlighting those with something to say about their positive experience. If you know someone who would want to write an op-ed, email us at [email protected]! Brother Josh Sushan (DePaul, 2016) is a former staff member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He served as the Director of Leadership Development, and was instrumental to the planning process of the Michael A. Leven Advanced Leadership Institute, a conference offered to undergraduate Brothers at Convention. In this op-ed, he writes about the impact Brother Jarad Geldner (American, 2005) had on Brothers across the globe [...]

VOICES: Adam Levine (Massachusetts, 2022)

Adam Levine (Massachusetts, 2022) is a native of Framingham, MA who was recently honored for being one of the world’s most successful college fundraisers for Movember. That alone would make his story interesting but Adam’s personal struggles with mental health make his story extraordinary. We share his story this week in honor of National Mental Health Awareness Month.  Alpha Epsilon Pi International has partnered with JED to strengthen its commitment to the well-being of all members. The mental health and safety of all Alpha Epsilon Pi members, alumni, or undergraduates, should at all times be a priority of our organization. […]

Voices: Living, and Dying, in Israel

The article below was written by Matanya Harow (Hebrew U, 2021), the president of AEPi’s chapter in Jerusalem. In his final semester of school at Hebrew University, double majoring in Economics and International Relations, Brother Harow is an Israeli native and citizen who grew up in Efrat, a few minutes south of Jerusalem. He served as a combat soldier and later commander in the IDF, stationed in areas all over Judea, Samaria and the Gaza border. Today, he studies, works and lives in Jerusalem. Brother Harow wanted to use this space to give his Brothers in the diaspora a sense [...]

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