FRATERNITY NEWS

Jim’s Journal: #AEPI107

It’s convention week here at AEPi International but it sure doesn’t feel like it. As you know, we’ve taken #AEPi107 virtual in order to best protect our Brothers and guests. So, we’re all busy putting together our plans but without some (but not all) of the usual furor and anxiety. This year’s convention will be focusing on a number of important basics: Our values. AEPi’s impact on our alumni, campuses and communities. Leadership. Health and Safety in the Age of COVID. I’ve long said that the best part of AEPi’s International conventions is the relationships you make with your fellow [...]

Voices: Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Brothers After Pride Month

Brother Graham Wall (Oklahoma, 2020) is a Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He’s also a former member of the AEPi International Undergraduate Cabinet. This op-ed is his opinion, and by no means should be taken as professional or medical advice. He offers tips for Brothers to support their LGBTQIA+ Brothers after Pride Month, which is observed in the month of June, is over. Alpha Epsilon Pi International has a partnership with the non-profit agency, The Jed Foundation, to provide our undergraduate Brothers with resources and support they might need. To get [...]

FridayPiday: Gil Shourka (HebrewU, 2011)

It’s no secret that Israel has become the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Tech startups are booming in the country and Brother Gil Shourka (HebrewU, 2011) has found himself right in the middle of it all. Brother Shourka is the managing director of BizLabs, a “Technology Scalerator” for advanced stage Haredi (ultra-orthodox) founders’ startup companies. This program takes on six to seven startups in a cycle and, for five months, exposes them to multinational corporations, workshops, mentors and an investor forum. Its end goal is to help scale these Haredi startups for zero-equity taken. “We did the research and [...]

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FridayPiday: Gil Shourka (HebrewU, 2011)

It’s no secret that Israel has become the Silicon Valley of the Middle East. Tech startups are booming in the country and Brother Gil Shourka (HebrewU, 2011) has found himself right in the middle of it all. Brother Shourka is the managing director of BizLabs, a “Technology Scalerator” for advanced stage Haredi (ultra-orthodox) founders’ startup companies. This program takes on six to seven startups in a cycle and, for five months, exposes them to multinational corporations, workshops, mentors and an investor forum. Its end goal is to help scale these Haredi startups for zero-equity taken. “We did the research and [...]

FridayPiday: Loren Nelson (UC Santa Barbara, 2001)

Irony. There are lots of great examples of situations which end up quite different than originally anticipated. Alanis Morissette even recorded a whole song about it. Here’s a great example of irony: during a global pandemic when we’re all isolated and in quarantine, Brother Loren Nelson (UC Santa Barbara, 2001) has created one of the largest AEPi networking vehicles around. With more than 4,000 Brothers connecting with each other with job opportunities, career mentorship and simply social connections, the AEPi Business Networking Group on Facebook has taken on a life of its own. “AEPi has such an amazing broad network [...]

FridayPiday: Elliot Malin (Nevada-Reno, 2014)

AEPi Brothers are leaders. As founding father of the Upsilon Nu Chapter at the University of Nevada – Reno, a founding member of Hillel on campus, and a continuous advocate for Jewish causes, Brother Elliot Malin (Nevada-Reno, 2014) is no exception. Growing up in Las Vegas, Brother Malin was often “the only Jew” in his community. His involvement in the Jewish community began on a 2009 March of the Living trip, which is an educational trip that allows students to visit Poland to learn about the Holocaust and concentration camps. “It had a big impact on me,” he said. “After [...]

AEPi VOICES

Voices: Supporting Your LGBTQIA+ Brothers After Pride Month

Brother Graham Wall (Oklahoma, 2020) is a Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi who identifies as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. He’s also a former member of the AEPi International Undergraduate Cabinet. This op-ed is his opinion, and by no means should be taken as professional or medical advice. He offers tips for Brothers to support their LGBTQIA+ Brothers after Pride Month, which is observed in the month of June, is over. Alpha Epsilon Pi International has a partnership with the non-profit agency, The Jed Foundation, to provide our undergraduate Brothers with resources and support they might need. To get [...]

Voices: Lessons from Dad On Father’s Day

Brother Dylan Kassman (Alabama, 2021) is a rising senior at The University of Alabama and President of the Iota Deuteron chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi. This blog post was written by Brother Kassman and originally published on Times of Israel, and is reposted with permission. I learned my fierce appreciation for the Jewish community and Jewish values from both my parents. But my dad, Andrew, was really doing twice the work: representing himself and my grandfather David Kassman, who had passed away before I was born. For my dad, it was essential that his father’s Jewish values and family stories [...]

Voices: Now is the Time To Be Our Brothers’ Keepers

Today’s Voices article is written by Brother Joshua Goldstein, Psy.D, based in Los Angeles. Brother Goldstein is a 2011 graduate of California State University – Northridge where he served as, among other roles, master of the Chi Nu chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He received his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, completed his post-doc training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, and practices in West Los Angeles. I know that the last several weeks in quarantine have been difficult on all of us and I wanted to take this opportunity to encourage my fraternity Brothers, undergraduates [...]

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