FRATERNITY NEWS

Rob’s Report: Being the Light This Year

This year, during Hanukkah, I am thinking a lot about George Washington. It may seem odd so let me explain. A few years ago, after visiting our chapter at University of Rhode Island I took a trip to Newport to see the Touro synagogue. This synagogue, built in 1763, houses a letter from George Washington written in 1790. The letter is one of the first mentions that Jewish people specifically would be free from persecution in the newly formed nation. It goes on to say: “It is now no more that toleration is spoken of as if it were the [...]

Friday PiDay: David Levy (NYU, 1991)

On November 19, 2015, Ezra Schwartz, a Boston teen doing a gap year in Israel, was tragically killed in a terrorist attack. One of the prominent themes in Ezra’s life was a passion for baseball. How do we respond when tragedy strikes? How do we come back stronger? For Brother David Levy (NYU, 1991), it was helping to build a baseball field in Israel dedicated to Ezra Schwartz. As a board member of the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) and having a passion for baseball, Brother Levy has a close connection to this project. Brother Levy grew up in Longbranch, [...]

Friday PiDay: Sidney Haitoff (NYU, 2011)

“When I was starting my company I was looking for a name that reflected our mission – to help fix the broken health care system – and I landed on mishe (pronounced mih-shee),” said Brother Sidney Haitoff (NYU, 2011). “Mishe is short for mi sheberach, the prayer for healing because our goal is to bring healing to the healthcare system.” Brother Haitoff grew up just north of New York City but “I fell in love with the City pretty early on. NYU was my dream school and when I got in early decision, it was clear what direction I was [...]

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Friday PiDay: David Levy (NYU, 1991)

On November 19, 2015, Ezra Schwartz, a Boston teen doing a gap year in Israel, was tragically killed in a terrorist attack. One of the prominent themes in Ezra’s life was a passion for baseball. How do we respond when tragedy strikes? How do we come back stronger? For Brother David Levy (NYU, 1991), it was helping to build a baseball field in Israel dedicated to Ezra Schwartz. As a board member of the Israel Association of Baseball (IAB) and having a passion for baseball, Brother Levy has a close connection to this project. Brother Levy grew up in Longbranch, [...]

Friday PiDay: Sidney Haitoff (NYU, 2011)

“When I was starting my company I was looking for a name that reflected our mission – to help fix the broken health care system – and I landed on mishe (pronounced mih-shee),” said Brother Sidney Haitoff (NYU, 2011). “Mishe is short for mi sheberach, the prayer for healing because our goal is to bring healing to the healthcare system.” Brother Haitoff grew up just north of New York City but “I fell in love with the City pretty early on. NYU was my dream school and when I got in early decision, it was clear what direction I was [...]

Shabbat Across AEPi – Celebrating 108 Years

Shabbat Across AEPi is that one special time every year when brothers from across the world celebrate the founding of Alpha Epsilon Pi on the holy Shabbat. It is an event that embraces both our Jewish heritage as well as our Fraternal heritage. As we celebrate 108 years since the founding of our Fraternity by the Immortal Eleven, we are connecting with the traditions that the Jewish people have done for thousands of years. Not only does this event allow Brothers to connect with each other and our Jewish heritage but it also allows Chapters to connect with other organizations [...]

AEPi VOICES

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 [...]

SUBMIT FRATERNITY NEWS

AEPi is always looking for good news and stories about our undergraduates, alumni and partners. We feature such stories on this site’s weekly #FridayPiday section and in our quarterly publication, The Lion. Send us some news!