FRATERNITY NEWS

FridayPiday: Caleb Marx (Iowa, 2022)

Following reports from several students of antisemetic actions and language on campus, the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a lengthy debate late last month to determine if the USG should create a “Jewish Constituency Senator” to better represent the views and voice of the Jewish population on campus. The Iowa USG has seven constituency senators who represent various identities on campus. After three hours of debate and some very heated rhetoric, 24 senators voted yes, and 15 voted no, with one senator abstaining. The legislation required a two-thirds majority to pass, or 27 votes. Brothers instrumental in [...]

FridayPiday: Or Shaked (Hebrew U, 2015)

“I can remember exactly where I was when I first heard about AEPi,” said Brother Or Shaked (Hebrew U, 2015). “I was sitting in the student village, talking with some students, and met a bunch of guys delivering pamphlets about a fraternity. They told me, ‘We do all kinds of activities together. We give back to the community.’ Slowly but surely, I grew to realize that there is this small group of people who have a connection to the worldwide Brotherhood of AEPi.” Originally from the city of Rishon Letsion, a Tel Aviv suburb, Brother Shaked enrolled at Hebrew University [...]

FridayPiday: Philip Bloom (Toledo, 1963)

Brother Philip Bloom, 1994 For many millennials and older, Toys “R” Us used to be a household name that everyone knew. There was nothing quite as mesmerizing to a child than walking into one of their flagship stores with a backwards R and seeing toy aisles as far as the eye could see. For decades, the company had an amazing run before it faced financial turmoil that ultimately led to all of its U.S. stores closing in the last five years. Brother Philip Bloom (Toledo, 1963) recalls the brand’s golden days, and cherishes what it was like working 18 years [...]

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FridayPiday: Caleb Marx (Iowa, 2022)

Following reports from several students of antisemetic actions and language on campus, the University of Iowa Undergraduate Student Government (USG) held a lengthy debate late last month to determine if the USG should create a “Jewish Constituency Senator” to better represent the views and voice of the Jewish population on campus. The Iowa USG has seven constituency senators who represent various identities on campus. After three hours of debate and some very heated rhetoric, 24 senators voted yes, and 15 voted no, with one senator abstaining. The legislation required a two-thirds majority to pass, or 27 votes. Brothers instrumental in [...]

FridayPiday: Or Shaked (Hebrew U, 2015)

“I can remember exactly where I was when I first heard about AEPi,” said Brother Or Shaked (Hebrew U, 2015). “I was sitting in the student village, talking with some students, and met a bunch of guys delivering pamphlets about a fraternity. They told me, ‘We do all kinds of activities together. We give back to the community.’ Slowly but surely, I grew to realize that there is this small group of people who have a connection to the worldwide Brotherhood of AEPi.” Originally from the city of Rishon Letsion, a Tel Aviv suburb, Brother Shaked enrolled at Hebrew University [...]

FridayPiday: Philip Bloom (Toledo, 1963)

Brother Philip Bloom, 1994 For many millennials and older, Toys “R” Us used to be a household name that everyone knew. There was nothing quite as mesmerizing to a child than walking into one of their flagship stores with a backwards R and seeing toy aisles as far as the eye could see. For decades, the company had an amazing run before it faced financial turmoil that ultimately led to all of its U.S. stores closing in the last five years. Brother Philip Bloom (Toledo, 1963) recalls the brand’s golden days, and cherishes what it was like working 18 years [...]

AEPi VOICES

Voices: Rise Above and Take Charge

Cal Poly – SLO wasn’t a destination school for Jewish students before my wife and I arrived in 2009. From Santa Barbara all the way up to Monterey, CA, there was no Chabad presence. It makes sense because, geographically, there are few Jewish communities in this area. It took a lot of hard work and collaboration with students and other organizations on campus to get to where we are now in San Luis Obispo. Part of that success is because of the AEPi chapter here and their dedication to helping us create a Jewish home away from home on campus. [...]

Voices: Your Swab Could Save My Life

In honor of the new Jewish year, 5781, we are helping Gift of Life Marrow Registry with its latest campaign to add 5,781 new people to the donation registry by the end of October. In honor of the year the Fraternity was founded, AEPi is pledging to contribute 1,913 of the total needed. More information about how you can help this month can be found here. Brother Jordan Jackson-Clark’s (Sonoma State, 2018) story is meant to amplify the urgency for new donors. You can help by sharing this blog post on social media and using the hashtag #Join4Jordan. Click below to register your [...]

Voices: Hate Has No Place Here

The Chabad House at the University of Delaware was recently damaged through an act of arson. Alex Beigelman (Delaware, 2022) and Louie Gelb (Delaware, 2021) are AEPi Brothers who recount their experience the night that it happened, how it affected the campus and the Jewish community, and how the Rho Deuteron chapter is doing its part to help rebuild. You can track their progress on GoFundMe. All funds raised will go directly to Delaware’s Chabad on Campus.  You hear it all the time from AEPi Brothers: our fraternity is the Jewish home away from home. For many, it’s the campus connection to Judaism that they [...]

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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!