FRATERNITY NEWS

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 [...]

FridayPiday: Dan Elbaum (Illinois, 1996)

“In 46 years,” Brother Dan Elbaum (Illinois, 1996) likes to joke, “I’ve moved one mile.” But, throughout his career, he’s moved quite a bit and today he’s one of the leading Jewish professionals in North America. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Brother Elbaum became an assistant state’s attorney in Cook County (Illinois). From there, he began to work in the counsel office at the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) offices in Chicago. “I was working as a civil rights attorney and thought I could see my career from there. The Development Director at ADL was leaving, and [...]

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 fraternity underwent a truly remarkable transformation. We moved to virtual programs and began making plans for campus re-openings with almost no idea what was going to happen. Our traveling consultants made plans not to travel but committed to working with our undergraduates via Zoom. Our AEPi Foundation staff canceled a slew […]

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FridayPiday: Dan Elbaum (Illinois, 1996)

“In 46 years,” Brother Dan Elbaum (Illinois, 1996) likes to joke, “I’ve moved one mile.” But, throughout his career, he’s moved quite a bit and today he’s one of the leading Jewish professionals in North America. After graduating from the University of Illinois College of Law, Brother Elbaum became an assistant state’s attorney in Cook County (Illinois). From there, he began to work in the counsel office at the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) offices in Chicago. “I was working as a civil rights attorney and thought I could see my career from there. The Development Director at ADL was leaving, and [...]

FridayPiday: Damon Fogel (Georgia, 1991) and Eric Brenner (Georgia, 1991)

Brothers Damon Fogel (Georgia, 1991) and Eric Brenner (Georgia, 1991) have been in business since 1999, but their paths first crossed when joining AEPi at the University of Georgia in the late 80s. Brothers Fogel and Brenner had similar interests and hobbies in school, and became good friends. Upon graduating, they went into the liquor distributing industry together in Atlanta for a bit before working together at Kinkos in 1997. “We always had a similar path in different ways, and talked about doing something in business together. It was Eric who convinced me to go to Kinkos,” said Brother Fogel. [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Voices: Why I Rock

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 Brian Carter (Missouri, 2022) is a senior from the University of Missouri. Every two years, the Mu Deuteron chapter hosts the largest single-fraternity philanthropy event in the nation: AEPi Rock-A-Thon. This is Brother Carter's story as the chosen "rocker," who is the centerpiece of the entire philanthropic operation. A couple of weeks ago, I did one of the most important things I’ve done [...]

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. [...]

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!