FRATERNITY NEWS

FridayPiday: Rabbi Lewis Kamrass (Georgia, 1981)

Brother Rabbi Lewis Kamrass (Georgia, 1981) has already created a legacy of leadership as the longtime Senior Rabbi at Cincinnati’s Wise Temple, one of the country’s oldest and most storied Reform congregations and in AEPi, with both of his sons having joined him as Brothers of AEPi. Now, he looks to extend that legacy of leadership when he becomes the president of the oldest and most influential Reform Rabbinic leadership organization, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). “When I got to college, I was pretty sure I was going to join a different fraternity. My (biological) brother was an [...]

FridayPiday: Adam Meleo (Cal Poly – SLO, 2021)

Last semester more than a dozen Brothers from chapters all over the world came together to participate in cohorts being offered by AEPi International’s Jewish Leadership & Programming Department (JLPD). Over the course of the semester, they learned how to create an enhanced sense of Jewish identity amongst Brothers in their chapter, involve Brothers in Israel engagement and education on campus and, most importantly, have fun while learning from one another! The cohort programs will be returning this semester, starting on March 1, and Brother Adam Meleo (Cal Poly – SLO, 2021) doesn’t want any of our Brothers to miss [...]

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. [...]

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FridayPiday: Rabbi Lewis Kamrass (Georgia, 1981)

Brother Rabbi Lewis Kamrass (Georgia, 1981) has already created a legacy of leadership as the longtime Senior Rabbi at Cincinnati’s Wise Temple, one of the country’s oldest and most storied Reform congregations and in AEPi, with both of his sons having joined him as Brothers of AEPi. Now, he looks to extend that legacy of leadership when he becomes the president of the oldest and most influential Reform Rabbinic leadership organization, the Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR). “When I got to college, I was pretty sure I was going to join a different fraternity. My (biological) brother was an [...]

FridayPiday: Adam Meleo (Cal Poly – SLO, 2021)

Last semester more than a dozen Brothers from chapters all over the world came together to participate in cohorts being offered by AEPi International’s Jewish Leadership & Programming Department (JLPD). Over the course of the semester, they learned how to create an enhanced sense of Jewish identity amongst Brothers in their chapter, involve Brothers in Israel engagement and education on campus and, most importantly, have fun while learning from one another! The cohort programs will be returning this semester, starting on March 1, and Brother Adam Meleo (Cal Poly – SLO, 2021) doesn’t want any of our Brothers to miss [...]

FridayPiday: Scott Selig (Emory, 1989) & Adam Steinberg (Muhlenberg, 1990)

Most of us didn’t join AEPi to build our professional network but for an increasing number of alumni Brothers, it is becoming one of the best benefits of being a Brother of Alpha Epsilon Pi. For Brothers Scott Selig (Emory, 1989) and Adam Steinberg (Muhlenberg, 1990), a chance meeting at an Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation dinner has led to a business collaboration that has been unexpected and mutually successful. Brother Scott Selig “I was at a regional AEPi Foundation dinner in Connecticut. I knew Andy Borans and Jay Feldman and not a lot of other people there. I got introduced [...]

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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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