FRATERNITY NEWS

FridayPiday: Jason Amsellem (Florida, 2012)

The American dream is the idea that anyone can be successful in the melting pot that is the United States. Originally from France, Brother Jason Amsellem (Florida, 2012) is working with his father at their Miami restaurants, Harbour Grill and Harbour Bistro. From a few products, the business expanded over two years and now has over 20 different homemade Glatt kosher deli and charcuterie meats selling in stores, online and delivery. Born and raised traditionally Orthodox in France, Brother Amsellem immigrated to Miami with his family when he was 14. He grew up with people from the decently sized French-Jewish [...]

FridayPiday: Daniel Encaoua (George Mason, 2019)

Finding a job during a pandemic is difficult, especially for recent college graduates who have less experience than the rest of the working world. While some keep searching for jobs, Brother Daniel Encaoua (George Mason, 2019) has created his own. Brother Encaoua grew up in Venezuela in a religious family that kept kosher and celebrated Jewish holidays. “There’s a lot of Jewish life in Venezuela,” he said. Jewish community for him is very important, whether it’s making a minyan for religious services or just preserving the cultural aspects of Judaism. Brother Encaoua knew about AEPi coming to the United States. [...]

Jim’s Journal: Happy Founders Day

107 years ago tomorrow, eleven young Jewish men met at NYU and, under the arch in Washington Square, proclaimed the launch of a national fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi. Imagine the foresight that was required to take that step; not just starting a new fraternity but, from the outset, setting a goal to become a national fraternity that would impact many others and not just those in their group or on their campus. Now, I have some doubt that the Immortal Eleven really knew on that November 7 day in 1913 that they were giving rise to a fraternity which has [...]

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FridayPiday: Jason Amsellem (Florida, 2012)

The American dream is the idea that anyone can be successful in the melting pot that is the United States. Originally from France, Brother Jason Amsellem (Florida, 2012) is working with his father at their Miami restaurants, Harbour Grill and Harbour Bistro. From a few products, the business expanded over two years and now has over 20 different homemade Glatt kosher deli and charcuterie meats selling in stores, online and delivery. Born and raised traditionally Orthodox in France, Brother Amsellem immigrated to Miami with his family when he was 14. He grew up with people from the decently sized French-Jewish [...]

FridayPiday: Daniel Encaoua (George Mason, 2019)

Finding a job during a pandemic is difficult, especially for recent college graduates who have less experience than the rest of the working world. While some keep searching for jobs, Brother Daniel Encaoua (George Mason, 2019) has created his own. Brother Encaoua grew up in Venezuela in a religious family that kept kosher and celebrated Jewish holidays. “There’s a lot of Jewish life in Venezuela,” he said. Jewish community for him is very important, whether it’s making a minyan for religious services or just preserving the cultural aspects of Judaism. Brother Encaoua knew about AEPi coming to the United States. [...]

FridayPiday: Max Lasday (Central Florida, 2022)

Throughout the last month, AEPi has been encouraging chapters across the world to host a virtual swab drive in support of Gift of Life. The global pandemic has decimated the number of college students who swab and enter its registry. Thankfully, more than a dozen chapters have signed up to host their own swab drive to help. As one of four AEPi Brothers who are campus ambassadors for Gift of Life, Brother Max Lasday (Central Florida, 2022) knew the Nu Delta chapter would mobilize to do something to help. His chapter’s planning efforts helped raise $1,300 for Gift of Life [...]

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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 [...]

Voices: John Lewis Remembered—the AEPi Connection

Alpha Epsilon Pi is proud to share this amazing story written by Brother Dale Schwartz (Georgia, 1965). Brother Schwartz began college at Vanderbilt University where he joined AEPi’s Tau Chapter in the fall of 1960. He transferred to the University of Georgia in 1962 and became active in the Omicron chapter of AEPi. He is a 1968 graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law. Brother Schwartz is the author of various articles on immigration law and has served as the National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (1986-87). He serves on a number of national boards of [...]

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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!