Yom Rishon, 23 Shevat 5777


Brotherhood-Brunch AnastosBrotherhood of Temple Israel of New Rochelle, also known as the Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ), is a group of dedicated Temple members, spanning all ages, who volunteer their time and effort on behalf of Temple members and the New Rochelle community. Recently, Brotherhood undertook the partial renovation of the home of a family in need. Our members were passionate about performing this task and plan to continue doing similar mitzvahs in the future. Our committee runs numerous youth-oriented events, including craft day, wacky game day, field day, and the Purim carnival. We join with Sisterhood for “grown-up” activities, recently holding a Battle of 'Da Hoods' Cook-off, karaoke night, and a year-end Shabbat dinner and service.

Brotherhood-SammysBrotherhood sponsors either a movie night or dramatic play-reading series each year. The series often include behind-the-scenes stories during a question and answer session with the actors and/or writers. The Brotherhood is proud to demonstrate its culinary skills with bagel breakfasts featuring guest speakers and a latke extravaganza for the Temple’s Chanukah party. Each year, Brotherhood provides a free bus to the Israeli Day parade, sponsors the Israeli Scouts, holds a summer golf outing, and squares off against the Temple youth for a charity softball game. Following the hard work of running the Purim Carnival, the guys enjoy a fun-filled “Men’s Night Out” at Sammy's Romanian. Our aim is to be open, welcoming and responsive to the Temple children, fellow congregants, and our surrounding communities.

For more information on Brotherhood, please contact Rich Alter, Brotherhood President

Purim 2017

Purim 2016

Saturday, March 11, 2017 • Erev Purim
7:30 pm    Purim Shpiel & Megillah Reading - “What’s My Megillah?”

Sunday, March 12, 2017 • Purim
11 am    Purim Family Service
11:30 am    Purim Carnival (open to children 5 and under)
12 pm    Purim Carnival (open to all)

We ask each Temple member to bring in a box of macaroni and cheese to  use as a grogger  during  all of  Temple Israel’s Purim services.
This food will then be donated to HOPE Community Services.

Purim is a holiday for laughter, costumes, noisemakers and giving treats. Mishloach Manot is the Purim Mitzvah of sending small gifts, usually of food, to friends, neighbors and the community.

Surprise your friends and family with Mishloach Manot gift bags. Each decorated package contains an assortment of Kosher candy and snacks, hamentaschen, and a grogger. Please also consider donating Mishloach Manot to the United Hebrew or Sarah Neuman Nursing Home.

Why should you purchase Mishloach Manot this year?
• It is a Mitzvah to gift baskets of food to family and friends.
• Mishloach Manot sales are an important fundraiser for Chavaya.

Click to order Mishloach Manot this year and support Temple Israel of New Rochelle by Friday, February 17th!

Coming Up


02.17.2017 - 02.20.2017


02.22.2017 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


02.23.2017 9:15 am - 11:00 am

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