The Temple Beth Am Brotherhood is a separate nonsectarian fundraising arm of Temple Beth Am. The group is managed by a Board which consists of a President and numerous Vice-presidents, each responsible for specific areas. Several of the Vice-presidents manage a subcommittee to assist in the work of that group.
Monthly Breakfast Series
The cornerstone of Brotherhood activities consists of nine monthly Brotherhood breakfasts held every year from September through May.
Each breakfast consists of an extensive buffet brunch prepared by the Brotherhood kitchen crew and a guest speaker or program of local interest. Recent programs have included presentations by school superintendents, District Attorneys of the Commonwealth, police chiefs, debates of local political candidates, authors, etc. For a complete listing of all brotherhood events, check your current Tebeam, or check the Calendar.
Thanks to our good friends at AccessFramingham, you can watch many of our previous speakers on their web site: AccessFramingham On-Demand Videos
A few special selected highlights:
- Tom Caron - Sportscaster and anchor on New England's NESN network
- Ohad Elhelo - Founder & Executive Director at Our Generation Speaks
Membership is not restricted to Temple members; membership is open to the public. Membership in the Brotherhood includes complimentary admission to all of the Brotherhood breakfasts. In addition to its annual memberships, the Brotherhood raises funds through guest fees received at its breakfasts, the videotaping of Bar & Bat Mitzvah ceremonies for the families, and special events planned from time to time. Funds are used to support charitable activities of the Temple and to finance capital projects of the Temple or acquire items of importance which may not otherwise be obtainable without Brotherhood assistance.
In recent years, projects paid for entirely by the Brotherhood include the ceramic retiling of the main Temple hallway leading from the lobby, construction of the stained glass window in the social hall dedicated to our past-President Larry M. Wolfman, replacement of the sound system in the social hall, renovation of the men's facility, among others.
- You can help by taking out an ad in our annual membership directory. Click this link to access the form.
The Brotherhood prides itself on initiating projects that have dramatic appeal and will stimulate membership in its organization as well as the Temple at large. A separately operated and financed entity sponsors and maintains a Basketball League as an outreach program for MetroWest area youth. The League was originally an operating unit of The Brotherhood. Nevertheless, the name Temple Beth Am Brotherhood Basketball League remains in use today.