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Brotherhood is one of the primary fundraising and “fun-raising” arms of Temple Avodat Shalom. The funds generated by Brotherhood dues and projects help underwrite and support numerous Temple activities and social action efforts. The “fun” generated by Brotherhood nurtures strong camaraderie and the acquisition of lifelong friends.


Brotherhood's inspired programs and projects benefit the men of Temple Avodat Shalom and contribute to the greater good of our congregation and community. Ideas from members new and old are always encouraged. To become more involved with Brotherhood, email Or simply come on down to any event and introduce yourself – you will be instantly welcomed to the Brotherhood family.


Temple Avodat Shalom’s Brotherhood provides numerous social and cultural opportunities for our congregation, and assists with holiday celebrations throughout the year. A sampling of the programs that our Brotherhood volunteers routinely host or participate in are listed below.  For event details, visit the Calendar at /events.

  • Brotherhood Card Night - 1st Monday of the month (moved if falls on a holiday, check calendar to confirm)
  • High Holiday Chair Set up 
  • High Holiday Ushering (Rosh Hashanna) 
  • High Holiday Ushering (Yom Kippur) 
  • High Holiday Chair Breakdown 
  • Sukkah Construction Party 
  • Steak in the Sukkah
  • Brotherhood-led Shabbat Services 
  • Latke Throwdown Open Mic 
  • Jewpardy - Super Bowl Sunday @ 9:30am 
  • Brotherhood Comedy Night 
  • Walk MS - Every April
  • Brotherhood End of Year BBQ 

Brotherhood Board 

  • Michael Edelstein - President
  • Howard Adler - Vice President
  • Ed Calem - Finance Vice President
  • Mario Caveda - Immediate Past President
  • Marc Hermann - Past President
  • Steve Berman - Past President
  • Steve Cohen - Trustee
  • Eric Goldfarb - Trustee
  • Seth Kadesh - Trustee
  • Andy Katz - Trustee
  • Joel Rosenblatt - Trustee
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