Brotherhood President’s Message

On behalf of all of Brotherhood, I would like to offer a huge THANK YOU and Yasher Koach to Danny Mandeau for his service as Brotherhood President over the last two years.  Danny’s enthusiasm and commitment to our community is truly an inspiration. We are grateful for everything he has done and will continue to do for Brotherhood.

I am humbled to take over the reins of Brotherhood President. I look forward to working with our members to continue providing outstanding programs that allow us to connect, learn and contribute within our community

Working with me is an outstanding leadership team for 2017-18.

Please see our preliminary list below of upcoming Fall programs.  Even if you do not have time to attend our many events, I want to thank you for your membership in Brotherhood, which is a great way to support our efforts to create an even greater sense of community at our shul.

For more information please email me anytime (my email never sleeps).

I look forward to reconnecting with you soon!


Steve Goldstein
President, Temple Emanuel Brotherhood

Our Mission Statement

“The purpose of Temple Emanuel Brotherhood shall be to build a spirit of fellowship, sociability, and community at our shul; to strengthen the Jewish knowledge and commitment of our members; to support the activities and objectives of our Congregation, and to stimulate the ideals for which Judaism stands through educational initiatives and acts of chesed.”

From the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood bylaws

Are you interested in serving the Temple Emanuel community through activities such as the World Wide Wrap / Build a Pair Tefillin or Yom HaShoah Candle Assembly programs?

Do you want to participate in events such as the FJMC/Brotherhood Retreat or
Tour de Shuls Charity Bike Ride

How about meeting with other committed members at our Monthly Events?

Then Temple Emanuel’s Brotherhood is for you!

For more information on how you can be a part of the Temple Emanuel Brotherhood please email us.

Join Brotherhood

The Temple Emanuel Brotherhood organizes and sponsors numerous religious, social and educational events throughout the year.  Join Brotherhood to help us fund our activities.  Then consider coming to the monthly Brotherhood meetings where we decide on and develop our programming.

Join or renew your tax deductible Brotherhood membership with one of these quick and easy methods:

1. Join Brotherhood on your Temple Emanuel Dues Statement

Check off the “Join Brotherhood” box on your Temple Emanuel Dues Statement

2.  Join Brotherhood by Check

Write a check for $36, payable to “Brotherhood Temple Emanuel” and bring it to the Blum Executive Office or send it to:

Brotherhood Temple Emanuel
385 Ward Street
Newton Center, MA 02459

Please include your email address along with your home address when paying by check.

3.  Join Brotherhood Online

Brotherhood Membership Dues (2017-2018) – $36

Please note that for all online donations, a 3% convenience fee will be added at checkout to cover online processing fees.

Upcoming Events

Temple Emanuel Community BBQ

Sunday, September 10 | 4:00 pm

Join us with your families for Temple Emanuel’s annual welcome back BBQ.  Brotherhood staffs the cooking crew each year. We all have fun and eat well! Save the Date!  More information to

Brotherhood Planning Meeting

Monday, September 11 | 8:00 pm

Please join at the shul us for our first planning meeting of the year (generally the first Monday of every month).

Brotherhood Sukkah Event

Tuesday, October 10 | 8:00 pm

We look forward to celebrating under the stars in our temple Sukkah on the Brezniak

Brotherhood Financial Breakfast - Kickoff

Sunday, October 22 | 9:00 am

Please join us for our kickoff breakfast featuring a topic soon to be announced and not to be missed.

Brotherhood Keeper Of The Flame Dinner

Sunday, November 05 | 8:00 pm

Honoring our own Marty Paley for his dedication and passion for Brotherhood and the greater Temple Emanuel community. Time and place to be

Brotherhood Hanukkah Party/Patriots vs Dolphins

Monday, December 11 | 7:00 pm

Hanukkah Party/Patriots vs Dolphins, December 11, 2017:  A great excuse to get together with Brotherhood, share a kosher nosh and sip a few libations as we watch the action up on the

For a complete listing of all Brotherhood programs, please visit our programs page.