31 Glengary Road, Croton on Hudson, NY
914.271.4705 [email protected]


Contact the Brotherhood at <[email protected]>
Co-Presidents:   Jim Rice, Steve Krisky
Vice Presidents: Andrew Bieber, Todd Bruckman, Evan Janush, Dan Palevski
        Treasurer: Bruce Appelbaum
        Secretary: Roy Marcus

Review the minutes from the May 9th Brotherhood meeting.

Summary of the Upcoming Brotherhood Calendar

    Events are at TINW unless otherwise specified.
    Abbreviations: BH for Brotherhood

   Wednesday 6/13/2018  7:30pm, BH Monthly Meeting, Dues due, see below.
   Monday      7/23/2018  5pm, BH BBQ, Senasqua Park, Croton

  • Next Brotherhood Meeting: 
        Wednesday 6/13, 7:30pm Call to Order

TINW  Brotherhood Softball Team in the 
     Westchester Hebrew Softball League (WHSL)

2018 Games are under way for the summer season.
View our league members, picture, and game schedules at 

Start Times 9:15am on Sundays
4/8   Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Woodlands
         Bradhurst Park,                                   Cancelled: weather
4/15 Bet Am Shalom @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: Win 6 to 9
4/22 Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Bet Am Shalom
         Delfino Park,                                       Score: Lose 9 to 10
4/29 JCC Tarrytown @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Cancelled: weather
5/6   Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Congregation Sons of Israel
         Veteran's Park Lower,                         Cancelled: weather
5/13 Temple Israel Center White Plains @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: Win 1 to 5
6/3   Bet Torah @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: 
6/10 Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ First Hebrew
         Veteran's Park Upper,                         Score: 
6/17 Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Temple Beth Abraham
         Losee Field,                                         Score: 
6/24  Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Bet Torah
         Veteran's Park Upper,                         Score: 
7/1   Woodlands @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: 
7/8   Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Shaarei Tikvah
         Crossway Field,                                   Score: 
7/15 Temple Beth Abraham @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: 
7/22 Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Scarsdale
         Crossway Field,                                    Score: 
7/29 Shaarei Tikvah @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: 
8/5   Harrison @ Temple Israel Northern Westchester
         Herbert C. Gerlach Memorial Park,     Score: 
8/12 Temple Israel Northern Westchester @ Woodlands
         Bradhurst Park,                                   Score: 

Back row (from left): Dan Palevski, Adam Weiss, Geoff Unger, David Schoenholt, Jon Rubin
Front row (from left): Arlen Epstein, Brian Apter, Jennifer McLaughlin, Andrew McLaughlin
Missing from picture: Jeff Antin, Ron Goldberg, Phil Levine, Jeff Lindenbaum
Manager: Dan Palevski 914-274-1366 [email protected]
Co-Manager: Brian Apter 914-708-7315 [email protected]

Participation in the 2018 season is $100.00 per person, which includes umpire fees, game ball expenses, and field expenses.  Please see whsl.org for any questions about the league and bylaws, or follow-up with [email protected] for any further questions.

Use the yellow "Buy Now" button to pay your $100 membership 


Brotherhood Renewal Dues Options:

As always, Brotherhood dues are waived for first year Brotherhood membership.
Just email your name and phone number to <[email protected]> with the subject line "First Year Member".

June 1st is the new fiscal year, Brotherhood annual dues can now be paid using PayPal or a Credit Card Buy Now button and the $40 dues will be charged to your account.


Payments by check are still accepted.
Make checks payable for $40 to “Brotherhood Temple Israel” with your name, phone and email and drop in the mail.
For more information, please email <[email protected]>

 2018-2019 Calendar of Events and Meetings

View Brotherhood Agendas and Minutes

Two Letters of Accolates & Appreciation:

Dear Brotherhood,

Thank you for helping lead us in a most moving service last week April 20th.  You modeled what can be accomplished in the spirit of brotherhood when men put their hearts and minds together for a common goal.  What you accomplished on Friday was heartfelt and very moving and a real tribute to the state of Israel on her 70th anniversary.  Special thanks to Eddie for helping inspire us once again toward beautiful music and also to Rich.  He and I met early and often and it's due to Rich's incredible vision and dedication that everything became a reality.

In addition, I was deeply moved by the elegant and beautiful picture frame from everyone and presented so thoughtfully by Marc and Jim.  Please accept my deep thanks.  Whoever picked it out has a "pleasant" eye, indeed.  It has been a true pleasure to be with you these past three years and to share community and music together.  

I have really enjoyed reviewing the recordings from last week.  Please extend my sincere thanks to the other brothers who participated in the service.

Canter Ben Ellerin

Dear Brothers,
I want to congratulate you on a wonderful sing last Friday evening. You sang with such spirit and fervor that you drew music from the congregation itself, which is a double success. Listen particularly to "Sabbath Prayer" and "The Exodus Song". Two songs that show you range as singers. "Shalom Rav" was particularly gorgeous. All was super! Here is an audio link to the entire service. Please forward to the entire brotherhood so they can hear their parts too. This is one of my favorite services in our year. You guys do so much for the community and beyond. The Brotherhood Shabbat is a celebration of your lives of service. That's why it comes across so authentically. You walk the walk and not just talk the talk. You all were truly awesome!
Eddie Pleasant (Choir Master Supreme)

https://app.box.com/s/ bkwpdmrv56jj0stpy4y28n1tav4ytr t0

  • Brotherhood Evening Lecture Series

Norman Newman manages the scheduling for the Brotherhood lecture presentations. 
Presentations are Thursday evenings at TINW, at 7:30pm.
Presentations are free and open to everyone; so bring a colleague, friend, or ally.
Lectures resume in October. Here is the schedule for the Fall 2017 through the Spring 2018.
For the flyer with the full abstract descriptions Lecture Flyer

Thurs April 26th, 2018   “The Hidden Jews” by Bruce Appelbaum.

If you have suggestions or questions, please contact Norman at the Brotherhood email: <[email protected]>

  • Midnight Runs by Brotherhood -

Temple Israel typically does 2 to 3 Midnight Runs per year each on a Saturday night, from the late Fall through the early Spring. Our Midnight Runs bring clothing and provisions to the homeless in Manhattan at night. Learn more about Midnight Run What is Midnight Run written by Steve Samuels, and/or contacting Peter Goldich <[email protected]>.  Brotherhood organizes Midnight Runs to NYC on Saturday nights with students from TINW Center For Jewish Learning.  For more information about Midnight Runs and about the types of clothing we need to collect, read Sought After Items.  if you are interested in participating in a Run, whether you go on the Run or not, we need help at the Temple at 1pm on the day of the Run to sort clothing and make sandwiches. You'll enjoy the process. 

Sunday Breakfast Brunch Lecture Series

Brotherhood Sunday Breakfast Brunch Buffet    Brotherhood Sunday Breakfast Brunch Table Setting

If you haven’t been to one yet, you don’t know what bagel & Lox & eggs & salads & more, you are missing. Not only is the food great but our guest speakers bring a unique social perspective on a variety of topics...and cooking with the guys in the kitchen is a blast!

  •  Temple Israel Brotherhood builds Community!

Our events are open to all, but we need your help to make them happen. Please join us for our monthly meetings to be part of the planning process. We're a group of guys doing good things for the Temple and our community. 
See Calendar 2017-2018, for all of the wonderful Meetings and Events Brotherhood participates in during the course of the year! 
For the previous year's meetings and events, see Calendar 2015-2016.

Any questions please email the Brotherhood Co-Presidents Marc Schwartz or Jim Rice at <[email protected]>

The more active members we have, the more the Brotherhood can do for the Temple. Find out how great it is to participate and connect with members of your Temple Israel Brotherhood!!  We support the Temple and community at large in many ways. 

  • Ushering & Managing Parking  on High Holy Days

Without the Brotherhood, parking for the High Holy Days would be even more interesting than it already is! 
Click here for more information about Ushering Procedures.