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


Contact the Brotherhood at <[email protected]>

  Co-Presidents:  Marc Schwartz
                  Jim Rice 
Vice Presidents: Steve Krisky
                        Michael Metz
                               Bruce Appelbaum
Bruce Appelbaum
       Secretary: Roy Marcus 

Next Brotherhood Meeting: 
     Sunday November 19th, 2017,  9:15am at TINW

2017-2018 Calendar of Events and Meetings

View Brotherhood Agendas and Minutes

Defensive Driving class offered at TINW.

The Defensive Driving class is a Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention Course, offered some years by the Brotherhood and is open to everyone.
The contact is Warren Landesburg <[email protected]>
By completing the Defensive Driving class, you are issued a Certificate of Completion that grants a discount (10% for Geico) on your car insurance.
The cost is $42 and is held in 2 evening classes 6:30pm to 9:30pm at TINW by Jack Coxen, who is a certified trainer as a Traffic Safety Consultant.
The schedule for the classes is Tuesday Oct 31, and Tuesday Nov 7, 2017.

Brotherhood 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, see Lecture Flyer

Thurs Oct. 26th, 2017         “That Wilder Image” by Cynthia Anderson of the
                                         Hudson River School of Painters.

Thurs Dec. 21st, 2017         “Havana Curve” a film telling the true story of a
                                          unique Bar Mitzvah project.

Thurs Feb. 15th, 2018         “Who Is A Jew?” by Barry Feinberg, a market researcher.

Thurs March 15th, 2018      “Ancient Israel's Game of Thrones” by Rabbi
                                         Jennifer Jaech. They weren't all nice Jewish boys!

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]org>


You are cordially invited to participate in “Nosh”, a family friendly Jewish-themed food festival sponsored by the Brotherhood of Temple Israel of Northern Westchester (www.tinw.org).

When and Where:
   Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 11:30 PM-2 PM
   Temple Israel of Northern Westchester
   31 Glengary 
Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
   Purchase Tickets
   Fill Out Reservation Form and Mail it in with payment.

Brotherhood Midnight Runs

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 by reading 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.

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, using the “Buy Now” button below 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]>

History of the Brotherhood

            A writeup by one of it's founders Richie Schupper. 

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.
These activities below are an example of our participation:
   Midnight Runs

  • Caravans into NYC to help our greater community by clothing, feeding, and talking with homeless men and women-- this is the premier, ongoing Mitzvah project of the Temple.

   Fund Raising

  • Whether it is funding the Tot Shabbat program, enabling paid youth assistants for the Religious School, helping to send our Youth Group and Confirmanations to conferences around the country, providing computers for the Religious School, donating to music enrichment, the Building Fund, Israel, and many other great causes, the Brotherhood is here. We also raise funds on the fly- collecting almost $1,000 for Haitian earthquake victims at one of our monthly meetings.

   Sunday Breakfast Lecture Series

  • 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!

   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.

   Building Community

  • From erecting the Sukkah and cooking for the Temple family, to our annual Comedy Night, annual summer BBQ and more-- the Brotherhood knows how to party!

   The Bottom Line

  • We are men of the Temple spanning many decades in age with one great mission…we not only care about our Temple but we care deeply for each other. 

 Brotherhood Annual BBQ's

Senasqua Park 2016 or 2015