BBQ2What is the purpose of the Brotherhood? One answer is to build Jewish community among our men and help the synagogue accomplish its mission of enriching the lives of our congregants through the enhancement of worship, education and social programming.

But Brotherhood is also an opportunity to enrich our own lives, to make new friends and to become actively involved in the life of the congregation.

Our many activities include sponsoring speakers, dinner programs, meetings, social action, holiday events and educational programs. We co-sponsor events with our vital and active Women of NSCI (formerly known as Sisterhood), such as the winter bowling night and summer biking event. We are even the official chefs for synagogue barbecues.

By being an active member of NSCI, you demonstrate support for the Jewish community. And by choosing to become a Brotherhood member, you open the door to feeling even more connected. Networking and camaraderie are two of the main features at our events. If you don't have a lot of time to attend Brotherhood events, we understand! Just by becoming a member of Brotherhood, you support our worthwhile efforts, which is something you can be proud of.

If you see an announcement for an event that looks interesting, take the leap of faith and join us! If you don't want to attend alone, call a friend and attend together. Everyone is welcome. Help build the connections that bind our NSCI men while serving the synagogue in so many ways.

Brotherhood representatives are appointed to numerous synagogue committees, including the Religious Education Board, worship committee, social action committee, budget committee, finance committee and nominating committee. Standing committees of the Brotherhood include membership, social action, speakers, political action, youth and worship.

All members of the synagogue are welcome to participate in our activities. If you would like to join our group, please contact Robert Dillon at [email protected]

If you are not a member already, the next time you receive your NSCI statement, please remember to check the membership box for $60 and opt to become part of our Brotherhood. Besides getting great "bang for your buck," you'll benefit from the wonderful feeling of belonging to a special group of men who truly make a difference.

In brotherhood,
Robert Dillon