Who we are
The dictionary defines brotherhood as “An association or community of people linked by a common interest, religion, or trade”. The Brotherhood here at Congregation Bnai Torah (CBT) is so much more than that. We are a reflection of the spirit of the temple and in many ways a microcosm of the greater CBT community.
In the years since the Brotherhood was founded, we have become a part of so many aspects of congregation life. Our programs range from community service to ritual to just plain social. Our members are as varied in age and style as are the families of our congregation. We share the common goals of wanting to do good things and wanting to enjoy each other's company and we succeed in those efforts. We accomplish a lot and have a lot of fun and laughs (and a lot of food of course).
Membership and participation are voluntary. Members can be involved as much or as little as they like. This no-pressure style has fostered a great level of comfort in the membership. Having said that we do believe that the more you put into the Brotherhood, the more you get out of it. We are proud of the many men of our congregation who participate in the Brotherhood, and have bonded together for the benefit of B’nai Torah, our families, the community and the Brotherhood members.
The Brotherhood welcomes new members and also offers opportunities to get involved through planning and executing events, or as a Brotherhood officer.
We have regular meetings in the evening as well as delicious Sunday breakfast meetings (cooked by the Brotherhood! No catering for us).
What we do
Each year we participate in a multitude of activities such as:
- Running the Welcome Back BBQ
- Brotherhood social gatherings
- Planning and running the Purim carnival
- Preparation of turkeys for the Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly,
- Running the Shabbat Shel Pesach Friday night service during Passover
- Participating in the Massachusetts Shul Softball League
- CBT building maintenance tasks
- Helping out with activities with the congregation youth, and providing B’nai Mitzvah gifts.
If you have any questions about the Brotherhood, please do not hesitate to contact Bob Salsberg, our president. We would love to schmooze with you. Try him first at [email protected]