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The 2016/2017 year for the Temple Chayai Shalom Brotherhood was tremendously successful.

As our Mission Statement says “The Brotherhood of Temple Chayai Shalom is dedicated to pursuing social activities, fundraising opportunities and social action within our community which serve to improve our relationship with each other while we support the growth and sustenance of our congregation.”

Starting with our annual Fantasy Football draft on September 1st the Brotherhood social and community events year commenced. This was followed by our membership Paid-Up Event in October at Chinatown in Stoughton. We enjoyed some great Chinese food and better company.

As we do every year, the guys got together and raised the Sukkah. We had a night of s’mores for the kids and a new event for the adults, Suds in the Sukkah. During this brotherhood only event under the Sukkah, we gathered for wings, chips and a beer tasting. The beer spanned from the milder ales to hoppy IPAs and strong, smooth bocks.  

Thanks to a generous donation Brotherhood members were offered the exclusive opportunity to bid on some fantastic Patriots tickets (8th row!!).


A  Progressive Dinner was held in November. The evening began at a Brotherhood member's house for appetizers and concluded at Rabbi's house for dessert. In between, the diners broke up into smaller groups for the main course at various houses. Fabulous food was served all through the evening.

Our crew gathered for a December Pats Game at Jake and Joe’s. The gang enjoyed appetizers and beer at their covered patio. Plenty of TVs were available and the Pats handily beat the Rams.

Once again in January, the Brotherhood sponsored one of the most popular congregational social events, the 9th annual Team Trivia Night, featuring a delicious Italian meal and knowledge competition in subjects such as pop culture, sports, history as well as arts and entertainment.  

Every year the Brotherhood sets up and runs a Purim Carnival for the younger children of the synagogue. This was held in March at the Richardson Olmsted School in Easton right after SULAM - making it convenient for the students and their parents.  It is always a huge hit with the kids, who not only play the games, but some of the older ones help run them as well.

Another new event for last year was our joint Brotherhood/Sisterhood Murder Mystery at Marti Gras dinner. This great night in March featured members of our Brotherhood, Sisterhood and our very own Rabbi Ken playing out a mystery that the other diners had to solve. This also included a New Orleans inspired menu, drinks and music.



The Brotherhood presented the movie “Remember” in April for Yom Hashoah.  Attendees noshed on light brunch, watched the movie and had a discussion of the themes and significance.

Our annual Sol Krumins Scholarship went to Andrew Morgan and Alyssa Jellenik. Both of these terrific, civic minded graduating high school seniors and members of our congregation were awarded $300 a scholarship each.

In addition to the two college scholarship awards previously noted, the Brotherhood made a $250 contribution to the temple’s Levenson-Krumins Fund.This fund helps subsidize the cost of Jewish teen leadership programs. The Brotherhood also provided gifts to B’Nai Mitzvah students and young adults upon their confirmation, contributed $500 toward grounds improvements / tree removal outside the Temple and, for the second straight year, donated our services for a cash wash at the TCS auction. Among the additional social events are a semi-monthly Poker Game and Fantasy Baseball League.

On a beautiful Sunday in August we concluded our Brotherhood year with Lawn Games and BBQ which was a tremendous success. After grilling burgers and dogs, a Bean Bag Toss (also known as Cornhole to some) Tournament was arranged. Rabbi Ken can be seen in this picture about to toss.


If you’re an adult male member of Temple Chayai Shalom, and you’re not yet a member of the Brotherhood, we hope you’ll consider joining us for these and other great events and programs in the future! Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions.


Scotch Whiskey Tasting Program


On Sunday, November 29th, the Brotherhood sponsored a Scotch Whiskey tasting program at Wines & More, located at Mansfield Crossing shopping center. Sixteen men participated, some from the Brotherhood as well as friends of members.

Everyone had a great time, enjoying the different single malt spirits and learning about the distilling and aging processes that contribute to each individual brands’ unique taste profile. Look out later this year for an upcoming Beer tasting program.

The Brotherhood extends a Todah Rabah to Gary Keimach, senior vice president of Martignetti Liquor Distributors, who facilitated and led the program and to Wines & More for hosting it.


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Mission Statement

The Brotherhood of Temple Chayai Shalom is dedicated to pursuing social activities, fundraising opportunities and social action within our community which serve to improve our relationship with each other while we support the growth and sustenance of our congregation.
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Brotherhood Officers 
President: Rob Newton
Immediate Past President: Brian Schwartz & Scott Zenack
Vice President: Mike Cohen
reasurer: Scott Weber
Secretary: Josh Parker
Advisory Board: Paul Kaufman, Steve Dancey & Lew Levine
Honoray Member/Immediate Past President: Brian Schwartz & Scott Zenack