The Brotherhood functions as a support group for Temple Beth El Israel. Members share a common goal of assisting the Temple to grow and develop into a focal point for the Jewish community of St. Lucie County.

Brotherhood activities include:

  • co-sponsoring fund raising events with the TBEI Sisterhood
  • hosting the annual Yom HaShoah memorial service and distributing Yom
    HaShoah candles
  • supporting TBEI Religious School events
  • fundraising by operating a food concession stand at Mets Stadium during
    the NY Mets preseason
  • hosting a Mother’s Day Brunch for all Temple women
  • ushering at High Holy Day services
  • providing gifts for each Bar/Bat Mitzvah, and
  • funding scholarships for confirmation students.

The Brotherhood Board of Directors meets the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. in the Temple Library.  All Brotherhood members are invited to attend the Board meetings. Membership meetings are conducted the third Tuesday of each month, traditionally from September through May.  A light lunch will be provided at general meetings, and a guest speaker of an interesting and current topic usually addresses the membership. Specific programs are announced in the Shofar and are publicized by e-mail to all Brotherhood members.

For further information please contact:
Ellis Bromberg, President of TBEI Brotherhood, at

Brotherhood Board of Directors 2019/2020

Co-Presidents:  Ellis Bromberg and Len Epstein
Vice President: Jeff Kreiss
Secretary:  Cary Kosten
Treasurer:  Alan Bornstein

Members at Large:
Saul Infeld
Marty Kahn
Harvey Levy
Michael Seigel
Bryan Yatkowitz

Yom HaShoah April 2020

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Unfortunately, the Brotherhood is not able to send out the yellow candles for Yom HaShoah this month.  However, you are encouraged to recite the following meditation on the eve of April 20 and to spend a few minutes in reflection on the importance of the day.

In these memorable days, as I light this Yellow Candle, I vow never to forget the lives of the Jewish men, women, and children who are symbolized by this flame.  They were tortured and brutalized by human beings who acted like beasts; their lives were taken in cruelty.  May we be inspired to learn more about our six million brothers and sisters as individuals and as communities, to recall their memory throughout the year, so that they will not suffer a double death.  To that end, I now memorialize the name and life of (Name Below) who as a child was denied an entire lifetime of dreams and hope. May I embody the beauty and goodness of what could have been had s/he lived.  May we recall not only the terror of their deaths, but also the splendor of their lives.  May the memory of their lives inspire us to hallow our own lives and to live meaningful Jewish lives so that we may help to ensure that part of who they were shall endure always.