BHC’s Brotherhood aims to build strong community and support our members’ efforts to be a “mensch.” Mensch is a Yiddish word describing a man who everyone aspires to be—kind, considerate, compassionate, giving, friendly … a genuine role model and good citizen. Brotherhood activities encourage men to serve BHC and the community. BHC Brotherhood gathers for events such as our Breakfast Series and our Men’s Seder and we support the congregation through volunteering as cooks, ushers, traffic directors and more. Networking and camaraderie are the “main features” at our events. We look forward to seeing you soon. To read our constitution, click here. To view our constitution with proposed changes, click here.
|Why should I be a member of Brotherhood?|
|Because you’ve got what it takes to ”Be a Mensch!” Besides getting great “bang for the buck”, you’ll benefit from the great feeling of belonging to a group of men who make a difference. Don’t have much time? No worries…as a member of Brotherhood, you support our worthwhile efforts…something you can be proud of. Our event schedule is packed with networking and social action opportunities.|
|Who can be a member of Brotherhood?|
|Brotherhood is open to any man of the Jewish faith or sympathetic to that faith who expresses a willingness to subscribe to the aims and purposes of the BHC Brotherhood. Membership at BHC is encouraged, but not required.|
|How much is dues, and what do I get for it?|
|Dues is $50 per year, and is billed through the BHC office. Dues includes 2 dinners, 7 breakfasts, and free admission or member discounts to other fantastic Brotherhood events ($125 value). INFO: Harry Macks, email@example.com.|
|What is a Mensch and why is it in the BHC Brotherhood logo?|
|Mensch is a Yiddish word describing a man who everyone aspires to be. Kind, considerate, compassionate, giving, friendly…a genuine role model and good citizen. Brotherhood activities encourage men to serve BHC and the community. Attendance at our programs makes us better fathers, husbands, grandfathers, uncles and individuals.|
|What services does BHC Brotherhood provide to BHC?|
Brotherhood has over 70 active male volunteers on a regular basis including:
Traffic Squad: traffic control to keep our kids safe on Sunday mornings
Chicken Flickers: affordable and delicious meals for our congregation’s programs
Usher Corps: providing assistance to congregants and guests of BHC
When called upon to help in other areas, the men of the Brotherhood are willing and ready to serve.
|Does BHC Brotherhood give financial support to BHC?|
|Absolutely! Take a look around BHC. Naming just a few, Brotherhood fundraisers helped to sponsor the automatic opening doors at the Chapel entrance, financed Direct TV Satellite for the Youth Lounge, and paid for much of the BHC kitchen, including a new freezer.|
|What is BHC Brotherhood doing for our Youth?|
We provide needed funds to the BHC Youth Programs upon request from Youth Director. Recently, financial support was given to NFTY’s MAJYK Youth conference in Baltimore. In past years, The Brotherhood has given significant financial support to the Confirmation Class (10th Grade) to go on a five-day relief mission to New Orleans where they worked for "Common Ground and Habitat for Humanity." The Brotherhood invites the Youth Group and Religious School to selected Brotherhood Breakfasts.
|What community social action work is available for me to volunteer for?|
|Besides volunteering for Usher Corps, Traffic Squad or Chicken Flickers, the Brotherhood serves meals at Manna House, Inc. on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. Brotherhood members also participate in the Baltimore Interfaith Build for Habitat For Humanity, and during our Turkey Bowl (flag football on Thanksgiving Day), we collect money for the Boys/Girls Club of Central MD, and food for downtown soup kitchens.|
|How can I volunteer or find out more about BHC Brotherhood?|
|Our webpage, bhcbrotherhood.org is a great resource. We welcome phone calls to the BHC office, 410-764-1587 or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. You will get a response within 24 hours.|
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