It’s September, and our inner soundtrack is starting the shift from the carefree harmonies of the Beach Boys’ “Fun Fun Fun” to the sounds of Fall, perhaps more of a Van Morrison “Moondance” vibe. Just for fun, an  “End of Summer” playlist can be found here.
For some of us, it makes a return to school schedules, or the first time back in the office after two years of anything but business as usual. The high holidays are around the corner – are they early or late this year? Seems like they’re never “on time.”
It’s also time for fresh starts, from football to the annual Brotherhood kickoff, featuring a BBQ dinner prepared by our own competitive professional grill master Cris Shuldiner. Join us at the Temple on Sunday, September 18 at 5:30 PM. Feel free to BYOB.
We’re also offering a first Sunday of the month poker game, and another Guys’ Night Out on Wednesday, September 14. Send your email address to to be added to the events email list.
Guys’ Night Out picks a different venue each month (on a Wednesday or Thursday). We prefer non-chains with reasonable prices, and a good beer selection. Lots of us enjoy craft beers.
We also do an annual getaway weekend, but we need your help. We recently found out that our favorite facility on the Cape (Brewster) is being sold and no longer available. We need to find a new venue. If you know of any cabins (no camping, please!!!) near a beach or lake within a two hour drive of Chelmsford, please reach out to us and help find our new escape.
About The Brotherhood: The Congregation Shalom Brotherhood is primarily a social organization, and we take pride in our inclusiveness and welcoming spirit. From a monthly “Guys’ Night Out” dinner to poker games, from bike rides and hikes to our annual getaway, we’re a diverse group of guys that enjoy each other’s company. Some of us were born Jewish, others simply married into it, but we tend to leave religion to services, while we’re more about a social life. Some of us are young, some just young at heart even if our mirrors betray us!
We’re always open to trying new activities and events. What are your interests? Come share them with us – you’re bound to find us adventurous and looking for new experiences.

Jon Boroshok (JB), Brotherhood President

Please don’t hesitate to look at our busy upcoming schedule of events!
Brotherhood’s Calendar of Events September 2022 – June 2023

Brotherhood Retreat May 2022

Upcoming Events

  1. 02 Oct

    Brotherhood Sukkah Building

    9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. 09 Oct

    Brotherhood Poker

    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  3. 12 Oct

    Brotherhood Board Meeting

    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Next dates: 02 Nov | 07 Dec | 04 Jan |
  4. 13 Oct

    Brotherhood Guys Nite Out

    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Next dates: 16 Nov | 15 Dec | 18 Jan |
  5. 16 Oct

    Brotherhood Bike Ride

    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  6. 30 Oct

    Brotherhood Hike

    8:00 am - 12:00 pm