April 19, 2024
Join the Temple Beth Torah Family and become part of the TBT Brotherhood

According to the latest US Census data, Florida is one of the fastest growing regions of the country with population growth of 2.7 million (14.6%) between 2010 and 2020, double the rate of overall US population. With a population of 65,398 as per 2019 U.S. Census Bureau estimates, Wellington, Florida is the most populous village in the state as well as the fifth largest municipality in Palm Beach County by population. Wellington has the distinction of being the winter equestrian capital of the world, as well as the home of the Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood.

Temple Beth Torah is a vibrant Reform Jewish Congregation located in the west-central Palm Beach County Village of Wellington. It considers itself “A Family of Families,” actively engaged in the lives of some 1,100 people – more than 100 young children in its accredited preschool, some 250 kids from kindergarten to grade 12 in its religious school programs, dozens of kids in its NFTY youth programs, and 750 adults who call Temple Beth Torah their spiritual home. TBT is active in the Wellington/Royal Palm Beach community, as well as the greater Jewish community of south Florida.

The TBT Brotherhood at Bros Night Out

The mission of Temple Beth Torah’s Brotherhood is to promote an ongoing relationship with G-d, Torah, Israel and the Jewish people through worship, study, culture and Tikkun Olam (repairing the world), L’dor V’Dor (from generation to generation), with special emphasis on our youth as the path to the future. The TBT Brotherhood sponsors numerous social and volunteer activities during the year, ranging from events centered exclusively on the male members of the Temple, but also in conjunction with the temple’s Sisterhood.

Incoming Brotherhood President Paul Gaba joined Temple Beth Torah in 2019 and was the Brotherhood’s secretary the past two years. Working with Brotherhood Vice President Sam Glucksman, Treasurer Roger Grave de Peralta, Secretary Bob Eisenberg and President Emeritus Joel Zaidspiner, Paul envisions a group which expands its social reach for Temple members, while staying true to its core values.

TBT Brotherhood President Paul Gaba (L) and immediate past Brotherhood President Joel Zaidspiner accept a Certificate of FJMC Affiliation from 2022-2024 Florida Region FJMC President Blake Lenett

I’ve been fortunate the past few years to work with Brotherhood’s officers and active members to learn about the Temple and about Brotherhood, and intend to take all of this and continue the positive activities we have been hosting,” Gaba said. “I’m also looking to increase our membership, and our focus to make this happen is to provide the Temple membership as a whole a variety of regular and new opportunities to socialize.

Over the past several months the Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood offered a diverse array of varied programs to appeal of men of different ages including a monthly “Bros Night Out” social hour at different local venues.

In the most recent issue of Temple Beth Torah’s “Shalom” Newsletter, Brotherhood President Paul Gaba reported, “In late November, you could find more than a dozen Brotherhood members throwing axes and tomahawks (and raising money for the American Friends of Magen David Adom) at Seven Axes. Speaking of AFMDA, your Brotherhood donated $750 to Israel’s version of the American Red Cross, in reaction to the October 7 tragedy. We also donated $250 to “Bricks Busting Boredom,” which collects Lego bricks and donates them to children’s hospitals, homeless shelters, and emergency shelters. In late December, a sizable group watched NFL’s Thursday Night Football opening game (New Orleans Saints vs. the Los Angeles Rams) at our monthly Bro’s Nigh Out experience.” Other recent Brotherhood programs of note include participation in the annual Temple Beth Torah BBQ and Picnic at Loxahatchee Groves Park, followed by a Chanukah “Latkes & Vodka Party” and the Brotherhood’s annual No-Limit Texas Hold’em Charity Poker Tournament.

Looking ahead, on March 10, 2024 the Brotherhood is planning a day of Brotherhood and Baseball for MLB Spring Training at Cacti Park of the Palm Beaches to see the Miami Marlins take on the Houston Astros.

Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood President Paul Gaba invites you to learn more about the Brotherhood at http://www.tbtbrotherhood.com/ and on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/tbtbrotherhood. For more information please email Paul Gaba at westpaulbeach@gmail.com or tbtbrotherhood.execboard@gmail.com.

The Temple Beth Torah Brotherhood of Wellington, Florida is a proud member of the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). We are part of a confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-fjmc/.

The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. Get to know more about the FJMC Florida Region and our growing network of Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods at www.floridaregionfjmc.org and please visit and LIKE our Florida Region FJMC Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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