The Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) colony at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) got together on Friday to learn about a special Jewish practice. The Chi Beta colony of AEPi met up with Southern California Jewish Student Service’s Rabbi Drew Kaplan on-campus at CSULB on December 7th for some yummy brunch along with learning about and trying on tefillin.
The AEPi colony brought bagels, lox, cream cheese, and orange juice, which was made possible through the support of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation. Rabbi Drew spoke about the wearing of tefillin in our tradition, providing the brothers of the colony with a sense of the importance of why Jews wear them, as well as teaching them how to wear them. “I thought it was nice getting together on a Friday morning to embrace Judaism,” said the colony’s master, Sam Orlik, “and enjoy a great brunch.”