I’m happy to share with you the announcement below from our new member A. J. Wright, who is a student at Kent State University and a member of AEPi. I encourage you to support AJ and his brothers. His personal goal is to raise $500 of the total by the end of October.
G’mar chatima tova – may you be sealed for a good year in the book of life,
Repairing the World Through Latkes
The Phi Deuteron chapter of Alpha Epsilon Pi at Kent State University is hosting their seventh annual Latke Fest on November 10th at the Kent State Hillel to do their part in giving back their community. Latke Fest continues its tradition as one of the largest and most successful philanthropic events on Kent State’s campus. Guests will be served all they can eat latkes, or potato pancakes, have a chance to win prizes in a raffle auction, and even be able to compete in an eating contest for the title of ‘Latke Lad’ or ‘Latke Lady’. All proceeds raised are for the Repair the World Fund, the philanthropic arm of The Alpha Epsilon Pi Official Philanthropy Program (OPP).
“Latkefest started as an event to raise awareness about Hanukkah, but has progressively grown over the years into something more than we could have ever imagined,” Latke Fest Coordinator Terry Hugo said. “Last year we had record attendance from the community and University while raising the most money since its inception. Our brothers are determined to continue raising funds and awareness for causes that hold near and dear to our hearts.”
Last year, the brothers of AEPi raised over $9300, and they hope to beat $10,000 this year. The Repair the World Fund supports 10 beneficiaries, including: BBYO, B’nai B’rith’s Disaster Relief Program, Gift of Life, Heroes to Heroes, Israel Children’s Cancer Foundation, IDF Widows and Orphans Organization, Innovation: Africa, MadaTech Museum, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and Birthright Israel.
Alpha Epsilon Pi is an international college fraternity founded in 1913 as an opportunity for college men of Jewish faith to enrich their college experience and their lives. The Phi Deuteron chapter at Kent State is considered a top chapter based on their philanthropic giving’s. The brothers of AEPi remain committed to supporting international Jewish causes through the Jewish ideal of Tikkun Olam—Repairing the world.
Press Contact: Terry Hugo, 440-465-8947, email@example.com, Latkefest Chair