Welcome to Texas Alpha Epsilon Pi!
Alpha Epsilon Pi, the only all Jewish fraternity at The University of Texas at Austin, was founded to provide opportunities for a Jewish man seeking the best possible college and fraternity experience.
A Note From the Master
Brothers and Friends,
I am honored to serve as Master for the 2016-2017 academic year. The future looks bright with even greater opportunities to grow both as individuals and as a chapter. Last year brought us a closer brotherhood, impressive philanthropy events, successful parties, and 20 new brothers. We hope to build on our successes and maintain our status as the premier Jewish fraternity on UT’s campus.
AEPi brothers continue to serve as leaders in both the Jewish and greater UT communities. Koby Sokoloff planned and executed Startup Nation, an incredible event in which Israeli entrepreneurs spoke about their businesses to hundreds of students and community members and gave advice on how to overcome adversity. Ari Johary was integral in the planning of Shabbat 500, the annual event in which Hillel and Chabad come together to bring 500 Jewish students to a single Shabbat dinner. Michael Simozar, Koby, and Jason Taper helped facilitate events for Texans for Israel and I was president of TFI. Graeme Campbell served on Hillel’s Executive board and Jake Seife was elected vice president of the Apprentice Club, an organization that helps members compete in case competitions, entrepreneurship challenges, and promotional video competitions in hopes to raise the most money for charities of their choice. Andrew Bazley served on Plan II’s board as co-treasurer. We can find a brother involved in almost any aspect of Jewish student life at UT, and hope to continue serving the community in any way we can.
Internally, our events this year succeeded beyond expectations. In addition to our excellent brotherhood events, our philanthropies exceeded all expectations. Jake Seife debuted bubble soccer to raise money for Innovation Africa and set the bar high for this fall’s rendition. Koby Sokoloff planned the annual Richie’s Spirit tournament, bringing members of the community together for a basketball tournament to raise money for the Richie’s Sprit Foundation. However, Rock-a-thon was this year’s most successful philanthropy event. Jonathan Shaham killed it and helped raise the most money this chapter has ever raised for a philanthropy since the refounding. We raised just under $4,000 for American Cancer Society and could not have done it without Jonathan and every brother who helped out.
We have a full and exciting year ahead of us! We look forward to Parents’ weekend, Alumni weekend, and a successful rush and pledge semester. We will then build for our signature fall parties, Halloween and Hollywood. In the spring, our new members will take their first leadership roles and help in the planning of our spring celebrations and Roundup.
Lastly, we added two members to the AEPi family this year. Our new chef, Rosalinda, cooks delicious food and always maintains a cheery attitude. She really makes everyone feel special and cooked Kosher meals for those on our new Kosher meal plan. We were blessed to have Nate begin to work for us as well. He helps keep the house clean and brothers love to hang out with him.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this past year special and for setting us up for an even better year. We look forward to continuing to lead the Jewish community and maintaining our presence as the premier Jewish fraternity at the University of Texas.
Please reach out to me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or concerns this year.
Kevin Lefkowitz '17