19 Mar, 2021

AEPi Launches the Kotel Project

19 Mar, 2021


Indianapolis, IN – Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity (AEPi), the world’s leading Jewish social fraternity, has launched a new philanthropic initiative to allow people from around the world the opportunity to have AEPi’s undergraduate Israeli Brothers place a note at The Kotel in exchange for a donation to Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Repair the World Fund which supports Jewish and Israeli causes.

“No one has been able to visit Jerusalem for more than a year. Obviously, the impact on Israel’s economy is immense but this is also taking a spiritual toll on the Jewish diaspora. Our Israeli Brothers came to us with this idea to support out philanthropy project and, at the same time, help those looking to connect – in some way – with the holy land,” said Jim Fleischer, Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Chief Executive Officer.

With six undergraduate chapters and scores of alumni (from campuses in Israel and throughout the world) in Israel, AEPi Brothers have agreed to volunteer their time to this project and raising funds for philanthropy. AEPi is the only fraternity to have undergraduate chapters in Israel.

Those interested in participating in the program and/or donating, can visit www.aepi.org.kotel-project.

Funds raised through this campaign will benefit Alpha Epsilon Pi’s Repair the World Fund which supports the global Jewish community through donations to organizations that provide assistance to those without adequate resources, support the fight against debilitating disease, provide worldwide disaster relief and much more.

Current beneficiaries of the Repair the World Fund are Israel Cancer Research Fund, The Jaffa Institute and United Hatzalah.

For additional information about the Repair the World Fund, please visit https://aepi.org/philanthropy.

All donations to the Repair the World Fund of The Alpha Epsilon Pi Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, are deductible to the fullest extent of U.S. law.

“This project completely demonstrates our fraternity’s commitment to Israel, Tikkun Olam and our mission to develop leadership for the global Jewish community. I’m proud of our Israeli Brothers for taking on this initiative,” said Fleischer.


About Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity
Alpha Epsilon Pi is the world’s leading Jewish college fraternity, operating chapters on more than 175 college campuses in five countries. Founded in 1913, AEPi has more than 90,000 living alumni.  While non-discriminatory, the fraternity’s mission – developing the future leaders of the Jewish communities – is demonstrated every day through acts of brotherhood, Tzedakah (charity), social awareness and support for Jewish communities and Israel.