Alpha Epsilon Pi: The Centennial, 1913–2013 is a fascinating look at the history of America’s pre-eminent national Jewish fraternity. Founded by a group of Jewish night students at the School of Commerce at New York University the year prior to the start of the Great War, Alpha Epsilon Pi provided Jewish students at America’s colleges and universities an environment of brotherhood at a time when anti-Semitism was yet alive and well. AEPi grew and absorbed other similar Jewish fraternities in the early years and expanded its reach far beyond the East Coast in the boom years following World War II. The fraternity counted some of America’s best and brightest among its alumni, and AEPi brothers have gone on to become household names in such diverse fields as journalism, entertainment, the law, education, politics, and philanthropy.
Alpha Epsilon Pi: The Centennial, 1913–2013 tells this uplifting story of brotherhood and excellence in a captivating narrative that takes the fraternity’s story from one chapter in New York City a century ago to hundreds of chapters around the world today. It is a story that reminds us that a life based on Jewish ethics and values is a life worth living, a lesson as vibrant today as it was one hundred years ago.