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Serving Conservative/Masorti Jewish congregations, the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs is the international umbrella organization representing some 270 men’s auxiliaries with more than 25,000 members in 16 regions in the U.S. and Canada. Discover the latest developments impacting the FJMC Midwest Region.

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Join Us for Cybersecurity 101, Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 7 pm to 8 pm

Posted on August 6, 2020. Category: Discussion Board, Latest News

Cybersecurity 101 Webinar — Please Register Below!

 SPONSORED BY MIDWEST REGION FJMC!

Protecting Your Financial & Personal Information

Join us for an interactive presentation and timely discussion about the ramifications of digital security. There is no cost to attend this session — Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend online on Tuesday, Aug. 11 at 7 pm.

 

Karen L. Asbra, CFP®, Senior VP & Operations Director, Rappaport Reiches Capital Management, Skokie, IL will share best practices for safeguarding personal information from internet hackers and answer your questions.

Topics covered will include:

  • COVID-19 scams
  • Transmission of confidential data
  • Electronic money transfers
  • E-mail phishing
  • Password best practices

REGISTER AT:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BgzC-kWXTTSPWAewnLzp6g

 

FJMC TRI-REGION VIRTUAL RETREAT- AUGUST 1-2, 2020

Posted on July 19, 2020. Category: Discussion Board, Latest News, Regional Meetings, Retreats

HOSTED BY FJMC MIDWEST, KIO AND TRISTATE REGIONS!

HOW TO REGISTER:

Click the link:    https://midwestregionfjmc.myshopify.com/products/fjmc-tri-region-2020-virtual-retreat

 

PROGRAM:

ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME

Optional Shabbat Program Saturday, August 1, 2020

4 p.m. Torah Discussion lead by Dale Levy (KIO)
Saturday, August 1, 2020

7:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks

7:45 to 8 p.m. D’var Torah Rabbi M. Zimbalist Congregation Beth Judea, Long Grove, IL

8 to 8:30 p.m. Ice Breaker

8:30 to 9:30 p.m. HMV presentation (Responding to George Floyd) introduction by Creighton Cohn and Mark Givarz. Breakout sessions lead by various club members.

9:30 to 10 p.m. Ma’ariv/Havdalah and L’chaim! Rabbi Alex Braver Congregation Tifereth Israel, Columbus, OH

 

Sunday, August 2, 2020

9 a.m. Welcome

9:10 to 10 a.m. Shachrit Service with Mindful Meditation lead by David Singer (FJMC)

10 to 10:30 a.m. Mike Berman NBC-TV Chicago Sports- A World Without Sports??

10:30 to 10:45 a.m. Wine on The Vine presented by Alex Pomerantz (FJMC)

10:45 to 11 a.m. Break

Hazzan Steven Stoehr

11 to 11:30 a.m. Learning: So, What happens after we die? Chevra Kadisha taught by Hazzan Steve Stoehr, Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL

11:30 to 11:45 a.m. FJMC Convention Chicago 2021 Preview

11:45 a.m. to Noon Break

Noon to 12:45 pm Home Brewing Beer Presentation by Jimmy Tran

12:45 to 1 p.m. Conclusion/Hinei Ma’tov

MIDWEST REGION FJMC RETREAT ON MAY 1-3,2020 – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19!!

Posted on February 13, 2020. Category: Archives, Latest News, Retreats

CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19!!

MIDWEST REGION FJMC RETREAT

Sign up now for a weekend of Ruach, Fun, Learning and Camaraderie!

 

  • Exercise: Hike on the trails! See waterfalls! Go for a swim in the indoor pool!
  • Meet new friends!  Learn about new programs to take to your clubs!  Inspiring Services!
  • Great food!  A wonderful venue.

Where:    Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center, Oglesby, Illinois

When:      Friday, May 1- Sunday, May 3, 2020

Cost:          $325 for a double room.  $425 for single room.  Same cost as 2018!!

How to Register:  

Just click on the link and go to the tab in the second row labelled Midwest Region Retreat.

https://midwestregionfjmc.myshopify.com/

 

 

2020 MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD DINNER FOR CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE- CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Posted on November 18, 2019. Category: Latest News

CONTACT YOUR CLUB PRESIDENT FOR AN AD BOOK AND DETAILS CONCERNING DINNER REFUNDS

MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR-WHEN & WHERE

Chicago:

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Beth Hillel Bnai Emunah , 3220 Big Tree Lane, Wilmette, IL 60091


Silent Auction and Appetizers: 4:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Awards Program: Immediately following dinner

Awards ready for distribution

REGISTRATION COST

CHICAGO: $36 – all attendees, if registered by Wednesday, March 4, 2020. $45 – all attendees, if registered after the above deadline. On line registration closes  March 11 at Noon, CST.  Limited registration onsite. 

Cancellations and substitutions accepted through Wednesday, March 11, 2019

Register online for all sites AND to place an ad in our Tribute Book:

Just click on the link-

https://midwestregionfjmc.myshopify.com/

2019 MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR REGISTRATION FOR CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE- NOW OPEN!!

Posted on January 10, 2019. Category: Archives, Latest News

2019-MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR-WHEN & WHERE

Chicago:

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 N. Broadway,  Chicago, IL 60613

Silent Auction and Appetizers: 4:30 p.m. Dinner: 5:30 p.m.

Awards Program: Immediately following dinner

St. Louis:

Awards ready for distribution

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Congregation B’nai Amoona, 324 S. Mason Rd., St. Louis, MO 63141

Lunch: 1:30 p.m. Awards Program: Immediately following lunch

 

REGISTRATION COST

CHICAGO: $36 – all attendees, if registered by Wednesday, February 20, 2019. $45 – all attendees, if registered after the above deadline. On line registration closes  February 27 at Noon, CST.  Limited registration onsite. 

Cancellations and substitutions accepted through Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Register online for all sites AND to place an ad in our Tribute Book:

Just click on the link-

https://midwestregionfjmc.myshopify.com/

 

MIDWEST REGION FJMC MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD LUNCHEON PHOTOS NOW AVAILABLE

Posted on March 27, 2017. Category: Latest News

CHICAGO LUNCHEON PHOTOGRAPHS AVAILABLE

Want to see your honoree’s photos? Just scroll over the right column to the header “RECOMMENDED SITES”  where you see the link to the Midwest Region Photo Gallery on Flickr.

Row 1 L to R: Jay Miller, Cong Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Cy Jablo, Ezra Habonim, Niles Township Jewish Cong. , Row2: Dan Sher, Cong. Beth Shalom, Gregg Pollack, Ashe Emet Synagogue, Tom Ungar, Beth Hillel Cong. Bnai Emunah, Louis Rabin, Cong. Beth Judea, Steve Coven, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El. Max Wengroff, Beth Hillel Cong. Bnai Emunah, Kneeling: Avi Limer, Cong Beth Judea, Rebecca Greenstein, North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, Bari Sigal, Cong. Beth Shalom, Jessica Perl, Cong. Beth Israel Ner Tamid, Melinda Natalie Burgin, Cong. Rodfei Zedek, Charlie Sinder, Anshe Emet Synagogue.

 

Once on Flickr, you can click on “Albums” located on the line with Camera Roll, Photo Stream etc.

Each Synagogue has their own album with photos of their honorees.  There is an album that has group shots. There is also an album that has photographs of the Emcees, clergy doing blessings, entertainment, etc etc.

 To download photographs:

 Under the photograph at the lower right hand corner, you will see a down arrow. Click on this and you can download the photograph free of charge. If you use the photograph in an announcement such as a synagogue bulletin, or send to a neighborhood paper, you need to comply with US Federal copy right laws by  indicating that the photograph was taken by Michael Greenberg with the date 2017 (this is not just a courtesy, but a legal requirement). We did not lockout your ability to download photographs for personal use- courtesy of the photographer. 

Please do not attempt to edit photos or titles, or albums or collections or delete them.  Our hit man pictured below will pay a visit to anyone who messes with our images!! Enjoy the pics.

FJMC Photo Enforcer

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR REGISTRATION FOR CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE- NOW OPEN!!

Posted on January 15, 2017. Category: Latest News

Awards ready for distribution

Awards ready for distribution

MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR EVENT :

ON MARCH 19, 2017

AT 1:00 PM

North Suburban Synagogue Beth El, 1175 Sheridan Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035

REGISTER FOR LUNCHEON AND AD BOOK AT:

 

https://midwestregionfjmc.myshopify.com/

 

Can use a credit card or pay by check for the luncheon and or/ ads.  Go to the link first and register.

If paying by check, write your order number on the memo line and send to:

Harvey Redfern 2215 Miramar Lane Buffalo Grove, IL 60089

 

THE COMMUNICATOR – WINTER 2015-16

Posted on December 30, 2015. Category: Discussion Board, Latest News

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SAVE THE DATES: MIDWEST REGION RETREAT ON FRIDAY MAY 13 – SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2016

Posted on November 18, 2015. Category: Latest News, Retreats

We are returning to Starved Rock State Park on Friday, May 13, 2016 for the Midwest Region Retreat. Announce this at your club meetings and save the date for this really fun event.

You can see how much fun the 2014 Retreat was by going to our Flickr page. Just click on Flickr under the RECOMMENDED SITES SECTION to the right of the page.

A flyer is attached.  Reservation details will follow later.

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New Board Installation for 2015-17

Posted on May 20, 2015. Category: Latest News

The Midwest Region Officer Installation took place on May 17th. The event was graciously hosted by the BHCBE Men’s Club. 12 clubs throughout the 6-state region were represented in attendance. Group pictures of outgoing and incoming officers follow along with photos of the benching being lead by Captain Ruach.  The 2015-17 officers are listed below along with our new President, Norwin Merens..
Links to a 29 picture photo gallery posted on Flickr.
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2015-17 FJMC Midwest Region Officers
Norwin Merens, President
Mark Givarz, Executive Vice President
Creighton Cohn, Vice President
Howard Minkoff, Vice President
Jonathan Norton, Vice President
Perry Pitzele, Vice President
Harvey Redfern, Treasurer
Ed Sachs, Recording Secretary
Max Brown, Corresponding Secretary
Mike Spanjar, Financial Secretary

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