2012 Retreat: Featured Speaker and Pre-Reading Materials

Dr. Sarah Imhoff , Researcher on Judaism and Gender is the 2012 Retreat Featured Speaker

Sarah Imhoff is currently Visiting Assistant Professor in the Borns Jewish Studies Program and Religious Studies Department at Indiana University. Her research explores Jewish identity in the American past and present with particular attention to masculinity and femininity. 

Dr. Imhoff to become a full time Assistant Professor, at Indiana University in Fall, 2012.

 

Dr. Imhoff will make several presentations and lead discussions on how we can engage Jewish Men to become active in Men’s Clubs.

 

Get the full story and learn how to register for Retreat
 

Reading material on engaging Jewish Men- problems and candidate solutions?

 

 Retreat Pre-Reading Materials:  

Market Research:  Men Stretched Financially- Facts And Action Ideas

Market Research:  Men’s Work Life, Free Time Activities- Changing Needs

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MIDWEST REGION FJMC RETREAT ON MAY 1-3,2020 – REGISTRATION IS NOW LIVE!!

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/

 

 

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2020 MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR AWARD DINNER FOR CHICAGO/MILWAUKEE- REGISTRATION IS OPEN

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/

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

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/

 

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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2016 MAN AND YOUTH OF THE YEAR-CHICAGO EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS READY FOR VIEWING

Just click the link below and it will take you directly to the Flickr Collection of Albums for the Chicago Event

https://www.flickr.com/photos/midwestregionfjmc/collections/72157665610937705/

Feel free to download and share.  Photography courtesy of Michael Greenberg and  http://www.imagetripping.com

 

Standing L to R: Joe Spellberg, Carli Shapiro , Celia Pivo, Eden Berke, Orin Rotman, Marc Richards, Howard Freidin, Marc Zemel, Josh Kantrow, Katie Irelan, Bess Landau, Ilana Neusner. Seated L to R: Jeff Roth, Doug Fox, and Brad Shorser

Standing L to R: Joe Spellberg, Carli Shapiro , Celia Pivo, Eden Berke, Orin Rotman, Marc Richards, Howard Freidin, Marc Zemel, Josh Kantrow, Katie Irelan, Bess Landau, Ilana Neusner. Seated L to R: Jeff Roth, Doug Fox, and Brad Shorser

 

 

 

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WORLD WIDE WRAP – FEBRUARY 7, 2016

Register your club here.

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THE COMMUNICATOR – WINTER 2015-16

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Registration is LIVE for 2016 Man/Youth of the Year Dinner

Join us for the 2016 Man and Youth of the Year Dinner

  • Sunday, March 6,  2016
  • 4:30 p.m. (starting with silent auction)
  • Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah
    3220 Big Tree Lane Avenue
    Wilmette, Ill.
    Phone: 847.256.1213

Cost to attend is $36  for all (the same cost as in 2010!!!). 

Our registration web site is open for business. You can now place your dinner reservations, pay online (or by check) and even place ads with convenient templates provided.

This year’s program will be a late Sunday afternoon/early evening dinner.  This allows Region clubs from Chicago’s western suburbs and the greater Milwaukee area to travel to north suburban Wilmette without the hassle of long commutes during the work week evening rush hour.

2015 Man and Youth of the Year Honorees

2015 Man and Youth of the Year Honorees

 

Place your discounted dinner reservations and payment here: Reservation

Reserve early, before Feb. 15th  for discounted price of just $36.

Late registrations increase to $45 Feb. 16th -26th. Last day for online registration is February 26, 2016 with very limited walk-ins (cash/check) payments accepted at the door. We will do our best, but without advance reservation you may need to wait after table seating, no shows, catering and room limit is evaluated.

Let your Club’s Honorees know how much you appreciate them with a display ad here: Place an Ad    Deadline for Ad Book is February 15, 2016.

NEW FOR 2016:

We now offer three premium ad spaces on either Inside Covers or the  Outside Back Cover. Cost is $225 for this full page and is on a first come first served basis.

“We’re extremely grateful to our host  committee from Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah  for all its fine assistance. A special thanks to Event Chair Ron Friedman  and his dedicated committee

Auction/Raffle Fundraiser

In 2011, the Region launched a silent auction/raffle fundraiser at its Man of the Year events in metro Chicago and St. Louis. Funds are used to help men defray the cost of attending the International FJMC Convention.  XYX is handling this year’s Region fundraiser. Those interested in contributing such auction items as restaurant gift cards, hotel and travel incentive packages, artwork, spectator sports tickets, jewelry, health club passes and other goods/services with perceived value are encouraged to email XYX at: ______.com.

50% of ad revenue from each Youth Group will be sent that group’s synagogue Youth Department.   Other funds raised from Man / Youth of the Year events help underwrite the cost of Region retreats and FJMC’s biennial convention (as scholarships) for first-time attendees and others seeking financial assistance to participate at these important programs.

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

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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