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Men and Masks

Rabbi Noam Raucher, MA.ed Purim is one of my favorite Jewish holidays. I love how much our faith takes the idea of irreverence into spiritual practice. We all need a chance to let go and “act a fool,” as Ludacris says. Sometimes, we all need permission to let go of the necessary strictures for everyday …

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Walk Through Israel Challenge

Getting excited about our walking challenge!! THE FJMC Walking Challenge will begin on April 21, 2024 (Passover) and finish on June 10, 2024 (Shavuot). During your 7-week journey from Haifa to Jerusalem, you will visit a number of cities in Israel including Hadera, Netanya, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Ashdod, Ashkelon and Sderot. Clubs will begin registering members …

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FJMC “Wellness Club” Initiative

Our Men’s Clubs continue to search for unique programs and initiatives that provide vital support to the men in our communities. At the same time, these programs give the Club more visibility and offer new options for engagement. FJMC is pleased to invite your club to become a WELLNESS CLUB! We are all concerned about …

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Teruah Blast #009

FJMC Inclusion Initiative:  Are we as welcoming as we think we are? Are you always talking about increasing your Club’s membership and engagement?  Here’s your chance to do that AND be more welcoming to those who may feel less than fully welcomed. The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism …

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Teruah Blast #008

In case you haven’t been keeping up with All Things FJMC, we’ve been slowly transitioning out of our office space in NYC as we’ve moved to virtual office services through an outside contractor.  While this process may have saved the FJMC a fair amount of money, this was largely due to the hard work of …

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Teruah Blast #007

December 7, 2021 Letter from Africa The Seaboard Region has taken the lead in reaching out to and staying in touch with our Abayudaya brothers in Africa, coordinating generous donations and marketing Abayudaya crafts by other regions as well. New England Region members have helped provide support and advice for establishing chicken farming there. Recently …

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Teruah Blast #006

December 9, 2021 Hearing Men’s Voices – Are we talking yet? For over 20 years now, Hearing Men’s Voices (HMV) has become a uniquely great program. It has zero cost (unless you choose to engage a paid keynote speaker to go along with your program) and is a fantastic method to engage men in your club in conversation. It increases …

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Teruah Blast #005

December 5, 2021 Hearing Men’s Voices – Tell us your program! For more than 20 years Hearing Men’s Voices has been a grown from a unique new idea to get men to talk with one another to a staple in many of our regions and clubs. Men, you have created or worked with the HMV committees over …

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Teruah Blast #004

December 9, 2021 What is the World Wide Wrap, you ask?  The World Wide Wrap is an initiative begun by the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) to encourage everyone to put on Tefillin.  The mitzvah of wrapping Tefillin is one of our most basic rituals. Yet, for many of us, it is removed from our daily lives. …

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Teruah Blast #003

December 1, 2021 Imagine Life! Imagine the first time you walked into your synagogue, your club meeting, or an FJMC event.  As you walk into the building, there is a hum of people engaged in an activity. There are handouts, people milling about, some food and drink on a table nearby. People are interacting with …

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