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The Diminishing Role of Jewish Men in Jewish Life: Addressing the Challenge

Click here to download a copy of “The Diminishing Role of Jewish Men in Jewish Life: Addressing the Challenge”.

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The Status of Jewish Men in the Conservative / Masorti Movement

By Rabbi Charles Simon, January 2011 Introduction Volunteerism and male volunteerism in particular is an issue of crucial importance to the future of Conservative/Masorti Judaism. It is one upon which our synagogues, camping system, educational, youth initiatives and major training institutions rely; and yet it is has not found its place on our Movement’s agenda. …

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When Praying Doesn’t Resonate – Construct a Spiritual Language

A shorter version of this article appeared in the CJ Magazine, Spring 2010 by Rabbi Charles Simon, Executive Director, Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs And the rabbi said, “If you are interested in Jewish spirituality you should read, Aryeh Kaplan or A.J. Heschel”. And the congregant responded: “Who?” If prayer is the music of the …

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FJMC Statement on Israel and the Reasonableness Clause Law

From the Office of the President   “We are dismayed by the Knesset’s passage to override the Reasonable Clause Law. We stand with those who protect Israel’s Jewish and Democratic nature.” Conservative Movement Deplores Knesset’s Passage of Bill to Override the Reasonableness Clause Law. New York, NY – The Rabbinical Assembly and United Synagogue of …

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FJMC and ADL participate in the 60th Anniversary of the March on Washington Saturday, August 26, 2023

וְיִגַּ֥ל כַּמַּ֖יִם מִשְׁפָּ֑ט וּצְדָקָ֖ה כְּנַ֥חַל אֵיתָֽן Let justice well up like water,  Righteousness like an unfailing stream. (Amos 5:24) Shalom Haverim (Brothers), We are informing you of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) participation in a momentous occasion. FJMC has accepted the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) invitation to participate in the 60th Anniversary of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington on Saturday, August …

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Executive Committee Nominations for 2023-2025

We are pleased to announce that at the June 29 – July 2, 2023 Convention, we will have an Executive Committee meeting and an FJMC Board meeting where we will vote on the new slate of officers: President Alan Budman (MAR) First Vice President Bruce Tomar (MAR) Vice Presidents Marc Cohen (MAR) Creighton Cohn (Midwest) Gary Katz (Western) Alex Kiderman (Tri-State) …

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FJMC Announces New Executive Director

Baltimore, MD – The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) is pleased to announce that Rabbi Noam Raucher has been hired as its new Executive Director. The FJMC involves Jewish Men in Jewish Life by strengthening its network of Men’s Clubs and individual members.  As a partnership of over 200 affiliated clubs with more than …

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FJMC-WLCJ Inclusion Initiative

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ) worked together on this project to create an environment that makes all of us, no matter our unique identities and needs, feel welcomed and embraced in our Jewish Community. We define Inclusion as: the process, practice or policy of providing equal access …

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FJMC joins in Movement Statement on Non-Implementation of Kotel Agreement

Allan Kahan, President of the FJMC, joined with other members of the Conservative/Masorti movement in supporting the movement policy against Prime Minister Naftali Bennett’s government’s ongoing refusal to implement the 2017 Kotel Agreement.  For the copy of the statement, click on this link.

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