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Breakfast, Guest Speaker and Club Quality Awards – Please RSVP
Click this link for the flyer: Kofkin
Every Chicago/Milwaukee area club should have at least one representative at this meeting. A great opportunity to meet new friends and share ideas with other Men’s Club brothers throughout the region.
- Starting with Shacharit
- Breakfast – Sponsored by Cong. Kneseth Israel Men’s Club
- Quality Club Awards
- Guest Speaker Program – Featuring Leonard R. Kofkin
A separate Quality Club award presentation will be held in St. Louis in November.
Please RSVP to help plan Food #’s
Email Perry Pitzele at: PesachP@sbcglobal.net by Wed. Oct. 22
Congregation Kneseth Israel is at
330 Division St., Elgin, IL
Attendance is FREE with all donation proceeds going to JUF Israel Emergency Campaign to support Israel. A simple RSVP call to BHCBE at 847-256-1213, is all you need to do for attendance. Advance registration is required for security and in order to plan for enough seating at BHCBE. We encourage all FJMC club members and families to attend.
Questions about the Israel Emergency Fund and additional donations can be directed to JUF by calling 312-444-2834.
Complete flyer with program is attached via this link… http://www.midwestregionfjmc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IEC+BHCBE+Cantor+Concert+Flyer.pdf
Just a reminder to mark your personal calendars for the year ahead. The following information is also updated and available under the EVENTS tab above, as you scroll down to Midwest Region Meetings.
2014-15 REGION Meeting Schedule
Fall Region Meeting at CKI Oct. 26, 2014 Sunday
Winter Region Meeting at Beth Israel Ner Tamid Jan. 18, 2015 Sunday
2014-15 REGION Executive Board Meetings
Sep. 16, 2014 Tu
Oct. 22, 2014 Wed
Nov. 20, 2014 Thu
Dec. 9, 2014 Tu
Jan. 15, 2015 Thu
Feb. 17, 2015 Tu
Mar. 25, 2015 Wed
Apr. 21, 2015 Tu
May 20, 2015 Wed
Jun 16, 2015 Tu
Key Event Dates
FJMC – LDI, Pearlstone Center, Baltimore, MD Jan. 23-25, 2015
World Wide Wrap Feb. 1, 2015 Sun.
Man & Youth of the Year NORTH Feb. 22, 2015 Sun.
Man & Youth of the Year SOUTH Mar. 13-16, 2015
FJMC Men’s Club Shabbat Mar. 21, 2015 Sat.
Region Installation May 17, 2015
International FJMC Convention July 8-12, 2015
Men’s Club Post Season Single Elimination Tournament on August 3 2014
Action a plenty!!!
Season Highlights- Best Action Shots, Grunts at Bat and Pitcher Delivery:
Game 1 of Post Season Single Elimination Tournament on August 3 2014- Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club vs. Temple Chai Men’s Club:
Game 2-Temple Beth El Men’s Club vs. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club White Team:
Game 3 Semi Finals Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club vs. Congregation Beth Shalom Men’s Club:
Photographer coaching 3B for CBS. See 50 photos of CBS team in action at:
Game 4 Semi Finals -Temple Beth El Men’s Club vs. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club Blue Team.
Game 5-Championship Game featured Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club vs. North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Men’s Club
Come out to cheer on your favorite teams this Sunday (Aug 3), as the 2014 season builds to its final single game elimination tournament. Who will be crowned* in our first Championship of the Chicago Jewish Men’s Club Softball league?
2014 Playoff Brackets and Times
In case of rain, games rescheduled to Aug 10.
All games played at Sunset Woods Park
1801 Sunset Rd, Highland Park, IL 60035**
You can watch the games and cheer on our over 80 players. If not in the league yet, talk it over with your clubs about joining next year. It is a great way of getting younger men engaged. Next season we hope to expand with additional Men’s Clubs from synagogues (as you can see, there are already two Reform Clubs- Temple Chai and Northbrook Temple Beth El).
For many softball action photos of both Chicago & St. Louis area teams, click on the latest Communicator 2014 Summer edition and see pages 6-8. See our earlier posts and click on links to the Flickr page for additional pictures. Thanks to our President, Michael Greenberg for proposing, and accomplishing all this in just 2 years. Michael said,
“when I started my Presidency at Region, one of the major objectives was to fill voids in the community that exist for Jewish Men. One was a Jewish Men’s Softball league. We started with a Chicago Tournament last August sponsored by Region. It was a success and clubs wanted a league. The Clubs met, a league commissioner stepped up to the plate (Michael Salberg of NSS Beth El), captains created rosters, fields and umpire secured, and the rest is history.”
So come on out and watch some action. Get involved. It’s a lot of fun.
*Trophies to be funded by Midwest Region FJMC and awarded at future club board meetings.
**Direction to Sunset Woods Park – Deerfield Rd east of 41 becomes Central. Going East on Central, at the intersection of Central and Sunset, make a left and proceed for about 1-2 blocks. Park with diamond, parking lots are on right (East) side of Sunset Rd.
All the latest news and photo coverage of many events are now available in the Summer issue of the Communicator Newsletter. Click to download and view:
CHECK OUT THE ACTION AND TEAM PHOTOGRAPHS
Open the pdf file for links that take you to the album for your teams.
Temple Chai vs. Congregation Beth Judea- Click the link below.
Northbrook Temple Beth El vs. Congregation Beth Shalom– Click the link below.
North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Blue vs White Teams- Click the link below.
Greenberg will shoot more action photos later in the season.
Thanks to all the Midwest Team and Clubs for your support.
Click image or here to open pdf for viewing or print.
Be sure to scroll down after opening to view the slides.