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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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FJMC MW Region Breakfast – Sun. Oct. 4th

Posted on September 25, 2015. Category: Latest News, Regional Meetings


Click to Open Flyer – with Details and Pictures

8:30 MINYAN,

The Anshe Emet Men’s Club is pleased to
welcome representatives from the American
Technion Society and their special guests who
will share the Technion story and explain
what sets Technion companies apart
from others.

The event will take place at Anshe Emet Synagogue
3751 N. Broadway, Chicago – There is no cost to attend
RSVP to mensclub@ansheemet.org  or 773-209-8979

Technion is Israel’s leading center of basic
and applied research into science and technology
Located outside of Haifa, Technion is the
public research university of the Israeli
Institute of Technology. Home to 550
faculty and 14,000 students, Technion is
often credited for the game changing
innovation and explosive growth of the
Israeli Tech industry.


Posted on September 16, 2015. Category: Latest News

Date: Sunday,  October 25, 2015

Time: Noon to 2:30 pm

Location:  Deerfield Brunswick (deerbrook mall) 

Tournament involves 4 man team bowling three games

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place teams

Cost:  $80/team entry fee

This tournament is part of a Bar Mitzvah Project supported by Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club.  Proceeds will go to Kesehet’s Buddy Bowling Program.

Register by Email stonemitzvah@pppartners.net



MLB Time – Brewers/Cubs 2015 Event is on Aug 2

Posted on June 5, 2015. Category: Latest News



Cubs/Brewers at Milwaukee’s Miller Field. Kosher tailgate at 11:30 and game at 1:10. Save the date and reserve your seats now before limited tickets are gone. Bring the family.
This MW Regional event is hosted by our Milwaukee brothers at Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid.

Click on picture to enlarge flyer for details and reservation. This is also posted in the EVENTS tab.

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.


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


Posted on May 5, 2015. Category: Latest News

Dear Midwest Region Brothers,

As my term as Midwest Region FJMC President comes to a close, I would like to congratulate  our Board of Directors on the phenomenal achievements we made over the last two years.  The entrepreneurial spirit displayed paved the way for change resulting in numerous positive outcomes for the community. In addition, I would like to thank each of you for the hard work and time spent on these endeavors.

You can read all about our achievements and some areas to be addressed by clicking the link below:

Final MG State of The Region

Love you all,

Michael Greenberg


2014 Retreat Attendees




2015 Online Ad Book

Posted on February 25, 2015. Category: Latest News

The Midwest Region thanks all of our supporters for your attendance and contributions in honor of this year’s Men & Youth of the Year. The 2015 Ad Book is here for your continued viewing pleasure and recognition of all honorees.
We look forward to the St. Louis area dinner on March 15th. Their honorees and program are also highlighted in this combined Ad Book.
FJMC-AdBook-wNavigationLinks    (118 pages – 5.8MB)

Last Call – Dinner Reservations – Ads for Electronic Book

Posted on February 5, 2015. Category: Latest News

Make Dinner Reservations – Order online before Feb 2 for discount (just $36). Price increased to $45 on Feb 3, until Feb 15 when online reservation closes. Plan to attend the Chicago/Milwaukee area Dinner on Feb 22. You may pay with credit card or PayPal online or optionally send in a check. We are almost at room capacity so do not delay.

Order an AD – Sorry if you missed the printed tribute book deadline. Late art work and ad payment after Feb 2nd 3rd & 4th deadlines will only appear in an electronic web version, posted on our web site just after the event. If you wish to place a new electronic edition ad, e-mail Bill Branda  MOYYOY2015@gmail.com  for instructions and payment (checks only) until Feb 20th. This AD link is still live for information, but placement of ads through it is no longer functional. Thanks to everyone for your 2015 Ad support.


Feb 2nd DEADLINE – Ad Orders End & Discounted Reservations

Posted on January 18, 2015. Category: Latest News

LastChanceLast chance for ordering your ad to honor your Man or Youth of the Year. Deadline to submit your ad is Feb. 2 for both the Chicago and St. Louis events.
You can do it today if you hurry — everything including payment is online

Visa, MasterCard, PayPal or Check all work and templates are available too.  Creative must be in via email. Be sure to let your honorees know how much they are appreciated.

Make your dinner reservations now for less, just $36. Price increases to $45 on Feb 3rd.

Registration is LIVE for 2015 Man/Youth of the Year Dinner

Posted on December 10, 2014. Category: Archives, Discussion Board, Latest News

Join us for the 2015 Man and Youth of the Year Dinner

  • Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015
  • 5:00 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.

2014 Man and Youth of the Year Honorees

Place your discounted dinner reservations and payment here: Reservation

Reserve early, before Feb. 2nd for discounted price of just $36.


Late registrations increase to $45 Feb. 3rd -15th. Last day for online is the 15th 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 2nd.


“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 Harold Primack 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. Neal Blustein  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 Neal at: Darcychad@aol.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.





Speaker Directory

Posted on August 9, 2012. Category: Discussion Board, Latest News

Searching for a speaker to fill a program need? 

Check out the Speaker Directory we started in the Club Resource section.  We just started building this directory and will be updated frequently. So, please check back.

If you have speakers to add, just add them in this post and we will take it from there.

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