Latest News and Announcements
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)
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.
Last 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.
All region clubs are invited to attend our Winter meeting in Milwaukee. Be sure to RSVP and reserve the date for our exciting featured speaker.
Click link to open or print complete flyer
Davening at 9:00 am, Breakfast prepared by CBINT Men’s Club 9:30, Region Meeting updates 10:00 and Mitch Nelles’ featured presentation 10:15.
RSVP so we can plan food:
Email: Rodney Ugent at RDDUgent@aol.com
by Wed. Jan 7, 2015
At Congregation Beth Israel Ner Tamid
6880 N. Greenbay Ave., Glendale, WI 414.352.7310
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
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.
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
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.
Please join us Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 when FJMC’s Rabbi Charles Simon makes a visit to Beth Hillel Congregation Bnai Emunah and its Men’s Club. The BHCBE Men’s Club is preparing a home style brisket dinner with all the trimmings. Cost to attend is just $20/person and $30/couple. RESERVE NOW – before Dec 2 deadline.
Click image to open & print one page announcement flyer with reservation form.
Contact is Norwin Merens or the BHCBE synagogue office at 847-256-1213
The Fall issue of the Communicator Newsletter is now available. Read about many new programs and enjoy the pictures of many very exciting Spring and Summer activities.
Click to download and view: 2014 Fall Communicator final
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.