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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.
The May 23, 2014 edition of the Chicago Jewish News carried a group photo and caption identifying all those honorees/VIPS who were part of our recent 2014 Man of the Year/ Youth of the Year honors’ program held at Congregation Beth Shalom, Northbrook, IL. The presscoverage on page 19 was quite beneficial to the FJMC Midwest Region and the ongoing success of the annual event locally.
All the latest news and photo coverage of many events are now available in the Spring issue of the Communicator Newsletter. Click to download and view:
Photo albums from the 2014 Retreat are now available. Just click on the EVENTS tab above under 2014 Retreat Photos.
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 2014 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 23rd. Their honorees and program is also highlighted in this combined Ad Book.
2014 Ad Book – Digital (97 pages – 6.41MB)
Encourage family and friends to register NOW, before it is too late. Full pricing is now in effect for the Chicago/Milwaukee area Dinner on the 23rd. Click on this link to register.
Registration extends now and throughout the 13th. At midnight, web registration pages are programmed to stop accepting payments. Registration can not be extended because we must provide our final number to the caterer on Feb. 14th. Caterer overage is strictly limited to only 10 places. These final few places are to be sold first-come-first-served, in-person, at the event door opening. All guests preregistered will be getting their preprinted name tags before entering. After the last few seating places are sold, we must turn people away at the door for dinner. Anyone who failed to register and doesn’t make dinner place settings cut-off can wait in the Winter Garden until the program starts. Be sure to reserve NOW so you can attend and express your appreciation to all Honorees.