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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. Scroll down for

Latest News and Announcements

Fall Regional Meeting at CKI – Oct. 26

Posted on October 15, 2014. Category: Latest News, Regional Meetings
Breakfast, Guest Speaker and Club Quality Awards – Please RSVP
Click this  link for the flyer:  Kofkin

Click to view or print flyer



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   

Phone: 847-741-5656

Cantorial Concert – Fundraiser for Israel – RSVP Now

Posted on September 2, 2014. Category: Latest News

Please plan to attend on Sept. 7, 4:00-5:00 pm and support Israel.




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

Meetings & Key Event Dates for 2014-15

Posted on August 29, 2014. Category: Latest News, Regional Meetings

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


Posted on August 4, 2014. Category: Archives, Discussion Board, Latest News

Men’s Club Post Season Single Elimination Tournament on August 3 2014

Action a plenty!!!

Men's Club Post Season Softball Tournament


Season Highlights- Best Action Shots, Grunts at Bat and Pitcher Delivery:



Team Pictures:



Congregation Beth Judea Men's Club Wins 3 Playoff games and takes the first League Championship

Congregation Beth Judea Men’s Club Wins 3 Playoff games and takes the first League Championship







Congregation Beth Shalom Men's Club-Best Record and First Place in Regular League Play

Congregation Beth Shalom Men’s Club-Best Record and First Place in Regular League Play









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




Tournament Playoffs – Brackets & More

Posted on July 29, 2014. Category: Latest News

2014 Tournament

2014 Tournament

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.

Softball Standings – Week 10

Posted on July 29, 2014. Category: Latest News

SoftballLeagueGraphic1Cong Beth Shalom         7-1-2

N.S.S. Beth El Blue        5-3-2

Temple Chai                       5-5

N.S.S. Beth EL White   4-4-2

Northbrook Beth El          3-7

Cong Beth Judea               3-7

Summer 2014 – Communicator Newsletter

Posted on July 27, 2014. Category: Latest News

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:


Men’s Club Softball League- June 29, 2014 Game Photographs

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


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.



Starting pitchers

Northbrook Temple Beth El vs. Congregation Beth Shalom– Click the link below.




Starting pitchers


North Suburban Synagogue Beth El Blue vs White Teams- Click the link below.




Greenberg will shoot more action photos later in the season.


Our Year in Review – 2013-14

Posted on June 18, 2014. Category: Latest News

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.

Click to view or download a copy - 23 slide views

Click to download and view a copy – 23 slides
SCROLL DOWN after opening slide deck.

Press Coverage by Chicago Jewish News

Posted on June 11, 2014. Category: Latest News

FJMC 2014 Men & Youth of Year covered by CJN

FJMC Midwest Region   2014 Men & Youth of Year      Covered by CJN


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.

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