November 28, 2022

How inclusive is your Synagogue, Men’s Club or Brotherhood? Are you always talking about increasing your Men’s Club or Brotherhood’s membership and engagement?  Here’s your chance to do that and be more welcoming to those who may feel less than fully welcomed.

Inclusion is defined as, “the process, practice or policy of providing equal access to opportunities and resources for people who might otherwise be excluded or marginalized; a commitment to welcoming, respecting, accepting, institutionally supporting and valuing diverse identities and communities of people.”

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) and the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism (WLCJ) worked together on an Inclusion Initiative to create an environment that makes all of us, no matter our unique identities and needs, feel welcomed and embraced in our Jewish Community.

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While recognizing there are more under served communities than the ones we focused on, our work was produced especially with these communities in mind:

  1. Individuals with neurological and/or physical health challenges
  2. Jews of Color
  3. LGBTQIA+ individuals
  4. Families of all types

Most of us think we’re doing everything we can to make everyone feel welcomed – until we really talk to some of our members who consider themselves marginalized.  The truth is we can do better. 

Click here for instant access to the FJMC Inclusion Initiative program materials. After looking through the linked resources, let us know what we can do to support your Men’s Club or Brotherhood’s inclusion efforts. 

Questions?  Comments?  Would you like a speaker from the FJMC to present the Inclusion Initiative in-person or virtually to your Men’s Club or Brotherhood? For more information, please contact Jerry Brodsky at [email protected].

Final Thought

Our goal is to change the culture of our synagogues to create an environment that makes all of us, no matter our unique identities and needs, feel welcomed and embraced in our Jewish Community. 

This message from the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs is proudly brought to you by the Florida Region of FJMC. We serve the needs of Jewish Men’s Club’s and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. If you are not yet affiliated with the Federation, then today is the day to join us.

Get to know more about the FJMC Florida Region and our growing statewide network of Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods at www.floridaregionfjmc.org and please visit and LIKE our Florida Region FJMC Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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