April 19, 2024
The inaugural session of the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group will take place on Wednesday February 13, 2023 at 8pm Eastern time.

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs recently formed the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group as a quarterly Inclusion Initiative dialogue. The purpose of the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group is to give your Men’s Club or Brotherhood an opportunity to be more inclusive as you develop and provide programs, services and support to your own club and synagogue. These one-hour sessions will include specific suggestions from the FJMC Inclusion Resource Guidebook; a panel presentation including clergy, club/synagogue leaders and marginalized community members; and an opportunity for Q&A and comments from attendees.

Why? We are always saying we’d like more and younger members. We are always saying we’d like more of our members to be engaged in our programming and leadership. We believe we are open-minded and welcoming, however we also know there’s room for improvement – lots of room. If you have pride in some welcoming inclusive initiatives at your Men’s Club, Brotherhood and / or synagogue then please, let us know. We’d be happy to add you or someone representing your initiatives to our panel for one of our future sessions. Email Jerry Brodsky at jerrybrodsky2@gmail.com with panel recommendations or questions/comments.

Elliott Burns, President of B’nai Torah Men’s Club of Boca Raton, Florida

The inaugural session of the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group will take place on Wednesday February 13, 2023 at 8pm Eastern time. Panelists will be Karen Winer, Co-chair of the FJMC/WLCJ Inclusion Initiative Committee (bringing us the latest information about Women’s League’s parallel efforts to bring inclusion to its synagogue affiliates); Dr. Gerry Erenberg, Inclusion Chair at B’nai Jeshurun Congregation, Pepper Pike, Ohio (bringing us the successful inclusion initiatives his congregation has implemented); Janet Gunner, a Tri-State Region inclusion leader, past President of Temple Beth Tzedek in Buffalo, NY (bringing us successful inclusion initiatives her congregation has implemented). The moderator will be Jerry Brodsky, FJMC Inclusion Chair and Co-chair of the FJMC/WLCJ Inclusion Initiative Committee.

Looking ahead, please mark your calendar for future quarterly sessions of the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group on May 10, August 16 and November 15, 2023.

To join FJMC’s Pride and Prejudice Affinity group, please register HERE. After supplying basic contact information and what you would like to learn, you will receive a Zoom link to future sessions.

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The Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group is part of a growing list of FJMC Affinity Groups and is offered at no charge to all Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods across the United States and around the world. Learn more at https://www.fjmc.org/pride-and-prejudice or email Jerry Brodsky at jerrybrodsky2@gmail.com. Nu? Sign up to join the Pride and Prejudice Affinity Group today and become a more inclusive Men’s Club or Brotherhood tomorrow.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). We are part of a global confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://www.fjmc.org/content/affiliating-fjmc.

The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. Get to know more about the FJMC Florida Region and our growing 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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