April 19, 2024
A Message From the 2023 FJMC Torch Awards Committee

Dear FJMC Club leaders,

As we are all looking forward, the FJMC International Convention is upcoming on June 29th -July 2nd, 2023 in Philadelphia. Once again, as an important part of convention, we will be recognizing clubs internationally for their outstanding and novel programming with Torch Awards presentations in over 20 various categories. These Torch Award submissions provide great resources for other clubs to learn, emulate and build upon for future programs of their own. And many club programs have been adopted internationally as well over the years, including notably the Shoah Yellow Candle Program and the World Wide Wrap.

Temple Torat Emet Men’s Club of Boynton Beach won a Torch Award for World Wide Wrap

Now is the time to take action and submit your Torch Award applications, rather than waiting; the application deadline – April 27th, 2023 – is only a few weeks away.

The best time to submit is right after you do any program while all the information is still fresh in your mind and easy to relate. Just go to the FJMC Torch Awards Submission Page to begin. You will have to log in to the FJMC site to proceed. Here you will find a listing of all the Torch Award categories, the Torch Awards Program Guidelines and the application. And there is no limit to how many programs you may submit or how many Torch Awards you can win.  But remember…if you don’t submit, you’re not in the running and we all lose out from discovering on valuable new programming ideas! 

If you have any questions or need any support, please feel free to contact any of us on the 2023 FJMC Torch Awards Committee. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to learning more about all of your exciting and novel club programming. Thank you from the 2023 FJMC Torch Awards Committee:

Jonathan Brody  jbrody627@gmail.com  917-687-4069

Lester Shapiro  lestershapiro@marfjmc.org 610-453-3581

Alan Pressman  ampress1@optonline.net  914-263-5432

Stephe Sturman  stephesturman@gmail.com  845-313-0248

The FJMC Torch Award was created to encourage the development of innovative programming, recognize those clubs that develop quality programming, build community and support the growth and development of their clubs. Bring international recognition to your Brotherhood today by creating and documenting your innovative programs now. Learn more about how your affiliated Men’s Club or Brotherhood can qualify for an 2023 FJMC Torch Award at https://www.fjmc.org/torch-awards-overview.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs. We are part of a confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mumbai, India 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. 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 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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