December 3, 2023

Who is the Keeper of the Flame? The Keeper of the Flame is a person who illuminates the darkness and inspires others to keep the fires burning. The Keeper of the Flame Award – Your Man of the Year – is the highest recognition a Men’s Club or Brotherhood can give to one of its members.  In 2015 the Florida Region expanded the program to include Youth of the Year Award, based on youth recommended by a club’s Rabbis or school administrators.

Every Men’s Club and Brotherhood in the Florida Region has an annual opportunity to honor YOUR Keeper of the Flame – YOUR Man of the Year and Youth of the Year – for their leadership and participation within your Men’s Club, Brotherhood, Temple, Region and the greater Jewish Community.

Recognition and reward are keys to making a volunteer organization work. Hosting a Man of the Year event recognizes and rewards volunteers in YOUR Men’s Club, Brotherhood and/or synagogue whose efforts have contributed to building Jewish community and invigorating Jewish life. Once an individual becomes a Man of the Year (or Youth of the Year) it becomes a lifetime honor. The memory of being recognized at a large festive dinner, among your most enthusiastic friends, family and supporters, in front of a crowd of “big machers”, can make a lasting impression. The element of an ad journal could also generate a significant fundraising opportunity.  

The Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs believes that every one of our Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods are here today because the the volunteer work of the many, or the few, or the one.

Every Men’s Club and Brotherhood in Florida has one, or several, key volunteers that are worthy of being designated the Keeper of the Flame – your Man (or Youth) of the Year. Say thank you, acknowledge and celebrate with your key volunteers, their families and friends. The Florida Region FJMC has regional consultants that can help your Men’s Club or Brotherhood organize and plan a Keeper of the Flame / Man (and Youth) of the Year event to remember because every Men’s Club or Brotherhood deserves a reason to celebrate.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC), a confederation of over 200 affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and beyond. Learn more about how your Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate at

The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated 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 network of dynamic Men’s Clubs at and please visit our Florida Region FJMC Facebook Group at

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