May 19, 2024
FJMC Sefer Haftarah is a way for your congregation and each person who chants a haftarah to find a greater connection to the text they are chanting by reading it from a handwritten parchment scroll, just as the Torah and all holy books were written in ancient times.

The FJMC Sefer Haftarah World Tour is coming soon to a Men’s Club or Brotherhood near you.

The Sefer Haftarah scroll was created in Israel and contains all Haftorot, including vowels and trope.

The FJMC Sefer Haftarah World Tour begins next month when the FJMC Sefer Haftorah scroll will travel to the Midwest Region of FJMC (serving Mens Clubs and Brotherhoods in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and Wisconsin) and the 2024 FJMC Shabbaton in Chicago. From there, the FJMC Sefer Haftarah scroll will travel to the FJMC New England Region “The Retreat”, an annual gathering of Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont. During September and October 2024, the Sefer Haftarah scroll will travel across FJMC Connecticut Valley Region. November and December 2024 will bring the Sefer Haftarah scroll to the FJMC New York Metro Region for the use of clubs in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn & Long Island. The Sefer Haftarah scroll will also be present at the next meeting of the FJMC Foundation for Jewish Life Rabbi Joel S. Geffen Leadership Development Institute (LDI).

Looking ahead, the FJMC Sefer Haftarah will tentatively be available to Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods in the FJMC Florida Region (January through March 2025) and at the FJMC Anshei Darom Region 2025 Retreat, an annual gathering of club leaders from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. From there, the Sefer Haftarah scroll will travel to clubs in the FJMC KIO Region (serving Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan) in advance of the 2025 FJMC International Convention in Chicago.

For more information about the FJMC Sefer Haftarah, please visit https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/sefer-haftarah/ or email FJMC International Sefer Haftarah Program Chair Lawrence Nathanson at Lawrence.Nathanson@Yahoo.com.

FJMC Florida

Reserve your spot on the Florida segment of the Sefer Haftarah World Tour. FJMC Florida Region wants to offer every affiliated Men’s Club and Brotherhood an opportunity to get up close and personal with the Sefer Haftarah as it makes it way through the Sunshine State during the first quarter of 2025. Contact FJMC Florida Region Sefer Haftarah Chair Rich Nebb at RichNebb@Gmail.com to find out how your Florida Region FJMC Men’s Club or Brotherhood can secure a spot on the Sefer Haftarah World Tour.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). 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, and beyond. Learn more about how your Jewish Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate with the FJMC at: https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-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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