May 19, 2024
The FJMC Israel Walking Challenge is a virtual 7-week journey from Haifa to Jerusalem, visiting a number of cities in Israel including Haifa, Hadera, Netanya, Tel AvivYafo, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, and Jerusalem. This virtual journey will cover a total of 327,000 steps.

The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC) invites all Men’s Clubs or Brotherhoods to get healthy, be happy and join the 2024 FJMC Israel Walking Challenge.

The FJMC Israel Walking Challenge will begin on April 21, 2024 (Passover) and finish on June 10, 2024 (Shavuot). During your virtual 7-week journey from Haifa to Jerusalem you will visit a number of cities in Israel including Haifa, Hadera, Netanya, Tel Aviv, Yafo, Ashdod, Ashkelon, Sderot, and Jerusalem. This virtual journey will cover a total of 327,000 steps.

Each member who participates in the FJMC Israel Walking Challenge will need to record their activity on the Wellworks website or mobile app. Follow these links for Instructions logging onto the website portal or to download the app. These instructions also include how to register for the challenge. If your device monitors your activity, follow instructions as to how to automatically sync with Wellworks. You may also record your steps (and other activities) manually. Please read the manuals carefully as most questions are answered there. Feel free to reach out if you need any assistance in getting set up. The challenge leaderboard will be determined by your Club team’s total average. This is automatically calculated on the challenge dashboard by taking the total number of steps the team has walked and dividing it by the number of team members participating.

Here is a summary of steps from city to city, but the main thing is to reach the end goal 327,000 steps over the 7-week period:

Haifa to Hadera – 57,400 steps
Hadera to Netanya – 22,600 steps
Netanya to Tel Aviv, Yafo – 45,000 steps
Tel Aviv, Yafo – Rehovot – 26,000 steps
Rehovot to Ashdod – 27,400 steps
Ashdod to Ashkelon – 26,400 steps
Ashkelon to Sderot – 24,400 steps
Sderot to Jerusalem – 97,800 steps

We are very excited about this challenge and hope that it will encourage your Region and/or Club to offer other wellness programming during the coming year“, said FJMC Health & Wellness Committee Chair Dr. Bob Braitman. “The app has a very deep library of videos and other programming that you can adapt and use in your community. We are suggesting that the clubs charge each participant a registration fee of $18. There is a $9. per man fee charged to the club for the app. The remainder of the application fee could be used for tzedakah in Israel, a local cause or for wellness programming in your community.”

Please reach out with any questions to wellness@fjmc.org.

The goals of the FJMC Wellness Initiative are to (1) increase awareness of health and wellness issues by our members, (2) encourage Men’s Clubs / Brotherhoods to adopt health and wellness programming as an integral part of their mission, (3) add visibility and vitality to club programming on a local level and (4) create another “portal of entry” for men otherwise not involved to play a more active role in their Men’s Club or Brotherhood. Transform your Men’s Club or Brotherhood into an FJMC Wellness Club and receive timely tips about meaningful and successful programs from around the continent. To register your Men’s Club or Brotherhood as an FJMC Wellness Club, email wellness@fjmc.org and we’ll get all of the details to you right away. Its fun and its free.

This message is brought to you by the Florida Region of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs (FJMC). We are part of an international confederation of over 200 Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods located throughout the United States, Canada, Central and South America and beyond. Learn more about how your Men’s Club or Brotherhood can affiliate at https://fjmc.org/for-clubs/affiliating-with-the-fjmc/.

The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of our affiliated network of Jewish 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 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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