May 19, 2024
The Rabbi Joel S. Geffen Leadership Development Institute (LDI) will take place January 30 through February 2, 2025 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center.
Dr. Burton Fischman, z’l continues to inspire us

Do you want to learn to be a better leader in your Men’s Club or Brotherhood; to be a better listener, a better person? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you should save the date to attend the Rabbi Joel S. Geffen Leadership Development Institute (LDI), January 30 through February 2, 2025 at the Pearlstone Retreat Center.

Dr. Burton Fischman, z’l (aka Captain Ruach) and Norm Kurtz created the FJMC Foundation for Jewish Life Rabbi Joel S. Geffen Leadership Development Institute (LDI) to bring together FJMC regional leaders and a handful of emerging leaders of affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods for a long weekend of fun, educational and leadership development sessions to strengthen the skills of the participants, share great ideas and to build friendships.

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LDI includes three days of learning, praying, eating, training and team-building activities with FJMC and Club leaders from across the United States and Canada.  LDI participants are divided into three different learning tracks; Regional leaders, emerging leaders and Executive Committee.

Bonfire and Brotherhood

LDI offers an opportunity to develop and improve your leadership, public speaking and active listening skills, learn innovative ideas about programming and ritual that you can bring back to your Region, Men’s Club, Brotherhood and Synagogues, build lifelong friendships and become part of a family of Jewish men.

LDI offers an opportunity to understand the leadership impact that the FJMC, Men’s Club and Brotherhood has on both our local and worldwide Jewish community. At LDI, you learn to create and innovate when faced with the challenges shared by other clubs and regions, have a great time and help to shape the future of your Men’s Club, Brotherhood, Synagogue and the greater Jewish community.

Mark Givarz (mgivarz@fjmc.org), FJMC Convention 2025 Chair, describes LDI as an opportunity for your Men’s Club and Brotherhood’s current and future leadership to interact with their peers and meet the FJMC Executive Committee in a fun and informal way.

Florida Delegation to the 5722 LDI: Allan Gottesman (L) , Jon Zimmer, Ed Kochman, Rich Nebb and Eric Perlman (R)

Each of the 14 FJMC regions are generally represented by four delegates. Attendance at LDI is limited and by invitation only. Florida Region FJMC is currently accepting nominations for the January 2025 LDI. To be considered, please send an email to Florida Region FJMC President Ed Kochman at EKochman@FJMC.org and tell him why you should represent your Men’s Club or Brotherhood at the next FJMC Leadership Development Institute.

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 affiliated Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods representing over 20,000 members throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America and beyond. The Florida Region of FJMC serves the needs of affiliated Men’s Club’s and Brotherhoods throughout the State of Florida. 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/.

If you are not yet affiliated with the Federation, then today is the day to join us. Get to know more about the Florida Region of FJMC and our growing network of dynamic Jewish Men’s Clubs and Brotherhoods on our website www.FloridaRegionFJMC.org and please visit and LIKE our Facebook Group at www.facebook.com/FloridaRegionFJMC.

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