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Oct 2014 / Tishrei 5775
Now That the Holidays are Over...            

Your Men's Club is probably gearing up for an exciting year of activities. Just because there are no holidays until late in the month of Kislev doesn't mean there aren't plenty of things your club can be doing to involve Jewish men in Jewish life.

Your Club, by virtue of its affiliation with FJMC, is connected to a powerful clearinghouse of useful programming information. Be sure to take advantage of those connections!

As always, we welcome your submissions and your constructive input: Please let us know how best to serve your needs and those of your Club.
In This Issue

Give Mar-Cheshvan Some Love with M5!

Hearing Men's Voices: Webinar on The Changing Role of Jewish Men

The Sefer Haftorah: Temple Beth Shalom Men's Club Tries Something New

Build-a-Pair: Is Your Hebrew School Ready for the Wrap?

Give Mar-Cheshvan Some Love with M5!

"Just as the World Wide Wrap helps connect us to the mitzvah of Tefillin, M5 - the Men's Club Mar-Cheshvan Monday Morning Minyan - can connect us to the mitzvah of daily worship.


"We're celebrating the first Monday of Mar-Cheshvan... and turning it into a Guy Holiday. You don't have to do much. Go to morning minyan. Maybe have someone deliver a special d'var Torah or teach prospective daveners about some aspect of the service. Put on a breakfast for the minyan crowd. And if you can't do it on the first Monday, any Monday will do, so long as it's in Cheshvan."   


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Hearing Men's Voices: The Changing Role of Jewish Men

You don't want to miss this empowering FJMC Hearing Men's Voices Webinar on The Changing Role of Jewish Men. The webinar is presented by Dr. Paul Davidson and includes commentary by Art Spar as well as clips from Rabbi Charles Simon's "Building Your Club" presentation at the 2013 FJMC Convention.


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The Sefer Haftorah: Temple Beth Shalom Men's Club Tries Something New

"At the suggestion of our spiritual leader Rabbi Geoffrey Spector, and coordinated by Men's Club Officer Paul Brownstein, the Beth Shalom Men's Club did something very different: We recruited a full dozen members of Men's Club to share the reading of the haftorah..."


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Is Your Hebrew School Ready for the Wrap?

Build-a-Pair is a fun and educational program for 5th through 7th graders, and is an adjunct to the World Wide Wrap. Students learn about Tefillin, construct model Tefillin in which they place their own Hebrew script, insert straps, and create "wRAP" songs to sing during the World Wide Wrap. It's a highly effective way to improve participation in the World Wide Wrap.

Many Men's Clubs pay for the Build-a-Pair program to be run in their religious schools. Not only does it help with the World-Wide-Wrap, it also gets their Men's Club in front of the younger parents at their synagogues. This is the time to make sure Build-a-Pair is included in your Hebrew School's curriculum... it's a win-win-win for the school, the synagogue, and your Club. 
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Back Issues

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Have something of interest to your fellow Men's Clubs?  Send it to HaShofar!  


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     + What we do to support our 20,000 members

     + What FJMC does to address Conservative/Masorti issues

     + What our Clubs and Regions are doing that everyone can benefit from


The only way we can let everyone else know what's happening is if we hear from you first!  Send your submissions to HaShofar editor Steve Krodman at steve.elisson@gmail.com and we'll do our best to squeeze them in.


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