The Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs, Inc (FJMC) has been on the frontline of the development of innovative and creative programming which has addressed issues facing the modern Jewish community. The FJMC has produced significant materials and programs to confront changing Jewish demographics. The FJMC has done this on a very limited budget and by going “hand to mouth” to raise money to develop these programs.
In 2003, the FJMC created THE FJMC FOUNDATION FOR JEWISH LIFE, INC., hereinafter "FJMC Foundation", a 501 (c) (3) not for profit corporation. The purpose of the FJMC Foundation is to fund and stimulate programs which respond to the changes and to the opportunities facing the Jewish community. This Foundation thus enables the FJMC to continue its long history of providing creative programming. The FJMC Foundation is governed by a nine person Board of Directors. All funds are invested and only a portion of the income is used to support grants from the FJMC Foundation.
The FJMC Foundation has already supported several worthwhile programs and activities, including
the publication of Work and Worth (the latest book in the Hearing Men’s Voices Series);
a grant program for Men’s Clubs that develop innovative programming;
the Breira Program at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires for special needs children;
and two FJMC programs, the Yad Shel Chai program to encourage post-Bar Mitzvah boys to continue to read Torah, and the Shabbat Eco-Candle Program, which is part of the Shomrei Ha’aretz initiative to “Green” the Conservative Movement.
To learn more about the FJMC and it's many of its programs and goals of Involving Jewish Men in Jewish Life, go to its website, which is available by clicking here.