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Hallelujah with the Abayudaya

Ruach Rags Flying

Temple Israel, Norfolk VA
December 18, 2016

From left:  Alex Pomerantz (Seaboard), Jim Gordon (Temple Israel), Joseph Karp (Temple Israel), Johnny Parker (Prez, Rodef Sholom), Ron Gladstone (Beth El, Norfolk Vice President).
Following a very spirited bensch led by Johnny, attendees let the Ruach flow and way their Ruach Rags proudly!

Skype with Aaron:
Temple Israel's Stan Weisberger chats with Aaron Moses via Skype while club and event organizer Jonathan Longman (TI) runs the video.

We went from Good to Great in a weekend, at the Seaboard Retreat July 15-17, 2016!
Click here to pull up the page with the handouts and here for photos of the ruach.

Click HERE to be routed to Blue Yarmulke 2016 where you can review your 
BlueCademy Awards Video of Honorees, 
Photos, and Tributes

From left: Bruce Gordon - Seaboard Region FJMC President; Honorees:  Howard Pollack - Beth Israel; Pete Halikman - Shaare Tikvah;
Jeffrey Weiss - Shaare Tefila; David Freiman - Shaare Torah; Gerald Goldgraben - Kehilat Shalom; Marc Friedman - Beth Emeth;
Marty Kinstler - Chizuk Amuno; Joel Goldberg - B'nai Israel; Judd Kessler - Har Shalom; Rabbi William Rudolph - Beth El of Montgomery County; Brian Kolstad - Agudas Achim; Stan Schwartzbart - B'nai Shalom of Olney; and Steve Tursky - Olam Tikvah.  
Not pictured are Aaron Moses - Abayudaya; Rabbi Norman Golner, Rodef Sholom; Bob Seltzer, Temple Israel; and Sam Werbel, Beth El, Norfolk.

See Aaron Moses celebrate his Blue Yarmulke with his Abayudayan brothers. Talk about fun!

Click HERE to review a terrific article about Israeli/Uganda relations

  • See how our $6000 in tzedakah empowered the Abayudaya

  • Aaron's video for seaboard..flv

    Seaboard Team at the FJMC Leadership Development Institute in Newark

    Top (left to right): Bruce Gordon, Bill Becker, Allan Kahan, FJMC International Pres. Alan Gottesman, Hal Freed. Bottom: Bob Watts, Larry Waskow, Mark Berlin, Barry Landau

    Seaboard 36 Strong at the FJMC Convention in Miami Beach

     Ma'asim Tovim Michael Freilich Celebrates

    Region Reaps Four Torch Awards and Nine Quality Club Awards

    Michael Freilich (L) with Myles Simpson 

    Click here to learn more about Michael's contributions

    Seaboard Convention Attendees

    From left to right.  Front Row: Bruce Gordon, Alex Pomerantz;  Second Row Seated:  Barbara Freilich, Susan Longman, Michael Freilich, JoAnn Meyers, Brenda Meyers, Shirley Rosenzweig, Ed Rosenzweig, Sheil Stern; Third Row Standing:  Johnny Parker, Baron Tayler, Bill Becker, Allan Kahan, Larry Waskow, Brian Kolstad, Barry Landau, Danny Stern, Aaron Kintu Moses, Steve Tursky, Hal Freed, David Freiman, Bob Watts, Gabe Taraday, Eric Beser, Tom Loggie, Greg Gore, Keith Meyers.  Not Pictured:  Kay Beser, Eric Fingerhut, Patty Gordon, Linda Recht and Randi Waskow


    Installation Draws 110 Attendees from Baltimore to Norfolk
    For Installation of its 31st Board of Officers

    Photo of new Board by Jack Klevan

    From the left:  Bill Becker, Honorary President; Bruce Gordon, President; Alex Pomerantz, 1st Vice President; Hal Freed, Immediate Past President; Barry Landau, Secretary; Brian Kolstad, Vice President; Ed Rosenzweig, Vice President; Tom Loggie, Vice President; Vic Cohen, Webmaster; Larry Waskow, Vice President; Alan Chickinsky, Manager of IT and New Technology; not pictured, Jordan Rosner, Treasurer

    June 28 - Fairfax, Virginia

    Seaboard Region FJMC celebrated the installation of its 31st Board of Officers at Congregation Olam Tikvah.  Friends, family and community members from the entire region attended.  A festive atmosphere featuring Bruce Gordon's fresh smoked salmon and trout and a lively Birkat Hamazon made the event fun and special.  

    Olam Tikvah Men's Club President Bob Watts hosted the event and was a personable Master of Ceremonies.  Immediate Past President Hal Freed described the region's progress during his leadership.  Honorary President and incoming FJMC International Vice President Bill Becker installed the new board. Bruce Gordon provided a photo-filled presentation that detailed Seaboard Region's activities, support of regional clubs and brotherhoods, and Conservative Judaism. First Vice President Alex Pomerantz presented Hal Freed with a beautifully inscribed FJMC tallis and outgoing, long time Seaboard officer Gary Smith with a gift card.

    Click here to see all the photos for this wonderful event.