Blue Yarmulke 2020

Instead of one DC-Baltimore Area Brunch, we are having sub-regional Brunches for this coming year.

Save the dates!
Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year Brunches 2020
DC Area, March 22, 2020, Congregation Beth Emeth, Herndon, VA
Baltimore Area, March 29, 2020, Beth Israel Congregation, Owings Mills, MD
Tidewater Area, March 29, 2020, Congregation Beth El, Norfolk, VA

Now is the time to choose your honoree!

Please keep the following dates in mind:

  • 12/26/2019: Deadline for the name, address, phone number, email, high res photo and bio of your honoree. A sample template will be posted to the web site soon. Please send all information to Eric Beser at ericbeser@seaboardfjmc.org.
  •  1/12/2020: Deadline for contact information for a minimum of 10 family and friends of your honoree, so we may reach out and ask them to support their Blue Yarmulke by purchasing a tribute.  

We are keeping the format of last year and not doing the video. We will be asking each club President to make very brief statements at the event regaling the deeds of your honoree.  Details to follow.

Registration and Tribute details coming soon

Seaboard Region Retreat 2020

Lead Your Best Life Now!

Capital Retreat Center, Waynesboro, PA, June 5 - 7, 2010

We will be focusing on Rabbi Daniel Cohen's teachings on "Creating a Life of Legacy"

and his recent book on the subject.

Great fun in the outdoors, great learning, ruach and food!

Registration details to come.

FJMC Convention 2019

The Seaboard Region sent a great delegation of about 30 (including spouses) to Toronto for the Convention, July 3 - 7, 2019,
including new Seaboard President Bob Watts, 1st Vice President Eric Beser, Immediate Past President
Alex Pomerantz (who managed the outstanding meals), and a great bunch of Past Regional Presidents, Club Presidents,
and other Seaboard folks. Seaboard took home 4 of the 13 total Gold Torch Awards given out among all clubs in the FJMC.

2019 Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year

at Chizuk Amuno Congregation in Baltimore
was a great success, with lots of ruach, recognizing our
honorees from the Baltimore and DC areas.

Honorees (left to right):
Lifetime Achievement Society - Michael Freilich
Beth Israel - Stuart Fine,
B'nai Israel - Jonathan Salant,
B'nai Shalom of Olney - Mitch Wasson
Shaare Tikvah - Howie Levin,
Har Shalom - Keith Hartman,
Beth Emeth - David Cerny
Olam Tikvah - Jordan Baker,
Shaare Tefila - Michael Auerbach,
Lifetime Achievement Society - Stephen Steckler
Amuno - Eric Beser,
Shaare Torah - Ken Beecher,
Beth El of Montgomery County - Ken Levine (not shown)
See more photos of the event here.

2019 Tidewater
Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year
March 10, 2019, Rodef Sholom Temple, Newport News, VA
Beth El Norfolk - Neil Rose, Rodef Shalom Temple - Barbara Gordon,
Temple Israel - Cantor Larry Tiger

See tributes for past five years here.

20192018 2017, 2016 2015

Seaboard Retreat 2018

June 8-10, 2018
at Capital Camps, Waynesboro, PA.
See more photos from the retreat here.


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Bob Watts,
Jul 21, 2017, 3:18 PM