Flood Relief for the Abayudaya Community

The FJMC and the Seaboard Region are making an emergency appeal to support the Abayudaya Men’s Club in Mbale, Uganda. The Mbale region has been victim of tremendous flooding at the end of July, 2022. We have received reports of hundreds of dead in the region, though at this point there are no reports of deaths within the Jewish community. I have also seen too many pictures showing people and livestock dead in the streets. All in the region have been impacted – damage to houses, loss of property, unsafe well water, and risk of water borne disease.

This is not a drill – the Jewish community of Uganda is suffering tremendously right now. Schools and businesses are closed, crops have been destroyed, and given the disaster, the cost of food is beyond what our Jewish brothers in Uganda can afford.

Seaboard is leading the way to collect and distribute funds raised from the FJMC. Please donate generously to these efforts using this link - http://abayudaya.seaboardfjmc.us/

Please contact davidafreiman@gmail.com or eric.beser@assetworks.com with any questions about these efforts.

Thanks to everyone who attended the June 24-26, 2022 Seaboard Retreat at the Pearlstone Retreat Center! It was a great weekend!

Click here to see all photos. Many thanks to FJMC VP for Communications Gary Katz who joined us from the LA area and took most of the photos, and to Linda Loggie and Bob Watts who also contributed.

Blue Yarmulke 2022

Blue Yarmulke Person of the Year Brunches: April 10, 2022 at Congregation Beth Emeth, Herndon, VA (for DC area); Chizuk Amuno Congregation, Baltimore, MD (for Baltimore area); and Congregation Beth El, Norfolk, VA (for Tidewater area)

Read tributes for any region honoree here.

Watch the awards presentation recording from

Baltimore & Herndon (top right)

Watch the awards presentation in Norfolk (bottom right)

Convention 2021, June 6 - 13, 2021

The FJMC 2021 Virtual Convention was outstanding, with lots of great programs. Seaboard was the leading region, with the most registrations, and a lot of tributes in honor of our brother Allan Kahan, new International President. See Keynotes here.

New Seaboard Leadership

Eric Beser was installed on June 8 as the new Seaboard Region President for 2021-2023, with Dan Moldover as Executive Vice President. See the full Leadership List. Mazel tov to our new Board!