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We celebrated our Blue Yarmulke Silver Anniversary Gala at B'nai Tzedek on Saturday February 14 and Blue Yarmulke breakfast at Rodef Sholom on Sunday January 18. Click on the banner above to see your honoree profiles and tributes.  For more from this year's event, click here.

BYMOY Gala 2015


New Slate of Officers Are Already Leaders

The Annual Meeting is on Sunday, March 22, at Congregation B'nai Israel, 6301 Montrose Road, Rockville, Maryland. Minyan starts at 9:00 am and the meeting follows from 10:00 am through 12:30 pm. A lunch will be served. RSVP to Bernie Rod, bj42rod@gmail.com by Monday March 16th. On Sunday, June 28th, 2015, the new board will be installed at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Four Clubs Set to Compete in It’s Academic Final April 12th

After four first-round games of the Seaboard Region’s inter-club It’s Academic Trivia and Knowledge Competition, the finals of the competition will be held at 10:00 AM on Sunday April 12, 2015 at Beth El (Bethesda, MD). The finalists are Agudas Achim (Alexandria, VA), Beth El (Bethesda), Beth Israel (Owings Mills, MD), and Shaare Tefila (Olney, MD).  Join Beth El for minyan at 9 am, followed by breakfast at 9:30am. Cheer for your team or just enjoy!

 2015 FJMC Convention 

Seaboard is offering its affiliated clubs one of the most generous subsidies in the entire FJMC - so act fast. Register now at http://fjmc.org/content/convention-2015-pricing

Have Your Members Vote for the Mercaz Slate to the World Zionist Convention

Hopefully, you have seen the publicity from FJMC and other Conservative movement organizations about the upcoming World Zionist Organization (WZO) Congress in Israel next October, and the importance of voting in the WZO elections for the Mercaz slate. This is a good time to do so! Just go to www.mercazusa.org to first register and then vote. Why is this important? In case you didn't know, Mercaz is the Zionist membership organization of the Conservative Movement, the voice of Conservative Jewry to the WZO. Voting for the Mercaz slate (No. 2 on the ballot) helps support religious pluralism in Israel and strengthens the connection between Israel and the Diaspora. I voted, have you? Polls close April 30, 2015.

Ten Tried and True Practices that will Make Your Shoah Yellow Candle Program Successful

What is a successful Shoah Yellow Candle Program? Success may be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. Quantitatively, it is a program where the tzedakah exceeds the costs enabling the club to give to any cause that perpetuates Jewry. Qualitatively, it is a program that heightens awareness of the Holocaust. Download your FJMC Yellow Candle Implementation Guide here now. It is loaded with information and programs. Here is more, including the critical need for our youth to be aware and commit to observing Yom HaShoah. Questions? Contact First Vice President Bruce Gordon.