2015-16 Quality Club Award Criteria and Reporting

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Clubs must meet each (all six) of these requirements.

  1. Online registration for the 2016 World Wide Wrap, and conducting the 2016 Wrap.
  2. Purchasing and distributing FJMC Shoah Yellow Candles™
  3. Having dues paid in full to the FJMC as of May 31, 2016, and not having any past due balances
  4. Having a current membership list submitted and/or updated between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.  [See Club Administration #2, where having 90% of members with a valid email address is worth one (1) of the optional requirements).
  5. Active club participation in either:
    1. A Wellness program intended to provide physical activity for members.  Examples: Group exercises, weight loss, biking and running programs,
    2. A Hearing Men’s Voices program.  Examples: Discussion of father-son relationships; men’s spiritual being; or men and their work.

Having a member attending either:

  1. A regional retreat, OR
  2. An FJMC consultant-led regional or individual club training program in the vicinity.  (The January 2016 LDI and FJMC Keruv training will count for this criterion.)
  3. If none of these options are available, a visitation by an FJMC International or Regional representative may be substituted.

Clubs must complete any 10 of these requirements with at least 1 requirement from each category. (Note – there will be special recognition for clubs that complete all 18 optional requirements and all 7 mandatory requirements for a total number of 25 requirements.)


Developing a Minyan of Comfort training for your congregation, with your congregation’s Cantor, or having the synagogue develop an alternative Shabbat Experience like outlined in Building Shabbat Community.
Holding a joint program with a Women’s League (Sisterhood) group.
3. Jewish Observance Program intended to include some kind of hands-on activity and not simply a Sunday morning speaker on the matter. Examples: Hebrew Literacy; Art of Jewish Living course; Torah study with the Rabbi; selling sukkah kits; Build-A-Pair Program, Yad Shel Chai Program.
4. Community Service Project intended to represent a program benefiting the community outside the local shul. Examples: Delivering food to the needy; holding religious services at an assisted living home; collecting books and toys for an orphanage; etc
5. Synagogue service project intended to benefit the synagogue or congregation. Examples: Ushering; printing a synagogue directory; a clean-up project around the synagogue; project to look through synagogue tallisim to pick out those that are worn and need to be retired; etc.
6. Men’s Club Shabbat (Friday night, Saturday morning, or both)
7. Keruv program. (Keruv programs are eligible only if the Men’s club is directly involved.) Examples: Programs to enhance welcoming in the synagogue of interfaith families. Discussion groups for parents on their relationship with grandchildren of interfaith couples; on their relationship with a non-Jewish spouse; etc.
8. Shomrei Haaretz project. Examples: JNF carbon offset program; “greening” the synagogue project; composting initiative.
9. Father-child program or youth support activity. Examples: Father-child bowling or attending a pro sports game; youth art contest; Camp Ramah scholarships; program on safe driving
10. Joint program with another Men's Club (other than a regional activity). (This can be with a Men's Club outside of the Conservative/Masorti Movement.) Name(s) of other Men’s Clubs must be submitted to satisfy this criterion.
11. Purchasing FJMC books or materials other than Yellow Candles in support of programming.
Club Administration

Having someone in place as of May 1, 2016, to be the next club president. (Person does not need to have the formal title of First Vice President, but must acknowledge his willingness to serve, and his name must be submitted to satisfy this requirement.)


Having valid email addresses for 90% of the members on your club membership list. Based on Chaverot (FJMC will calculate)

Having regular communications to inform members of activities and/or meetings. Examples:Club newsletter; group e-mail; telephone tree; website; postcards; regular program advertising in synagogue newsletter


Describe Communication

Having a written and adopted budget for the 2015-16 program year.

Having a published calendar of activities for the 2015-16 program year.

Regional and International Participation

Having a member as an elected FJMC or Regional officer (i.e. not a member of a Board of Directors or Trustees) From Chaverot
Having a member actively serving on an International FJMC committee From Chaverot
Having a member attend a regional honoree program, such as a man-of-the-year event, OR some other regional event that is not training or a meeting. A meeting with a program is acceptable

Provide name and event attended