The Keeper of the Flame program started in 2001 by the New England Region to honor men from all of the FJMC affiliated Men’s Clubs/Brotherhoods within the region. The Men’s Club of Temple Ner Tamid took on the challenge to run the 3rd annual dinner on October 26, 2003. We had the participation from 15 Temples, honoring 15 Men. The Keepers of the Flame are chosen by individual Men’s Clubs for their leadership and participation within their Men’s Club, Temple, Region and Community.
The hosting of the dinner program brought ruach, energy and involvement from all arms of our temple. The program begins with appetizers and wine in a reception area. This is a great way to start; people from the entire region had the opportunity to socialize and meet old friends. The attendees then move to the sanctuary for a Ma’ariv service, followed by an MC run awards program which includes all of the introductions and award presentations. Dinner was then served to the 400+ people in attendance. Eleven Rabbi’s and seven Cantors from New England Region attended our event. It was amazing to see all of the lay and spiritual leaders from all of the New England Region affiliated clubs come together for an event to honor so many dedicated men.