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Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest is the largest Jewish philanthropy in New Jersey and the eighth largest Federation in the country, serving the Jewish community in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset counties. Inspired by our Jewish values, Federation cares for people in need locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. Together, Federation builds upon and ensures a vibrant Jewish community today for future generations. We care. We build. We save.

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GMW UPDATE


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

BLOG: The Week That Was – Last week was an amazing week for our Federation and Greater MetroWest. Through a wide variety of events we brought together so many people to celebrate, learn, and benefit our community together. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimoni. more

Aging and Disabilities Roundtable – This educational seminar provided a forum for those who work with older adults and/or individuals with disabilities in our Jewish community. more

Unusual Ways to Celebrate the High Holidays with Kids – The fall holidays are upon us and there are so many ways to celebrate in the Greater MetroWest New Jersey area… celebrate Rosh Hashanah Chinese New Year style, do yoga in the park, or learn Jewish martial arts in a sukkah. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: A Life-long Optimist – Our partnership with the community of Ofakim in Israel is a direct result of then Prime Minister Shimon Peres. Two of his life-long passions have been strengthening Israel/Diaspora relationships while at the same time helping the Negev. ore

Federation Supports New Israeli Rabbis – Last Thursday was an inspirational, historic, magical night. For the first time in Israel, a rabbinate comprising a diverse group of religious and secular men and women has been ordained. more
 

YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Day Schools Set a Precedent for Community Building – Last Sunday a group of GMW day school leaders, parents, alumni, teachers, and students traveled to the Upper West Side to represent our community and our Jewish Day Schools at the Columbus Ave. Street Fair. By Greater MetroWest Day School Initiative Manager Rebecca Hindin. more


DID YOU KNOW? The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) has put together a powerful program highlighting all the ways there are to be Jewish in the world. Check it out here, and why not contribute to the conversation?


IN THE NEWS

»New American Jewish Polulation Estimate: 7.2 million

»Israel Advances to the World Baseball Classic

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UPCOMING EVENTS

October 6
PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS NETWORK EVENT

Featuring Leon Cooperman and David Rocker. more