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GMW UPDATE



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

All Are Welcome at Temple Ner Tamid for an Evening with Mikie Sherrill and Paul Fishman – These two former federal prosecutors will offer an assessment of the current criminal justice system, its impact on our communities, and discuss possible solutions. more

BLOG: The Passover Seder—A Curated Conversation by Justin Sakofs – A few years ago, I had the privilege of reading Jewish plays for a competition. In doing so, I learned a great deal about the layout of scripts: the differences between stage directions and dialogue, scene descriptions and notes of emphasis. more

BLOG: Remember the Brave Fighter of the Warsaw Ghetto at Your Seder by Ilyse Shainbrown – It was the eve of Passover, April 19, 1943. Instead of sitting around a seder table, as many of us will do on the same date this year, a small makeshift army of Jews began what would become a three-week battle against the heavily armed German forces that were attempting the last liquidation of the Warsaw Ghetto. more

Get Your Tickets Now for an Exclusive JDC Showing of Fiddler on the Roof in Yiddish – Join JDC for an exclusive showing of Fiddler on the Roof, the world’s most beloved and critically acclaimed Jewish musical, featuring a post-show talkback with the cast and the creative team. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Join Community Shaliach Amit Stern for a Live Webinar Discussing the Results of the Israeli Election – This series of informative webinars is designed to educate the community on topics such as the Israeli election process, political parties, election campaigns and messaging, and an interpretation of the outcomes. more

Celebrate Israel@71 with Programs and Events Throughout the Community – This year marks the 71st birthday of the State of Israel. To celebrate, our Federation invited Greater MetroWest agencies and synagogues to submit proposals for funding of Israel@71 programming. more

Diller Teens from Rishon LeZion Are Here! Follow their Visit on Facebookmore


IN THE NEWS

JCC MetroWest Announces Grant for Funding Social Workers at Summer Camps – JCC MetroWest is proud to announce the award of a grant from The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey to employ social workers at their summer day camps in collaboration with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest. more

5 Ways to Keep Your JDAIM Energy Strong Through the Year – For many leaders, advocates and activists in the Jewish disability inclusion movement, February is a time full of extra activities and energy for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month (JDAIM). more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – We’re going to take a week off from Access Federation next week, so we want to wish you and your family a very Happy Passover. To make your holiday extra special, please check out the two blogs above, as well as these Community Passover Events and this One Happy Camper Passover Guide for kids.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 1
YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION WITH SPEAKER BOB MAX

Join the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University for our Yom HaShoah Commemoration: The Greatest Generation. more

May 2
JEWISH AUTHORS AND IDEAS @ JCC METROWEST: MEET THE AUTHOR ARIEL BURGER

This program will begin with a short commemoration in honor of Yom HaShoah led by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest. more

May 5
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – LET’S CELEBRATE ISRAEL

Celebrate Israel’s birthday with some Yom Haatzmaut fun! Israeli arts and crafts projects, food tasting, and dancing are just some of the fun activities we’ll be doing! Best for ages 3-6. more

May 7
YOM HAZIKARON COMMEMORATION

Join the Greater MetroWest community as we remember Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terror attacks. Following the ceremony, all are welcome to join us for a discussion exploring the meaning of Yom HaZikaron through Israeli music. more