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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: Greater than the Sum of Our Parts by Dov Ben-Shimon – “We’re trying something new this year! In previous years, spring was the season for annual meetings here at Federation – Women’s Philanthropy, Jewish Community Foundation, Global Connections, and, of course, Federation. more

Calling All Cyclists – Registration Now Open for the 2nd Tour de Summer Camps NJ! – “The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Tour de Summer Camps NJ is a community celebration and fundraising event. The Tour will feature four amazing routes for cyclists of all skill levels. more

Apply Now for Iris Teen Tzedakah – A Unique Philanthropic Leadership Program for Teens – “We are now accepting Iris Teen Tzedakah applications for our 2019-2020 cohort. You must be in grades 9 or 10 at the start of the coming school year to be a part of the program. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Global Connections Matches Congregational Schools with Counterparts in Arad – Not long after Amit Stern, a Jerusalem native and one of five shlichim (Israeli emissaries) working with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, arrived for his three-year term of service, he was looking for area congregational schools to participate in the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Global School Twinning Network. more


YOUR IMPACT

How My Years with Federation will Help Me Chair Hazon by Richard Slutzky – On July 1, I will be installed for a two-year term as board chair of Hazon, “the Jewish lab for sustainability.” I know my experiences over the last 30 years have given me the knowledge and passion to move this 20-year-old national Jewish environmental nonprofit organization forward. more

Temple Shalom Embraces Activism, Displays Friendship to Pittsburgh Community – "Spiritually gut-wrenching and emotional.” These were the words of Jeffrey Newman, president of Temple Shalom in Succasunna, after his congregation visited the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were massacred during Shabbat morning services on Oct. 27. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – the jar of za’atar that you got at LIVE365 – the one collecting dust in your spice cabinet – could become one of your go-to ingredients! Check out these 23 recipes and start adding za’atar spiced dishes to your weekly menu.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 29
2019 FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING

Celebrate the shared accomplishments of Federation, including Women’s Philanthropy, Global Connections, and the Jewish Community Foundation! Tribute to Ira H. Steinberg, outgoing UJA Campaign chair, and Robert G Kuchner, outgoing Jewish Community Foundation president. more

June 2
CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE

The Parade features over 40,000 marchers from many organizations. Hundreds of thousands enthusiastic spectators watch American and Israeli community leaders and dignitaries, entertainers, artists, musicians, dancers, celebrities, floats and marching bands. more

June 3
MADE IN ISRAEL

The academic innovation driving Israel's economic success with Dana Gavish-Fridman, Head of Entrepreneurship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). more

June 3
BAGELS & BOOKS: WITNESS—LESSONS FROM ELIE WIESEL’S CLASSROOM

A Nobel laureate, activist, adviser to world leaders, and the author of more than 40 books, including the Oprah’s Book Club selection Night. But when asked, Wiesel always said, “I am a teacher first.” more

June 5
BACKPACK BUDDIES

Donate and sort any slightly used or new school supplies for students struggling with poverty. more

June 5
JDC EXCLUSIVE 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

June 6
JVS JOB SEEKERS – HOW A GOOD MEMORY CAN MAKE YOU UNFORGETTABLE

Having a trained memory is a distinct advantage that will get you noticed in today’s competitive business environment. more

June 13
POM DAY 2019

Throughout the history of the Jewish people, the pomegranate has been woven into our traditions. It is said that a pomegranate contains 613 seeds, corresponding to the number of commandments in the Torah. more

June 20
SOLO SENIORS SEMINAR

Join Greater MetroWest CARES for a seminar about the unique financial, legal, and other challenges faced by “solo seniors” and ways to prepare in advance. more

June 23
PJ IN THE USA: THE GARDEN STATE

Enjoy the fruits of our labor in the Gottesman RTW Academy community garden. more