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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


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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Do You Know What to Do If Someone You Care About Might Be the Victim of Elder Abuse? Join Us for This Workshop to Learn More – Do you know what to do if you or someone you care about might be a victim of elder abuse? Elder abuse takes several forms and is surprisingly common. Do you know the signs and symptoms? more

Keep Talking: How to Share Your Family’s Holocaust Story – This workshop will help second- and third-generation survivors uniquely prepare their parents' and grandparents' stories to share and keep alive the lessons of the Shoah. Featured speaker Jack Hersch, author of Death March Escape, will present his father's story and how he prepared to share it. more

Interested in a Regular Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity? Let Us Know and We’ll Keep You Informed about VolunTEAMS – VolunTEAMS are groups of individuals who will collectively offer hands-on assistance to agencies throughout Greater MetroWest. Flexible scheduling will accomodate your availability. more

Robotics, Virtual Reality, and Israel Go to NJY Camps – Campers at three NJY Camps are experiencing a slice of Israel’s emerging technology as part of the ORT Start-up Challenge this week. The program allows campers to experience cutting-edge interactive activities involving science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) that showcase technological concepts emerging in Israel. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: In Memory of Rita Waldor by Amir Shacham – I was visiting Kehilat Ra’anan a couple of days before Rita passed. I was there with our new Global Connections team members in order to tell the story of the place, which correlates with the legacy of our community – a legacy in which Rita plays an important part. more


YOUR IMPACT

Morris Plains Survivor Still Fighting for Remembrance at 93 – Forgive 93-year-old Ed Mosberg if he has no patience with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s recent statements referring to immigrant internment centers on the southern border as concentration camps. more

Saying Goodbye to Longtime Religious Leaders – Rabbi Clifford Kulwin’s 20-year tenure at Temple B’nai Abraham (TBA) in Livingston was marked by major national events, from 9/11 just two years into his tenure to Hurricane Katrina, the shooting at Margery Stoneman Douglas High School, and the shooting at Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – The Kitchen at Bed Bath & Beyond announced that Susie Fishbein, author of the international best-selling cookbook series, Kosher By Design, will be teaching a week’s worth of Kosher based cooking classes beginning on September 8. Click here to find out more.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 22
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