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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


Check out our Year in Review Video! We are GREATER TOGETHER.

IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

A Special Evening with Nikki Haley – What a wonderful evening! Nearly 700 members of the Greater MetroWest Jewish community came together on Monday, October 7 at the Hilton Parsippany to support the 2020 UJA Annual Campaign and hear Ambassador Nikki Haley (U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, 2017-2019) speak about her life, career, and world events. more

Applications for GMW Honeymoon Israel Program Being Accepted Until 11/22 – more

25- to 45-Year-Olds: Join Us at Latke Vodka to Celebrate How Federation Drives the Community – We believe in Partying With a Purpose. With your help, Federation drives the community in so many ways. more

Interfaith Inclusion Synagogue Leadership Seminar – Interfaith couples and families have very low levels of Jewish engagement, despite our efforts to be inclusive. This seminar will set the stage for your synagogue to examine your interfaith inclusion practices and provide takeaways that can have immediate impact on your engagement activities. more

Teens – Join the Conversation about Mental Health at Here.Now.GMW – Greater MetroWest ABLE invites you to be a part of Here.Now.GMW – a teen-led in-person and online initiative promoting mental health, well-being, and resilience through innovative content and creativity. more

BLOG: 75 Years Later and We Still Have an Issue by Ilyse Shainbrown – In July 2018 I spent my first Shabbat in Berlin. Although I had been to Germany several times before, I had not been fortunate enough to be in a synagogue for a Shabbat service. more

Business & Professionals Network to Hold Launch Event at Bloomingdale’s – Join the Business & Professionals Network (BPN) for the launch event of the 2020 UJA Annual Campaign. Marketing strategist and business builder, Rachel Braun Scherl will interview the chairman & CEO of Bloomingdale’s, Tony Spring. more

Adult Learning for the Wondering Jew – Experience Melton at the J – Melton invites you to enjoy an innovative world-class curriculum created by scholars at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The finest Rabbis and Jewish Educators in New Jersey will guide you on a profound spiritual journey. more

JESPY Opens Residence for Its Clients to Age in Place – Just over two years ago, a pair of grants — from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey and the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation — allowed JESPY House in South Orange to launch initiatives to help its clients, who have intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), age in place. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Putting the Diller Experience into Words – When Scott (Kalmikoff, Greater MetroWest Diller Teen Coordinator) asked me, at the end of August, if I was interested in speaking at graduation, I figured I had plenty of time to think about what I would like to say. more


YOUR IMPACT

Your Support of JAFI Saved Lives in German Synagogue Shooting – The Jewish Agency sends its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of the Halle terrorist attack and condemns the horrible anti-semitism behind it. more

Alan Rubin, Devoted Volunteer, Dead at 93 – Rubin, who lived in Rahway, was an electrical engineer who designed lighting for businesses such as LIDI Supermarkets, Wal-Mart, and other clients. He was vice president at Electricon, Inc. in Teaneck, where he worked for more than four decades. more


IN THE NEWS

Jewish Professionals Give Their Two Cents on Finances – It’s the panhandler dilemma: Someone walks onto the subway and asks for help. “I need $10 to find a place to sleep tonight.” Do you pretend you don’t hear, bury your head in a book, or give some change or a leftover snack? more


 

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 23
THE JERUSALEM QUARTET AT THE JCC METROWEST

Founded in 1993, the Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. more

October 29
AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING FOR THE KING DAVID SOCIETY

Private Reception and Audio Tour - Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. - Museum of Jewish Heritage more

November 20
WOMEN WITH PURPOSE

Sivan Ya’ari is the founder and CEO of Innovation: Africa, a New York–based nonprofit that brings Israeli solar, agricultural, and water technologies to rural African villages. She was born in Israel, raised in France, and educated in the United States. more

December 7
LATKE VODKA

We believe in Partying With a Purpose. With your help, Federation drives the community in so many ways. more