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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

Reports from Fact-finding Mission to Our Nation’s Southern Border – First day on the Arizona Mexico border with the Jewish Council for Public Affairs’ fact-finding mission. This morning we met with Mexican consular officials and toured the border fence at Nogales. more

ILead Will Teach Teens How to Become Pro-Israel Advocates – Empower yourself to become a pro-Israel supporter when you get to college and learn more about the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict. more

Grand Opening of LifeTown: The Jerry Gottesman Center – Nearly 2000 people gathered in Livingston on the newly renamed Miracle Way (formerly Microlab Road) for the grand opening of LifeTown: The Jerry Gottesman Center, on Sept. 9. more

Governor Murphy Acknowledges “Alarming” Increase in Anti-Semitism – While speaking to an audience of approximately 350 people at Reform Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield on Sept. 9, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy acknowledged the obvious. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

How the Federation-Supported Israel Center for Educational Innovation Is Equalizing Opportunity – So it’s time, most likely after too much ice cream and too much sun, to grudgingly get back to our routine. As we send our children back to school, organizing their calendars and filling their backpacks with supplies, it’s a good time to think about kids returning to classrooms all around the country. more

Martha Rich Scholarship Fund Furthers Holocaust Education – Each summer, the NJ State Commission on Holocaust Education runs a summer seminar on Holocaust Education in Europe. This summer, 26 educators from around the state (including five from Greater MetroWest) participated in a two-week long intensive program in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, and the Netherlands. more


YOUR IMPACT

Thank You to All Those Who Took the 2019 Lions’ Leap – Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ salutes these generous women who “Took the Leap” during this special initiative of the 2019 UJA Annual Campaign. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – This is Suicide Prevention Week. Greater MetroWest ABLE – in partnership with Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ and the Eric Eliezer Levenson Foundation for Hope – has compiled a brand-new Mental Health Resource Guide with information, guidance, and resources to help navigate the services available to those in our community.

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

September 18 (with a Russian translator)
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BENEFITS WORKSHOP

Join us for this informative session to learn which services and reparations you or your loved one are entitled to and how to secure them. more

September 21
STAND UP & STAND OUT: AN ANSWER TO ANTI-SEMITISM

Come join us as grandparents, parents & students learn from one of the country's top experts about how to answer questions about the BDS movement, free speech and the evergrowing conflict on college campuses today. more

September 22
TOUR DE SUMMER CAMPS NJ INCLUDING FAMILY FUN DAY!

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

September 23
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL BAGELS & BOOKS – THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. When his captors discover that he speaks several languages, he is put to work as a Tätowierer (the German word for tattooist), tasked with permanently marking his fellow prisoners. more

October 7
A SPECIAL EVENING WITH NIKKI HALEY

Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and on the UN National Security Council. During her time as ambassador, the United States took a strong stand against the chronic anti-Israel bias at the United Nations. more