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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


The 2017 UJA Annual Campaign closes in just three days! There’s still time to do your part… to help those in need… to inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders… to contribute to the safety and security of our community... and so much more. Click here to make your gift today.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

AHCA Makes Jewish Social Service Agencies Feel Sick – If the Senate’s proposed health care bill passes, we will likely see major reductions in Medicaid benefits, which could have “significant” impact on the basic services provided to members of our community by Federation partner agencies. more

CORRECTION: JFS MetroWest Awarded “Breaking Barriers” Matching Grant – The Genesis Prize Foundation and Jewish Funders Network announced the recipients of funding under the special matching grants program created in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman for programs that promote inclusion of those with disabilities in Jewish life. more

Program for Educators to Discover Magic of Camp – The JKid Educator Interchange will bring Jewish educators on a field trip to Jewish sleepaway camp to discover the magic children experience there… and to learn how to inspire students on their Jewish journeys. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Federation Leaders and Many Community Rabbis Express Disappointment Over Actions on Kotel and Conversion – We are deeply disappointed by the Israeli government’s decision to renege on its commitment to ensure egalitarian prayer space at the Western Wall, a move that threatens to undermine the special relationship between Israel and world Jewry. more

NJ, Israeli Chaplains Meet for First Time – Jewish chaplains and health caregivers join with Israeli counterparts for a four-day seminar to discuss common challenges on caring for the elderly and sick. more

Working Toward a Shared Society in Israel – The promise that Israel would be a “light unto the nations” is one of the state’s fundamental principles. Find out how, through our Global Connections department, our Federation is actively working to create a shared society in Israel. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Never Alone – In her final blog post as our Federation president, Leslie Dannin Rosenthal reflects on her three-year term and how we must continue to stay focused on our shared mission of ensuring a strong Jewish future. more

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal to Chair JFNA’s Network Advisory Committee – As our outgoing president passes the torch in Greater MetroWest to incoming president Scott Krieger, she will assume this key national leadership position overseeing the Network of Independent Communities which serves 300 Jewish communities across the country. more

 


DID YOU KNOW? – Next Tuesday is July 4, so we will be celebrating with our families. Access Federation will return the following Tuesday in our new Campaign year with a new president!


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Through June 16-August 15

JTOT IN THE PARK

Join us in the park this summer for music and stories and Shabbat! All are welcome to attend these joyous free events, so bring your friends and family. more 

Through August 8
VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Make your summer hands-on and heart-filled with these weekly volunteer opportunities. more

July 9
METROWEST COMMUNITY FUN DAY AT CAMP DEENY RIBACK

All are welcome to a free day of bbq lunch, sports, swimming, adventure course, crafts, and much more.
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