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GMW UPDATE



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Announcing LIVE365 with Internationally Acclaimed Chef and Restaurateur Michael Solomonov – Michael will share his journey to becoming an internationally acclaimed chef, including his passion for Israel and his struggles and triumphs along the way. more

Standing on Both Sides of the Divide – Three generations of Isaac Herzog’s family have been “illustriously involved in Jewish history,” he told a group of some 50 people gathered at Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston on Jan. 29. more

JDAIM: Early Childhood Teacher Shera Bello Shares Her Story – “February is Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance & Inclusion Month. more

Game On with NextDor! – Thursday, March 14 • 8 - 10 p.m. at YESTERcades in Westfield, NJ. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Notes from the Peoplehood Trip to Israel – I recently got back from Israel as part of Federation’s Negba Peoplehood Project. The goal of this mission, as part of the two-year Peoplehood program, is to encourage members of the Greater MetroWest community to build an engaged and united partnership with the communities of Kibbutz Erez, Arad, and Ofakim-Merchavim in Israel. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Talk Less, Do More by Leslie Dannin Rosenthal – We are all connected. That’s why I went to Puerto Rico last week with seven other Greater MetroWest community leaders. more


IN THE NEWS

Congresswoman Sherrill Statement Against Anti-Semitism – "Just last week I met with the American Jewish Committee to discuss the dangerous rise of anti-Semitism across the country – in New Jersey alone, we saw a 32 percent increase in anti-Semitic incidents in 2017. " more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – The New Jersey Jewish News is thinking spring. They’re accepting calendar listings for the upcoming Spring Arts guide which will run in all of the editions in early March. Categories include music, visual arts, film, dance, theater, books, and more. Please send your synagogue and community arts events (with high-resolution images) to svickarfox@njjewishnews.com. The deadline is Tuesday, February 19.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 24, 2019
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – ERICA RABNER IN CONCERT

Golda Och Academy Alumna, Erica Rabner, an award-winning singer/songwriter, is coming home to sing at her alma mater! more

March 3, 2019
#ILEAD CONFERENCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

An Israel engagement and leadership training conference for high school students more

March 10, 2019
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – PURIM ARTS PROGRAM

Join the Golda Och Academy arts faculty and students for hands-on arts projects, singing, and dancing. more

March 10, 2019
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – JUST BEAD IT!

Use beads to make masks, noise makers, and mosaics. more

March 14, 2019
GAME ON WITH NEXTDOR

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March 18, 2019
CAN JUDAISM SURVIVE THE 21ST CENTURY?

New Jersey Jewish News in partnership with The Community Relations Committee (CRC) Of Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ is proud to present this conversation between Tal Keinan and David Gregory. more

March 31, 2019
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: ENHANCED SUCCESSION PLANNING

This seminar will examine structures and mechanisms for identifying and mentoring future lay or professional leaders so that the goals and implementation of one leadership team can continue through the transition to another. more