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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.

Support Hurricane Florence Relief Efforts

As we head into Yom Kippur, consider helping the communities devastated by Hurricane Florence. Because of the slow pace of the storm we are still collecting information about the various Jewish communities that have been affected. Many areas are still evacuated and the threat of flooding continues, and so it will take some days before we have a comprehensive picture. We know that Temple of Israel and Congregation Bnai Israel in Wilmington, and Temple B’Nai Sholem in New Bern, all in North Carolina, have sustained significant damage. We are starting to hear about individual families and individuals whose homes have flooded. Please donate now.

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GMW UPDATE



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

$150,000 to Spark Jewish Engagement – After two years of studying, traveling and bonding together, members of the most recent class of Wexner Leadership fellows wanted to do something more. more

Holocaust Council to Present Exhibit Honoring Elie Wiesel – The Holocaust Council is proud to announce a brand-new exhibit, 18 Portraits: The Life and Afterlife of Elie Wiesel in the Gaelen Gallery West at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany. more

PJ Library Fall Family Newsletter – We would like to wish a very warm welcome to all of our new PJ Library families and hope that while you are waiting to begin receiving PJ Library books, you'll enjoy the information in this monthly e-newsletter, and even attend some events! more

Moishe House Montclair: Be Part of Something Bigger – Moishe House is seeking a dynamic young adult who is excited about living with others and creating a Jewish community for their peers in Montclair. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Jewish Agency to Provide Emergency Relief for Businesses Affected by Kite Terrorism – The Jewish Agency for Israel will grant loans of up to 100,000 shekels to businesses affected by arson attacks and rocket fire originating in the Gaza Strip. more

When It Comes to Israel, Love Is Not All You Need – During her freshman year at Rutgers University, Emily Binstein, 18, of Metuchen signed up for a women and gender studies course. She was surprised to find in two of the readings descriptions of Israel as an apartheid state. more


YOUR IMPACT

Blog: Torah with Dov – “It seems kinda simple,” I said to our Chief Jewish Learning Officer, Robert Lichtman. “We’re a Jewish organization. I’m the CEO of a Jewish organization. We should at least try a little Jewish learning here at home.” more


IN THE NEWS

Dr. Michael Oren to Discuss Israel and American Jewry at B’nai Shalom

Parents of Children with Disabilities Should Never Feel Alone

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 5, 2018
LION OF JUDAH CELEBRATION

Honoring Paula Gottesman, 2019 recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award. more

October 7, 2018
GENIUS GEMS FAMILY EVENT: A MAGNETIC FAMILY EXPERIENCE!

Join us as we as spend the afternoon at Genius Gems, a new STEM-based play space, exploring, creating, and innovating through a Jewish lens. more

October 11, 2018
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR - MEASURING WHAT MATTERS

This hands-on session will explain why evaluation is critical to any well-run organization and will provide the tools you need to define and evaluate success in your synagogue. more

October 14-22
COMMUNITY MISSION 2018

Amazing things happen on a commUNITY Mission. more