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News Archive

October - December 2015


  • Wilf welcomes allocation to Shoa survivors

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/8/15)
    Mark Wilf of Livingston, chair of the JFNA's National Holocaust Survivor Initiative, welcomed the Obama administration’s announcement that it has awarded $12 million for assistance to survivors.

  • LGBT training offered for local institutions

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/22/15)
    Greater MetroWest is joining about 500 communities around the country that have received training in how to make their Jewish institutions “safe and inclusive” for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews.


  • On Super Sunday: ‘personal’ fund-raising

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/12/15)
    Stepping up its use of social media and expanding its centers of activity, the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is planning new programs and aiming for more successful outcomes for its Super Sunday fund-raising phonathon on Nov. 22.

  • NJ Assembly committee condemns boycotts

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/19/15)
    The New Jersey Assembly’s Local and State Government Committee gave unanimous approval to SJR81, and its Assembly companion, AJR 122, joint resolutions condemning boycotts of Israel and the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

  • Federations confab seeks healing, inclusion

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/19/15)
    The benefits of inclusion, the need to mend rifts opened by the summer’s bitter Iran nuclear debate, and efforts to adapt to a changing Jewish community were high on the agenda of this year’s gathering of national Jewish federation leaders.


  • Cafe Europa celebrates survivors’ fund

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/17/15)
    The annual Lore Ross Cafe Europa Hanukka party, was, as always, a festive celebration of the holiday. But this year, it was something more; in addition to marking the Festival of Lights, guests also celebrated the more than $2 million raised locally by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ toward a national effort to raise money for Holocaust survivors in need.

  • Advocates for seniors seek action on hunger

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/9/15)
    An elderly disabled former health-care worker — whose photographs of her walker and medicine bottles are part of a new exhibit launched by the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition — told a group of 25 people who had gathered at the Cooperman JCC in West Orange that she cannot afford both proper nutrition and the cost of her monthly medication.