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October-December 2014

OCTOBER

  • Healthcare grants help range of programs

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/8/14)
    Four agencies connected with the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ have been awarded a total of $1,269,900 in grants from the Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey.

  • Israeli journalist: Gaza chapter isn’t over

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/15/14)
    Addressing an audience in Livingston on Oct. 7, Israeli war correspondent Alon Ben-David drew the loudest applause when he described his country’s new generation of soldiers.

  • At Choices celebration, Israelis offer gratitude

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/29/14)
    A double portion of Israeli charm and appreciation was dished up to those attending the Choices event hosted by Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ on Oct. 23.

  • Decision ‘14: Candidates focus on domestic issues

    New Jersey Jewish News (10/29/14)
    Even as they agreed on strong support of Israel and opposition to Iranian nuclear weapons, three local congressional candidates differed on solutions to domestic issues in separate presentations Oct. 28.

NOVEMBER

  • At Israel event, the message is the message

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/5/14)
    A Muslim man who changed from anti-Israel activist to Zionist mesmerized a crowd of more than 300 at the Israel Advocacy Summit held Nov. 2 at the Aidekman campus in Whippany.

  • Family’s archives offer window on the past

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/5/14)
    When Abraham and Jessica Denenholz Levin died over three decades ago, leaving boxes and boxes of family documents, their six children nearly tossed the lot. But two of the siblings, Rebecca Lubetkin of Mountain Lakes and Treasure Cohen of Maplewood, decided to save and meticulously sift through the trove.

  • Long-lost relatives reunite at family exhibit

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/12/14)
    It was like one more birthday treat for Anitta Fox. At the Oct. 30 gathering honoring the 90-year-old and her “remarkable” family, she discovered a long-lost relative.

  • Israel Center hosts meet, greet, share session

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/12/14)
    It was time to focus on the positive. Terrorists might be embarking on “a whole new ball game,” Robert Kuchner told his audience in Whippany on Nov. 5, acknowledging the news of recent attacks in Jerusalem, “but we’re going to have a fun evening.”

  • Super Sunday aims to reach 2,500 supporters, build community

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/18/14)
    SUPER SUNDAY — the annual phonathon and largest community fund-raiser in support of the United Jewish Appeal campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ — this year will take place on Dec. 7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus in Scotch Plains.

  • Federation makes mark on annual confab

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/18/14)
    General Assemblies always inspire me,” said Dov Ben-Shimon, executive vice president/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, two days after returning from the annual gathering of the Jewish Federations of North America.

  • Local Israel trips make up for lost time

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/23/14)
    Last summer, the Gaza conflict put a damper on exchange programs between the Greater MetroWest community and Israel. Some were canceled, others delayed.

  • Father of slain Israeli teen visits JEC

    New Jersey Jewish News (11/25/14)
    Students at the Jewish Educational Center’s Rav Teitz Mesivta Academy heard firsthand of the painful tragedy experienced by the Yifrach family, whose son Eyal was kidnapped June 12 and murdered along with two other Israeli teens, Naftali Fraenkel and Gilad Shaar.

  • Westfield Resident to Co-Chair Super Sunday Phonathon

    thealternativepress.com (11/25/14)
    Ken Rotter of Westfield is among the chairs of this year’s Super Sunday, the annual fund-raising phonathon and day of community building in support of the United Jewish Appeal Campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ (UJA). Super Sunday will be held on December 7, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus in Scotch Plains.

DECEMBER

  • Super Sunday Phonathon for UJA to be Held to Raise Funds & Build Community

    thealtnativepress.com (12/3/14)
    WHIPPANY, NJ – On Dec. 7, Super Sunday, the annual fund-raising phonathon and day of community building in support of the United Jewish Appeal Campaign of Greater MetroWest NJ (UJA), will take place from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus in Whippany, and from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus in Scotch Plains.

  • Knesset reporter to discuss Israel at local shul

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/3/14)
    Lahav Harkov, Knesset reporter for The Jerusalem Post, will give a behind-the-scenes look at the Israeli parliament at Temple Beth-El Mekor Chayim in Cranford on Monday, Dec. 8, at 8 p.m.

  • ‘Giving Tuesday’ turns into mass bake-athon

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/3/14)
    Undeterred by icy sleet, around 370 volunteers turned up at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey on Tuesday, Dec. 2, for the giant Challah Bake. Organizers said there were so many people eager to participate, they had to turn some away.

  • Community youth unite for Sunday drive

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/10/14)
    While their elders worked the phones at two Super Sunday locations, teenagers put their persuasive powers to work in the evening session of the annual fund-raiser for the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.

  • Super Sunday: Dialing for donors and dollars

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/10/14)Children pounded drums, vendors sold Israeli jewelry, and politicians and plain folk dialed the phones as the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ held its annual Super Sunday fund-raising phonathon in two bustling locations.

  • Survivors to benefit from increase in aid

    New Jersey Jewish News (12/17/14)
    Needy Holocaust survivors in New Jersey will benefit from an increase in allocations by the organization that administers Shoa restitution and indemnification funds from Germany.