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


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

City of Newark Holocaust Remembrance Day — All are welcome to join Mayor Rass Baraka, the Newark Municipal Council Committee, and the Newark Holocaust Remembrance Committee at the Newark Museum for this annual ceremony. GMW survivor Ruth Ravina will be the keynote speaker. Admission is free and transportation will be provided. »more

18 Under 18 Winners Announced — This program honors young people in the Greater MetroWest community who Bring Jewish Learning to Life through meaningful connections between beloved activities, passions or hobbies and Jewish textual sources. »more

BLOG: Our Annual Meeting — You’re invited to join us on June 1 for our Federation’s Annual Meeting. We’ll celebrate the achievements of the community, thank our outgoing Campaign Chair Maxine Murnick, and be inspired by Rabbi David Wolpe, one of the most inspiring speakers you’ll probably hear all year. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. »more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Cuba Mission Informational Meeting — Join us at this informational meeting to find out more about a unique opportunity to explore Cuba’s rich Jewish history as well as life in Cuba today. »more

BLOG: Not Here, Not There, But Everywhere — I want to be able to share Israel with all of you, to see this lively, challenging, ever-changing and timeless place, and to sit with Israelis, creating the lasting connections that are so important for all of us. By Federation President Leslie Dannin Rosenthal. »more

Israeli Chef Cooks Feast for Partnership — The Israeli cookbook writer and caterer, Osi Lankri, from our partner community of Ofakim, cooked her way around the Greater MetroWest community last week with workshops in synagogues, private homes, and other venues. »more

Israeli Wine & Cheese Tasting — Get your “Wine On” at the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains on May 31 for this sweet and savory exploration of the best in Israeli wines. »more

All Are Welcome at Global Connections Spring Gala — Please join us on Monday, June 6 for a celebration of our first year as Global Connections, and to show our appreciation for our outgoing shlichim and rishonim. For more information, click here and to register, click here.


YOUR IMPACT

Poignant Poland and Israel Mission Includes Tree Planting in Kibbutz Erez —Participants commemorated the Holocaust and experiencing the re-birth of Jewish communal life in Poland and continued on to Israel where they commemorated the fallen soldiers and then celebrated the State of Israel on her Independence Day by planting trees. »more


DID YOU KNOW?

Through your gift to the UJA Campaign, 1,280 people received counseling for grief, parenting issues, substance abuse, and unemployment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 1

2016 ANNUAL MEETING

Guest speaker: Rabbi David Wolpe; special tribute to Maxine Murnick, outgoing Campaign chair. »more

June 5
CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE

Join Greater MetroWest. »more

June 9
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL'S REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES

Labyrinth of Lies, a fact-based drama about an ambitious young prosecutor intent on bringing war criminals to justice. »more

June 10
POPSICLES IN THE PARK — SHAVUOT STYLE

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in Verona Park. Bring a picnic lunch. »more

June 17
LION OF JUDAH CELEBRATION BRUNCH

Featuring film producer Nancy Spielberg and honoring Ellen Goldner, NWP Kipnis/Wilson/Friedland 2016 Award recipient. »more