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

39th Annual Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Service – All are welcome at this Yom HaShoah event sponsored by our Holocaust Council and the South Orange/Maplewood Interfaith Holocaust Remembrance Committee. more

Jtot in the Park Series Schedule Released – This outdoor music, stories, and friends series is once again coming to a park near you. more

Time Is Running Out to See From Memory to History Exhibit – This incredibly moving exhibit about the Holocaust and those who experienced it closes on May 5, and culminates with a Yom HaShoah Commemoration and Lunch ‘n’ Learn at noon on that day. more

BLOG: A Feeling of “Wow” – During Passover, we think about moving forward toward the Promised Land, toward the future. Based on the turnout and the enthusiasm at last week’s Young Leadership event, the future of our GMW community is certainly promising. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Synagogue Leadership – The Synagogue Leadership Initiative has brought together representatives from about 40 local synagogues to address topics that concern them all. The group will discuss Fundraising Strategic Planning on May 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Aidekman Jewish Community Campus in Whippany. more

 


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Join Us for a Mimouna — A Unique Post-Passover Celebration – All are welcome at this traditional Jewish Moroccan celebration of friendship, brotherhood, and unity on Sunday, May 1 at Fairleigh Dickinson University, Florham Park Campus. The celebration is free and open to all. »more

Local Artists Selected to Represent GMW at Arad Arts Festival — Meet the seven local artists who have been selected to participate in an exciting new living bridges program with our partner community of Arad. The artists will spend a week in the desert and will be part of the community’s Desert Arts Festival. »more


YOUR IMPACT

Help for Women Comes from Even the Youngest Members of the Community — 70 families came out to Pack a Purse with necessary items that were then distributed to clients of the Rachel Coalition and other organizations supporting women in need. »more

Planting Trees in Kibbutz Erez — Located in the Negev, along the Gaza border, our partner community of Kibbutz Erez has been the target of multiple rocket and terrorist attacks. Your response to our effort to raise money to establish a park-like environment for the residents of Erez has been incredible. You have helped us raise $9,200 to plant 302 trees to date. Click here to be a part of creating this tranquil oasis in the desert. What a meaningful gift this would make for your seder hosts this Passover!


DID YOU KNOW?

A special thank you to all our supporters who have already made their gift or pledge to the 2016 UJA Campaign. The good we do is because of you!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

April 19 to May 17
11th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ

Five films will be screened at the Rialto Theater in Westfield. more

May 3
WOMEN'S AWARENESS DAY

Featuring Jane Weitzman, philanthropist and author of Art & Sole. more

May 4
ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION

Justice After The Holocaust with keynote speaker, Abe Foxman, National Director Emeritus, Anti-Defamation League. more

May 10
YOM HAZIKARON COMMEMORATION

Ceremony and Hebrew language sing-along. more

May 12
YOM HA'ATZMAUT AT THE Y!

Celebration at the Union Y featuring Eitan Katz. more

May 15
YOM HA'ATZMAUT FAMILY CELEBRATION

Fun for the whole family at Gottesman RTW Academy. more