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

BLOG: Girl Power – On last week’s annual visit to Jewish overnight camps by Federation and Foundation leadership I was reminded of the power of the camp experience to teach girls that they can do and be anything. By Federation President Leslie Dannin Rosenthal. »more

Volunteer Boot Camp, a Huge Success, Adds One More Program – More than 125 people of all ages participated in this summer’s eight Volunteer Boot Camp programs helping agencies throughout the community. Now we’re adding one more opportunity to lend a helping hand. »more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Diller Teen Fellows Return from Israel Inspired – This prestigious international leadership opportunity for teens is available to students in six countries and only 11 communities in the U.S. Twenty of our GMW teens are in the final leg of their 15-month journey. »more

Photographer Posts Moving Photos from Arad Artist Mission – Gene Lowinger, a member of the delegation of GMW artists who recently visited our partner community of Arad to participate in their Desert Arts Festival, has posted beautiful photos of his experiences there. »more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: The Secret Sauce – In the last few weeks my colleagues in our Planning and Impact Department have been starting a round of meetings with our partner agencies and programs. We’re going to various summer camps funded by our “One Happy Camper” support, seeing how lives are touched and saved by our local agencies and platforms, and hearing great stories of inspiration and impact. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. »more

Teens Foster Living Bridge Through Mitzvah Projects – Community service projects centered on yoga and soccer resulted in lasting friendships in Ofakim, Israel, for two local teens and mitzvoth for the Negev town’s residents. »more

 


DID YOU KNOW? 2,500 GMW teens are engaged in leadership and community service projects.


IN THE NEWS

»Gov. Christie signs anti-BDS bill into law

»Flo Peck memorialized by Deeny Riback pool

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 22 – September 2
JTEEN MITZVAH MANIA

Two weeks of hands-on service opportunities. »more

September 18
MORRIS COUNTY JEWISH FESTIVAL

Discover Jewish life in Morris County — a full afternoon of programming and fun! »more

September 21
YLD EVENT AT GLASSWORKS STUDIO

Enjoy a creative, fun-filled evening with friends. »more