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.

In the space of a few weeks, we have watched as hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc and devastation in the southern part of our country and in neighboring nations. In Houston, Florida, Mexico City, Puerto Rico and elsewhere, recovery and rebuilding efforts will be longstanding and extremely costly. Find out what Jewish Federations of North America has been doing, both financially and on the ground, to help the victims. more

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GMW UPDATE


It’s time to register for Mitzvot of Greater MetroWest – our annual bar and bat mitzvah project expo! Mitzvot is your child’s chance to learn about the incredible opportunities to make a difference here in Greater MetroWest by connecting with organizations in the community that need their help.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Enhancing Synagogue-Federation Partnerships – We are committed to building relationships with and between the more than 80 synagogues in our area. Our Synagogue Leadership Seminars are making that happen. more

Light a Single Candle to Protest Baseless Hatred – On the 79th anniversary of Kristallnacht, November 9, our Holocaust Council is inviting you to light a candle in your window as part of its newest initiative, Remember and Be the Light. more

Curious About Donating Unusual Assets? – All are welcome to join the Jewish Community Foundation’s Professional Advisors Network (PAN) and learn from our panel of law, insurance, and appraisal experts about the best practices for donating art and other collectibles. more 

No One Owns the Sky – The Jewish Historical Society invites all to join them as they present Carol Simon Levin’s re-enactment of fascinating stories about pioneer female aviators as part of their MetroWest and World War I exhibit. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

A Fitting Way to Get Fit and Celebrate Your Unity with Israel – We are partnership with World Zionist Organization to sponsor ISRUN, a 3K run/walk in Manhattan for Jewish and Israel-engaged communities on October 22. Click here to find out more and to register, and use coupon code isrun.isfun to save 50% off the registration fee!

Our Federation’s Presence at Pluralistic Festival in Israel – For 21 years, every Sukkot, Hakhel brings together thousands of Israelis from all walks of life and all Jewish backgrounds to study and explore, and celebrate the Jewish renewal movement in Israel. more


YOUR IMPACT

NJ Gubernatorial Candidates Appear in Jewish Community Forum – Our CRC and the State Association of Jewish Federations brought the two major gubernatorial candidates to speak to a crowd of more than 180 people on topics that are of particular interest to the Jewish community. more


DID YOU KNOW? The PJ Library Grandparents Connection offers grandparents an opportunity to learn, network, and share ideas while exploring their critical role as models of Jewish culture and traditions in their family and community. Join us for our opening event on November 2! more


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Through November 14
13th ANNUAL JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL OF CENTRAL NJ

Hosted by JCC of Central NJ at the Rialto NewVision Theater in Westfield. more

October 19
JVS JOB SEEKERS PROGRAM

A career coach will show how your body language in an interview may qualify (or disqualify) you for a position. more

October 24
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: FINANCE

Helping synagogue leaders develop skills and explore issues of common concern in synagogue life. more

October 26
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL LUNCH & LEARN

Speaker Joel Liebowitz describes how his family survived the Holocaust with the help of the Bielski Brigade. more

November 2
PJ LIBRARY GRANDPARENTS CONNECTION

All grandparents are welcome to join us at our opening event. more

November 7
DAY SCHOOL DAY ON

Turn your kids’ day off from Day School into a family volunteering opportunity. more

November​ 8
JCF PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS NETWORK

Learn about gifting unusual assets. more

November 10
SCHOOLS OUT DAY ON

Turn your kids’ day off from school during NJ Teachers Convention into a family volunteering opportunity. more

November 16
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES

The singer Billy Joel and his brother trace their family history back to the Holocaust in The Joel Files – A Story of Two Families. more

November 19
MITZVOT OF GREATER METROWEST

Bar and bat mitzvah project expo for kids and their parents. more

December 2
LATKE VODKA

20- to 40-somethings are invited to come out and party with a purpose at this annual social event. more


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

October 2018

OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more