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


Don’t miss the chance to Celebrate Israel for Yom Ha’atzmaut with your Greater MetroWest family. Check out all the exciting events happening throughout the community here!


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

An Inspiring Program for Teen Philanthropists – Registration is now open for the 2017-2018 Iris Teen Tzedakah. In this one-year program for incoming 9th and 10th graders, teens will explore how our community responds to people in need locally, globally, and in Israel as they decide how to allocate the money from their own fund. more

Jewish Students Share Model Seder with Non-Jewish Peers in Newark – About 100 sixth and seventh graders from two of our Jewish day schools and two Newark public schools gathered at Congregation Ahavas Shalom in Newark and broke matzah together as part of our Gottesman Fellowship for Jewish Culture and Education. more

Six Days and Fifty Years: Military Miracle and Political Dilemma – Join acclaimed journalists and authors Yossi Klein Halevi and Bret Stephens for a stimulating discussion about the Reunification of Jerusalem and its political aftermath. Space is limited so preregistration is highly recommended. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Celebrating Jerusalem at 50 – 2017 marks the golden anniversary, 50 years, since the reunification of Jerusalem. Here in Greater MetroWest we invite you to join in celebrating the occasion through any or all of the Jerusalem-inspired opportunities offered for the entire community. more

Lens on Israel: A Society through Its Cinema – Film historian Eric Goldman, adjunct professor of cinema at Yeshiva University, will explore the changing nature of Israeli society as reflected through its movies. Presented in memory of Eli Kleinman, z”l, by his children, including Federation CEO Emeritus Max Kleinman. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Leadership Failures and Leadership Vision, Part I – In last week’s Parasha about the death of Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu, it seems that they are held to a much higher standard because they are leaders – leaders who betrayed the public trust. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

BLOG: Leadership Failures and Leadership Vision, Part II – On Yom HaShoah, as we remember the horrors of the Holocaust, I can’t help but think about a unique world leader and how his commitment to a special relationship – and to serving the greater good – helped the world recover. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? There are some 4,700 Holocaust survivors in New Jersey today, 1,000 in our Greater MetroWest community. Every day, through our partner social service agencies, we provide home health care, social case work management, kosher meals on wheels, medical transportation trips, Cafe Europa and cultural programs, and more.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Now through May 4
FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY

Faces and voices of the Holocaust exhibit. more

April 27
JCF PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS NETWORK

Featuring Rabbi Ozer Glickman discussing What’s Jewish About Estate Planning. more

April 30-May 11
CELEBRATE ISRAEL!

Yom Hazikaron Commemorations and Yom Ha-Atzmaut Celebrations throughout the GMW community. more

May 7 and June 11
NATURE PLAY THE JEWISH WAY

Join us outdoors as we partner with the South Mountain Nature School for a special adventure. more

May 9
SIX DAYS AND FIFTY YEARS: MILITARY MIRACLE AND POLITICAL DILEMMA

Discussion with journalists Yossi Klein Halevi and Bret Stephens. more

May 9
JCF INVESTORS DINNER MEETING

With featured speaker Thomas Kempner, Jr. more

May 18
EAT. DRINK. PLAY.

NextDor is taking over FunPlex for the 25- to 45-year-old set. more