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.
The community of Greater MetroWest New Jersey stands in solidarity with our friends and family in Arad and all of Israel. We condemn the violence that occurred yesterday and pray for an end to these terrible incidents. Our hearts go out to the family of Sergeant Ron Isaac Kukia, may his memory be a blessing.
We pray for peace for all our friends and partners in Israel and around the world.
We at Federation wish all our Greater MetroWest family a Happy Hanukkah. May the light of the menorah fill your homes with joy and peace this holiday.MetroWest family a Happy Hanukkah. May the light of the menorah fill your homes with joy and peace this holiday.
Federation Allocates Nearly $2 Million to Direct Programs and Services – Part 4 in our Federation Allocations 101 series details how we allocate money to the seven Federation departments that provide direct services to the community, with a total of 43,000 touch points to individuals this year. more
Winter Bootcamp Registration Now Open – The quiet months of winter are the perfect time to give back to the community through hands-on mitzvah opportunities. Sign up for one, two, or all three! more
BLOG: A Front Row Seat During a Historic Week in D.C. – Our delegation of 16 community members happened to be in D.C. during an action-packed week of legislation and announcements. We saw first-hand how advocacy and relationship building matters. By CRC Director Linda Scherzer. more
Make Policy Conference a Family Affair – Be part of the Jewish Federation delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Join a special cohort of Greater MetroWest parents and teens at the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States. Registration is now open. more
BLOG: You Are What You Give – I’ve often heard people in the community say that Birthright is a “free” trip. But that’s not entirely true. It costs Federation and our funders and partners some $3,000 per young adult for the trip – money well-spent. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more
Beyond 10 Days: The Long-term Impact of Birthright Israel – A recent study of thousands of Birthright Israel applicants confirmed the program’s impact on shaping the Jewish trajectories of a generation of Jewish young adults and how it continues to influence the lives of participants even a decade after the trip. more
In Fraught Times, “Light One Candle” – Peter, Paul and Mary’s “Light One Candle” taught millions of Americans that Hanukkah celebrates the power of a single light to bring hope, pride, energy, and empathy to our entire world. It reminded people that great light can emerge in even the darkest of times. more
DID YOU KNOW? – There’s a special blessing for the first night of Hanukkah? Click here for a printable version of Hanukkah prayers and songs you can use as you light your menorah at home.
The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of a couple who helped save hundreds of Jews from the Warsaw Ghetto. Starring Jessica Chastain. more
Light the fourth Hanukkah candle with us at Kidville in Denville. more
To find out more contact David Heilbron at firstname.lastname@example.org or (973) 929-2712.
Help renovate the oldest operating synagogue in Newark. more
Get ideas for how your pre-school, day school, or synagogue can create an inspiring Yom Ha’atzmaut program. more
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Being Mortal, the PBS Frontline documentary based on the best-selling book about the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness. more
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 4-6. more
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 5-7. more
Work alongside WAE Center clients on a special project. more
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THE BIGGIVE/CHALLAH BAKE JR.
OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more