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 first-ever Tour de Summer Camps NJ is less than two weeks away! Proceeds from this cycling tour and Family Fun Day make it possible for more children across Greater MetroWest NJ to have the life-changing experience of attending Jewish summer camp. Plus, register by Monday, April 23 and you’ll be entered into a raffle to win a $100 gift card to Marty’s Reliable Cycle! To register as a rider or to make a donation by sponsoring another rider, click here.
We Shall Never Forget – Hundreds of community members came together on Yom HaShoah last week to remember and honor all those who perished in the Holocaust, as well as those who survived, rescued, and keep victims' memories alive through education. more
Apply Now for Diller Teen Fellows – Are you a teen, currently in 9th or 10th grade, who is interested in exploring your Jewish identity, building your leadership skills, and strengthening the connections between Israel and the Greater MetroWest Jewish community? If so, apply now for the 2018-19 GMW Diller Teen Fellows cohort. more
NextDor’s Spring Event Is On-Target! – NextDor invites 25- to 45-year-olds to join us at Bury the Hatchet Indoor Axe Throwing warehouse for a fun evening of food, wine and craft beer, and “all you can throw” axe throwing. Can you get a bullseye? more
Be a Part of Iris Teen Tzedakah – This is a one-year program open to high schoolers in grades 9-10 that focuses on philanthropy, Jewish education, and leadership. Participants explore how our Greater MetroWest community responds to people in need locally, globally, and in Israel, and together decide how to allocate their funds to help meet the community’s needs. more
Milestones of Israel’s 70 Years – By now you surely know that this year marks Israel’s 70th birthday. In honor of this momentous occasion, our Global Connections department has created a series focusing on highlights of each decade of Israel’s history, including important events, interesting facts, new Hebrew words, popular songs, and even recipes. You’re sure to learn something new, so check it out here.
Livingston to Celebrate Israel on April 19 – All are invited to this Israel celebration at the Livingston Oval from 4:30-8 p.m. There will be a flag-raising ceremony, kosher food vendors, musical and dance performances, Krav Maga demonstrations, and much more. To read more about it, click here. To learn about other Israel@70 celebrations across the community, click here.
New JFS Head Says First Goal Is to Stabilize – After almost a year in transition, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ has a new CEO, Diane Squadron, who took her place at the helm of the social service organization in February. more
DID YOU KNOW? – You’ve been hearing a lot about Israel@70, but did you know that Thursday is actually Yom Ha’Atzmaut? Here is a wonderful Opinion piece in The New York Times about the significance of 70 to the Jewish people and how Israeli Jews today may just be the luckiest Jews in history.
Featuring the tapestries and sculptures of Manhattan-based artist, educator, and activist Linda Stein. more
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 1-3. more
Easy Jewish Family Fun event at Golda Och Academy. more
An inspiring morning with Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein. more
A fun day of cycling to raise money to send kids to camp. more
An entertaining, interactive program about issues of interest to older adults. more
Keeping positive and motivated during your job search. more
Discussion of Adjusting Sights by Haim Sabato. more
Inviting 25- to 45-year-olds to Bury the Hatchet. more
MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
JCF ANNUAL MEETING AND INVESTORS MEETING
FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING
WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY ANNUAL MEETING