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


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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

How Federation Is Fighting Anti-Semitism No one can fight anti-Semitism and hate, support Israel, and secure our Jewish community like you with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ… No one else has the capacity to do all of this. more

J-SERVE: An International Day of Jewish Youth Service J-SERVE includes: SERVICE EXPO with mini service projects from community partners. 11 completely teen-led HANDS-ON service projects, reflections, and Jewish learning. Hundreds of teen volunteers from the ENTIRE Greater MetroWest community. more

Upcoming Volunteer Pop-Ups! Book Collection and Sorting Party: Join us to collect and sort children's books to be donated to students in the Newark public schools. This is a great way to clean out your children’s bookshelves! Bring your donations of new or gently used books (for babies through elementary age) to our sorting party. more

Seminar for Synagogue Leaders on Engaging & Retaining Members of All Ages & Abilities Join us for a discussion on how synagogues can involve all members, including those who may feel overlooked, in a meaningful way. more

Business & Professionals Network (with NextDor): Join Us for Breakfast with Alan Hammer Join us for the first BPN NextDor Legends & Leaders event of 2020 and get an insider's view of the current real estate market and insights into the importance of philanthropy. more

Register Now for Final Two Sessions of Women of Wisdom Education Series Please join us for this dynamic educational series designed to give you an opportunity to engage with experts on compelling topics. If you love learning, are interested in meeting and interacting with other women in the community, and care about issues that matter, this program is for you! more

Check Out the Community Programs for Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month February is Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM)! There are many programs and events happening across Greater MetroWest in honor of the 12th Annual JDAIM, recognizing the importance of including people with disabilities. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Bring Israel Home – Host a Rishon! We are looking for warm, loving families to serve as hosts. This is a wonderful opportunity for families with children to create a lasting connection with a young Israeli! more


YOUR IMPACT

Murnick Family Gives $4 Million to Sustain Our GMW PJ Library Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ has received the largest PJ Library Endowment gift in North America, ensuring that thousands of children will continue to receive Jewish books and content in the mail each month for generations. more

Wilf Family Gifts $1 Million in Support of Israeli Nation Blood Center Mark and Jane Wilf have made a $1 million donation through the Wilf Family Foundations toward the construction of Magen David Adom’s new state-of-the-art Marcus National Blood Services Center. more

Tribute to Ron Meier, Consummate Professional and Mensch Susan and Andy were but two of several of Dr. Ron Meier’s former colleagues to offer their recollections of their friend. Others remarked that the years working with him were the most fulfilling of their careers, a reflection of Ron’s engagement with colleagues, lay leaders, and the community at large. more


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Say Hello to the New Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance, and Inclusion Month For more than 10 years, Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM) has focused on awareness and inclusion. Every February, Jewish communities worldwide join to advocate for inclusion of people with disabilities and mental health conditions to be active participants in Jewish life. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – A poignant segment on CBS Sunday Morning this past weekend – “A Return to Auschwitz, 75 Years After Liberation” – includes GMW survivor Michael Bornstein and his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. The two wrote a book together, entitled Survivor’s Club, and speak regularly to groups of students through our Holocaust Council’s Survivors Speak program. Watch the segment here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

February 23
JHS JEWISH GENEALOGY WORKSHOP

Workshop led by Rabbi Scott Kalmikoff, a 28 year old genealogist who has spent the past 13 years researching his roots, building his family tree, and meeting relatives around the world. more

February 24 & 26
GREATER METROWEST REUNIONS IN FLORIDA

Please join us and connect with Greater MetroWest, hear from a great speaker, and learn about what’s happening in your community. more

February 26
VOLUNTEER POP-UP – CHILDREN’S BOOK COLLECTION AND SORTING PARTY

oin us to collect and sort children's books to be donated to students in the Newark public schools. This is a great way to clean out your children’s bookshelves!. more

February 28
BPN NEXTDOR LEGENDS & LEADERS

Join us for the first BPN NextDor Legends & Leaders event of 2020 and get an insider's view of the current real estate market and insights into the importance of philanthropy.” more

March 1-3
AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE

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. more

March 24
WOMEN OF WISDOM SESSION 3 – #METOO FOR US ALL

We strive both to support our children and to respect their boundaries, no matter their ages. Sometimes, the struggle brings with it a moral component, with questions including how much is too much and when to “let them fail to succeed?” more

March 29
COMMUNITY MITZVAH DAY

Join us for a day of hands-on services experiences throughout Greater MetroWest. Activities available for all ages and stages throughout the community – choose the activity that is best for your family. Which mitzvah will YOU find meaningful?! more

April 26-29
WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY MISSION TO MEMPHIS

Take a journey through the soundtrack of a revolution – join us as we delve into Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and the creation of Rock ‘n’ Roll. more

July 1-9, 2020
YOUNG WOMEN’S MISSION TO ISRAEL

This mission is intended for young women who have never been on a Women’s Philanthropy mission to Israel. Mission participants will have the opportunity to make a meaningful gift to the 2021 UJA Annual Campaign. more

SAVE THE DATE

May 13, 2020

Coming Soon to FedFlix – A Conversation with Fauda Co-creators

October 18, 2020

Tour de Summer Camps NJ