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.

Jewish Federation Calls for an End to Cruel Border Policy

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ joins 26 Jewish organizations and other religious groups in condemning the cruel and unconscionable policy of separating children from their parents seeking asylum in the United States. more

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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

MetroPass Connects Those Who Are New to Synagogue Life with Complimentary High Holiday Tickets – Are you ready to connect to an area synagogue for the first time? If so, you may be eligible for complimentary High Holiday tickets through the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ's Metropass program. more

Rekindling an Old Flame – When a synagogue closes its doors, the ner tamid, eternal flame, that hangs over the ark where the Torah is kept, is often permanently extinguished. But a broken ner tamid, rescued last year from United Orthodox Tomchei Tmimim Synagogue in Plainfield, has been repaired and rekindled in a new home, the second-floor entryway of offices for Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ in Whippany. more

Where Do I Fit In? Navigating Friendships and the Social Environment During the Middle School Years – This group will help rising 5th-8th graders prepare for social and peer challenges faced by many in the middle school years. more

Federation Leaders Discuss Security with NJ Attorney General – Jewish Federation executives and leaders of the NJ State Association of Jewish Federations met on June 14 with N.J. Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to share concerns about community vulnerabilities and safety, and to forge new ties with the state’s chief law enforcement officer. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: An Emotional Shabbat in Berlin – Spending Shabbat in a foreign place has always intrigued me. While studying abroad in London and then backpacking for five weeks around Europe in the late ‘90s, I felt a strong pull to be in a synagogue on Friday night. more

Learn English (or Hebrew) and Build Bridges – You are invited to participate in a new community program for learning English (or Hebrew) and making new friends across the ocean. Through this program and social technology (WhatsApp, Skype, etc.) two people, one from Israel and one from New Jersey, will get to know one another as they work on conversational English and/or maybe some Hebrew through informal conversation – whether in English, Hebrew, or a combination. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: My Country – Today, July 5th, is my 18th Anniversary as an immigrant to this country. I arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday, July 5th 2000, extremely nervous and with some degree of apprehension. I had never been to the United States, and like many immigrants, the picture of America was a scary one. Shootings, hate-speech, xenophobic attacks, and a long history of racism and economic disparity. more


DID YOU KNOW? – During the summer months, we know that many of the kids are off to camp and families head out on vacations. We are busy planning for the holidays and upcoming fall events and programs, so we will send out Access Federation every other Tuesday during this time.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

July 29
NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK WITH THE SOMERSET PATRIOTS

Join your Jewish community for a fun summer family event! more

August 8
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: SYNAGOGUE SECURITY

In preparation for the High Holidays, community security experts will discuss the current threat climate in New Jersey and best practices for your synagogue security plan. more

August 9
NEXTDOR SUMMER HAPPY HOUR

Grab the early train home, and meet us for a drink! more

August 12
JTOT IN THE PARK

Join us for music and fun in the park for our signature PJ Library program. more

August 19-30
SUMMER MITZVAH MANIA

Every Spring & Summer, JTEEN-GMW offers Mitzvah Mania: HANDS-ON service opportunities incorporating Jewish Service Learning for students ages 12-18. more

October 14-22
COMMUNITY MISSION 2018

Amazing things happen on a CommUNITY Mission. more