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.

Fires in Israel continue to rage out of control. Your past support of the UJA Campaign is the only reason that our united Federations and partner agencies are already on the ground in Israel assisting displaced and injured families. We are acting today, because you were there yesterday.  In collaboration with Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA), we have established an emergency fund to help address the urgent and emerging needs. 

Donations to the fund can be made at https://fedweb.fedwebpreview.org/emergency-funds/israel-fire-emergency-fund.

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GMW UPDATE


Today is Giving Tuesday! And it's also the start of GIVEMBER, our special month of community building and raising the funds needed to do the amazing work we do together. Click here to learn more about all the GIVEMBER opportunities. And click here to hear UJA Campaign Chair Ira Steinberg talk about our exciting BIGGIVE on December 4.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Community Called Upon to Give Big – The only IDF soldier to lose an arm in combat and return to the battlefield will be the featured speaker at the BIGGIVE on Sunday, December 4. more

Celebrating a Decade of Day School Collaboration – Close to 100 Jewish day school lay and professional leaders and donors from across Greater MetroWest gathered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of our community’s unique day school collaboration. more

Family Havdalah on Ice – Join your friends from Greater MetroWest for Havdalah on Ice at Clary Anderson Arena in Montclair on December 17. Everyone with a shoe size of toddler 8 or over is invited to skate. The ice will be ours from 7 - 8:45 p.m. more

Tele-Town Hall Tonight at 7:30! – All you have to do is call in to hear special guest speaker Andrew Silow-Carroll, editor-in-chief of the Jewish Telegraph Agency and former editor-in-chief of the New Jersey Jewish News, discuss what the election results mean for the Jewish community. Call-in number: (855) 756-7520 ext. 33487#. For more information contact Lydia Dorsky at ldorsky@jfedgmw.org or (973) 929-2977.


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: An Incredible Response – The fires which spread throughout parts of Israel late last week once again tested the strength and unity of the country. Once again, the response was incredible. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Rishonim React to Cultural Differences, the U.S. Election – Our young Israeli emissaries reflect on life in Greater MetroWest after their first few months here, including their impressions of the election. more


YOUR IMPACT

Teens Manic for Mitzvot  ̶  57 teens participated in JTEEN-GMW’s Summer Mitzvah Mania 2016, which offered ten different service projects. Every project included a Jewish learning component. more


DID YOU KNOW? The Young Leadership Division is about to get a new name! Join us at our annual holiday Latke Vodka event where we will party with a purpose and reveal the exciting new name! Find out more here.


IN THE NEWS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 1
YLD WELLNESS WORKSHOP

Re"Jew"vinate yourself with a private Flywheel class at Flywheel Sports, followed by refreshments and program. more

December 4
BIGGIVE

Celebrate our community and raise the funds we need to continue our important work of caring, building, and saving. more

December 8
2016 ANNUAL EARLY CHILDHOOD AND FAMILY EMPOWERMENT CONFERENCE

Featuring keynote speaker Dr. Lisa Miller, author of The Spiritual Child, professor of clinical psychology at Columbia University Teachers College, and founder and executive director of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute for Science and Practice. more

December 10
LATKE VODKA: PARTY WITH A PURPOSE

Have a great time while helping support local families in need during the holiday season. more

December 15
BRINE ON THE LINE

Learn how to make pickles with “old world” Jewish food expert and cookbook author Jeffrey Yoskowitz, and help make calls to support our UJA Annual Campaign! more