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


Registration for LIVE from Greater MetroWest with special guest Michael Strahan is now open. Join us for this annual community-wide fundraising event — an evening not to be missed! Click here to register.

IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Give Me a Break... – Greater MetroWest ABLE’s Learn to Babysit for Children with Special Needs program is a five-week course, including CPR and First Aid certification, for teens who are interested in providing short-term respite for families of children with special needs in our community. more

Registration Now Open for J-Serve – Inviting all GMW teens to be a part of this amazing International Day of Jewish Teen Service on Sunday, April 2. Do some good. Be an altruist. There are lots of ways to make a difference in the lives of others. more

Bake Something Sweet for Those in Need – You’re invited to join our young leadership division – NextDor – for A Taste of Home, where we’ll bring hunger awareness to the table and bake Shabbat and Purim treats for our community members in need. more

A Summer Internship That Matters – SeniorITIS (Senior Institute for Teens In Service) is a JTEEN program designed to pair GMW high school juniors and seniors with a top-notch organization that provides a valuable, real-world, PAID internship experience with a Jewish twist. Click here to find out more and to schedule your in-person interview.


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Save the Date for the Celebrate Israel Parade! – On Sunday, June 4, we hope our entire GMW community will come together in NYC for this year’s parade. In the spirit of this year’s theme, Kulanu B’yachad, All Together, we are inviting all GMW synagogues to march with us, and we will cover the registration fee! For more information contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org.

Have a Slam Dunk Summer with Hoop Connections – This three-week basketball program is an incredible opportunity for teen volunteers to experience Israel in a unique way, and make some great Israeli friends. more
 


DID YOU KNOW? Sunday March 12 is Purim! PJ Library and our local Day Schools are offering these two unique programs for GMW families. Purim Arts and Drama Extravaganza at Golda Och Academy for kids ages 3-6 and Russia: The Grand Purim Tea Party on March 12 at Gottesman RTW Academy for kids ages 2-6.


IN THE NEWS

US Ambassador to the UN Comes Out Swinging on Israel Bias

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Now through February 28
DESARAD NEGEV-INSPIRED ARTWORK GALLERY OPENING

Exhibit runs through February 28 at JCC MetroWest Gaelen Center for the Arts. more

Now through May 4
FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY

Faces and voices of the Holocaust exhibit. more

February 26
FILM SCREENING OF MY HERO BROTHER

The remarkable story of a group of young people with Down syndrome and their siblings trekking through the Himalayas. more

March 4
FAMILY HAVDALAH EVENT

For ages 5 and up at the Longo Planetarium, County College of Morris. more

March 26-28
AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE

Register now to join a special cohort of Greater MetroWest parents and teens at the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States. more