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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
Life-long Learning for Seniors – Participants in the Joint Chaplaincy’s Lifelong Learning Program at Lester Senior Housing celebrated their “graduation” with a siyum last week. more
JFS MetroWest Awarded “Breaking Barriers” Matching Grant – The Genesis Prize Foundation and Jewish Funders Network announced the recipients of funding under the special matching grants program created in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman. The announcement identified 22 organizations which will promote inclusion of those with disabilities in Jewish life. more
Assemble Shabbat in a Box with Volunteer Boot Camp – It’s not too late to sign up your family for a hands-on opportunity to give back to the community. Find out about this and other volunteer mitzvah programs throughout the summer. more
Our Partner in Negev Recognized for Philanthropic Work – Kol hakavod to one of our partners in helping develop the economic security of Bedouins in the Negev, Itzik Zivan, for receiving the President’s Special Award for Volunteerism. Click here to learn more about the incredible work we are doing together.
GMW Day School Teacher Honored for Excellence – Dr. Catherine J. Lasser, PhD, an upper school Judaic studies teacher at Golda Och Academy, was presented this week with the 2016 Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s North American Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. more
DID YOU KNOW? – Through various and diverse programs, Federation introduced approximately 1,500 local upper-elementary, middle-, and high-school students to Holocaust speakers, educating them on the lessons of being upstanding citizens.
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