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


There's still plenty of summer left for our special programs of music and stories and Shabbat! All are welcome to attend these joyous, free JTot in the Park events, so bring your friends and family. more


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Devotion to Israel and Judaism Guides My Path – Forty-five years ago Federation President Scott Krieger visited Israel for the first time. The power of the moment he first touched the stones of the Kotel and felt his connection to the Jewish community has never left him. more

An Innovative Jewish Experience for Grandparents and Their Grandchildren – This unique year-long initiative, which gives grandparents and their rising fifth- and sixth-grade grandchildren an opportunity to learn together by exploring Jewish experiences and values, culminates in a trip to Israel together. more

PJ Library Strengthens Jewish Engagement of Interfaith Families – A newly-released survey finds that PJ Library is a significant factor influencing interfaith families when it comes to celebrating Jewish holidays and learning more about Judaism. more

Summer Mitzvah Mania for Teens – JTEEN is offering two weeks of service learning opportunities for teens 12 and up – with a variety of activities throughout the community – and all incorporating Jewish learning. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: The Mirror That Reflects – If you've got the desire to make a massive impact on the lives of elderly Jews in the Former Soviet Union, the best bang for your charitable buck is through our support of the Hesed system across the region. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more


YOUR IMPACT

Volunteer Boot Camp Picnics with Refugee Families – Participants spent a wonderful Sunday afternoon partnering with Temple Emanu-El of Westfield playing games and reading stories, eating ice cream sundaes, and having a great time with ten refugee families. more

BLOG: Why Centropa? – As my week-long Centropa Summer Academy was drawing to a close, I started reflecting on a variety of “why” questions. By Gottesman Fellow, Jewish Cultural and Educational Liaison to Newark, Ilyse Shainbrown. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? – The GMW Diller Teen Fellows have arrived at their annual Congress in Israel. They are with 600+ fellows from six continents who come together to explore global Jewish Peoplehood and leadership – and to experience it personally. ​– Most of you probably know that today is Amazon Prime Day. What you may not know is that if you start your Prime Day orders at https://smile.amazon.com and select Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ in the non-profit list, we will get a small donation for everything you order.


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Through August 8
VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Make your summer hands-on and heart-filled with these weekly volunteer opportunities. more

Through August 15
JTOT IN THE PARK

Join us in the park this summer for music and stories and Shabbat! All are welcome to attend these joyous free events, so bring your friends and family. more 

August 9
2017 JKID EDUCATOR INTERCHANGE

Teachers spend a day at camp and discover the magic children experience there. more

August 17
NEXTDOR SUMMER HAPPY HOUR

Meet us for a drink at Boxcar Bar & Grill. more

August 21-31
SUMMER 2017 MITZVAH MANIA

Ten days of teen service opportunities. more