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


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 – through its Summer Mitzvah Mania. Register now!


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

MetroPass Program Offers Free High Holiday Tickets to Newcomers – If you are new to the community or ready to connect to an area synagogue for the first time, you may qualify for free High Holiday tickets through MetroPass, a program designed to help you find the synagogue that’s just the right fit. more

Register by Aug. 22 for Family Fun Day at NJY Camp Nah-Jee-Wah – Join us on Sunday, September 3 for a day at camp for all ages – with activities including boating, lake swimming, ropes courses, song sessions, and so much more. more

Tap into Federation’s Speakers Bureau for Your Next Event – We have a diverse cadre of 18 talented Federation professionals who are prepared to speak on a variety of topics at your meeting, program, or event. Check out the list of speakers and topics here.

AGENCY SPOTLIGHT: JCC MetroWest’s Camp Deeny Riback – See the unique things happening at CDR this summer! more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: Braving Tragedy Together – Kedma platform co-chair Lisa Lisser rearranged her recent Israel trip so she could pay her respects to the family of one of the Druze Israeli police officers who was tragically killed at the Temple Mount. By Lisa Lisser. more

Effecting Change in Israel – In response to recent political decisions in Israel, the New Jersey Jewish News in its editorial last week discussed how Federations’ support of religious pluralism is more important now than ever. more


YOUR IMPACT

Short Hills Teen Wins Diller Tikkun Olam Award – 17-year-old Julie Averbach was recognized for designing a comic book addressing the unique challenges of being the sibling of an individual with special needs. more

BLOG: My Trip to Berlin with my Twin – A young man shares his experience of travelling with Holocaust survivor Fred Heyman to his hometown of Berlin. Howard Goldberg first met Fred nine years ago through the Holocaust Council’s Twin with a Survivor program. By Howard Goldberg. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? – Our NextDor Director Rena Abrams was selected to receive this year’s Leo Brody Jewish Communal Service Award by JProNJ, the Jewish communal professionals’ association of New Jersey. The award is presented every two years to a professional who demonstrates exceptional leadership promise and a commitment to both Jewish communal service and Jewish values.


 

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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