Statement

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is appalled and saddened by the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend. This display of hate, bigotry, racism, and xenophobia by white supremacists and neo-Nazis, including  anti-Semitic chants and flags bearing swastikas, is a chilling reminder of historical events we hoped were long past and have no place in our American democratic society. We are particularly sickened by the deaths and injuries sustained, and by the torment and intimidation congregants of the historic Beth Israel synagogue had to endure during their Shabbat morning services. As a community, we continue our commitment to standing up for our Jewish values of tolerance, respect, and equality for all people.

Scott Krieger
President

Dov Ben-Shimon
Executive Vice President/CEO

Elliot Mathias
CRC Chair

Linda Scherzer
CRC Director


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


Grandparents, don’t miss this unique opportunity to learn, explore Jewish values, and visit Israel with your rising fifth- or sixth-grade grandchildren through our new G2 Global Intergenerational Initiative.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

The Power of PJ Library – When a group of Federation lay leaders and professionals presented the 300,000th PJ Library book to a local 6-year-old, we were reminded of the power of PJ Library, the power of engaging young families in our Jewish community, and the power of the work we do. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Do You Have the Right Shtick? – Shtick Together is a program designed to bring families with similar-age children together to celebrate Shabbat, create small nurturing groups, and launch life-long friendships. To find out how to become a lead family, click here.

Holocaust Council Uses Film to Keep Memories of Victims Alive – Mindful of the rapidly decreasing number of survivors, the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest NJ is redoubling efforts to make sure the bitter memories and stories of suffering and survival are passed on to future generations, within and outside the Jewish community. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

An Unforgettable Moment – In my years as a "living bridges" builder I have experienced many inspiring moments, but what happened last week was one of the most meaningful and emotional happenings of my career. By Associate Executive Director of Israel and Overseas Amir Shacham. more


YOUR IMPACT

Leslie Dannin Rosenthal: The Exit Interview – In a conversation with NJ Jewish News editor Gabe Kahn, Leslie reflects on her three years as our Federation president. more

Our Duty: To Raise Our Voices for Those Who Have No Voice – CRC Director Linda Scherzer explains how her group’s mission as the advocacy arm of Federation is to help secure the future of the Jewish people and to work toward a just society based on our values as Jews and Americans. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? – The JCC MetroWest’s Camp Deeny Riback is offering up to $1,000 off for those who register their kids for summer 2018 before August 31. It’s their biggest enrollment deal ever! You don’t want to miss this opportunity. Find out more here.


 

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

Through September 8
VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

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

August 21-31
SUMMER 2017 MITZVAH MANIA

Ten days of teen service opportunities. more

September 13
SHORASHIM

A celebration of members of legacy societies at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. more

September 10
REBUILDING OUR COMMUNITY WITH REX AND NEXTDOR

We’re teaming up with Morris Habitat for Humanity to help build a home for a local family in need. more

Through September 12
APPLY FOR FREE HIGH HOLIDAY TICKETS

Our MetroPass program offers free tickets to local synagogues for those who are new to the community. more

September 13
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES

Watch the documentary Wagner’s Jews about the notoriously anti-Semitic composer’s relationships with Jewish colleagues. more

September 13
SHORASHIM

A celebration of members of legacy societies at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ. more

September 18
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL BAGELS & BOOKS

Discuss Martha Hall Kelly’s novel Lilac Girls, inspired by a real World War II heroine. more

Apply Now!
WRITE ON FOR ISRAEL

An exciting two-year program to train a select group of high school juniors to become advocates for Israel through journalism, broadcasting, and public speaking. Application deadline extended to September 30. more