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, co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America, 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

Jewish Disability Advocates Come Together for an Annual Day of Learning and Advocacy – On Thursday, February 2, 11 NJ professionals and lay leaders, representing seven Jewish community agencies, travelled to Washington, D.C. to participate in Jewish Disability Advocacy Day (JDAD) as part of Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month (JDAIM). more

Challah Bake Benefits Community Food Bank of NJ – Not even the steady and bone-chilling winter rain got in the way of hundreds of devoted volunteers who came out to the Community Food Bank of NJ to prepare fresh dough and bake 1,000+ challahs on Tuesday. more

Meeting the Challenges of Caregiving – This JFS Central program on February 26, supported in part by our Holocaust Survivor Fund, is free and open to anyone in the community who is faced with the challenges of caring for an elderly loved one. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Fight or Flight: Challenges of Jewish Community Life – Join us at a parlor meeting discussion with JDC’s Leora Wine to learn more about the current situation for Jews overseas today and how we can help. more

BLOG: Report From Israel: The Power of People – In my first week here in Israel, the values and resilience that I saw on display showed the power of people to make a difference. Many of the people that I have met are finding ways to enhance their communities. By JCF Executive Director Stanley Stone. more

Seeking a Few Good Counselors – We are looking for college students interested in a unique summer experience volunteering as counselors for a summer family camp in Cherkassy, Ukraine. The program also includes training in Israel and the opportunity to extend your stay. To find out more contact Randi Brokman at rbrokman@jfedgmw.org.


YOUR IMPACT

Rare Sense of Optimism at National Day School Conference – More than 20 professional and lay leaders affiliated with our Federation participated in this conference, including presenting at a session highlighting the successful collaboration of our four diverse day schools. more

Why I’m Teaching My Kids That Anti-Semitism Is Not the New Normal – Ilyse Muser Shainbrown, our Gottesman Fellow, shares in Kveller her inspiring personal experience of bringing Jewish educational and cultural programing to the city of Newark. more

 


DID YOU KNOW? 45 women are registered to join us for our Women’s Civil Rights Mission next month. To find out about how you can participate in one of our once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunities, click here.


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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