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.

As communities in Texas and Florida are struggling to rebuild in the aftermath of recent hurricanes, your help is still much needed. The Federation network of local and international partners serves Jewish community members and all in need quickly, effectively, and with personal care. We fund urgently-needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. One hundred percent of funds raised will be used to help those impacted by catastrophic flooding and damage caused by hurricanes in 2017. Donate Now

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GMW UPDATE


We at Jewish Federation wish all those in our Greater MetroWest family a Shanah Tovah. May 5778 be a peaceful, sweet, and healthy year for all. This Rosh Hashanah, thousands of poor, elderly Jews across the former Soviet Union will receive extra food and traditional holiday fare provided by our partner, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC). more


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

LIVE365: A New Federation Community-Wide Event – Register now for Live365, which brings together the best of LIVE and CHOICES, on November 15. This not-to-be-missed evening features special guest Josh Gad, the dynamic stage and screen actor. more

59 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate the Fall Jewish Holidays in NJ – Greater MetroWest Kveller has put together a super-sized round-up of things to do, including family-friendly Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur services and some fun, non-traditional ways to celebrate as well. more

Latke Vodka: Party with a Purpose with NextDor – All 20- to 40-somethings are invited to join us for this annual holiday event, this time in an airplane hangar! It’s a great chance to have a good time with friends and do good for others. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Federation Board Votes to Support Declaration on Religious Pluralism – Our board of trustees voted to support a declaration, entitled “Israel as a Jewish and Democratic State,” initiated by Hiddush and signed by an impressive group of Jewish leaders. more

BLOG: Members of Knesset Visit GMW – Five members of the Israeli Knesset came to Greater MetroWest for meetings with rabbis, community leaders, and students. By CRC Director Linda Scherzer. more

Summit Focuses on Making the Negev Bloom – Last week, Greater MetroWest hosted a consortium of seven federations who come together on a regular basis to help encourage partnerships designed to support the development of the Negev. more

 

YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Jerry – At the funeral service for Jerry Gottesman, held at the Jewish day school that bears his name, the hundreds of people there truly recognized the impact he had on so many lives. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Local Pre-School Parents Get Fueled by Federation – Last Friday, Federation professionals and lay leaders hit the local Jewish pre-schools, handing out coffee and new year’s greetings at JCCs and some area synagogues. more

 


IN THE NEWS

 

We Have Lost a Giant in our Community

His Judaism delayed Medal of Honor for WWI hero

From Poland to Lithuania: A Writer's Search for Her Jewish Past


DID YOU KNOW? – September is Tay Sachs Awareness Month. One in 30 Ashkenazi Jews is a carrier, so this month serves as an urgent reminder for people to get tested for genetic diseases so they can make informed decisions about family planning. Find out more here


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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. more

September 25
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL LUNCH & LEARN

Hear Bob Max share his story of being captured during the Battle of the Bulge. more

October 3-7
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN

Join us for Sukkot activities around the community. more

October 8
FAMILY OPEN HOUSE SUKKOT

Greater MetroWest families are opening their sukkot to the community this year – pop into one for that special feeling that only Sukkot brings! more

November 15
LIVE365

A community-wide event with special guest Josh Gad. more

December 2
LATKE VODKA

20- to 40-somethings are invited to come out and party with a purpose at this annual social event. more


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

November 8
JCF PROFESSIONAL ADVISORS NETWORK

November 19
MITZVOT OF GREATER METROWEST

October 2018
OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more