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



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

FEDERATION IMPACT PART V: Building Bridges with Our Israeli Partners – Through this series of articles, you will learn how Federation’s wide-angle lens approach is making our community stronger, more inclusive, and more vibrant. more

Security Expert Says Community Should Not Act Out of “Hysteria” – The most important advice Robert Wilson, Chief Security Officer at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, offered local Jewish community institutions in the wake of the shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh is not to act rashly. more

Commemorate the 80th Anniversary of Kristallnacht – A clip from Unconquered Souls, a documentary about Anitta Boyko Fox's life and family. more

Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety – Open to all JKHA and RKYHS families and the broader MetroWest community. more

25 to 45 Year Olds: Party with a Purpose at Latke Vodka! – Mental health concerns are on the rise. At Federation, we believe it is our responsibility to help our community prepare and guide teens, parents, and educators how to recognize the signs of mental health challenges and how to seek proper treatment and care. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Discussion on How Americans Can Help Open Doors to Religious Choice in Israel – Join us for a breakfast and a panel discussion. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Why Newark? – I am often met with blank stares when I explain what I do as Federation’s coordinator for Jewish Educational and Cultural Programming in Newark. These faces are often followed by the question Why? more

Joint Chaplaincy to Present its Sixth Annual Creating a Caring Community Conference – Our Joint Chaplaincy Committee will host its annual Creating a Caring Community Together conference for area healthcare professionals, social workers, synagogue lay leaders and volunteers, agency representatives, and chaplains. more

Last Chances for Fall Volunteer Boot Camp – Feel good this Fall with these hands-on and heart-felt mitzvah opportunities throughout Greater MetroWest. more


DID YOU KNOW? – PJ Library and the early childhood programs at Morristown Jewish Center, Temple B’nai Or, and Gottesman RTW Academy are presenting a Family Drumming Hanukkah Party on Sunday, December 9. Register Now!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 17, 2018
ANGST – RAISING AWARENESS AROUND ANXIETY

Open to all JKHA and RKYHS families and the broader MetroWest community. more

November 27, 2018
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR ON MEMBERSHIP DUES MODELS

In recent years, many synagogues in Greater MetroWest have moved to alternative dues models... more

November 27, 2018
SCREENING OF SHADOW IN BAGHDAD

The Consulate General of Israel presents a special eventing for Israel's Day of Commemoration for the departure & expulsion of Jews from Arab countries. more

December 1, 2018
LATKE VODKA: HEADING BACK TO OUR ROOTS

We're heading back to our roots at the 2018 Latke Vodka party of the year! We believe in Partying with a Purpose. more

December 2, 2018
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – MITZVAH MADNESS

Join us to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with community service projects that will benefit families in our local community and Israel! more

December 5, 2018
JVS STRICTLY BUSINESS BREAKFAST FOR BUSINESS OWNERS & LEADERS

Please join Jewish Vocational Service at our inaugural Strictly Business Breakfast for area business owners and leaders, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. more

December 6, 2018
JVS JOB-SEEKERS PROGRAM—ASK A HIRING PROFESSIONAL

Looking for real answers to questions about today's job search market? more

December 9, 2018
FAMILY DRUMMING HANUKKAH PARTY

Come along on a musical adventure back in time – to Ancient Israel – at this dynamic family drumming program! more

December 12, 2018
HOLIDAYS AND HALACHA IN THE ISRAELI PUBLIC SPHERE

Federation's Global Connection department hosts community programs about Israel. more