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


How will you and your family GIVE BIG at The BIGGIVE this year? Join us for this community-wide day of giving on March 11 by participating in calling sessions, Challah Bake Jr., or Passover package delivery at two convenient Greater MetroWest locations. Plus, find out about TEAM BIGGIVE, our exciting new social media fundraising effort. more


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

BLOG: This Is Us – It’s been five months since Hurricane Harvey devastated the Jewish community of Houston. They are making difficult decisions about how to reweave the fabric of their community, not just to recreate what they had, but to make it stronger. We will do whatever we can to help, because that’s what community is all about. By Chief Planning Officer Jessica Mehlman. more

Advocating for the Rights of All Individuals – As part of Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month (JDAIM), a delegation of four Greater MetroWest lay leaders and professionals joined with advocates from across the country at Jewish Disability Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. more

28 Ways to Celebrate Purim with Kids in NJ – Purim is one of the most kid-friendly and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Click here to see our Greater MetroWest Kveller list of parties, plays, and creative ways to celebrate across the community. 


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Revisiting the Ethiopian Exodus – In this New Jersey Jewish News article, Miriam Seiden shares the emotional journey she and other mission participants experienced as they learned about the trials and tribulations of Ethiopians who emigrated to Israel, and of those who are still waiting. more

Reverse Schlichut – Students at Congregation Ohr Shalom Hebrew high school in Summit spent their winter break experiencing teenage life with their peers at MOR MetroWest High School in our partner community of Raanana, Israel. The teens from Raanana will be coming here in April. more


YOUR IMPACT

Spiritual Healing – For the first time, a chaplain is serving patients at the Cancer Center, Infusion Center, and Radiation Oncology Department at Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. She counsels patients trying to cope with pain, discomfort, fear, and sometimes the weight of confronting their own mortality. more


IN THE NEWS

With increasing concern of anti-Semitism on campus, Rutgers president meets with Jewish leaders


DID YOU KNOW? – Mitzvah Mania offers teens a variety of hands-on Jewish service learning opportunities throughout Greater MetroWest. Registration is now open, so sign up today!

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 24
HAVDALAH ON ICE

Annual co-sponsored Purim and Havdalah family event. more

February 25
CELEBRATE PURIM WITH GAN KTAN

Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 1-3. more

February 26
LADIES NIGHT OUT

With featured speaker Rachel Cohen Gerrol. more

February 27
CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER WITH DISABILITIES

This workshop explores the evolution of family relationships through life transitions. more

February 27
MEET ISRAELI AUTHOR ETGAR KERET

All are welcome at this community event hosted by the JCC of Central NJ. more

MARCH 11
THE BIGGIVE

A community-wide day of giving including Challah Bake Jr. more


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

October 2018

OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more