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.

commUNITY Mission Update

Our commUNITY Mission to Israel is finally here! Participants – all 474 of them – will arrive in Tel Aviv this weekend and the mission officially begins on Monday evening. If you would like to virtually join us on this adventure, follow Federation on Facebook. We'll post photos and live sessions throughout the trip!

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GMW UPDATE



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

FEDERATION IMPACT PART II: Inspiring Young Families on Their Jewish Journeys – 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

Latke Vodka: Heading Back to Our Roots (event for 25- to 45-year-olds) – 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

Community Reading of Elie Wiesel’s Night – In conjunction with the exhibit 18 Portraits: The Life and Afterlife of Elie Wiesel, The Holocaust Council is sponsoring a community read of Night and a panel-led discussion. more

It’s Time to Register for the 2018 Early Childhood Professional Development Workshops – These professional development workshops, facilitated by Yeshnaya Dougherty from Teaching Beyond the Square, are open to all Greater MetroWest early childhood educators and directors. Attend one, two, or all three! more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Exploring the Complex Relationship Between Israel and American Jews – Join us for a lively discussion led by Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, one of the leading centers of Jewish thought and education dedicated to strengthening Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism. more

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


YOUR IMPACT

Mitzvah Opportunities Through the 2018 Fall Volunteer Boot Camp – Feel good this Fall with these hands-on and heart-felt mitzvah opportunities throughout Greater MetroWest. more

Learning to Babysit for Children with Special Needs – During this six-week course, teens will be trained by a special needs professional through workshops, videos, and meetings. more


IN THE NEWS

Swastika, Slurs Found on Scotch Plains High School

Jewish Community Foundation to Assist Businesses Affected by Kite Terrorism

Ethiopian Jews Discuss Jewish Life in Ethiopia with Greater MetroWest CRC

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 14-22
COMMUNITY MISSION 2018

Amazing things happen on a commUNITY Mission. more

October 24, 2018
“NEW” NEW JERSEY LAWS THAT COULD AFFECT YOU AND YOUR BUSINESS

This course, taught by an experienced labor lawyer, examines the new laws in 2018 that must be complied with and could affect you and your business. more

October 28, 2018
FIGHTING FOR ALL FORMS OF JEWISH EXPRESSION IN ISRAEL – A CONVERSATION WITH ANAT HOFFMAN

Anat Hoffman is executive director of the Israel Religious Action Center, the legal and advocacy arm of the Reform Movement in Israel, and founder of Women of the Wall. more

October 29, 2018
U.S. SENATORIAL CANDIDATES FORUM 2018

Come hear where the candidates stand on issues affecting our country, our Jewish community, and the State of Israel. Be an informed voter! more

October 30, 2018
2018 FALL VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Tend to the amazing farms of the Newark Conservancy and help them prepare for the Fall harvest. Dress for mess. 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