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GMW UPDATE



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

BLOG: Lakh – In some Asian cultures, the number 100,000 is uniquely special. It’s important. It even has its own word – usually some version of the sound “lakh.” more

Celebrating Failure—Workshop for Teens – Pam Schuller is the program director of Here. Now., a teen-driven mental health movement with Jewish Teens in the Metro New York area. They provide support, build connections and resilience, and destigmatize mental health through creativity, events, and innovative online content. more

Women’s Philanthropy Announces 2019 Women of Wisdom Education Series – How have adoption, interfaith marriage, same-sex marriage, and conversion redefined what a “typical” Jewish family looks like? more

10 Great Ideas for Teens this Summer – Serve the community! From nearby Mitzvah Corps NJ to Mitzvah Corps Pacific Northwest to tropical Dream USY Dominican Republic or BBYO Stand UP South Africa. more

For JCC MetroWest Members, Security Comes at a Cost – The Leon and Toby Cooperman JCC on the Ross Family Campus (JCC MetroWest) in West Orange has announced a mandatory $120 security fee for the 2019 year for all members. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Don’t Miss an Amazing Opportunity to Host an Israeli Rishon – Every year Greater MetroWest is home to emissaries, Rishonim, from our partnership communities in Israel. They work throughout our community to bring the spirit, knowledge, and love of Israel to our children, students, and young adults. more


YOUR IMPACT

JWFNJ Recognized for Community Vision – On Wednesday November 14, Volunteer Lawyers for Justice (VLJ) presented The Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey (JWFNJ) with the 2018 Community Vision Award at the Arts & Eats for Justice 2018 Benefit for VLJ. The event was held at the Valley Regency in Clifton. more

JFS of Central NJ to Honor Community Leaders at Gala – Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS) will hold its gala fund-raising dinner-dance Tuesday evening, Dec. 11, at the Crystal Plaza, Livingston. more

Honoring Alan Hammer – The New Jersey Region of American Jewish Committee will honor Alan R. Hammer, a member of the law firm Brach Eichler LLC in Roseland, with its National Judge Learned Hand Award on Monday evening, Dec. 10, at the Hilton Short Hills. more

Local Women to Be Honored by JCC as Women of Valor – For the second year, the JCC MetroWest community will honor four women who have made an impact at the Women of Valor brunch on December 7. Featuring guest speaker and writer Francine Klagsbrun, the four honorees will participate in a panel discussion about what they have accomplished at JCC MetroWest. more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

December 17, 2018
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL’S BAGEL & BOOKS – BENEATH A SCARLET SKY

Pino Lello wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. He’s a normal Italian teenager obsessed with music, food and girls, but his days of innocence are numbered. more

December 19, 2018
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES – BOMBSHELL

Bombshell is a documentary on the life of Hollywood Golden Age star Hedy Lamarr. more

December 27, 2018
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL LUNCH & LEARN WITH SOL SPIERER AND ALAN SPIERER

“When Hell was Paradise” can be used to sum up the terrible experience of Jews who were deported (or fled) to the relative safety of Siberia and other parts of the Soviet Union. more

January 9, 2019
CELEBRATING FAILURE—WORKSHOP FOR TEENS

Pam Schuller is the program director of Here. Now., a teen-driven mental health movement with Jewish Teens in the Metro New York area. more

January 12, 2019
HAVDALAH AT KIDVILLE OF SUMMIT

Join us as we spend a cozy winter evening tumbling, singing, and celebrating the end of Shabbat with joyous community Havdalah fun! Light dairy kosher dinner included. more