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


Federation’s Young Leadership Division offers a variety of events and opportunities for young adults and families to become more involved and make meaningful connections. Like us on Facebook to keep up with the latest happenings.

IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Free High Holiday Tickets Under the Stars – Each year, Federation’s MetroPass program connects newcomers to the Greater MetroWest community with local synagogues willing to welcome them in for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. »more

Workshop for Educators on Teaching About the Holocaust – The Cecile Seiden Annual Teachers’ Conference brought together educators from the community to discuss best practices for meeting the NJ mandated curriculum on the Holocaust and genocide. »more

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: Sarcelles – France is experiencing its highest level of anti-Semitism since the Second World War. There’s a battle for the soul and future of France going on and many are asking – should we stay or should we go? By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. »more

BLOG: Federation Is Creating Momentous Social Change in Israel – A young GMW community member shares his experience of volunteering in Federation supported programs in the Ethiopian-immigrant community of Ramat Eliyahu. »more
 

YOUR IMPACT

Reflections – In light of the recent violence on the national scene, Federation asked the rabbis of Greater MetroWest New Jersey to provide their latest divrei torah, drashot, or other insights on the situation. We hope you can find comfort and guidance in the words of our spiritual leaders. »more


Members of our community who were in Israel this week attended the funeral of Sgt. Shlomo Rindenow, the 20-year-old lone soldier from Passaic, New Jersey, who was tragically killed while manning his post in the Golan Heights. Rebecca Gold, president of our GMW Women’s Philanthropy (WP), along with WP director Sarabeth Wizen and Associate Executive Vice President Amir Shacham were among the thousands who came out to pay their last respects and show their support for Shlomo’s family. He was a “lone” soldier who was clearly not alone. May his memory be a blessing. »more


IN THE NEWS

»Paul Winkler, NJ Shoa Education Leader, Dies

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Through August 16
VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Weekly opportunities throughout the Greater MetroWest community. »more

August 18
YLD SUMMER HAPPY HOUR

Grab the early train home and meet us for a drink! »more