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


Wishing everyone a Happy Hanukah and a healthy and prosperous 2017. Click here for a Happy Hanukah wish from our rishonim!


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Coffee & Camp Open Houses – Stop in at one of the convenient locations to grab a cup of coffee and chat with a One Happy Camper representative about the variety of overnight and day camp opportunities available to Greater MetroWest kids. And learn more about the $1,000 grant available to new campers. more

From Memory to History – All are welcome to join the Holocaust Council for the opening reception of this annual exhibit on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at the Aidekman Campus in Whippany. This year’s special feature is Children During the Holocaust. The exhibit will be on display through May 4.

Diller Teens Cohort 9 Celebrate Graduation – The families and close friends of the 20 Greater MetroWest Diller Teen Fellows Cohort 9 gathered on December 13 to celebrate the culmination of a life-changing 15-month journey. more

 


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Passport to Israel – GMW students ages 14 and up are eligible to receive up to $1,000 in grant funds for travel to Israel on an educational peer group trip. For more information and to find out if you qualify, contact Global Connections at (973) 929-3054 or israelprograms@jfedgmw.org.

New Jersey College Students Will Talk Israel – College students from across the area will gather for a weekend in February to celebrate and learn how to speak up for Israel. Fee of only $36 covers cost of food and lodging. more

 


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Protecting Our People – During these uncertain economic times, many organizations have walked away from their pension obligations. I am proud of the work our leadership has done to ensure that all of our pensioners receive what they’re due. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more


DID YOU KNOW? We are proud to announce that Charity Navigator has renewed Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ's 4-star rating – the highest evaluation a charity can receive!


IN THE NEWS

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 8
DESARAD NEGEV-INSPIRED ARTWORK GALLERY OPENING

Exhibit runs through February 28 at JCC MetroWest Gaelen Center for the Arts. more

January 12
LADIES NIGHT OUT

featuring Erin Zaikis, founder of Sundara. Sundara is an organization that recycles hotel soap for distribution across India, Uganda, and Myanmar. more

January 23
ISRAELI WOMEN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE

Session II in the Women of Wisdom Education Series. more

January 30
BEING MORTAL: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION

Free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline film Being Mortal. more