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: Community Through a Wide-Angle Lens – You may have seen the recent headline: Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Allocates $19.6 Million From Dollars Raised Through the UJA Annual Campaign, along with the accompanying description of how this money, donated by our generous community, was distributed. more

A Mission Soon to Be Accomplished – I can’t believe that this dream is about to become a reality … on Oct. 15 I and more than 470 members of our Greater MetroWest Jewish community will step off a plane in Israel. more

Breaking the Silence: Workshop for Teens About Mental Health – Workshop for teens about Mental Health for grades 8-12. more

Join Us on October 10 for Exhibit Opening Reception of 18 Portraits: The Life and Afterlife of Elie Wiesel – Opening reception with artist, Meyer Uranovsky and keynote speaker, Ted Comet. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Israeli, Jewish Programs in the Spotlight at NJPAC – When Max Kleinman, who was serving as a fund-raising consultant at New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), brought a new programming idea to John Schreiber, its president and CEO, he couldn’t have found a more receptive audience. more

Interested in Hosting One of Our Israeli Rishonim? – 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

LifeTown Torah Dedicated in Memory of Jerry Gottesman – JERRY’S TORAH, written in memory of philanthropist Jerry Gottesman, was dedicated on Aug. 31, the date that coincided with the first anniversary of his yahrtzeit. more

JDC Responds to Indonesia Tsunami, Earthquake – Following the deadly earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sulawesi island on Friday, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) is providing emergency medical services, critical supplies, and psychosocial support with one of its longstanding local partners. more


IN THE NEWS

JCC MetroWest Fitness Center Gets $600,000 Facelift

JFS MetroWest Opens Memory Café

New Programs for October Planned for Lavy House in Westfield

OP-Fed In the Spotlight Gifts & Legacies

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 14-22
COMMUNITY MISSION 2018

Amazing things happen on a commUNITY Mission. more

October 17, 2018
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES—YONIA FAIN: WITH PEN AND PAINTBRUSH

In the film Yonia Fain: With Pen and Paintbrush, the noted Yiddish writer and painter talks about his fascinating life. 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