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GMW UPDATE


Don’t miss the celebration of the GMW community at our 2017 FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING. With featured speaker Avraham Infeld, and a special tribute to outgoing president Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, presentation of the President’s Bamberger Award to Arthur Schechner, and introduction of this year’s Cohn Young Leadership Award recipients. Click here for more information or to rsvp.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Creating a Culture of Inclusion in Our Schools – The first week in May brought to a close the Matan Institute of Greater MetroWest, a year-long educational initiative designed to enable local congregational religious school teachers and directors with to reach all students, including children with disabilities, in Jewish education. more

Announcing this Summer’s J-Tot in the Park Line-up – We’re excited to announce this summer’s series of weekly events in parks around the Greater MetroWest community for families with young children. Programs begin in June but registration is now open. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Join Us for Global Connections Spring Gala – The program will include a special tribute to our outgoing community shaliach Moshe Levi and a farewell and thank you to the entire 2016-2017 mishlachat. All are welcome. more

Countdown to the Six Day War – Leading up to the 50th anniversary of the Six Day War (June 5-10) you can experience the dramatic events of 1967 and how they transformed the State of Israel through a video series produced by JFNA in partnership with other organizations. Click here to sign up to see the 12 videos as they are released over four weeks.

Negev Bedouins: Challenge for Israel, Priority for the Jewish People – Learn more about how our Global Connections department is leading the way among a handful of federations that are investing significant resources in the important goal of helping the Israeli Arab community. more

Diller Teen Deadline for Applications Extended – Applications for the 2017-18 GMW Diller Teen Fellows cohort will be accepted until Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.! Open to current GMW 9th or 10th graders interested in exploring Jewish identity, building leadership skills, and strengthening connections to Israel and the Greater MetroWest community. more


YOUR IMPACT

Paying It Forward – GMW community member and NJJN Managing Editor Shira Vickar-Fox shares how hosting Israeli visiting delegates brings hospitality full circle. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? – JFS MetroWest is starting a new session of its Divorce support group on May 16 and Bereavement support group for older adults on May 23. Click for more information.


 

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UPCOMING EVENTS

May 24
WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY ANNUAL MEETING

Featuring Rabbi Shira Stutman, Scholar-in-Residence, Heart to Heart Women’s Mission to Israel. more

June 7
2017 FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING

With featured speaker Avraham Infeld and a special tribute to outgoing president Leslie Dannin Rosenthal. more

June 11
NATURE PLAY THE JEWISH WAY

Join us outdoors as we partner with the South Mountain Nature School for a special adventure. more