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


Rachel Cohen Gerrol, the featured speaker at Women’s Philanthropy’s Ladies Night Out, has been called “Jewish Girl of the Year” and named one of the “99 Most Influential Foreign Policy Leaders under 33.” Want to find out why? Register today and join us at this inspiring event!


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

A Community with a Common Goal – The Early Childhood and Family Empowerment Community of Practice, a group of nine educators led by a Master Educator, has begun its journey. Together they will learn how to build more effective educator-parent relationships. more

A Magical Evening of Havdalah and Stargazing – More than 200 participants from across Greater MetroWest joined us for Havdalah Among the Stars, and everyone left truly inspired to bring the beautiful tradition of Havdalah into their lives. more

Caring for Your Family Member with Disabilities – The next workshop in this series sponsored by Greater MetroWest ABLE and CARES addresses the topic of Aging and Disability, exploring the evolution of family relationships through life transitions. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: A Mission to Ethiopia Filled with Unforgettable Moments – Until one explores and understands where the Ethiopian Olim families came from – and what they went through in order to come to Israel – one can’t understand the full story of this Zionist saga. By Associate Executive Vice President, Global Connections, Amir Shacham. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: I Have a Dream – Why do we give children a day off from school on Martin Luther King Day? Instead we should be giving them a day to learn tolerance, to engage, and to become better citizens and more accepting young people. By Gottesman Fellow, Jewish Cultural and Educational Liaison to Newark, Ilyse Shainbrown. more

Maximizing the Power of Impact Assessment in Philanthropy – Just as responsible financial investing requires research and data gathering, so too does responsible philanthropy. As a charitable Jewish institution, we must be equipped to provide donors with the information they seek to feel confident in their gift. more

 

IN THE NEWS

The Book Smugglers Helps Preserve the History of Vilna%u2019s Jews

Builder, philanthropist Alan Sagner dies at 97


DID YOU KNOW? – Next week is Groundhog Day, which means that Spring could be just around the corner. As you plan for the warmer weather, why not sign up to be a part of our Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps NJ on April 29. This community fundraising event offers four routes for cyclists of all skill levels. Proceeds will make it possible for more children across Greater MetroWest to have the life-changing experience of attending Jewish summer camp.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 23 & 25
COFFEE AND CAMP

Join us at the time and location that’s best for you to learn more about summer camp options. more

January 23
WINTER VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Make chocolate creations and cards for clients of Jewish Relief Agency. more

January 28
EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST

Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 2-6. more

February 1
FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY OPENING RECEPTION

Featured speaker Professor David E. Fishman, author of The Paper Smugglers. more

February 7
WOMEN OF WISDOM EDUCATION SERIES

How our Torah texts can guide us toward a more civil discourse. more

February 10
LIVE & LEARN

An evening of Jewish exploration, inspiration, and celebration. more

February 11
MITZVAH MORNING

Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 5-8. more

February 11
INTERNATIONAL BOOK CLUB

Join us to discuss Katerina by Aharon Appelfeld. more

February 12
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR

How can you make the “ask” into a meaningful Jewish conversation? more

February 24

HAVDALAH ON ICE
Annual co-sponsored Purim and Havdalah family event. more

February 26
LADIES NIGHT OUT

With featured speaker Rachel Cohen Gerrol. more


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

March 11

THE BIGGIVE/CHALLAH BAKE JR.

October 2018

OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more