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


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IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Proud, Unafraid, and Fed Up: 25,000-strong rally in NYC in support of Jewish community Andrea Goldberg, a social worker who lives in Essex County, called the uptick in anti-Semitism “more violent and prevalent than ever in my lifetime.” more

BLOG: It’s Time to Turn Up and Be Present by Dov Ben-Shimon FOLLOWING THE RECENT spate of anti-Semitism, our Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will be focused over the coming weeks on three areas of activity, and we invite the community to get involved. more

Join Us for the Film Premiere of An Inconvenient Truth: The Story of Holocaust Survivor Ruth Ravina At two years old in 1939, Ruth Ravina’s odyssey began when the Nazis invaded her hometown of Kozienice, Poland. By the time the Russians liberated Poland, Ruth was 8 years old and had experienced countless tragedies, years on the run, and three concentration camps. more

BPN Event: Discussion with “It’s Great to Suck at Something” Author Karen Rinaldi Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. Rinaldi will discuss her personal experiences along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science about how sucking at something rewires the brain in positive ways. more

Synagogue Leadership Seminar: Emerging Trends in Jewish Engagement Federation is embarking upon a demographic study of the Greater MetroWest Jewish community, conducted by a research team at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, to inform future planning for Federation, synagogues, and agencies. more

There’s Still Time to Register Your Family for the AIPAC Policy Conference Be part of the Jewish Federation delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Join a special cohort of Greater MetroWest parents and teens at the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Lions Experienced Exotic Mission to Morocco There were so many meaningful moments on this wonderful trip, December 4 to 12, including sharing a Shabbat dinner with a Jewish family in Casablanca, and other opportunities for meaningful conversations with Moroccan Jewish and Muslim women who told us about their lives. more


YOUR IMPACT

Check out the Greater MetroWest CARES Impact Report on Meeting the Needs of Seniors  more

JWFNJ Supports First Female Voices of Valor Group at Lyons VA Medical Center Voices of Valor, an award-winning, innovative, song-writing initiative for veterans, was founded eight years ago by Music For All Seasons co-directors Brian Dallow and Rena Fruchter and is based in Scotch Plains. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – Federation has created a Welcome to Greater MetroWest web page chock-full of information for newcomers to Greater MetroWest or for those who are looking to get more connected and involved in our Jewish community! You can find out everything you need to know about synagogues, day schools, resources, programs, and so much more. Check it out today, and please share it with friends!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 22
KEEPING THE STORIES ALIVE: INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE PROGRAM

Join us and members of the local Greek community to hear Yvette Manessis Corporon, author of Something Beautiful Happened. Yvette will share the amazing story of how her grandmother helped hide a Jewish family on a Greek island during World War II. more

January 27
HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY TRIP TO UNITED NATIONS

This year is the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. Join the Holocaust Council, survivors, and the Greater MetroWest community for an important trip to the U.N. in New York City to be part of this historic event to keep alive the memories and lessons of the Holocaust. more

February 2
AN INCONVENIENT TIME: THE STORY OF RUTH RAVINA

Join us for the premiere of this film which takes us through Holocaust survivor Ruth Ravina’s powerful and triumphant story. more

February 4
BUSINESS & PROFESSIONALS NETWORK – (IT’S GREAT TO) SUCK AT SOMETHING

Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal. Rinaldi will discuss her personal experiences along with philosophy, literature, and the latest science about how sucking at something rewires the brain in positive ways. more

February 5
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: EMERGING TRENDS IN JEWISH ENGAGEMENT

Federation is embarking upon a demographic study of the Greater MetroWest Jewish community, conducted by a research team at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University, to inform future planning for Federation, synagogues, and agencies. more

February 24 & 26
GREATER METROWEST REUNIONS IN FLORIDA

Please join us and connect with Greater MetroWest, hear from a great speaker, and learn about what’s happening in your community. more

February 28
WOMEN OF WISDOM SESSION 2 – THE MORAL COMPASS OF JEWISH MOTHERHOOD: BOUNDARIES AND GUIDANCE

We strive both to support our children and to respect their boundaries, no matter their ages. Sometimes, the struggle brings with it a moral component, with questions including how much is too much and when to “let them fail to succeed?” more

March 1-3
AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE

Be part of the Jewish Federation delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Join a special cohort of Greater MetroWest parents and teens at the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States. more

March 29
COMMUNITY MITZVAH DAY - more

April 26-29
WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY MISSION TO MEMPHIS

Take a journey through the soundtrack of a revolution – join us as we delve into Jewish involvement in the Civil Rights Movement and the creation of Rock ‘n’ Roll. more

July 1-9, 2020
YOUNG WOMEN’S MISSION TO ISRAEL

This mission is intended for young women who have never been on a Women’s Philanthropy mission to Israel. Mission participants will have the opportunity to make a meaningful gift to the 2021 UJA Annual Campaign. more

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