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


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

Students and Teachers Bring Holocaust Journey to a Close – At this year’s annual Morris Rubell Holocaust Remembrance Journeys Seminar, more than 280 area middle- and high-school students and their teachers were able to reflect on their experience in this unique program and share what they have learned. more

More than Just a Walk in the Woods – Nature Play the Jewish Way brought families with young children together to discover the wonders of nature. Don’t miss you chance to participate in the next one on June 11! more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Four Writers Wrestle with Israel in their Lives – As the Six-Day War anniversary nears, authors Bret Stephens and Yossi Klein Halevi came to GMW for a thoughtful discussion on the complex emotions this anniversary evokes. more

Check Out Our Summer and Fall Mission Opportunities – We are offering a number of interesting trips, including a Couples Mission to Israel and a Women's Mission to Eastern Europe. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: It Is Not the Mountain We Conquer – The Liberty Bell – a symbol of freedom in our country – is also a compelling reminder that our world is imperfect and it is our job to continually strive to repair it, tikun olam. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Healing Over Dinner – A local mother founded and leads a peer-led support group for Jewish parents whose children suffer from mental illness. They are hoping to help the entire community break the stigma associated with psychological illnesses. more


DID YOU KNOW? – At last night’s Global Connections Spring Gala there was a heart-felt tribute to Community Shaliach Moshe Levi, who will be leaving us after four years in Greater MetroWest. Many members of the community shared their thoughts and memories of their experiences working with Moshe, and the rishonim produced this wonderful video for him.


 

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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 4
CELEBRATE ISRAEL PARADE

March with your GMW community up Fifth Avenue in NYC. Contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org for more information.

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

June 11
ONE HAPPY CAMPER OPEN HOUSE

Get ready for summer with free s’mores, chocolate fountain, and more at ChocolateWorks in Millburn. more

June 16-August 15
JTOT IN THE PARK

Join us in the park this summer for music and stories and Shabbat! All are welcome to attend these joyous free events, so bring your friends and family. more