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.
The traditional synagogue model has been showing signs of age in recent years. Across the country, attendance at services and membership numbers have been declining steadily for more than a decade, sparking many synagogues to rethink all aspects of their offerings. We’ve invited Rabbi David Ingber to lead an interactive seminar, Synagogue 10.0: Rethinking the Software and Hardware of Synagogue Life on Thursday, March 15, open to all members of the community, but registration required. more
The Community Gave Big at Sunday’s BIGGIVE – It was an energizing day in Greater MetroWest NJ as we hosted The BIGGIVE, featuring Challah Bake Jr., at two locations in the community. We raised much-needed dollars for the UJA Annual Campaign and learned about the important work Federation and its partner agencies do to care for those in need locally, in Israel, and around the world. more
Give Your Seder a Makeover! – Are you a seder veteran but are interested in learning how to add more fun, more meaning, and more seder-ific experiences to inspire you and your guests? If so, join us for a Webinar Workshop, and make this year’s seder even greater! more
BLOG: Reflections on AIPAC Policy Conference 2018 – AIPAC provides a forum and a model for how to reach across the political aisle, engage in meaningful discourse, celebrate commonalities, acknowledge the disagreements but never lose sight of our shared goal of a strong and secure Israel supported by a healthy U.S.-Israel alliance. By CRC Director Linda Scherzer. more
Learn to Stand Up and Speak Out for Israel – This one-day conference empowers high-school students to become pro-Israel supporters when they get to college, and to better understand the complexities of the Arab-Israeli conflict. more
Lace Makers of Horfeish – Community leader Miriam Seiden writes about her personal experiences with a group of Druze women from our partner community of Horfeish, Israel, who are coming to Greater MetroWest NJ this week to share their cooking and handicrafts with our community. more
Overcoming Barriers with Tzipi Zipper – All are welcome to meet and hear the inspiring story of Tzipi Zipper, a young Israeli-American woman who was injured while serving in the IDF and now defies stereotypes and overcomes barriers every day. more
Community Revisits Safety Systems in Wake of Parkland Shooting – Schools and synagogues throughout the area are constantly reviewing safety policies, as well as seeking guidance and taking advice from security professionals such as Federation’s Chief Security Officer Robert Wilson. PLUS: Day School leaders, including those from Greater MetroWest, call for common sense gun legislation. more
DID YOU KNOW? – Our Federation will be leading a delegation of students and community members in the March for Our Lives taking place in Newark on March 24, a student march for common sense gun legislation. We are offering several ways for community members, including teens who observe Shabbat, to come together as a community around this important event. Click here to find out how you can participate.
Featuring the tapestries and sculptures of Manhattan-based artist, educator, and activist Linda Stein. more
Award-winning films, special guests, and post-film discussions hosted by JCC MetroWest in West Orange. more
Professional development for early childhood teachers on the topic of nature play. more
Stav Shaffir, the youngest female member of Knesset in Israel’s history, will discuss Israel’s efforts to promote democracy and pluralism. more
Join with GMW community to demand common sense gun legislation. more
Suite Francaise, based on the best-selling book by Irene Nemirovsky. more
Held each year with Kean University Holocaust Resource Center. Featured speaker Robert Bielsky. more
WOMEN’S AWARENESS DAY
An inspiring morning with Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenshtein. more
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