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

Stanley Stone Answers Unexpected Call – Jewish Community Foundation executive director joins American Society for Yad Vashem. more

Kim Hirsh Appointed Executive Director of JCF – Kim Hirsh, who has worked at the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ (JCF) for 14 years, has been appointed its new Executive Director. more

Prepare in Advance for the Unique Challenges Faced by “Solo Seniors” – Join Greater MetroWest CARES for a seminar about the unique financial, legal, and other challenges faced by “solo seniors” and ways to prepare in advance. more

Jewish Teens Don’t Want Their Parents’ Judaism – Revealing findings on Gen Z by Jewish Education Project. more

Joshua Cohen Will Helm the Newly Formed Jewish Federations of New Jersey – Five leading Jewish federations from across the state of New Jersey have announced the establishment of a new umbrella organization: Jewish Federations of New Jersey (JFNJ). The new JFNJ replaces the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

AJC Releases Results of Opinion Survey of American, French, and Israeli Jews – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) released today its first-ever concurrent surveys of the attitudes of Jews in France, Israel, and the United States, the three largest Jewish communities in the world. more


YOUR IMPACT

High School Teens Lobby for Gun Control in D.C. – About a week ago I, along with eight other high school students, embarked on a fascinating trip to Washington, D.C. more

BLOG: Shining in the Invisible Spotlight – A Tribute to My Colleague Stanley Stone by Dov Ben-Shimon – I was honored to speak at the farewell celebration for our friend and colleague Stanley Stone, who is leaving our Federation and Foundation family for an exciting new position. more

Holocaust Survivors Among Those Featured at Montville Tolerance Conference – Imagine a one-day conference with over 50 speakers, assembled to address the concepts and imperative of tolerance, the global and social wages of war, tyranny and other inhumane behaviors that they personally experienced. more

Montclair Rabbi Elliot Tepperman Awarded “Human Rights Hero” – Three decades after being arrested in a 1988 anti-nuclear weapons protest, Rabbi Elliott Tepperman recalled having his arms twisted by police officers. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – The JCC MetroWest is offering two free tickets to anyone who would like to attend tomorrow evening’s performance by The Mount Vernon Virtuosi String Orchestra featuring renowned cellist Amit Peled. For more information about the event on Thursday, June 13, click here. To read about Mr. Peled, click here. To get your complimentary tickets contact Katy Strulson at kstrulson@jccmetrowest.org or (973) 530-3915.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 20
SOLO SENIORS SEMINAR

Join Greater MetroWest CARES for a seminar about the unique financial, legal, and other challenges faced by “solo seniors” and ways to prepare in advance. more

June 23
PJ IN THE USA: THE GARDEN STATE

Enjoy the fruits of our labor in the Gottesman RTW Academy community garden. more