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


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ June 20, 2017 Follow Us on Facebook  Follow Us on Twitter  Check out Our YouTube Channel  Check out Our Pinterest page

The 2017 UJA Annual Campaign closes in just 10 days! There’s still time to do your part… to help those in need… to inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders… to contribute to the safety and security of our community... and so much more. Click here to make your gift today.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Life-long Learning for Seniors – Participants in the Joint Chaplaincy’s Lifelong Learning Program at Lester Senior Housing celebrated their “graduation” with a siyum last week. more

JFS MetroWest Awarded “Breaking Barriers” Matching Grant – The Genesis Prize Foundation and Jewish Funders Network announced the recipients of funding under the special matching grants program created in honor of 2016 Genesis Prize Laureate Itzhak Perlman. The announcement identified 22 organizations which will promote inclusion of those with disabilities in Jewish life. more

Assemble Shabbat in a Box with Volunteer Boot Camp – It’s not too late to sign up your family for a hands-on opportunity to give back to the community. Find out about this and other volunteer mitzvah programs throughout the summer. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Our Partner in Negev Recognized for Philanthropic Work Kol hakavod to one of our partners in helping develop the economic security of Bedouins in the Negev, Itzik Zivan, for receiving the President’s Special Award for Volunteerism. Click here to learn more about the incredible work we are doing together.


YOUR IMPACT

GMW Day School Teacher Honored for Excellence – Dr. Catherine J. Lasser, PhD, an upper school Judaic studies teacher at Golda Och Academy, was presented this week with the 2016 Harold Grinspoon Foundation’s North American Grinspoon Award for Excellence in Jewish Education. more

 

DID YOU KNOW? – Through various and diverse programs, Federation introduced approximately 1,500 local upper-elementary, middle-, and high-school students to Holocaust speakers, educating them on the lessons of being upstanding citizens.

 

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Upcoming Events

Through 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

June 22 to August 8

VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP
Make your summer hands-on and heart-filled with these weekly volunteer opportunities. more

June 25

LIVING BRIDGE BOOK CLUB
Discuss A Pigeon and a Boy by acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev with book clubs members here and in our partner community of Arad. For more information or to rsvp contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org.

July 9

METROWEST COMMUNITY FUN DAY AT CAMP DEENY RIBACK
All are welcome to a free day of bbq lunch, sports, swimming, adventure course, crafts, and much more.
more

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Through 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 

June 22 to August 8
VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Make your summer hands-on and heart-filled with these weekly volunteer opportunities. more 

June 25
LIVING BRIDGE BOOK CLUB

Discuss A Pigeon and a Boy by acclaimed Israeli writer Meir Shalev with book clubs members here and in our partner community of Arad. For more information or to rsvp contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org.

July 9
METROWEST COMMUNITY FUN DAY AT CAMP DEENY RIBACK

All are welcome to a free day of bbq lunch, sports, swimming, adventure course, crafts, and much more.
more