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



IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

BLOG: A Beloved Teacher by Dov Ben-Shimon – If you’ve ever heard Dr. Erica Brown speak, you know that she’s amazing – and you’ve already signed up to hear her at our upcoming Synagogue Leadership Seminar on Sunday, March 31. more

Yom HaShoah Commemoration: The Greater Generation with Speaker Robert Max – Join the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and the Holocaust Resource Center of Kean University for our Yom HaShoah Commemoration with featured speaker, Robert Max. more

Roundup of Purim Events Throughout the Communitymore

We’re Now Accepting Applications for Diller Teen Fellows – Diller Teen Fellows is a premier leadership development program for Jewish 10th and 11th graders in Greater MetroWest NJ. The yearlong fellowship invites a select group of 20 teens to explore their Jewish identity and develop leadership skills towards social action and community involvement. more

Free Guidance to Find the Right Summer Camp! – Welcome to One Happy Camper NJ! Tracy Levine is a full-time professional dedicated to providing free, personalized guidance to families of the Greater MetroWest NJ community on finding the right camp or teen program. This is a completely free service to the community – there are never any commissions or fees to families or camps. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Missed Today’s Webinar on the Israeli Elections? Sign Up for the Next One on April 2! – Parties and Campaigns – Candidates, Platforms, and the Impact of the Media. more


YOUR IMPACT

On Int’l National Women’s Day, Celebrate this “Mother of Jewish Dragons” – We recognize the accomplishments and sacrifices of women across the globe on International Women’s Day. more


IN THE NEWS

More than $6.3 Million Raised for Victims of Pittsburgh Synagogue Attack – Thousands of givers have opened their hearts to those affected by the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, donating more than $6.3 million to a fund for their benefit set up by the local Jewish federation. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – that in addition to his work as executive chef and co-owner of Zahav, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Solomonov co-owns other Philadelphia eateries? One is The Rooster, a Jewish deli which donates 100 percent of its profits to the Broad Street Ministry Hospitality Collaborative that provides meals and essential services to individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger in the city. Find out about this and so much more as he shares his fascinating journey with us at LIVE365 on March 28!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

March 24-26
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 27-April 7
NEW JERSEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

The NJJFF gives individuals, corporations, foundations, and grantmakers the opportunity to link their names with a highly visible cultural event that serves the Greater MetroWest community. NJJFF film-goers are successful, sophisticated, well-educated, brand-loyal community leaders. more

March 28
LIVE365 WITH ISRAELI CHEF MICHAEL SOLOMONOV

Michael Solomonov will share his journey to becoming an internationally acclaimed chef, including his passion for Israel and his struggles and triumphs along the way, in conversation with local chef Meny Vaknin. more

March 31
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR – ENHANCED SUCCESSION PLANNING WITH SPEAKER DR. ERICA BROWN

Synagogues don’t always consider future leadership until the last moment. This seminar will examine structures and mechanisms for identifying and mentoring future lay or professional leaders so that the goals and implementation of one leadership team can continue through the transition to another. more

April 4
JVS JOB-SEEKERS WORKSHOP – GALVANIZE INTO ACTION

In this highly interactive presentation, Terrence “Terry” Seamon, an executive career transition consultant with The Ayers Group, will explain the six elements of a pro-active job search, based on the word “ACTION”. more

April 7
COMMUNITY MITZVAH DAY

Join us for a day of hands-on service experiences throughout Greater MetroWest. Activities available for all ages and stages – choose the activity that is best for your family. Which mitzvah will YOU find meaningful? more

April 11
WOMEN WITH PURPOSE

Jeannie Smith is the daughter of Gentile Polish rescuer Irene Gut Opdyke. Irene received international recognition for her actions during the Holocaust while working for a high-ranking German official. Jeannie will share her mother’s riveting life story, which was told each night on Broadway in the nationally acclaimed play “Irena’s Vow” starring Tovah Feldshuh. more