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GMW UPDATE


Want to add some last-minute special touches to your Seder this Passover? If so, join us tonight or tomorrow night for one of our remaining Greater Seder Makeover workshops. Find out more


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

We’re Expanding Our Needs-Based Camp Scholarships Program – Applications are now being accepted for The Greater MetroWest Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship Program, which seeks to enable all children to enjoy the camp experience with their peers by removing financial barriers. more

Women’s Mission Traces Historic Events of Civil Rights Era – Women’s Philanthropy’s Civil Rights Journey took 44 participants out of their comfort zone and brought them to the South, where they toured major landmarks of the 1960s civil rights movement. more

Join Us for the Annual Yom HaShoah Holocaust Commemoration – Addressing the topic of Antisemitism Then and Now, featured speakers include the Honorable Professor Irwin Cotler, the founder and chair of the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights, and Dr. Bernard Schanzer and Henry Schanzer, identical twins who survived the Holocaust with the help of righteous rescuers. more

Federation Hires First Chief Security OfficerThe New Jersey Jewish News sat down for an in-depth conversation with Robert Wilson, the new point person for security issues across our community. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Getting a Real Taste of Israel – Israeli chefs and tour experts Nir Margalith and Guy Marom are the founders of Puzzle Israel, a company which offers unique and personalized trips to Israel, including culinary tours. They recently brought an evening of good Israeli cooking and eating to GMW. more


IN THE NEWS


DID YOU KNOW? Fifty GMW parents and their high school aged teenagers are in Washington, D.C. as part of our Community Relations Committee’s Parent/Teen Cohort to the AIPAC Policy Conference. Be on the lookout in upcoming issues of Access for articles written by these students which will appear on the New Jersey Jewish News website.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

Now through May 4
FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY

Faces and voices of the Holocaust exhibit. more

March 19-April 2
NEW JERSEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Award-winning films, special guests, and post-film discussions. more

March 26-April 1
THIS IS HUNGER

Exhibit runs through April 1 at two GMW locations. more

March 28 and 29
EXTREME MAKEOVER SEDER EDITION

Workshops to help you personalize your seder. more

March 29
YOUNG WOMEN’S MISSION INFORMATIONAL MEETING

Learn more about this unique opportunity. more

March 30
LIVE FROM GREATER METROWEST

Featuring Michael Strahan and magician Joshua Jay. more

April 2
DISCUSSION WITH SENATOR ROBERT MENENDEZ

Hosted by our CRC in partnership with Temple B’nai Abraham. more

April 2
J-SERVE

International Day of Jewish Teen Service. more

April 5
WOMEN'S AWARENESS DAY

rejewvinate yourself with special guest Archie Gottesman. more

April 20
MIMOUNA

All are welcome at this traditional North African Jewish end-of-Passover celebration. more

April 24
ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH HOLOCAUST COMMEMORATION

Antisemitism Then and Now with featured speakers the Hon. Irwin Cotler and survivors Bernard and Henry Schanzer. more