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


Check out our Year in Review Video! We are GREATER TOGETHER.

IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Statement: We Are Devastated and Outraged by the Mass Shootings in El Paso and Dayton – We at Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ extend our deepest sympathies to the innocent victims who were senselessly gunned down in two American cities. We stand with the people of El Paso and Dayton and offer our sincere condolences to the families, friends, and loved ones impacted by these terrible tragedies. more

Join Us for a Special Evening with Nikki Haley – Nikki R. Haley is the former United States Permanent Representative to the United Nations. She served as a member of President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and on the UN National Security Council. more

Enjoy Some Jewish Family Fun at The Messy Artist – Start the Jewish New Year off with friends old and new! Join Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ for some messy play and a PJ Library story. You'll take home a holiday craft and a Shabbat treat! more

Cultivating Mindfulness at Camp – Lakewood, Pa. — The boys placed their towels on the grass under the tree and lay down, as Jodie Luce, wellness director at Camp Poyntelle, began the guided meditation. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Reflections of Diller Teen Fellows – Two of our of Diller Teen Fellows of Greater MetroWest NJ write about their experiences on the Israel Summer Seminar. more

BLOG: Heritage by Ilyse Shainbrown – I’ve spoken and written often about the so-called birthright of a child, grandchild, or even great-grandchild of a Holocaust survivor. In many cases, it’s ingrained upon these subsequent generations to continue to pave a path of remembrance, recollection, and education. more

Women’s Philanthropy Is Offering Two Amazing Lion of Judah Missions: Mexico and Morocco!


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: This Choice Rests with Us by Robert Lichtman – I just received a message from our friends at The Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School that Cantor Shimon Vogel needs a kidney, Blood Type A+. more

Andrew Silow-Carroll Named Jewish Week Editor – Andrew Silow-Carroll, one of the most prominent and respected Jewish journalists in the country, who after a long tenure at NJJN helped revamp the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Jewish news service, in his three years as editor in chief, will take over the editorship of The New York Jewish Week, NJJN’s sister publication, at the end of September. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – JTEEN Summer Mitzvah Mania is offering a FREE trip to Washington, DC on Monday, August 19 for teens ages 12-18. Participants will visit the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and other meaningful sites in the company of two Holocaust survivors who will share their stories on the bus trip. Space is limited, so click here to register now.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

August 19-29
SUMMER MITZVAH MANIA

Mitzvah Mania refers to the Jewish Service Learning projects run by JTEEN in the Greater MetroWest area. All Mitzvah Mania projects combine productive, hands-on service projects with relevant Jewish learning. more

August 21
VOLUNTEER POP-UP—MAKE “BACK-TO-SCHOOL” MEANINGFUL

Sort, pack, and create back-to-school goodie bags for students in the public schools in Newark. This is a great activity for parents and children to do together! more

September 11 and September 18 (with a Russian translator)
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR BENEFITS WORKSHOP

Join us for this informative session to learn which services and reparations you or your loved one are entitled to and how to secure them. more

September 22
TOUR DE SUMMER CAMPS NJ

The Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s Tour de Summer Camps NJ is a community celebration and fundraising event. The Tour will feature four amazing routes for cyclists of all skill levels. more