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

Here’s to the Next Decade of Jewish Camp! – The kids have been back to school for a few weeks now, but they are probably still dreaming about their camp experiences from this summer. more

BLOG: Bearing Witness on the Arizona/Mexico Border by CRC Director Linda Scherzer – The father of three-year-old Naya and her two older sisters was faced with an impossible choice. Stay in Venezuela and be subjected to arbitrary imprisonment for refusing to pay extortion fees to the police or flee his country. more

Community Security Initiative Releases Impact Report 2018 – Did you know that in 2018 Robert Wilson, Chief Security Officer of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest conducted 93 physical and threat assessments at Greater MetroWest synagogues, partner agencies, and Jewish community organizations? more

JCPA Offers Webcast on How to Fight Antisemitism with Bari Weiss – Tune in to JCPA’s CRCast series, in which we tackle the issues of the day. In each webcast, JCPA’s David Bernstein interviews a special guest expert or practitioner about the most pressing topics that are affecting the Jewish community and the Community Relations field. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: The ABCs of the Israeli Election by Amir Shacham – It is now “the morning after” the Israeli general election. The results are in. Experts and commentators keep calculating, and yet no one knows who our next prime minister will be and which government will lead us from here. more

Cyclists from Israel Biking with New Jersey Jewish Community – On September 22 in Morristown, New Jersey, individuals, families, and teams will don helmets and prepare to set off on bicycles for The Jewish Federation’s Tour de Summer Camps NJ. more

Jewish Mothers Around the World Are Basically the Same: and other lessons learned on the Diller Teen Fellows program – This past Shabbat, a Diller Teen Fellow shared his experience in the program at his synagogue, Morristown Jewish Center. more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – Greater MetroWest CARES has released an updated Resource Guide of Services for adults 60+ in our community. Click here to check it out online.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

September 21
STAND UP & STAND OUT: AN ANSWER TO ANTI-SEMITISM

Come join us as grandparents, parents & students learn from one of the country's top experts about how to answer questions about the BDS movement, free speech and the evergrowing conflict on college campuses today. more

September 22
TOUR DE SUMMER CAMPS NJ INCLUDING FAMILY FUN DAY!

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

September 23
HOLOCAUST COUNCIL BAGELS & BOOKS – THE TATTOOIST OF AUSCHWITZ

In April 1942, Lale Sokolov, a Slovakian Jew, is transported to the concentration camps at Auschwitz-Birkenau. more

October 7
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

October 23
THE JERUSALEM QUARTET AT THE JCC METROWEST

Founded in 1993, the Jerusalem Quartet is a regular and beloved guest on the world’s great concert stages. more

October 29
AN EXCLUSIVE EVENING FOR THE KING DAVID SOCIETY

Private Reception and Audio Tour - Auschwitz: Not long ago. Not far away. - Museum of Jewish Heritage more