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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Join members of the community for an incredible, one-of-a-kind evening where more than 20 Jewish topics will be presented in a personal and relevant way. Live & Learn features local clergy and educators who will engage you in Jewish learning on a variety of current issues – some humorous, some serious, all meaningful. Plus, a selection of wine, a musical Havdalah celebration, and scrumptious desserts!


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Supporting an Abundance of Israel Celebrations – This year marks the 70th birthday of the State of Israel. To celebrate this exciting milestone, our Federation awarded 14 grants to area agencies and synagogues to support their Israel@70 programming. more

The Latest News from Our Impact Assessment & Learning Department – It’s been an exciting and busy few months… In the latest impact learning brief, we introduce you to Impact University, give you a sneak peek at our clarified Mission Driven Criteria, share data we’ve collected about serving individuals with disabilities and their families, and more! more

Join Us on a Jewish Journey at Ladies Night Out – Guest speaker Rachel Cohen Gerrol shares her inspirational story from her interfaith upbringing to a life-changing Birthright trip, to her ultimate calling empowering Jewish millennials to keep Jewish communities vibrant and strong. Registration now open. more

 

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Birthright Israel Registration Now Open – Join us for our summer 2018 Birthright Israel trip. We welcome young adults who live or study in Greater MetroWest, ages 18-22, to join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience! Trip dates are May 22 to June 3, 2018. more

Announcing Unique Cycling2Gether Program – This new program between GMW and our Negev partnerships builds on participants’ passion for cycling and desire to build living bridges. Find out how you can be a part of it. more


YOUR IMPACT

Winter Boot Camp Volunteers Help Out in Newark Synagogue – Last week, 35 volunteers braved the frigid temperatures to visit Newark’s oldest operating synagogue, Ahavas Shalom, and helped transform the common area into a warm and welcoming space for the current synagogue community and local Newark residents. more

 

IN THE NEWS

Partnered study at Beth El is open to community

 


 

DID YOU KNOW? – David E. Fishman, who will be the featured speaker at the From Memory to History Opening Reception on February 1, just won the National Jewish Book Award inaugural Holocaust Award for his work The Book Smugglers: Partisans, Poets, and the Race to Save Jewish Treasures from the Nazis. Don't miss your chance to hear him speak!

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UPCOMING EVENTS

January 18, 19, 23, & 25
COFFEE AND CAMP

Join us at the time and location that’s best for you to learn more about summer camp options. more

January 20
HAVDALAH AMONG THE STARS!

A community-wide family experience with indoor planetarium and activities for children ages 2-12. more

January 23
WINTER VOLUNTEER BOOT CAMP

Make chocolate creations and cards for clients of Jewish Relief Agency. more

January 28
EXPLORING THE RAINFOREST

Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 2-6. more

February 1
FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY OPENING RECEPTION

Featured speaker Professor David E. Fishman, author of The Paper Smugglers. more

February 10
LIVE & LEARN

An evening of Jewish exploration, inspiration, and celebration. more

February 11
MITZVAH MORNING

Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 5-8. more

February 26
LADIES NIGHT OUT

With featured speaker Rachel Cohen Gerrol. more


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

March 11

THE BIGGIVE/CHALLAH BAKE JR.

October 2018

OUR GMW commUNITY MISSION TO ISRAEL! more