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 Holy Space Defiled – Today I sat in the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. And I prayed. more

Federation Mission Celebrates Israel, Solidifies Greater MetroWest Ties – Federation mission celebrates Israel, solidifies Greater MetroWest ties. more

Special Screening of Shadow in Baghdad with Consulate General of Israel – The Consulate General of Israel presents a special eventing for Israel's Day of Commemoration for the departure & expulsion of Jews from Arab countries. more

Synagogue Leaders: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on Dues Models – In recent years, many synagogues in Greater MetroWest have moved to alternative dues models such as fair share, free will/voluntary dues, sustaining pledge, free religious school tuition, and many others. more

Get into the Rhythm at Our Family Drumming Hanukkah Party! – Come along on a musical adventure back in time – to Ancient Israel – at this dynamic family drumming program! more

Today Is International Summer Camp T-shirt Day! Why Not Check Out Our Camp Scholarship Offerings? – The Greater MetroWest Jewish Overnight Camp Scholarship program enables lower-income families to send their children to Jewish overnight camp. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Building Hearts with Many Rooms: Community Conversations to Bridge Our Differences on Israel – Chancellor Eisen will speak to us about the issues that are at the heart of the divide between Israeli and Diaspora Jews and what we can do to bridge the gap. more

Update from Jewish Federation’s Israel Office on Situation in Israel’s South – Unfortunately, the situation in Israel’s south escalated overnight and Hamas rockets continued to be fired at Israeli civilian targets. more

BLOG: A Real Big Hug – As I write this, almost 300 rockets were launched from Gaza to Israel within 15 hours. One hit Kibbutz Erez around 6 a.m. this morning. No one was hurt. more


YOUR IMPACT

Partnering to Spur Giving – Federations’ ‘sister-city’ programs let donors see their donations at work and establish deep bonds. more

Seeing into the Future for Holocaust Survivors – When I tell people that I am a social worker in the Holocaust Services Department of Jewish Family Service of Central NJ (JFSCNJ), the inevitable first question I always get is, “How many survivors are there?” more


 

DID YOU KNOW? – The Los Angeles Jewish community is in dire need of help. Thousands of individuals and families have been evacuated and displaced, and a number of Jewish institutions have been destroyed or damaged. Families who have been evacuated do not have a place to go, and many have lost their homes. The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles has opened an LA Wildfire Relief Fund – 100% of all funds raised will go to individuals and institutions affected by the fires.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

November 27, 2018
SYNAGOGUE LEADERSHIP SEMINAR ON MEMBERSHIP DUES MODELS

In recent years, many synagogues in Greater MetroWest have moved to alternative dues models... more

November 27, 2018
SCREENING OF SHADOW IN BAGHDAD

The Consulate General of Israel presents a special eventing for Israel's Day of Commemoration for the departure & expulsion of Jews from Arab countries. more

December 1, 2018
LATKE VODKA: HEADING BACK TO OUR ROOTS

We're heading back to our roots at the 2018 Latke Vodka party of the year! We believe in Partying with a Purpose. more

December 2, 2018
EASY JEWISH FAMILY FUN – MITZVAH MADNESS

Join us to celebrate the beginning of Hanukkah with community service projects that will benefit families in our local community and Israel! more

December 5, 2018
JVS STRICTLY BUSINESS BREAKFAST FOR BUSINESS OWNERS & LEADERS

Please join Jewish Vocational Service at our inaugural Strictly Business Breakfast for area business owners and leaders, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. more

December 6, 2018
JVS JOB-SEEKERS PROGRAM—ASK A HIRING PROFESSIONAL

Looking for real answers to questions about today's job search market? more

December 9, 2018
FAMILY DRUMMING HANUKKAH PARTY

Come along on a musical adventure back in time – to Ancient Israel – at this dynamic family drumming program! more

December 12, 2018
HOLIDAYS AND HALACHA IN THE ISRAELI PUBLIC SPHERE

Federation's Global Connection department hosts community programs about Israel. more