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All are welcome to join us for a celebration of our GMW community at out 2017 FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING. With featured speaker Avraham Infeld, and a special tribute to outgoing president Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, presentation of the President’s Bamberger Award to Arthur Schechner, and introduction of this year’s Cohn Young Leadership Award recipients. Click here for more information or to rsvp.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Investing in Israel Is a Win-Win – Jewish Community Foundation President Robert Kuchner announced that JCF has approved the decision to make a $1 million investment in the Israeli stock market.  more

Women’s Philanthropy 2017 Annual Meeting – All are welcome to join Women’s Philanthropy as we celebrate the past year and hear from featured speaker Rabbi Shira Stutman, Scholar-in-residence of the Heart to Heart Women’s Mission to Israel. more

PJ Library Newsletter – Check out the latest issue which is chock-full of upcoming events and activities for families with kids in Greater MetroWest and lots of useful information for parents. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Montclair State Student Government Votes No on BDS – With the help of our shlicha Moran Shevach and Hillel International, pro-Israel students on campus were able to get the resolution rejected by a vote of 11 to 1, with 6 abstentions. more

March with GMW at the Israel Parade – All are encouraged to join the GMW community as we march together at the Celebrate Israel Parade on Fifth Ave. in New York City on Sunday June 4. For more information contact Stephanie Brand at sbrand@jfedgmw.org.

Write On for Israel – This exciting two-year program trains a select group of high school juniors to become advocates for Israel through journalism, broadcasting, and public speaking. Applications are now being accepted. more


YOUR IMPACT

Rides for Seniors Program Revs Up – With the support of a grant from the Grotta Fund for Senior Care, a JCF Advisory Council, the Tri-Town 55+ Coalition has launched a transportation pilot program that enables older adults to arrange subsidized rides through GoGoGrandparent. In April, the program provided 135 rides for 141 residents 65 and older living in Madison and the Chathams, half of whom were 81 years or older. The first ride was bringing someone to shul! more


IN THE NEWS

DID YOU KNOW? – Fred Heyman and Michael Rubell, both Holocaust Council GMW board members, have received awards this year from the NJ State Commission on Holocaust Education. Kol hakavod to both of these extraordinary volunteers who are dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Holocaust to young people and educators. To find out more about the awards, click here.

 

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Upcoming Events

April 30-May 11

CELEBRATE ISRAEL!
Yom Hazikaron Commemorations and Yom Ha-Atzmaut Celebrations throughout the GMW community. more

May 9

SIX DAYS AND FIFTY YEARS: MILITARY MIRACLE AND POLITICAL DILEMMA
Discussion with journalists Yossi Klein Halevi and Bret Stephens. more

May 9

JCF INVESTORS DINNER MEETING
With featured speaker Thomas Kempner, Jr. more

May 18

EAT. DRINK. PLAY.
NextDor is taking over FunPlex for the 25- to 45-year-old set. more

May 24

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY ANNUAL MEETING
Featuring Rabbi Shira Stutman, Scholar-in-Residence, Heart to Heart Women’s Mission to Israel. more

June 7

2017 FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING
With featured speaker Avraham Infeld and a special tribute to outgoing president Leslie Dannin Rosenthal. more

June 11

NATURE PLAY THE JEWISH WAY
Join us at South Mountain Reservation for a family adventure connection nature to Judaism. more

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