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Designed specifically for families with young children… we have a wonderful evening of Havdalah, Purim activities, and skating planned on February 24 at Havdalah on Ice.  more


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Responding to Changing Community Needs – One of Greater MetroWest ABLE’s new initiatives is raising awareness of and eliminating the stigma surrounding mental health challenges – working toward a day when no individual or family will have to struggle alone. more

Are Grandparents the Key to the Jewish Future? – We are partnering with the Jewish Agency for Israel to offer members of our community the G2: Global Intergenerational Initiative. This program uses grandparent-grandchild relationships as a vehicle for strengthening Jewish identity in fun and meaningful ways, and creates an opportunity for valuable intergenerational communication. more

We Invite You to Spend a Night In… and gift the money you would have spent on dinner and a sitter to the 2018 UJA Annual Campaign to help your community. NextDor’s Night In on Saturday, March 10 is a fundraising effort as part of The BIGGIVE on March 11. more

Fierce Females – Given all the headlines, it couldn’t be more timely for Holocaust Council to feature the exhibit Holocaust Heroes: Fierce Females with beautiful, compelling works that tell the story of the crucial role women played in the Resistance as part of its annual From Memory to History exhibit. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

BLOG: Unshakable Optimism in the Negev – Our Keren Ness Board visits the Negev each year and, as usual, this was an emotional, inspiring, and fully packed visit. The highlights, as always, were the remarkable individuals we met. By Jewish Community Foundation Executive Director Stanley Stone. more


YOUR IMPACT

Strategic Thinking – Community leader Steve Levy writes about the opportunity he had to work as part of a small team led by visionary benefactors Paula and Jerry z”l Gottesman and others to design a groundbreaking initiative aimed at making the Jewish day schools in our community sustainable. more

Viewing Federation’s Impact Through the Lens of Mini Missions – Find out from participant Mindunn Rose how mini missions to local Federation partner agencies, offered through Women’s Philanthropy, bring the wonderful work we are doing in the community into focus. more

 

IN THE NEWS

PJ Library Radio offers live-streamed Jewish music

Rachel Coalition seeks volunteers for Court Advocate Program

 

DID YOU KNOW? –Shalom for the Soul is a series of workshops for 25- to 45-year-olds offered by NextDor. Join us and Rabbi Justin Pines to explore Jewish approaches to making all your relationships happier and healthier. Find out more.

 

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Upcoming Events

Now Through May 4

FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY EXHIBIT
Featuring the tapestries and sculptures of Manhattan-based artist, educator, and activist Linda Stein. more

February 24

HAVDALAH ON ICE
Annual co-sponsored Purim and Havdalah family event. more

February 25

CELEBRATE PURIM WITH GAN KTAN
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 1-3. more

February 26

LADIES NIGHT OUT
Featuring guest speaker Rachel Cohen Gerrol. more

February 27

CARING FOR YOUR FAMILY MEMBER WITH DISABILITIES
This workshop explores the evolution of family relationships through life transitions. more

February 27

MEET ISRAELI AUTHOR ETGAR KERET
All are welcome at this community event hosted by the JCC of Central NJ. more

March 1

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

March 4

ISRAELI ART AND LEARN
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for kids ages 4-7. more

March 8

JVS JOB SEEKERS PROGRAM
The 5 Stages of Managing Career Transition. more

March 10

NEXTDOR NIGHT IN
Spend the evening at home, donate what you would have spent on a night on the town to the UJA Annual Campaign, and make an impact on your community.  more

March 11

THE BIGGIVE
A community-wide day of giving including Challah Bake Jr. more

March 15-25

18th ANNUAL NJ JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Award-winning films, special guests, and post-film discussions hosted by JCC MetroWest in West Orange. more

March 16

MOTIVATING OUR KIDS TO FIND THEIR JEWISH HOME ON CAMPUS
Part of Women’s Philanthropy Women of Wisdom Education Series. more

March 18

HAZAMIR GALA CONCERT AT LINCOLN CENTER
A spectacular performance by the International Jewish Teen Choir, including 15 teens from GMW and 6 from our partner community of Ofakim. more


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