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Join us on Sunday March 11 at The BIGGIVE featuring Challah Bake Jr., a community-wide day of giving at two convenient Greater MetroWest locations! Bake challah for those in need in our community, make calls in support of the UJA Annual Campaign, and participate in family-friendly activities throughout the day.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

BLOG: Why did our Federation organize a rally for common sense gun legislation? – To continue the discussion… to give the members of our community an opportunity to mourn together… to understand what happened… and to pledge our mutual commitment to work towards a solution. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

Celebrate Israel@70 Across the Community – This year marks the 70th birthday of the State of Israel. To celebrate this exciting milestone, our Federation is funding Israel@70 programming hosted by synagogues and agencies across Greater MetroWest to create a mosaic of Israel’s culture, history, and modern society that is accessible to the widest audience possible. more

Re-imagining Synagogue Life – The traditional synagogue model has been showing signs of age in recent years and many synagogues are rethinking all aspects of their offerings. To help guide synagogues through this re-imagining process, we’ve invited Rabbi David Ingber to lead an interactive seminar, Synagogue 10.0: Rethinking the Software and Hardware of Synagogue Life. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

HaZamir Brings Jewish Teen Voices Together – A group of six teens from Ofakim will be joining 15 of their GMW peers to participate in the HaZamir: The International Jewish Teen Choir’s Gala Concert at Lincoln Center on March 18. more

Unique Teen Summer Experiences in Israel – Open to teens entering grades 10 to 12, Hoop Connections, and the all-new Dance Connections, will bring together teens from Greater MetroWest with teens from our partner community of Arad to run either a basketball or dance clinic for children here and in Israel. more


YOUR IMPACT

Ears to the Ground: ABLE Serves Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families – As February and Jewish Disability Awareness and Inclusion Month come to a close, learn how Greater MetroWest ABLE envisions and works year-round toward creating a Jewish community made whole by the meaningful inclusion of all its members with disabilities and their families. more

Wilf Family Foundation Donates $5 Million to Jewish Agency – The donation will fund Israel’s Senior Affordable Housing Initiative which aims to build approximately 3,000 affordable housing units for low-income seniors across Israel. more

 

IN THE NEWS

Thousands Join Florida Shooting Survivors at Gun Control Rally in New Jersey

Parkland students rally in N.J. alongside Menendez for gun control

 

DID YOU KNOW? – This week is Purim! Check out the variety of wonderful family-friendly Purim activities being offered throughout the community on our Greater MetroWest Kveller website. 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 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 14

HOLOCAUST COUNCIL LUNCH & LEARN
Guest speaker Louise Berliner tells her husband Armand Berliner’s story. 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 the 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


MARK YOUR CALENDAR!

April 11

ANNUAL YOM HASHOAH COMMEMORATION

April 25

WOMEN'S AWARENESS DAY


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