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Registration for LIVE from Greater MetroWest with special guest Michael Strahan is open. Join us for this annual community-wide fundraising event — an evening not to be missed! Click here to register.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Powerful Mobile “This Is Hunger” Exhibit Coming to Our Community – MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger has designed a free exhibit in an 18 wheeler that is bringing Americans face to face with the stark realities of hunger in the United States as it travels to more than 30 cities nationwide. Our Community Relations Committee is bringing the exhibit to two stops in our community. »more

25 Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Purim in New Jersey – To help you get in a holiday mood, our friends at Kveller have rounded up the best Purim parties and carnivals in our corner of New Jersey. Happy Purim! click here

GMW Women Embark on a Civil Rights Journey – 43 women from our community are traveling from Atlanta to Montgomery to Selma to Birmingham, seeing the Rosa Parks Museum, the King Center, visiting the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Edmund Pettus Bridge, as part of a journey to explore the Civil Rights movement from a Jewish perspective. »more

Why Not Give Your Traditional Seder a Makeover? – You can make a Greater Seder this year by attending one of our unique workshops. Space is limited, to register today! »more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

Calling All Runners! – As many of our runner friends in Israel are starting to train for the third annual Race to the Sunrise, a nighttime run from Arad to Masada, we thought it would be fun to organize a group of GMW runners to train together, race together, and possibly travel to Israel together to participate in the Race to Sunrise. If interested in getting involved contact Randi Brokman at rbrokman@jfedgmw.org.


YOUR IMPACT

A Museum of Their Own – Students at Bruriah High School for Girls, part of the Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, transformed a hallway in their school into a Holocaust Museum, a process that enables them to relate to a difficult chapter in Jewish history on their own terms. »more

A New Welcome Mat at JVS – Merrill Silver, and ESL teacher at Jewish Vocational Services of MetroWest NJ, reflects on the many lives the organization touched in its old location and looks ahead to the important work they will do in their new location. »more

DID YOU KNOW? One Happy Camper NJ is in full swing, advising families on the best summer camp fit for them and offering $1,000 grants for eligible first-time campers at 175+ overnight camps and teen programs. Needs-based scholarships are also available. For more information visit OneHappyCamperNJ.org or contact Tracy Levine at tlevine@jfedgmw.org.

 

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Upcoming Events

Now through May 4

FROM MEMORY TO HISTORY
Faces and voices of the Holocaust exhibit. more

March 7

FIGHT OR FLIGHT: CHALLENGES OF JEWISH COMMUNITY LIFE
Parlor meeting with JDC’s Leora Wine to discuss current situation for Jews overseas. For more information contact Lydia Dorsky at ldorsky@jfedgmw.org.

March 9

A TASTE OF HOME
Bake something sweet for those in need. more

March 19-April 2

NEW JERSEY JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Award-winning films, special guests, and post-film discussions. more

March 20

WOMEN’S MISSION TO VIENNA, BRATISLAVA, AND BUDAPEST INFORMATION MEETING
Join us to find out more. more

March 22

HOLOCAUST COUNCIL REAL TO REEL FILM SERIES: FATHERLAND
A compelling drama set 30 years after the Germans defeat the Allies in World War II. more

March 26-28

AIPAC POLICY CONFERENCE
Register now to join a special cohort of Greater MetroWest parents and teens at the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States. more

March 27

HOLOCAUST COUNCIL BAGELS & BOOKS
Discuss Philip Roth’s The Plot Against America. more

March 29

YOUNG WOMEN’S MISSION INFORMATION MEETING
Learn more about this unique opportunity. more

March 30

LIVE FROM GREATER METROWEST
Featuring Michael Strahan and magician Joshua Jay. more

April 2

J-SERVE
International Day of Jewish Teen Service. more