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Community members, visiting Israeli delegations, and religious and political leaders gathered at the Livingston Oval this morning for an Israeli flag-raising ceremony to celebrate Yom Ha’atzmaut. Click here for photos.


IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY

Exciting Spring Family Activities Planned – Our Greater MetroWest PJ Library community has partnered with our day schools to create a schedule of fabulous events. Click here for more information and to register. Click here to enroll in PJ Library.

Parent/Teen Cohort Attends AIPAC Policy Conference – Read the reflections that some of the 25 GMW students wrote about their inspiring experiences at the conference in Washington D.C. that brought together 18,000 pro-Israel supporters. more

Curious About JCF’s Investment Strategies? – Then come hear featured speaker Thomas Kempner, Executive Managing Director of Davidson Kempner, at the Jewish Community Foundation Annual Dinner Meeting to find out more, meet the decision makers, and learn about investment opportunities. more

Federation Funds JVS Move to Contemporary Facility – Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ has a new home with upgraded facilities just a short distance from its old home in East Orange. They’ve also opened an office in Livingston to better accommodate clientele in the Jewish community. more


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

KEDMA: Shared Society at Work – Lisa Lisser, the incoming deputy chair of Global Connections’ Kedma platform, describes her recent visit with partners in building shared society in Israel and the amazing work happening there. more

From Mizrach to Jerusalem – Chief Jewish Learning Officer Bob Lichtman writes about how, after 50 years of a reunited city once again living, breathing, and growing, it is time to proclaim that we are not simply facing Mizrach (East); we are facing Jerusalem. more


YOUR IMPACT

BLOG: Plus ca change, plus ca meme chose – Like many in our community, I’ve been watching the French elections with fascination. I’m reading everything I can about the candidates and the election climate, the spillover into the rest of Europe, and more. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more

GMW Teens Just Want to Make a Difference – J-SERVE 2017, the annual day of Jewish teen service, was held on April 2, in Greater MetroWest and all around the world. This community-wide event was, by far, the largest to date, with well over 300 teens participating. more


IN THE NEWS

DID YOU KNOW? – Last week at Montclair State University, a BDS resolution was voted down (16-11-1). Yasher Koach to our shlicha Moran Shevach, CRC Director Linda Scherzer, Hillel International, and the Jewish Agency for Israel for empowering the students who stood their ground and Stood Up for Israel.

 

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Upcoming Events

Now through May 4

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

April 30-May 11

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

May 4

“13 REASONS WHY” YOU SHOULD TALK TO YOUR TEEN
JFS MetroWest invited parents to participate in this important discussion about teen depression. more

May 7 & June 11

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