Jimmy Fallon does it... Serena Williams does it… Young people across the country are doing it… and now you can too! Indoor axe-throwing is the latest trend, and NextDor is inviting all Greater MetroWest 25- to 45-year-olds to give it a try at our Spring Event on Thursday, May 10 at Bury the Hatchet in Bloomfield. Register now to join us for this evening of fun, friends, food, and drinks. Check out Jimmy and Serena throwing axes here.
IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITY
A Jew and a Muslim on the Future of the Middle East – Author and journalist Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli, both senior fellows on Jewish-Muslim relations at the Shalom Hartman Institute, will discuss this topic at a forum sponsored by our CRC in partnership with the Jewish News. Event will be moderated by Jewish News editor Gabe Kahn. more
Celebrating Greater Newark’s Jewish Legacy – On May 19, the main branch of the Newark Public Library will host an event that is being called Community History Day: Our Newark Story, with workshops, performances, demonstrations, crafts, and MORE!! The Jewish Historical Society has been invited to participate in the library’s celebration of Newark’s history. more
Two Workshops for Those Who Want to Help Struggling Teens – On May 9, teens are invited to a workshop, Breaking the Silence, that will help them recognize and understand when a friend is suffering and needs help. And on May 10, Talking to G-d, Finding Your Voice is a workshop for parents of teens and young adults who are struggling through the challenges of growing up in today’s world.
An Inspiring Story of Struggle and Success – Three hundred women showed up for Women’s Awareness Day on April 25 to hear the amazing Dr. Yarden Fanta-Vagenstein speak about her exodus from Ethiopia. The audience was captivated by Yarden’s very personal and inspiring “road less traveled” story. more
All Are Invited to the Global Connections Spring Gala – At this year’s event on Thursday, May 31, we will honor outgoing Global Connections chair Paula Saginaw and say a warm farewell to our 2017-2018 Mishlachat. 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
BLOG: Collaboration – A community bike ride to raise money to help send kids to Jewish summer camp... positive feedback on support of partner agency leaders plus a visit to one agency that has been serving members of our community with special needs for 40 years... and finally, a discussion with some 40 synagogue presidents about our common goals and concerns. This is what we can accomplish together. By Federation CEO Dov Ben-Shimon. more
IN THE NEWS
Why PJ Library Brought 20 Children’s Book Authors to Israel
Essex County Celebrates Israel
DID YOU KNOW? – May is Jewish American Heritage Month (JAHM)! First proclaimed by George W. Bush in 2006, every sitting president has done so since then. The theme this year is Jewish contributions to American Music. For more information on the month, including events and resources, click here. For an interesting JTA article about why JAHM goes mostly unnoticed, click here.
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