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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.


GLOBAL CONNECTIONS

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


YOUR IMPACT

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

Survivors Speak

 

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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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

May 3

JVS JOB SEEKERS
Keeping positive and motivated during your job search. more

May 3

GET WILD! SAFARI ADVENTURE
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for ages 2-6. more

May 6

INVESTIGATE ISRAEL
Easy Jewish Family Fun event for ages 4-8. more

May 6

HOLOCAUST COUNCIL MINI-ARTS FILM FEST
Screening of award-winning documentary, plus shorts and trailers. more

May 6

INTERNATIONAL BOOK CLUB
Discussion of Adjusting Sights by Haim Sabato. more

May 9

BREAKING THE SILENCE
Workshop for teens about mental health. more

May 10

TALKING TO G-D, FINDING YOUR VOICE
Workshop for parents of struggling teens. more

May 10

JCF ANNUAL MEETING AND INVESTORS MEETING
With keynote address by Steven Schoenfeld. more

May 10

NEXTDOR SPRING EVENT
Inviting 25- to 45-year-olds to Bury the Hatchet. more

May 17

FEDERATION ANNUAL MEETING
With keynote address by Rabbi Brad Hirschfield. more

May 19

COMMUNITY HISTORY DAY: OUR NEWARK STORY
The Jewish Historical Society will present an exhibit on Newark’s Jewish Legacy. more

May 22

A JEW AND A MUSLIM ON THE FUTURE OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Discussion with Yossi Klein Halevi and Imam Abdullah Antepli, co-sponsored by our CRC. more

May 30

WOMEN’S PHILANTHROPY ANNUAL MEETING
Honoring outgoing president, Rebecca Gold, and recognizing outgoing and incoming officers. more

May 31

GLOBAL CONNECTIONS SPRING GALA
Honoring outgoing chair, Paula Saginaw, and saying goodbye to this year’s Mishlachat. more


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