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The CRC provides opportunities for lay leaders to become advocates to ensure the Jewish community voices are heard on important issues of the day at the local, state and national levels.

Statement on Anti-Semitism

Read Federation’s response to recent acts of anti-Semitism in Greater MetroWest. more

Domestic Legislative Priorities

The CRC regularly engages with elected officials at all levels to advocate in support of the domestic legislative agenda of the Jewish Federations of North America. more

How to Contact Your Elected Official

Contact your or State or Federal elected official.

  • End Hunger

    Join Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ as we heighten awareness and advocacy for the hungry and food insecure of New Jersey through the END HUNGER campaign, a year-long initiative featuring education, advocacy, and activism.

by Linda Scherzer, CRC Director

  • Reflections on AIPAC Policy Conference 2018

    March 13
    AIPAC provides a forum and a model for how to reach across the political aisle, engage in meaningful discourse, celebrate commonalities, acknowledge the disagreements but never lose sight of our shared goal of a strong and secure Israel supported by a healthy U.S.-Israel alliance.

Hot Topics

  • Write On For Israel Greater MetroWest

    On college campuses students are faced with the activities of anti-Israel groups who put on public events – including but not limited to Israel Apartheid Week, where Israel is unfairly compared to racially segregated South Africa, to delegitimize Israel’s very existence. Inside the classroom, professors often criticize Israel’s conduct and politics or teach Middle East history from a position that is unbalanced.
    NOTE: Deadline for applications has been extended to September 30.

  • Step Up for Israel

    CRC Launches Step Up For Israel: Greater MetroWest Campaign – a grassroots education and advocacy initiative. Free programs are available for high school students, college students, community-at-large.

    Contact crc@jfedgmw.org to organize a program at your synagogue or community organization.

  • NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

    Human Trafficking is a f​orm of modern day slavery. It is a rapidly growing criminal industry second only to drug dealing and equal in scope to arms dealing. Human Trafficking involves the use of force, fraud and/or coercion for the purpose of sexual exploitation or forced labor.

CRC in the news

View older articles in the CRC News Archive

  • CRC position ‘natural fit’ for Linda Scherzer

    New Jersey Jewish News (7/20/16)
    Ask Linda Scherzer why she’s so devoted to the Jewish people and the defense of the State of Israel, and she’ll point to Leon Uris’s Exodus, the book that changed her life. “Before Exodus, I was a Hebrew school dropout,” she said, “with little connection to Jewish community and no relationship to the State of Israel.”

  • Legislators visit Israel on federations trip

    New Jersey Jewish News (3/7/16)
    Fifteen legislators from New Jersey participated in a mission to Israel, meeting with Israeli government officials, dining with “lone soldiers,” and touring the West Bank to visit a Jewish settlement and witness an initiative there led by Palestinians and Israelis interested in dialogue.

  • Panel describes scourge of modern slavery

    New Jersey Jewish News (2/8/16)
    Azza Cohen said she was filming a documentary about human trafficking in India when she realized how pervasive it was in her home state of New Jersey.

  • Proclamation issued on trafficking awareness

    New Jersey Jewish News (2/3/16)
    In recognition of Human Trafficking Awareness Day, Jan. 11, the NJ Senate and General Assembly jointly issued a proclamation by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto that was presented to the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking in a ceremony at the Statehouse in Trenton by Sweeney and State Sen. Nellie Pou (D-Dist. 35).

  • ‘Silhouettes’ to spotlight human trafficking

    New Jersey Jewish News (2/3/16)
    As part of its efforts to increase awareness of and enlist fighters in the war against modern-day slavery, the NJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking is sponsoring the Silhouettes Project.

  • BDS aligning with Left, warns JCPA head

    New Jersey Jewish News (1/27/16)
    The brand-new president of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs warned local community relations officials about the dangers of “intersectionality,” in which members of progressive political organizations make common cause with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement.

  • NCJW panel decries anti-abortion ‘terror’

    New Jersey Jewish News (1/27/16)
    Mayor Janice Kovach of Clinton kicked off a Jan. 21 National Council of Jewish Women’s panel on the anti-abortion movement with a dramatic gesture. She flung open her pink jacket to reveal a black bulletproof vest...

  • Federation joins effort to restore food aid

    New Jersey Jewish News (1/20/16)
    On Jan. 11, at the State House Annex in Trenton, the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition called on the Legislature to seek a federal waiver for food assistance in order to prevent thousands of state residents from losing food aid. The meeting was held following a decision by Gov. Chris Christie to allow a three-month time limit on benefits for certain groups to go into effect in New Jersey.

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