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The Daffodil Project

Date: Sunday, October 24
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm (EDT)

October is Daffodil Planting Month in Greater MetroWest! 

Join our Federation’s Center for Volunteerism and Holocaust Council as we do our part to plant daffodils throughout our Greater MetroWest community this fall. 

The Daffodil Project aspires to build a living Holocaust remembrance by planting 1.5 million daffodils around the world in memory of the 1.5 million children who perished in the Holocaust and in support for children suffering in humanitarian crises in the world today.  

Ways to participate 

  • Plant Daffodils with the Community Join us on Sunday, October 24 for a 20-minute shift between 1 and 3 p.m. at our community planting location:
    Alex Aidekman Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany 


  • Plant Daffodils at Home – Register to receive a “Daffodil Planting Kit” that will come with daffodil bulbs, instructions, and educational materials… everything you need to plant daffodils at home with your family!  Planting kits will be available for pickup at a location near you on October 22 and October 24 and we encourage families to plant their bulbs on Sunday, October 24 together with the community. 

Bulbs are being provided by a generous donor.

The following Greater MetroWest synagogues will be joining us in this effort by planting Daffodils with their communities (in formation):

            Congregation Beth El, South Orange

            B’nai Shalom of Sussex County, Succasunna

            Pine Brook Jewish Center, Pine Brook

            Chabad of Short Hills, Short Hills

            Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn

            Temple Emanu-El, Westfield

            Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston

            Congregation Shaarei Shalom

            Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston

            Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, Livingston

            Jewish Educational Center – Bruriah, Elizabeth

            Congregation Beth Israel, Scotch Plains

            Hillside Avenue School, Cranford

            Golda Och Academy, West Orange

            Jewish Services for the Developmentally Disabled (JSDD), West Orange

            WAE Center, West Orange

            Camp Galil

            Shomrei Emunah


Debra & Seth Cohen and Carrie Jaffe
Event Co-chairs

Terri Friedman
Center for Volunteerism Chair

Susie Bruch and Isabella Fiske
Holocaust Council Co-chairs

COVID Protocols: 

As Federation slowly returns to in-person programs and events, our COVID protocols are based on government guidelines and the health and safety of our program participants and staff. Since we do not know who has been vaccinated, and to be sensitive to all who attend Federation events:  

  •   Attendees should try to maintain a safe distance of at least six feet from one another
  •   Masks must be worn if social distancing not possible, except when eating or drinking
  •    If you are not feeling well, please refrain from attending the event

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