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Leading Community and Inspiring Change

Date: Wednesday, May 8
Time: 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm (EDT)
Cedar Grove*

Women’s Philanthropy invites you to a special Centennial event featuring Noa Tishby, New York Times bestselling author and Israel’s former Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism and Delegitimization, and Julie Platt, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA).

Let’s honor and celebrate Greater MetroWest women as change-makers and community-shapers—yesterday, today, and always. Every one of YOU is essential to strengthening our Jewish community for generations to come. Help us write the next chapter.

6:00 p.m. Benefactor Reception
6:30 p.m. General Admission Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. Program begins
8:30 p.m. Dessert Reception

*Address provided upon registration

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We support and #StandWithIsrael as we continue to build a strong Jewish community here in NJ

This event welcomes Greater MetroWest community members who make a minimum gift of $360, individually or as a family, to the 2024 UJA Annual Campaign. Your annual gift supports Federation’s lifesaving work around the globe and at home in New Jersey.

Questions? contact  Claudia Lukac at clukac@jfedgmw.org.

In support of the 2024 UJA Annual Campaign.

Honorary Chair: Merle Hirschmann
Co-Chairs: Stefanie Gordon, Erica Needle, and Rachel Braun Scherl

Centennial Event Sponsors
Jay & Jodi Murnick, Lee Murnick, Amy & Mark McKeag and families in honor of Maxine B. & Theodore R. z”l Murnick
Daniel Rocker and Joshua Rocker and families in honor of their parents Marian & David Rocker
Robbi & Jonathan Usdin and family in honor of Sheila & Jack z’’l Usdin
The Weinberg Foundation in honor of Jill Sacher

Centennial Diamond Sponsors
Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Sally Gottesman in honor of her parents Paula & Jerry z”l Gottesman
Mandelbaum and Goldberg Family
UJA Benefit Concert Supporting Foundation of JCF
Wilf Family Foundations

Centennial Leadership
Jane Wilf, Chair, Centennial
Terri Friedman, Maxine Schwartz, Vice Chairs, Local Community Engagement

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Michael Goldberg, President
Dov Ben-Shimon, Executive Vice President/CEO

United Jewish Appeal of Greater MetroWest NJ
Michele Landau, Campaign Chair
Rebecca Pollack, Chief Development Officer

Women’s Philanthropy
Deborah Vineberg Jacob, President
Diane Bakst, Director

Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Steven D. Levy, President
Kim Hirsh, Executive Director


Security at Federation Events

The Greater MetroWest Community Security Initiative (CSI) is coordinating all security with local police departments. As with every Federation event, every available resource is being utilized to ensure our safety. Two important items of note:

  • Backpacks, luggage, or large purses will not be allowed inside. We encourage you not to bring a bag, if possible, or to bring a very small bag. All bags will be subject to search.
  • Please do not share Federation events on Facebook Live or any other livestream platform.

Building an inclusive community is a priority. Please email federation@jfedgmw.org to let us know if you require an accommodation to meaningfully participate in an event. One of our Federation professionals will reach out to you to learn more.

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