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Community Connections Art Exhibit

Heidi Gallery at JSDD 310 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest is marking 100 years of building and caring for our vibrant and diverse Jewish community. Community artists have submitted creative works on the theme of Community […]

Pack Needed Passover Food (2 shifts) in Whippany

Whippany*

Create and fill packages of kosher-for-Passover food to benefit local community members and clients of Jewish Family Services, Bobrow Kosher Food Pantry, Kosher Meals on Wheels, and Jewish Relief Agency. All materials are provided. Option to help deliver packages also available.

UC Chabad: Pesach Story and Crafts Hour

Union County Torah Center - Chabad 111 Laurel Place, Westfield

Click the link below for more details and registration: https://torahcenterchabad.org/pesach-story-crafts-hours.../ The Union County Torah Center-Chabad will be presenting a Passover Story & Crafts Hour at the center, 111 Laurel Place […]

$5

Donate Clothing in Linden

Linden*

Drop off new and lightly used clothing to be donated to low-income families in Israel through Yad Leah.

Event Series CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Plus!

Pack Essentials for Those in Need Locally and in Israel in South Orange

South Orange*

Join clients of JESPY House (adults with developmental disabilities) in putting together Rise and Shine Breakfast Bags to donate to Nourish.NJ to benefit community members in need. We will also create pamper-me kits to ship to Israel for widows of October 7. All materials will be provided. Program is appropriate for adults and children ages 7+. Space is limited!

Event Series CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Plus!

Learning Opportunity for Adults: Wonderland & Battleground—Exploring the Dissonance in Israel with Jonathan Kessler

Why are many people, once enamored by Israel, turning away from the state at an accelerating rate? This session will explore how many are grappling since October 7, and how to engage in empathetic, productive conversations at home with family, in the workplace, and with friends and neighbors. We’ll discuss the commonalities and dissonance, exploring the struggles people are having both in Israel and in America: enamor, disappointment, anxiety, etc. Learn how to approach these issues and discuss best practices for constructive intergenerational conversations about Israel.

Or Hadash: Women’s Seder

Or Hadash 153 White Meadow Road, Rockaway

Join us for a mini seder, discussion & art project with Haggadah Selections focusing on women. Where do we find faith in difficult times? When we go through hardships, whether […]

$18
Event Series CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Plus!

Learning Opportunity for Teens: Being a Jewish Teen in 2024… Now What?

This is a pivotal moment in modern Jewish history, and teens have a crucial role to play in it. Discover ways to make a positive impact in our community by learning the difference between anti-Israel and antisemitic statements, preparing yourself to participate in advocacy on college campuses, exploring your unique Jewish identity, and hearing firsthand insights from those who recently visited Israel. Plus, participate in a service project benefiting teens in one of our Israeli partner communities, Ofakim. Our Federation is celebrating 100 years of service and impact in the Jewish community, and the next 100 years are ours to shape.

Event Series CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Plus!

Pack for a Purpose & Party with Joanie Leeds (for families) in Scotch Plains

Scotch Plains*

Join us for a meaningful Community Mitzvah Day! Help pack art supply kits for Israeli children affected by recent attacks (2:30-3 p.m.), and enjoy a musical performance by Grammy award-winning musician Joanie Leeds (3-4 p.m.) as we celebrate our community's impact! Light snacks will be provided. All families and ages are welcome!

Event Series CommUNITY Mitzvah Day Plus!

Learning Opportunity for Adults: Understanding and Responding to Anti-Jewish Ideas with Project Shema

Following a brief review of the common misconceptions about who Jews are and what antisemitism is, we will deconstruct progressive philosophy, putting ourselves in the shoes of progressives to better understand how they think about structural power, and how that thinking influences their rhetoric on Israel and Jews. Finally, we’ll offer tools and strategies on how to engage in effective, thoughtful dialogue, particularly on how to depolarize conversations and strengthen connections with family and friends.