Israel Engagement (Tsafona)

Israel Engagement (Tsafona) brings Israel to our own Greater MetroWest community in New Jersey by providing a variety of opportunities to build bridges. We offer educational opportunities for all ages to travel to and experience Israel; make available the largest delegation of shlichim (young Israeli emissaries) to our schools, synagogues, colleges, and community centers; hold community-wide celebrations of Israel; and much more.

“Tsafona focuses on the critical task of connecting the next generation of our Jewish community to their Israeli roots – giving them a true sense of all that Israel is and stands for. By bringing Israelis here and by sending members of our community there, we are also facilitating important, life-long relationships.”

Meet Our Shlichim (young Israeli emissaries)

See all the Incredible Travel Opportunities We Offer

Local Events

Every year Federation offers or participates in community-wide events such as the Yom Ha’atzmaut Concert (Israel Independence Day), commemoration of Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day), and the Celebrate Israel Parade in New York City.

Yom HaZikaron Each year we commemorate Israel’s fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism with a poignant ceremony. This event, is free and open to the public and often includes guest speakers, contemporary film screenings, and discussions.

Yom Ha’atzmaut  Israel’s Independence Day is marked by celebrations throughout the Greater MetroWest. Join us for community-wide events including concerts, children’s programming, exhibits, and much more!

Celebrate Israel Parade March down Fifth Avenue in New York City with your Greater MetroWest friends and neighbors in the largest display of support for Israel in the U.S.! Click here for more information.

Greater MetroWest College Students’ Board (MWCS) The College Board is comprised of Jewish students from local college campuses, including Drew University, Montclair State University, and Fairleigh Dickinson University.