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The news coverage has been intense and sickening. The personal stories we’ve been hearing from friends and family in Israel are heart-breaking. Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ stands in total and complete solidarity with Israel, which has every right to defend itself and protect its citizens.

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On Tuesday, November 21, Adam Teitelbaum, JFNA’s Associate Vice President for Public Affairs and Executive Director of the Israel Action Network, joined Linda Scherzer, Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater MetroWest, for a conversation about how to talk with our neighbors about Israel. They shared background information to help Jewish community members understand the false accusations being made by anti-Israel voices and data about what messages are effective.

For a list of recommended resources shared during the program, click here.

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How to Talk to Neighbors About the Israel-Hamas War

Date: December 4, 2023
The Israel-Hamas War, with its horrifying atrocities committed against innocent Israelis on Oct. 7 and gut-wrenching images of destruction in Gaza, has resulted in spiraling antisemitism and left many in the Jewish community unsure of how to talk to neighbors and friends about the crisis. High school and college campuses have become hotbeds of antisemitic and anti-Israel incidents and left many in the general community confused.

Rallying for Israel

Date: November 16, 2023
WASHINGTON — Organizers of the pro-Israel rally at the National Mall in Washington on Tuesday said that 290,000 people showed up for the event. That made it one of the largest gatherings of Jews in U.S. history, at a time when an ongoing war in Gaza has sharply divided public opinion around the world.

New Jersey, National Jewish Groups Plan Massive Rally for Israel in D.C. on Nov. 14

Date: November 9, 2023
The Jewish Federations of North America, in partnership with the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, are organizing the Rally for Israel on Tuesday, November 14, a gathering and vigil at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to support Israel and stand together as the American Jewish community.