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You are SO invited to my mitzvah project.
September 21, 2023
Avi Siegel Director of Teen Initiatives
Jewish teens seek to be is inspired and empowered to make a positive difference......
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How Local Elections Strengthen Our Community
September 21, 2023
Harris Laufer State Director, Jewish Federations of New Jersey
While national politics often dominate the headlines, it’s at the local level where tangible change is made....
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Actions Speak Louder Than Words
September 20, 2023
Dov Ben-Shimon Federation CEO
The answer to hate is more good deeds. More teaching, more community building, more showing up....
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Inclusion Benefits Us All
September 13, 2023
Rebecca Wanatick, Ed.M. Director, Disability Inclusion & Belonging
Inclusion is what we do to make others feel like they are a part of community. Belonging is how someone feels when things are done well....
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An Epic American Success Story
September 6, 2023
Jane Wilf Centennial Chair
The direction the story takes over the next 100 years is up to each of us. It’s truly something to be proud of and a reason to celebrate!...
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Celebrating the Work of JVS on Labor Day
August 31, 2023
Jill Hershorin Archivist and Curator, Jewish Historical Society of Greater MetroWest NJ
In honor of Labor Day and our Centennial year, I’d like to highlight the Federation partner agency that for nearly 85 years has aided our community me...
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