Student March for Common Sense Gun Legislation

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ will be leading a delegation of students and community members in the March for Our Lives taking place in Newark, NJ on March 24.  This march is part of the larger March for Our Lives event taking place across the country and centered in Washington D.C. on the same day.

Federation is offering several ways to come together as a community around this important event:

For Greater MetroWest High School Students

School students wishing to spend the full Shabbat with JTEEN-GMW in order to participate in the March for Our Lives in Newark, NJ. Shabbat starts Friday afternoon on March 23 at 6:55 p.m. and ends on March 24 at 8:02 p.m. Students are expected to arrive at the Robert Treat Hotel by 6:30 p.m. on Friday and to checkout of the hotel following the conclusion of Shabbat. JTEEN and Jewish Federation will provide kosher meals throughout Shabbat. There will be full services on Friday night, and on Saturday morning, afternoon, and evening. Cost for the Shabbaton is $36 per person, which covers hotel room and meals. Please contact JTEEN director Yoni Glatt with any questions you might have at

Register for the High School Student Shabbaton HERE

For community members and students not participating in the Shabbaton

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is providing busing from three locations across our region:  JCC of Central NJ, JCC of MetroWest, and the Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus at 901 Route 10, Whippany, and B'nai Keshet at 99 South Fullerton Ave., Montclair. We will also be offering a Lunch and Learn after the march for all students and adults at the Robert Treat Hotel. Buses will return after the Lunch and Learn. Cost per person is $18.

To register for busing and the Lunch and Learn click HERE

If you would like to march with Federation and join the Lunch and Learn but provide your own transportation, please meet us outside the Robert Treat Hotel by 9:30 a.m. Cost to attend the Lunch and Learn without transportation is $10 per Person. 

To register for march and Lunch and Learn without transportation  click HERE.

If you only want to march together with Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ, but do not need transportation and will not be attending the Lunch and Learn, we would still like to know that you are joining us. 

To register for the march only click here HERE.

The March for Our Lives, Newark, NJ will begin in Military Park at 10 a.m.and is being hosted by Women for Progress and Moms Demand Action-NJ. For more information visit their Facebook page. 

For more information on Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s activities around March for Our Lives, please contact:

  • Yoni Glatt, (973) 929-2975 (for questions about the Shabbaton/Student Activities)
  • Jessica Mehlman, (973) 929-3003 (for questions about busing and community-wide activities)


Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ gratefully acknowledges the support of the following who have helped to underwrite our activities around March for Our Lives*:
Terri and Michael Goldberg, Maxine Murnick, Wendy and Scott Newman, Susan and Alan Hammer, The 2017-2018 Iris Teen Tzedakkah Cohort

*In Formation

Pick-up/Drop-off Locations: Below are the four locations from which buses will depart and return.

  • Organizations