Step Up for Israel Advocacy Summit

Sunday November 2, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Alex Aidekman Family Jewish Community Campus, 901 Route 10, Whippany NJ

Israel’s legitimacy is questioned on the international stage and college campuses, in the UN, the media, and in your local community. What Can You Do? Interact with leading advocacy and policy organizations.

For more information, email

Step Up For Israel MetroWest: a grassroots education and advocacy initiative to prepare the MetroWest Jewish community to counter assaults on Israel’s legitimacy.


Over the past year, we have seen an increase in assaults on Israel’s legitimate right to exist. Misinformation and false accusations are being circulated that make members of our community feel uncomfortable — some people are not sure what the truth is or how to respond.

By taking part in Step Up For Israel MetroWest, you will have the knowledge and confidence to feel proud of Israel and inspire others to feel the same. You will be empowered by having the factual knowledge and “how-tos” to answer Israel’s critics.

Unite with the greater MetroWest community in a common campaign to educate ourselves about Israel

Israel advocacy opportunities are offered for teens, college students, synagogue members, and the community-at-large.

In partnership with synagogues/organizations including:

Adath Shalom, Morris Plains; Ahavas Shalom, Newark; B’nai Shalom, West Orange; Congregation Agudath Israel, Caldwell; Chabad of Short Hills; Chai Center, Short Hills; Congregation Ahawas Achim B’nai Jacob & David, West Orange; Congregation B’nai Israel Millburn; Congregation B’nai Israel Basking Ridge; Congregation Beth El – South Orange; Congregation Etz Chaim, Livingston; Congregation Etz Hayim; Congregation Ohr Torah, Morristown; JCC West Orange; Jewish Center of Sussex County; Moishe House; Morristown Jewish Center, Morristown; Mount Freedom Jewish Center, Randolph; NCJW – West Essex; Northern NJ Region of Hadassah; Oheb Shalom, West Orange; Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life  Rutgers Hillel; Synagogue Suburban Torah Center, Livingston; Summit JCC; Temple Beth Am- Parsipanny; Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield; Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston; Temple B’nai Or, Morristown; Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston; Temple B'nai Jeshurun, Short Hills; Temple Emanu-el of West Essex, Livingston; Temple Hatikvah, Flanders; Temple Ner Tamid, Bloomfield; Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange; Temple Sholom of West Essex, Cedar Grove; Temple Shalom-Succasuna.

For more information, contact the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ at (973) 929-3064 or

Step Up For Israel MetroWest has been made possible by a generous contribution from Jodi and Wayne Cooperman and Peter Feinberg.

  • Campaign for Truth

    The CAMPAIGN FOR TRUTH website provides accurate information to refute assaults on Israel's legitimacy. Deligitimization is the negation of Israel's right to exist or of the right of the Jewish people to self-determination.

  • Step Up For Israel Film Series/Classes

    Sponsor a FREE mini film course in your synagogue, school, or organization. The films cover significant topics and techniques to enable you and your community to Step Up For Israel.