The Corridor

A blog by Dov Ben-Shimon, Federation CEO

Choosing Life

In the distance of just a few hundred feet and a few minutes’ walk we saw the difference between death and life. Between evil and good. And the question that came to mind was, What can we do about this?


A community bike ride to raise money to help send kids to Jewish summer camp, positive feedback on support of partner agency leaders plus a visit to one agency that has been serving members of our community with special needs for 40 years, and finally, a discussion with some 40 synagogue…


Last week we welcomed a delegation of Druze women and their chaperones from our partner community of Hurfeish. All week we heard stories of new friendships, amazing experiences of cooking together, and incredible art sessions.

Why did our Federation organize a rally for common sense gun legislation?

To continue the discussion… to give the members of our community an opportunity to mourn together… to understand what happened… and to pledge our mutual commitment to work towards a solution.

Lifesaving, life-enhancing work

I’m proud to tell you that our own Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey (JFS CNJ) has been awarded a Jewish Federations grant for $220,000 for its Innovations in Person-Centered, Trauma-Informed (PCTI) Supportive Services for Holocaust Survivors.