Add it up — the impact of your gift.
6,700 campers in the Former Soviet Union were served by Jewish Agency for Israel winter and summer camps.
504 people benefitted from individual counseling and job placement services provided by Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ, with 128 job placements reported.
50,180 transportation rides to medical appointments and social activities were provided to seniors.
1,200 pre-teens and teens engaged in 10 different year-round Jewish service learning initiatives through The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life.
37 synagogues made their communities more inclusive for individuals with disabilities and families who have a member with disabilities through the support of MetroWest ABLE.
160 young adults strengthened their Jewish identities on free Birthright Israel trips.
4,643 people received subsidized mental health counseling or related support services by professionals at the Jewish Family Services of Central NJ and MetroWest.
302 Holocaust survivors received a wide range of assistance provided by the Jewish Family Services of Central NJ and MetroWest, including subsidized weekly homecare, emergency financial assistance, and the bi-monthly Café Europa socialization group.
43,223 rides to afterschool programs were provided by our three Jewish community center’s transportation departments.
1,000 students ages 12-18 lived in 4 Jewish Agency for Israel Youth Villages throughout Israel, with at least 500 of them immigrants or children of immigrants from Ethiopia or the FSU.
200 people were fed through Jewish Family Service of Central NJ’s urban herb and vegetable garden.
120 Ethiopian Families in Rishon LeZion are receiving help integrating into Israeli Society through Project Atzmaut.
1,015 individuals attended 245 hours of career seminars/workshops and support groups run by Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest NJ.
1,320 One Happy Camper $1,000 incentive grants have been awarded through summer 2014 to first-time campers at Jewish overnight camp.
2 Jewish Community Housing Corporation residences held weekly Shabbat and year-round holiday services through the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of Greater MetroWest.
29,225 kosher meals were prepared and served to seniors throughout Greater MetroWest.
8 congregations received grants from MetroWest ABLE to enhance programming to be more inclusive of community members with special needs.
8,300+ Ethiopian immigrants were living in 17 Jewish Agency for Israel absorption centers; 2,000 children were provided educational enrichment.
200 teens participated in 13 projects sponsored by The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life as part of J-Serve’s national day of Jewish youth service.
8,600 people were impacted by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest’s “Twin with a Survivor” program, which gives B’nai Mitzvah students the unique opportunity to make personal connections with the last remaining survivors and then share their experience with their congregation, families, and friends.
3,000 preschoolers were read Jewish books and listened to Jewish music through PJ Library®.
1,280 people received consultation services for challenges with grief, parenting, substance abuse, unemployment, and more through the Jewish Family Service of MetroWest synagogue social worker program.
750 underprivileged school children in Ofakim are recipients of Greater MetroWest-supported nutrition and after school enrichment programs.
550 Mishloach Manot (Purim holiday packages) and Chanukah gelt were distributed to hospital patients with greetings from the community, courtesy of the Joint Chaplaincy Committee of Greater MetroWest.
96,560 impoverished elderly clients and 12,400+ children and their families in the Former Soviet Union received food cards from the Joint Distribution Committee to help fight pernicious hunger.
1,750 senior adults participated in activities that combatted isolation and loneliness.
11.2 million hours of home care from the Joint Distribution Committee assisted over 26,464 isolated elderly in the Former Soviet Union.
9 trained babysitters are now available to babysit children with special needs, courtesy of a training program offered by MetroWest ABLE and taught by a Jewish Family Service of MetroWest professional.
67,760 elderly and 4,960 children in the Former Soviet Union received free or subsidized medications from the Joint Distribution Committee.
70 college students from 9 area colleges attended the 2nd Annual Talk Israel Retreat sponsored by the Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ to learn how to advocate for Israel.
1,356 community members obtained safety net assistance to help them to cope with financial emergencies.
404 seniors received home health care aide services.
1,000+ pre-teens, parents, principals, and teachers from Greater MetroWest synagogues explored mitzvah project ideas offered by representatives of 30 organizations at the Mitzvot of MetroWest annual program sponsored by The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life.
1,500 young adult volunteers were trained by the Jewish Agency for Israel to help Israeli Holocaust survivors apply for financial support.
290 people, including survivors and their families, the broader Jewish community, and sympathetic non-Jews, attended the first ever Shoah Seder, a new ritual of remembrance created by the Holocaust Council of Greater MetroWest.
301 family life education programs were facilitated by Jewish Family Service of Central NJ.
2,600+ Joint Distribution Committee Hesed social welfare centers provided critical care to the poorest Jews in the FSU.
120 researchers made use of the Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey’s archives and services, some of whom were working on doctoral theses, publishing books, making documentary films, or were interested in preserving their family histories.
1,920 kosher meals on wheels were prepared and delivered to the homebound elderly.
10 Israeli shlichim (emissaries), the largest delegation in North America, are engaging the Greater MetroWest community with Israel.