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Greater MetroWest Develops First-ever Steering Committee with Druze Partner Community

Date: January 31, 2022
Greater MetroWest began its historic partnership with the Druze community of Hurfeish in 2006 during the Second Lebanon War. This was the first formal partnership between a Diaspora Jewish community and a non-Jewish […]

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ Announces $15 Million Centennial Campaign Leadership Gift from Wilf Family Foundations

Date: January 7, 2022
Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ announces a $15 million gift from the Wilf Family Foundations in support of Federation’s Centennial Campaign, the largest fundraising campaign in the Federation’s history. […]

Israel Partnership Update: Teens Come Together to Speak… and Eat Pizza

Date: December 22, 2021
Speak and Pizza is a program Federation supports in our partner community of Ofakim that builds Jewish identity and community among teenagers through monthly gatherings that encourage meaningful conversation about […]

Federation In the Media

New survey sheds light on antisemitism on college campuses in America

Date: December 16, 2021
A recently released survey from the Anti-Defamation League found incidents of antisemitism are on the rise on college campuses around the nation. It found that nearly a third of all Jewish students nationwide experienced antisemitism directly, and the number grows when you add those who’ve witnessed it. “Our students want to be part of finding solutions for climate change, want to be part of the College Democrats or the LGBTQ organizations. But very often are being told that they need to check their Zionism, their support for Israel, at the door, before they’re being allowed a seat at the table. And that’s just, that’s wrong,” said Linda Scherzer, director of the Community Relations Council at the Jewish Federation of Greater Metro West.

Federation takes an in-depth look at itself by JONATHAN E. LAZARUS with the New Jersey Jewish News

Date: December 6, 2021
Self-examination can sometimes be as basic as standing in front of a mirror and taking a good, hard look at the image in reflection. Not for physical or aesthetic considerations, but to squint and probe deeper, perhaps for an elusive, nearly impenetrable peek into our inner workings, or for a hint at the spiritual qualities we all hunger after. A camera obscura of our own design.

Transcending denominational differences

Date: November 30, 2021
Twenty New Jersey rabbis gathered on Zoom last month to learn Torah and study together, in the first activity of a new Greater MetroWest Rabbis Roundtable organized through the Jewish […]

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