Federation hosts communitywide cycling and Family Fun Day event

Federation hosts communitywide cycling and Family Fun Day event

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s second Tour de Summer Camps NJ will be Sunday, Sept. 22. Proceeds of this community cycling and Family Fun Day event will make it possible for more children across Greater MetroWest NJ to attend Jewish summer camp through One Happy Camper grants and need-based scholarships. The […]

TBA welcomes new emissary from Israel

TBA welcomes new emissary from Israel

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Oz Pingle from Shoham, Israel, will serve as rishon, or emissary, for 2019-2020 at Temple B’nai Abraham, Livingston. This year marks the 17th successful year of the Rishonim program of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.  The young Israeli emissaries are chosen each year from a large pool of applicants. Prior […]

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

Grant funds cabaret performances for seniors

SUMMIT, NJ — Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, the professional theater in residence at Oakes Center in Summit, has received a grant from the Wallerstein Foundation for Geriatric Life Improvement that will enable them to present eight free performances of their touring cabaret for area seniors. Dreamcatcher singers Laura Ekstrand of Livingston, Vanessa Parvin of Maplewood and […]

Upcoming events at Village Apartments

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Older adults who are looking for activities to share with others are welcome to join residents of Village Apartments of the Jewish Federation in South Orange for the following programs in October: On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 4 p.m., professional harpist Faye Fishman will share the beautiful music of the Celtic […]

JFS MetroWest is awarded HealthCare Foundation grant to open Memory Cafe

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Family Service of MetroWest has been awarded a grant from the HealthCare Foundation to open a Memory Cafe in Whippany. The Memory Cafe provides individuals with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease/dementia and their care partners a casual time to enjoy social activities and refreshments; the cafe allows caregivers a chance to […]

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ allocates $19.6 million

WHIPPANY, NJ — On June 19, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s board of trustees approved the allocation of $19.6 million for the 2018-2019 program year. “The allocation of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ resources is a detailed and thoughtful process that includes hundreds of volunteer hours discussing priorities and ultimately deciding how to […]

Jewish Federation raises more than $23.6M through UJA annual campaign

WHIPPANY, NJ — Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that, thanks to the generosity of many community donors, it has exceeded its projections and raised a total of $23.6 million, an increase from last year’s total, in its United Jewish Appeal 2018 campaign. This amount includes more than $20.6 million in unrestricted gifts […]

Federation offers complimentary High Holy Day tickets for newcomers

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — MetroPass, a collaborative program between Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and area synagogues, provides qualified newcomers to the community — or to synagogue life — with complimentary High Holy Day tickets. In its eighth year, this program is designed to lower the barriers of entry and to encourage Jewish people […]

SO’s Abrams selected as Next Gen fellow

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Creating meaningful experiences that engage young adults with the Jewish community is among Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ’s most important priorities. It’s part of a broader vision for a vibrant collective Jewish present and future. And, thanks to an effort led by The Jewish Federations of North America, this work […]

Upcoming TSTI events

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel in South Orange will hold several programs and classes that are open to the public, as follows: On Tuesdays, March 13, 20 and 27, at 1 p.m., Anne Sussman, a certified meditation instructor, will facilitate “Wise Aging.” This series of 90-minute small-group experiences will explore the topic of […]