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Upcoming Events

·         Sunday, September 7, 5 p.m.: Israel Solidarity Rally at the Bridgewater JCC.  For more information and to register visit

·         Tuesday September 9, 7:30 p.m.: AIPAC Community Program – The BDS Campaign: How to combat the efforts to delegitimize Israel from college campuses to corporate board rooms. Program will be held at Temple Beth Shalom, Livingston. For more information and to register please contact Alexa Silverman at

·         Thursday, September 11, 7:30 p.m.: “Israel in the News” featuring Sarit Catz at the YM-YWHA in Union. For more information and to register please email Cosponsored by NCJW, Union County Section; Temple Emanu-El, Westfield; and the CRC.

·         Monday September 15, 1 p.m.:  27th Annual Shirley C. Green Memorial Symposium on U.S-Israel relations featuring Professor Fred A. Lazin. Program will be held at JCC MetroWest, West Orange. For more information and to register please call (973) 530-3474.  Cosponsored by NCJW, Essex County Section, JCC MetroWest, and the CRC.

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Write on For Israel

Write on For Israel

Applications are now being accepted for Write On For Israel, an intensive and exciting two-year program to train a select group of high school juniors to become advocates for Israel.
  • Application deadline extended for Greater MetroWest students
  • Click here to learn more.

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Campaign For Truth
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Stop IranStop Iran
Join efforts to stop Iran's aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons, sponsor of terrorism, and poor human rights record. learn more


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NJ Coalition Against Human TraffickingNJ Coalition Against Human Trafficking

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For more information on volunteering with the Community Relations Committee, contact:
Melanie Gorelick

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Action Alert

Thank your Congressmen for Supporting Operation Protective Edge, Israel's Right to Defend Itself, and Condemnation of Hamas Rocket Attacks

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What You Can Do to Support Israel’s Right to Defend Itself From Terror

  • Educate – Stay informed
  • Advocate – Contact your elected officials and take action
  • Activate – Combat Media Bias

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With Israel's blue on white flag waving below the American flag in the center of the Morristown Green, Morristown's mayor Tim Dougherty told the crowd that he can't imagine living in a country that lives with the prospect of enemy fire each and every day.

Morristown mayor tells pro-Israel supporters: Let's pray for nonviolence

Star-Ledger (8/8/14)

MORRISTOWN — Rumors of a no-show by the Morristown mayor proved unfounded when Tim Dougherty lent his voice to a chorus of dignitaries addressing more than 200 supporters at a pro-Israel rally on the Morristown Green Thursday evening. >>more
Israel supporters gathered on the Morristown Green, hours before a ceasefire in Gaza unraveled.

Hundreds rally in support of Israel on Morristown Green (8/8/14)

Hundreds gathered on the historic Morristown Green on Thursday to voice support for Israel, just hours before a fragile ceasefire expired in Gaza.

Under tight security that included police on horseback and barricades around the stage, area Jewish leaders blamed the month-long war in Gaza on Hamas, citing rocket attacks that have rained fear on Israeli citizens. >>more

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Gordon Haas

CRC: Advocacy in Action

A blog by Gordon Haas, CRC Chair, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Unity of Community: The U.S. Stands With Israel

Since Operation Protective Edge began three weeks ago, more than 2,550 rockets have been launched by terrorists in Gaza at Israel targeting the entire country. As you read this blog, these attacks continue. Fifty-three IDF soldiers have lost their lives to date.

On Monday July 28, I had the opportunity to lead the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ delegation at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel held in Washington, D.C. The Assembly brought together 500 Jewish leaders from across the country to meet with the Congressional leadership and Obama administration leaders to stand in solidarity for Israel’s right to defend itself and end Hamas’ reign of terror.  >>read more

Federation Supports Israel’s Operation Protective Edge

The CRC supports Israel’s Operation Protective Edge to stop the 2,000 rocket attacks by Hamas against Israeli civilians and Israel’s ground invasion to wipe out tunnels used for terrorism. We mourn the loss of life whether it is Israeli or Palestinian and call on Hamas to stop using civilians to protect its missiles. We hope for a swift and successful end to the operation so that peace will prevail for Israel.

Federation Statement
Israel Solidarity Rally
Media Coverage
CRC Fact Sheet on Operation Protective Edge

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Melanie Roth Gorelick

Making women’s rights a global priority

New Jersey Jewish News (5/14/14)

On April 15, 250 Nigerian girls were abducted from their boarding school and forced into slavery by a terrorist group whose very name — Boko Haram — means “Education is Forbidden.” Although initial reports of the kidnappings appeared in The New York Times and other outlets, it took several weeks for the heinous crime to receive international attention. In a May 3 column, Times columnist Nicholas Kristof lamented the lack of awareness of the tragedy, saying he was “offended by the contrast between the global media focus on the missing [Malaysian] flight and the uninterest in the even greater number of missing schoolgirls in Nigeria.” >>more
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Domestic Legislative Priorities

The CRC regularly engages with elected officials at all levels to advocate insupport of the domestic legislative agenda of the Jewish Federations of North America. >>LEARN MORE

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Community Relations Committee of Greater MetroWest NJ (CRC) is the public policy and advocacy arm of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ. >>MORE
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