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Israeli flagIs your family looking to do something to support Israel?

Here are some ways to give back:

  • Make a lemonade stand, have a car wash or a bake sale to raise money and support the Israel Emergency Campaign*
  • Join us at upcoming PJ Library programs and bring your home made posters and cards and create videos together to show your support of our friends in Israel! Register here.

  • Help IDF Soldiers! We are collecting NEW essential items for IDF soldiers now through Thursday, July 31.

    Most needed items include:

      • Men's underwear
      • Men's undershirts
      • Socks
      • Deodorant

    Drop off these items at any of the following locations:

    Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
    901 Route 10, Whippany

    JCC of Central NJ
    1391 Martine Avenue, Scotch Plains

    JCC MetroWest
    760 Northfield Ave., West Orange

    YM-YWHA of Union County
    501 Green Lane, Union

    Or at any of the JConnection or PJ Library programs this week!

    All of the donated items will be delivered to the IDF via our partnership with El Al Airlines.

Questions? Contact Stacey Brown, director, Center for Volunteerism, at (973) 929-3027 or

About the Israel Emergency Campaign

Federation has opened a fund to provide emergency aid and alleviate the pain and suffering of Israelis living in harm's way. Your donation will provide care for homebound elderly and disabled adults during this time of terror, respite for tens of thousands of children fleeing rocket attacks, and crisis counseling for Israelis who are overwhelmed by anxiety and in need of relief.


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Find the right volunteer project for you!

Federation is a philanthropic organization that takes care of Jews in need and strengthens Jewish community in New Jersey, Israel, and around the world. Need advice in choosing a mitzvah project that has meaning for you? Federation can help! Our organization connects you to 4 overseas and 27 agencies in our local community who do a world of good.

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Speak EZ: February 2013. Hurricane Sandy Update
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Members of the Greater MetroWest community continue to help victims of Hurricane Sandy locally, and especially in our partner community of Union Beach, through Federation’s Give Help initiative. More about our efforts to date can be found in the November, December, January, and February issues of Speak EZ.

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To reach an agency directly for volunteer placements, please contact the following individuals:

Daughters of Israel
Eve Goldberg • (973) 400-3360 •

Friendship Circle
Toba Grossbaum • (973) 251-0204 •

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
Stacey Brown • (973) 929-3027 •

Jewish Family Service of Central NJ
Elie Bodner • (908) 352-8375 •

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest
Suzy Berman • (973) 637-1747 •

JCC MetroWest
Susan Galatz • (973) 530-3447 •

Jewish Community Housing Corporation
Laurie Loughny • (973) 530-3962 •

Jewish Relief Agency
Aaron Goodman • (646) 620-9041 •

Jewish Vocational Service
(973) 674-6330

The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
Dara Tsuprun • (973) 929-2966 •

Rachel Coalition
Sylvia Heller • (973) 637-1708 •

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Building Together in Union Beach Slideshow

Responding to emergency and disaster situations locally and around the world is an important part of the Federation mission, and made possible by our infrastructure and the generosity of members of the Greater MetroWest community who continue to donate their time and money in an extraordinary demonstration of chesed (kindness) and tikkun olam (repairing the world).

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