Pro-Israel N.J. rally promises solidarity as Menendez pledges support
Star Ledger (7/21/14)
It looked like a campaign rally, with parents taking a day off from work, bringing their kids, and waving flags. Yet the mood this morning at the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest in Whippany was more intense, with the crowd of more than 600 roaring its approval as politicians and clergy talked about the need to support Israel. >>more
HANOVER – A crowd of more than 800 filled the Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest on Monday to show support for Israel and its right to defend itself. The on-going conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip has drawn outrage in the community, leading to several impassioned speeches that invigorated the already fervent crowd of students, retirees, veterans, congressmen and other elected officials. >>more
Rally sends pro-Israel message from NJ
As sirens sound, NJ visitors share resilient Israel’s anxiety
NJ immigrants adjust to daily ‘crapshoot’
Abbas shows no leadership during crisis
Youth grants promote Jewish generosity
Israel murders prompt local security briefing
New Jersey Jewish News (7/2/14)
Jewish community leaders were pleased with a New Jersey state budget that included long-sought-for appropriation increases. Chief among them was a doubling of assistance for Holocaust survivors, from $200,000 to $400,000.
New federation leader learns from the past
Israeli emissary becomes a bat mitzva
Greater MetroWest names its new exec
‘We don’t draw borders around caring’
(JTA) — Dov Ben-Shimon, an executive with the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, was named the executive vice president/CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ.
Ben-Shimon, a native of England who was a medic in the Israeli military, will assume the post in the fall, the MetroWest federation announced Monday. He will succeed Max Kleinman, who is retiring after 19 years in the position. >>more
Grant helps educate seniors about food aid
Booker skeptical about current Iran talks
Candidates field queries on Israel, debt, Medicaid
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