FEDERATION CARES FOR PEOPLE IN NEED, BUILDS JEWISH LIFE, AND SAVES THE WORLD, ONE PERSON AT A TIME EVERYDAY. IT STANDS AT THE CENTER OF A NETWORK OF 27 LOCAL AND FOUR OVERSEAS PARTNER AGENCIES TO HELP MEET THE EDUCATIONAL, VOCATIONAL, RECREATIONAL, AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF THE GREATER METROWEST NJ. ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS INCLUDE EFFORTS TO MAKE JEWISH EDUCATION AFFORDABLE, JEWISH CAMPING, ISRAEL EDUCATION AND ADVOCACY, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, AND BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL. ITS WORK CAN ALSO BE SEEN IN ACTION ON MISSIONS TO ISRAEL AND OTHER PARTS OF THE WORLD; FEDERATION HAS SEVEN PARTNER COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL AND IN UKRAINE. THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO BECOME INVOLVED IN FEDERATION, ALL OF WHICH OFFER EDUCATIONAL, SOCIAL, AND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES AND THE SATISFACTION OF BEING PART OF A VIBRANT COMMUNITY WORKING TO MEET URGENT HUMAN NEEDS. THE FEDERATION SUMMARIZES ITS MISSION AS TOGETHER, WE CARE, WE BUILD, WE SAVE.
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ALLOCATIONS TO JEWISH COMMUNITY AGENCIES LOCALLY: FUNDING IS DIRECTED TO 501(C)(3) ORGANIZATIONS LOCATED OR PROVIDING SERVICES IN NEW JERSEY (PARTICULARLY ESSEX, MORRIS, SUSSEX, UNION AND PARTS OF SOMERSET COUNTIES) TO MEET THE HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUALS WITH EMPHASIS ON JEWISH INDIVIDUALS, STRENTHEN JEWISH COMMUNAL LIFE THROUGH EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EVENTS, AND TO CREATE STRONG BONDS BETWEEN JEWS IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND THOSE IN JEWISH COMMUNITIES AROUNG THE WORLD. SPECIFIC SERVICES SUPPORTED INCLUDE: JEWISH EDUCATION, SENIOR SERVICES, VOCATIONAL SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING FOR ALL AGES, SERVICES FOR ALL INDIVIDUALS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS AND THEIR FAMILIES, AND SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMMING.
ALLOCATIONS TO SERVE JEWISH COMMUNITIES OVERSEAS: FUNDING IS DIRECTED TO A VARIETY OF NONPROFITS (NGOS) EITHER LOCATED OR OPERATING ABROAD--FACILITATED PRIMARILY THROUGH JEWISH FEDERATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA, AN AMERICAN 501(C)(3)--TO MEET HUMAN SERVICE NEEDS OF JEWS IN COUNTRIES THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, STRENGTHEN JEWISH COMMUNAL LIFE THROUGH EDUCATION AND CULTURE, PROVIDE FOR THE SAFETY OR RESCUE OF JEWS IN HOLSTILE LOCATIONS OR SITUATIONS, AND CREATE STRONG CULTURAL BONDS BETWEEN JEWS ABROAD AND IN THE LOCAL COMMUNITY IN NEW JERSEY. JEWISH COMMUNITIES IN ISRAEL AND IN THE COUNTRIES OF THE FORMER SOVIET UNION RECEIVE PARTULAR FOCUS.
DIRECT PROGRAM SERVICES: THE ORGANIZATION DIRECTLY DELIVERS A VARIETY OF SERVICES TO THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING: JEWISH EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL PROGRAMMING, WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON STRNGTHENING CONNECTIONS WITH THE JEWISH COMMUNITY IN ISRAEL, IMPARTING THE LESSONS OF THE HOLOCAUST, AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP IN THE COMMUNITY; AS WELL AS PUBLIC ADVOCACY ON ISSUES OF RELEVANCE TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY. THE ORGANIZATION ALSO PLANS FOR COMMUNITY NEEDS AND COORDINATES THE SERVICES OF OTHER LOCAL NONPROFITS TO MOST EFFECTIVELY ADDRESS THEM.
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Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ
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