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Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest NJ Funds JVS’ Move to Contemporary New Facility  

JVS Board Member Caren Ford, Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ President Leslie Dannin Rosenthal, JVS Board President Michael Goldberg, East Orange Mayor Lester Taylor, JVS CEO Addy Bonet

EAST ORANGE, NJ – Jewish Federation and Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest NJ recently announced that they’ve provided the necessary funding for Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey (JVS) to relocate to a new, modern facility which will allow the nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization to enhance the services that it provides to a diverse clientele. The new building, located at 7 Glenwood Avenue in East Orange, will sit a short distance from JVS’ former address at 111 Prospect Street. As a result, the office will remain nearby public transportation and simplify the transition process for current clients.

“Our Federation has long recognized and supported the wonderful work that JVS does in our community,” said Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ President Leslie Dannin Rosenthal. “We’re glad to have been able to provide the $1.2 million to facilitate the move. It’s an investment in the future of Jewish Vocational Service and in the many people in our community who they serve.”

The new building will consist of classrooms and computer labs that have been customized for each of JVS’ core programs. These include Vocational Training, Education and Literacy Training, English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Citizenship Exam Preparation and Refugee Services. JVS has also recently opened up an office in Livingston, located at 354 Eisenhower Parkway, to better accommodate its clientele in the Jewish community by offering services such as Home Care, Corporate Training and Career Counseling.

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“The Federation has been a longtime believer in JVS and we thank them for the continued encouragement. Their support has allowed us to successfully meet the needs of a diverse clientele that is constantly increasing in size,” said Addy Bonet, JVS’ Chief Executive Officer. “This new space will provide both current and new clients with the proper resources required for JVS to efficiently serve each individual and enhance its services.”

About Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey

Founded in 1939, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest New Jersey is a nonprofit, community-based health and human service organization, delivering a wide array of personalized services on a nonsectarian basis to nearly 10,000 individuals each year. Visit or call (973) 674-6330 for more information. JVS welcomes volunteer support to help fulfill its mission of helping people help themselves. To get involved, please visit or click here to make a donation.

About Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is the largest Jewish philanthropy in New Jersey and the eighth largest Federation in the country, serving the Jewish community in Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union, and parts of Somerset counties. Inspired by our Jewish values, Federation cares for people in need locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. Together, Federation builds upon and ensures a vibrant Jewish community today for future generations. We care. We build. We save. For more information, visit

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