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Federation’s Young Leadership Division Kicks Off the Year with Beat It

Coming off a super successful year with events like Holy Schtick and Size Matters, the Young Leadership Division (YLD) of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is back with Beat It! The event will take place at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains.

The kick off to YLD’s 2014 year, Beat It! is the perfect venue to socialize and meet other like-minded Jews. Guests will also be introduced to the scope of Federation’s work across the Greater MetroWest community — how it supports job search and training services for the unemployed, kosher meals on wheels for homebound elderly, advocates on behalf of Israel’s legitimacy, and introduces and integrates young families into the Jewish community through social and social action programs based on time and interests.

Featuring an open bar, hors d'oeuvres, and dessert (dietary laws observed), the evening will include a performance by Drum Café, whose members will lead the crowd through an interactive drumming circle (no drumming experience needed).

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The crowd will also be joined by Brian Seymour, a young leader in the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach, Fla., who will share his Jewish journey and why Federation’s work is important and relevant to younger generations.

The cost is $75. Open to adults ages 25-45. Registration is online only at www.jfedgmw.org/beat. Learn more about YLD by visiting www.jfedgmw.org/yld.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (Federation) stands at the center of a network of partner agencies dedicated to providing comprehensive social services and meeting the educational, vocational, recreational, and social needs of Jews locally, in Israel, and in 70 countries around the world. Responding to emergency and disaster situations around the world is another important part of the Federation mission.

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Westfield Family Continues ‘Summer of Kindness’ with Infant Clothing Drive

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WESTFIELD, NJ — Westfield mom and teacher Sara Liptack is continuing her family’s “Summer of Kindess” with an infant clothing for Furniture Assist, an organization in Springfield that helps formerly homeless people, veterans, the elderly, fire victims, refugees and people fleeing domestic violence.

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This week's Parshah (Torah reading) is the Parshah of Pinchas the Zealot: the courageous young priest who stood up against idolatry and immorality and, in the end, saved Israel from a devastating plague.

While Pinchas' radical response made him a hero worthy of having a Torah section named after him, we wouldn't necessarily suggest to our children ...

Send a Message to Nick Scutari and His Cronies: Corruption Has No Place in Union County

July 19, 2018

Dear Editor:

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start.

To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million County ...

When to Dial 911: Scotch Plains Rescue Squad Tip of the Month

July 10, 2018

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Step Up and Build a Stronger Union County

July 19, 2018

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Union County residents who are seeking a meaningful, high-impact way to volunteer in their community can sign up as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson and Union Counties.

The organization is currently seeking volunteer mentors for its best-known program, Community Based Mentoring. The program involves individual mentoring with a local child or teen, age ...

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