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JCC of Central NJ to Host Step Up For Israel 2 Movie Series


Whippany, NJ, May 1, 2013 — The Community Relations Committee ( of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ (CRC) and the JCC of Central NJ in Scotch Plains are cosponsoring the Step Up For Israel 2 movie series at the Wilf Jewish Community Campus, 1391 Martine Ave., Scotch Plains, throughout the spring.

The film series is part of the CRC’s Step Up For Israel 2 grassroots education and advocacy initiative, aimed to educate the community on the facts about Israel, provide effective advocacy tools to counter assaults on Israel’s legitimacy, inspire supporters to speak up for Israel.

Upcoming film screenings include:

  • Thursday, May 30, at 7:30 p.m.: Israel in the Media. Guest speaker: Sarit Catz, director of international letter writing at CAMERA (Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America) and CRC Israel Advocacy Chair
  • Thursday, June 6, at 7:30 p.m.: Iranium. Guest speaker: David Ibsen, executive director, United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI)

Free and open to the community; RSVPs requested to Simone Klein at (908) 889-8800 x. 214 or For more information, visit

The series, which also includes Israel Inside and Speak Up for Israel, is made available through contributions from JerusalemOnlineU, Jodi and Wayne Cooperman, and Peter Feinberg. Those interested in offering the movie series through a local synagogue or organization can contact Hilary Levine at (973) 975-2931 or

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.