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A Leaders Update - Visioning Needed

The following blog first appeared Friday, February 16, as an email update from Keith Krivitzky, CEO, the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey.


Dear friends and colleagues, 
I was at a Federation executives institute earlier this week and two dynamics stand out. 

I’m Israeli and I Never Saw Israel Like This

Dear Friends,

It has been about a week since my return from Israel, staffing the Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey’s Interfaith Clergy mission with religious leaders from the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim communities. The trip was intended to show Israel, as is -- the good an…

Enlightening Interfaith Journey to Sacred City of Jerusalem

The following piece was written by Imam Mustafa El-Amin, a participant on the The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey's recent Interfaith Clergy Mission to Israel. It originally appeared in the Muslim Journal, February 9, 2018. 

"Glorified be He Who took His servant by night f…

Seeing Israel Through Faith and Friendship

The following article originally appeared in New Jersey Jewish News, February 6, 2018, and was written by Jill Garbi. 

The multiple narratives heard by members of the recent Interfaith Clergy Journey to Israel underscored their own respective divergent views of the country. Yet the g…

Tributes and Memorial Gifts - Janaury 2018

To Donald Bershtein and Family, in memory of Marcia Bershtein, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Jack and Carol Goldberg and Family, in memory of Sylvia Goldberg, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Lloyd Shepetin, in memory of Ruth Shepetin, from th…