Farewell Federation: Maya Says Goodbye After a Year of Service


The month of May is over, and it has been nine months since Dana and I arrived in the Jewish community of the heart of New Jersey. The schoolyear coming to an end, and farewells from the community and the institutions we work at have begun. It feels very close to the end, but it’s not real…

S – E – C – U – R - I – T – Y


Three phrases, heard more and more throughout the Jewish heart of NJ reflect the seriousness with which the Jewish Federation has taken on its leadership role in helping the Jewish community and its interfaith neighbors with security concerns.


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We Partied With a Purpose


On May 21, 2019, we came together to celebrate our Jewish community and a very special group of Jewish community leaders. Together we recognized Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey’s Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland honorees and inducted our most recent honoree – a fierce defender of th…

Dana and Maya’s Excellent Adventure


Mark Winter, one of the teachers working with Maya Shany at Congregation B’nai Tikvah, North Brunswick (CBT) Hebrew school says, “Maya brings a different voice to the classroom. She’s a bright, engaging, young Jewish woman, months from her Israeli Army service as an air force flight si…

Honoring Israel as "One People, One Community"


Over 160 people attended the "One People, One Community" Israel Event last night, starting with a ceremony honoring and remembering Israel’s fallen soldiers and terror victims for Yom Hazikaron (Memorial Day). The commemoration transitioned into celebration for Yom Haatzmaut (Israel Indepe…