Sarah Got the Full Israel Experience


Sarah Schildkraut, a local teen, recently participated in Write On For Israel, a competitive two-year leadership training and Israel engagement program for high school students sponsored by the Jewish Week. Federation is proud to promote our partners' Write On For Israel program among the …

Connecting Teens to Israel - One At a Time


Shelly Nezaria is a high school student from East Brunswick who sat on the 2018 Israel Teen Summit teen committee, assisting in the planning and organizing of the event. Shelly also received a grant from Jewish Federation towards her educational trip to Israel. The following is her open…

Dana’s Reflections After a Year in the Heart of New Jersey


A year and a half ago, I was accepted for a year of service by the Jewish Agency in the Jewish community in heart of New Jersey. As with anything new in life you go into for the first time, you do not really know what to expect. I tried to speculate as to how my days would look, what people …

Federation Is Going to France - Join Us


Yesterday's commemoration of the allied landings in Normandy on June 6, 1944 is especially poignant for American Jews. The liberation of Western Europe was instrumental in bringing about the defeat of Nazi Germany and shutting down its catas…

The Tale of a Tree and a Table


Remember the old brain teaser: If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound?

A tree just fell in the Jewish heart of NJ. Many were right there; they heard it loud and clear. Others not. I am referring to the Highland Park library matter involving a trou…