From Commemoration to Celebration


By Dan Rozett, Manager, Community & Israel Engagement

Tonight, is the beginning of the end to a very emotional 2 weeks for the Jewish people. 

After commemorating Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, last week, Yom Hazikaron, Israeli Memorial Day, started last night and Yom Ha’atzma…

What Does Israel Independence Day Mean to You?


I recently returned from vacation in Israel, specifically an art & culture immersion trip in the north. Steeped in all things visual – painting, photography, sculpture, textiles, video, architecture, even dance – I was surprised to find myself deep in thought about words and their meanin…

Tributes and Memorial Gifts - April 2019

To Saul Wasserman, in memory of Rebecca Wasserman, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Bernard Stern, in memory of Rhoda Stern, from the Federation Board and Staff; to Maureen Richardson, in memory of Marvin Richardson, from the Federation Board and Staff; to …

Speech Says Commemoration Is More Than Remembering

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This speech by Chief Marketing Officer, Lisa Karasic, was prepared for the Center for Holocaust, Human Rights, and Genocide Education’s (CHHANGE’s) New Jersey State Holocaust Remembrance program.  

Thank you, Dale. And thank you all for being here today. My name is Lisa Karasic, I am…

Saddened and outraged by the violent antisemitic attack at Chabad in CA

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey is saddened and outraged by yet another violent antisemitic attack on an American synagogue, this time at the Chabad in Poway, California. Our hearts go out to the victims and their families.


Within our local community, The Jewish Federat…