CONNECT TO ISRAEL & THE WORLD
Federation creates a Jewish community that reaches beyond northern New Jersey. From the beaches in Nahariya, Israel to the ports in Odessa, Ukraine and everywhere in between, we search for the common ground across Jewish communities the world over.
We provide opportunities for you to build deeper connections to Jews everywhere through local cultural events and global travel experiences that highlight Federation’s mission to build and sustain a strong Jewish community in northern New Jersey.
Center for Israel Engagement
As Jews, the historical connection to Israel is an unbreakable bond, but maintaining that connection to Israeli society, life, and culture from so far away can be challenging. That’s the role of Federation’s Center for Israel Engagement (CIE). CIE strengthens our communal and personal connections to Israel through professional delegations, student exchanges, an annual Israel Film Festival, Israel experiences for young adults, and Ulpan, a Hebrew language class.
For more information, please contact Debbie Corwin, Director, Center for Israel Engagement, DebbieC@jfnnj.org, 201-820-3918
Israel Film Festival
Every year, Federation celebrates and showcases the finest of new Israeli films and documentaries that often explore and highlight the Jewish experience in Israel. The festival takes place in locations throughout northern New Jersey. In addition, there is a virtual offering of films that you can watch from the comfort of your home. For more information, please contact Debbie Corwin, Director, Center for Israel Engagement, DebbieC@jfnnj.org, 201-820-3918.
Are you tired of your Israeli friends or family speaking Hebrew with each other as if you’re not even in the room? Or are you prepping for a trip to Israel? Then Ulpan is the program for you. Improve your Hebrew language skills, including conversation, comprehension, grammar, reading and writing through courses taught at all levels in small, interactive classes. For more information, please contact Debbie Corwin, Director, Center for Israel Engagement, DebbieC@jfnnj.org, 201-820-3918
TRAVEL WITH US
From the Western Wall to Morocco, from the Warsaw Ghetto to St. Petersburg, Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey makes your travel a transformative experience. Explore neighborhoods, eat the local fare and serve the local community – all while discovering the bonds that hold us together. For more information contact, Joyce Greenberg, Missions Coordinator, at JoyceG@jfnnj.org or (201) 820-3962
Nahariya is Jewish Federation’s sister city. Our connections to Nahariya run very deep and include supporting their social welfare programs, supporting Nahariyans during a crisis and of course nurturing the bonds formed with the people of this city on the northern coast of Israel. For more information, please contact Debbie Corwin at 201-820-3918 or DebbieC@jfnnj.org
LET US HELP YOU GET STARTED
Ravit Steinmetz Shemla
Director, Israel office