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Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest Honored By Governor and NJ State Assembly

Jewish Federation leaders receiving proclamation on the Assembly floor with Assemblymen Mike Inganamort, Gary Schaer and Reginald Atkins and Assemblywoman Rosie Bagolie. (Credit: Bruce Koplitz)

(Courtesy of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest) On Monday, March 18, the New Jersey General Assembly celebrated the centennial anniversary of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. To commemorate the occasion, a delegation of Federation leadership attended a luncheon at the Trenton War Memorial with Governor Phil Murphy and Attorney General Matt Platkin and there was a proclamation presentation on the Assembly Chamber floor.

Governor Murphy expressed his appreciation for the ways Federation has worked not only to strengthen Jewish community, but also civil society, contributing to efforts which have helped New Jerseyans affected by catastrophic storms, Covid and food insecurity. “From feeding families across New Jersey to supporting our senior citizens, Federation plays a critical role in helping our Jewish community amidst the rise of antisemitism.”

Jewish Federation leaders with Governor Murphy. (Credit: Bruce Koplitz)

Following the luncheon, Centennial Chair Jane Wilf, Federation President Michael Goldberg, Jewish Community Relations Council Chair Jody Hurwitz Caplan, and Jewish Community Foundation President Steven D. Levy received a proclamation, honoring Federation for building a strong and vibrant Jewish community and contributing to the growth and prosperity of New Jersey. Jane Wilf stated, “This historic milestone for our Jewish Federation honors 100 years of building community and being an integral part of the great state of New Jersey, proudly contributing to its growth and development.”

Adding to the significance of the day, the proclamation was presented by Assemblywoman Rosie Bagolie and Assemblymen Reginald Atkins, Mike Inganamort and Gary Schaer, who were all participants of Jewish Federation’s Legislators and Educators Mission to Israel in January.

Attorney General Matt Platkin addressing the delegation at the Trenton War Memorial. (Credit: Bruce Koplitz)

In his closing remarks on the Assembly floor, Federation President Michael Goldberg offered the Jewish community’s collective vision for the future. “We look forward to the next 100 years, as we pass the torch to our children and grandchildren, with the hope that our place in American society continues to grow and thrive and become more safe and secure.”

Jewish Federation delegation displaying the proclamation from the New Jersey General Assembly outside the State House. (Credit: Bruce Koplitz)
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