Greater MetroWest

New Jersey Jewish Community Organizations

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Whether you are new to the area or a long-time resident, the Greater MetroWest Jewish community has a wide range of organizations in Essex, Union, Morris, Somerset, and Sussex counties that can help you and your family and enrich your lives in a variety of ways. Check out this list of organizations below—you might find some hidden gems or just the answer you were looking for!

Jewish Community Centers

JCC of Central New Jersey
1391 Martine Avenue
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
(908) 889-8800
coley@jccnj.org
Programs Offered: Preschool, Day Care, Afterschool Program, Sports Programs/Classes, Aquatics + Swim Lessons, Jewish Life Programs, Gym w/ Babysitting Services, Day Camp, Vacation Camp Programs, Parenting Classes, Mommy/Caregiver & Me Classes, Special Needs Programs/Services

JCC MetroWest
760 Northfield Ave.
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 530-3400
Programs Offered: Preschool, Day Care, Afterschool Program, Sports Programs/Classes, Aquatics + Swim Lessons, Jewish Life Programs, Gym w/ Babysitting Services, Day Camp, Sleep away Camp (or affiliated with), Vacation Camp Programs, Parenting Classes, Mommy/Caregiver & Me Classes, Special Needs Programs/Services, Support Groups

YM-YWHA of Union County
501 Green Lane
Union, NJ 07083
908-289-8112
jackieb@uniony.org
Programs Offered: Preschool, Day Care, Afterschool Program, Sports Programs/Classes, Aquatics + Swim Lessons, Jewish Programs, Day Camp, Vacation Camp Programs, Daily kosher lunch and food program; creative daily events for mature adults & seniors. We are Wheelchair accessible, have a stair lift and pool lifts. With appropriate notice we will try to adapt for specific special needs and disabilities whenever possible. 

Counseling, Support, Vocational Services & More 

Jewish Vocational Service
111 Prospect Street
East Orange, NJ 07017
(973) 674-6330
info@jvsnj.org
Description: Using the slogan “Helping People Help Themselves,” JVS repairs the world, one person at a time, allowing clients to achieve the highest degree of independence and dignity. Their staff of over 100 skilled professionals works with a diverse range of individuals in need of employment, education, training, rehabilitation, eldercare, and other specialized services. JVS programs include services for single parents and students with special needs, as well as interest-free loans for undergraduate, graduate, vocational, or technical education.

Jewish Family Service of Central New Jersey
655 Westfield Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
(908) 352-8375
info@jfscentralnj.org
Programs Offered: Special Needs Programs/Services, Support Groups, Children and Family Counseling. JFS is handicap accessible. Services include play therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, consultation, and education to teachers, school administrators, and physicians.
Description: Our licensed social workers are experienced in working with children, adolescents, and families to seek solutions, nurture growth, and help restore family balance. In a warm, trusting environment, the emphasis is on early intervention with evidence-based techniques. Through a team effort, parents and clinicians work together to maximize the strengths of the family and to develop the parents’ ability to nurture and provide personal growth opportunities for their children. 

Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ
256 Columbia Turnpike
Florham Park, NJ 07932
(973)765-9050
info@jfsmetrowest.org
Programs Offered: Parenting Classes, Mommy/Caregiver & Me Classes, Special Needs Programs/Services, Support Groups, Counseling, Social Services, Workshops, Volunteer opportunities
Description: JFS MetroWest strives to ensure access and meaningful participation by all members of the community.

Rachel Coalition: A Division of JFS MetroWest
570 West Mount Pleasant Ave, Suite 106
Livingston, NJ 07039
(973) 740-1233
Rachel@jfsmetrowest.org
Programs Offered: Support groups, domestic violence counseling, legal services, information and referral, individual and group counseling for children living in high conflict households, education, and outreach.

Special Needs Services

Greater MetroWest ABLE
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-3129
metrowestABLE@jfedgmw.org
Programs Offered: Preschool, Afterschool Program, Sports Programs/Classes, Aquatics + Swim Lessons, Jewish Life Programs, Day Camp, Sleepaway Camp (or affiliated with), Parenting Classes, Special Needs Programs/Services, Support Groups
Description: We believe in inclusive programming and meaningful participation for everyone with opportunities for access to every aspect of Jewish life.

SINAI Schools at JKHA
110 South Orange Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(201) 833-1134
info@sinaischools.org
Programs Offered: Special education for Grades 1-8 for children with a range of learning or developmental disabilities, broken into appropriate social/intellectual age groups. Located within partner school Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy, SINAI creates an inclusive yet completely individualized program for each child to fit his or her social, emotional, and academic needs.
Description: We are a school for children with a broad range of complex special needs. SINAI is the only Jewish special education school to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and it remains at the forefront of special education for children of all ages.

SINAI Maor High School at RKYHS
110 South Orange Ave.
Livingston, NJ 07039
(201) 833-1134
info@sinaischools.org
Programs Offered: SINAI Maor offers an academically rigorous program to high school students with academic and/or social challenges, including learning disabilities, ADD, and Asperger’s. Located within partner school Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School, Maor creates an inclusive yet completely individualized program for each child to fit his or her social, emotional, and academic needs.
Description: We are a school for children with a broad range of complex special needs. SINAI is the only Jewish special education school to be accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and it remains at the forefront of special education for children of all ages.

Jewish Nursing Homes & Rehab Facilities 

Daughters of Israel
1155 Pleasant Valley Way
West Orange, NJ 07052
(973) 731-5100
admissions@daughtersofisrael.org
Programs Offered: Nursing Home & Sub-Acute Rehabilitation Facility
Description: Daughters of Israel is a skilled nursing facility based in West Orange, NJ, offering long-term care, short-term rehabilitation for sub-acute care, memory care, semi-independent living at the Charles Bierman Home, Metro Transport adult medical transportation services, and other services.

Jewish Life 

The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 428-7400
info@ThePartnershipNJ.org
Programs Offered: Great opportunities for young people and their families to Bring Jewish Learning to Life through our JTot, JKid and JTEEN divisions.
Description: The mission of The Partnership for Jewish Learning and Life is to advance and enhance Jewish educational experiences for the Greater MetroWest community with an initial focus on young people, from early childhood through the teenage years, and their families. We are the ONLY organization in our community with a mission to nurture the Jewish identity development of children, pre-teens, and teens no matter where they live, where they may pray, or where they go to school. The Partnership strives to create an environment that is accessible for all.

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-3000
drc@jfedgmw.org
Description: Federation cares for people in need, builds Jewish life, and saves the world, one person at a time, every day. Through our partner agencies, Federation helps Jews in need locally, in Israel, and throughout the world. We also connect Jewish individuals and families of all ages and stages to our Greater MetroWest Jewish community in ways that are personally meaningful to them. We fulfill our mission by funding and supporting a community-wide and overseas network of partner agencies that enable us to positively impact thousands of lives.

Jewish Historical Society of New Jersey
901 Route 10
Whippany, NJ 07981
(973) 929-2994
lforgosh@jfedgmw.org
Description: The JHS is the official repository for the history of Jewish life in Greater MetroWest. Its programs, public forums, and access to historic documents are useful to a wide range of researchers and institutions, including synagogues that preserve their history in its climate-controlled archive.

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