The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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The new NCJW Inc. website is now live!!

If you haven’t already seen, NCJW has a  new website: http://www.ncjw.org ! Message from NCJW: We hope you see your own attitudes and aspirations reflected in the bright colors, inspiring photos and stories, …

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COME JOIN THE FUN! It’s our annual NCJW BCS Membership luncheon

Enjoy Food, Fashion & Fun. Click here to view and print flyer with tear-off order form. Tuesday, October 17th. 11:30 am, Temple Emeth, Teaneck, $20. Make your reservation ASAP and no later than October 11th. No reservations at the door. For more …

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SCREENING AND DISCUSSION OF EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

The Definitive Documentary Film on the Status of Women in America Click here to view and print flyer. National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS) is co-sponsoring a screening of the movie Equal Means …

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STUDY GROUP. Making A Difference: One Woman’s Journey to Helping Others

Come hear Elaine Adler’s incredible story! Tuesday, October 31 1:00 pm Riverside Mall Conference Center, Lower Level 390 Hackensack Ave, Hackensack, NJ 07601-6310 In these overwhelming times, we often don’t …

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TIFF PRESENTS BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY

https://www.facebook.com/teaneckfilmfestival Teaneck International Film Festival is proud to welcome The National Council of Jewish Women along with New Jersey Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg as Official Film Sponsor of Birthright: A …

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GAME DAY BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND

Click here or on flyer below to download and print order form. NOVEMBER  7, 2017 THE PLACE:  Picco Tavern, 160 Prospect Avenue, Hackensack, NJ Free VALET PARKING. THE TIME: 11:30 AM TO 4:00 PM MEMBER PRICE:  $40.00 PER PERSON NON-MEMBER PRICE:  $50.00 PER PERSON Bring your favorite game: …

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: CHANGING THE CULTURE #let’s start the conversation

Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:30 pm Temple Emeth Teaneck, NJ Click here to view and print flyer Panel of Experts Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle Liz Corsini, Vice-President, Program Director, Bergen Family Center Helen Archontou, CEO, YWCA Bergen County Coach Barry Harris, …

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NCJW Announces 2017 Israel Grant Recipients

National Council of Jewish Women 1707 L Street NW, Suite 950 Washington, DC 20036-4206 Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 212.870.2738 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NCJW Announces 2017 Israel Grant …

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NCJW BCS SETS THE TONE FOR A GOOD START FOR SCHOOL

Thanks to the generosity of our NCJW Bergen County Section Board members and others, countless numbers of Bergen County children will head off to school with their needed school supplies. …

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SERVICE WITH A SMILE AT THE FAMILY PROMISE WALK-IN CENTER ON JULY 25

NCJW BCS volunteers served 119 people at the  Family Promise Walk–In Dinner Program . Our volunteers prepared, cooked and served the food with a smile. Family Promise has been committed to feeding the hungry since …

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NCJW CELEBRATES SUMMER!

A lively group of 40 NCJW members and guests gathered at the beautiful pool area of one of Fort Lee’s high rise apartment buildings on Tuesday, July 18 for a …

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JEWISH STANDARD ARTICLE – NCJW PROVIDES FUNDING FOR TWO NEW CHILDREN’S FACILITIES

June 29, 2017, 11:30 am Click here or on images to read Jewish Standard article. Members of National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section attended dedication events on June 7, 2017 for two of their community services which are …

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HIPPY 2017 GRADUATION

The strains of “Pomp and Circumstance” accompanied the excited children of HIPPY’s 2017 graduation class. Several students demonstrated their newly-developed literacy skills while parents praised the beneficial effects that the program had …

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NCJW BCS FIRST ANNUAL BOARD RETREAT VOTED “A REAL TREAT”

The mantra “Honoring the Past – Moving into the Future” was the theme running through NCJW BCS’s inspiring and informative first annual board retreat, an all-day event held at the …

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NCJW BCS HONORS GRADUATING SENIORS

At its recent board retreat, National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section awarded $1,000 college scholarships to eight outstanding graduating seniors. In addition to their high academic achievements, these young women demonstrated …

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN HOLDS 94th INSTALLATION LUNCHEON

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section held its 94th Annual Installation of Officers and Awards Ceremony at a delightful Champagne Brunch at Temple Emanu-El in Closter on June …

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NCJW HORRIFIED AT ATTACK ON MEMBERS OF CONGRESS

A gunman attacked members of Congress at a GOP baseball practice in suburban DC. See NCJW’s statement below. http://www.ncjw.org/content_13197.cfm #EndGunViolence   #Enough June 14, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women …

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NCJW GOES TO CAMP FOR YCS CAMP VISITING DAY

On a perfect summer day, July 5th, six women representing NCJW BCS climbed on a van to go to Hardwick, NY, anticipating a wonderful day at camp. We were not …

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JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BARBECUE

On Tuesday, June 27th over 125 volunteers were honored for their dedication and their greatly-appreciated volunteer service at the Jewish Home assisted living facility in River Vale.  NCJW volunteers interact with the …

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YEAR-END SWIM-IN LUNCHEON

On Sunday, May 21st, 70 swimmers, volunteers and family members joined together at The Graycliff in Moonachie to celebrate the completion of the 41st year of The MS Swim-In program.  Swim-In is a …

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MATISSE AND MCLOONE’S

It was a dreary, rainy day as thirty-eight NCJW BCS members set out on our trip to the Montclair Art Museum on May 25th.  However, we were soon all wearing sunny …

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VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: GINNY WASSERMAN

Ginny Wasserman: May 2017 Ginny grew up in the Bronx, earned her BA at City College, her MSW at the Wurzweiler School of Social Work and was a doctoral candidate …

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The Plight of LGBTQ Older Adults

NCJW BCS STUDY GROUP The last study group session of the year was held on May 23rd at the Riverside Mall Conference Center with approximately 30 people in attendance.  Marilynn Friedman and …

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ALL THE FUN OF THE FAIR ON CONEY ISLAND DAY AT ROCKLEIGH

The residents of the Jewish Home at Rockleigh had a wonderful time at the annual “Coney Island Day on Monday, May22 .” Ten NCJW volunteers ran the Carnival Games and helped the residents enjoy …

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ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF “ORCHESTRA OF EXILES”

Our year end General Meeting featured the wonderful speaker, director, and writer Josh Aronson. Many members had seen his movie, “Orchestra of Exiles”, and then heard him speak about making …

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NCJW MEMBERS VOLUNTEERING AT HIPPY (HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS)

What a wonderful way to encourage family strengthening activities. HIPPY Lil Readers took their monthly workshop on the road and visited the Englewood Public Library!!  Parents received very valuable resource information on how …

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TIES THAT BIND

Award winning journalist, broadcaster and author Carol Saline was the speaker at the April 25th general meeting of the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section. Carol, the author …

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CONGRATULATIONS TO VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH, CARLA SILVER

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section is pleased to announce that Carla Silver has been selected as its April 2017 Volunteer of the Month. Carla grew up in …

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PROJECT S.A.R.A.H. ELEVENTH ANNUAL BREAKFAST

Together with several hundred men and women supporters, five BCS members attended this moving and inspirational annual event on Sunday morning April 30 at Congregation Keter Torah in Teaneck.  A sumptuous breakfast was …

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CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION SAVOR.2017 GALA

NCJW BCS board members, standing L to R Elaine Pollack, Ruth Seitelman and Ann Levenstein, seated L to R Gladys Laden and Marcia Levy, attended the Center for Food Action Gala at …

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BFC THANKS NCJW BCS MEMBERS

Bergen Family Center held a Volunteer Appreciation Event on Wednesday, April  5th, at the Englewood Field Club.  The dinner was attended by NCJW BCS members who are presently participating in …

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NCJW 47th NATIONAL CONVENTION MARCH 23 TO 25, 2017

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NCJW 47th NATIONAL CONVENTION – MARCH 22 – 25, 2017 Over 300 impressive, articulate, passionate women representing 42 sections attended the NCJW 47th National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia. Many …

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STAY AT HOME PERSONAL GIVING CAMPAIGN

  NCJW HAS ANGELS!! You’ve all been invited to “Stay-At-Home” and send a generous contribution to NCJW Bergen County Section. And we know you will be as generous as possible …

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NCJW Awards Scholarships to Seven Outstanding Young Jewish Women

Seven spectacularly deserving young Jewish women were recently awarded $1,000 endowed college scholarships by National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section. In addition to academic achievement, each recipient demonstrated …

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NCJW CELEBRATES INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

The 2016 93rd annual installation and luncheon of the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS) was held on June 7 at the Estate at Florentine Gardens …

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Israel Granting Program

Bergen County Section contributes to the Israel Granting Program annually. NCJW, Inc. will give grants to six Israeli organizations whose work is focused on women’s empowerment, gender equality and religious …

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WHAT A DAY, WHAT A WASHINGTON INSTITUTE!

See below for photo and caption.  Click here to view video. From:  NKaufman@ncjw.org To:  NKaufman@ncjw.org CC:  Dhoffmann209@gmail.com Sent: 3/16/2016 6:58:20 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time Subj: What a day, What a Washington Institute! Dear Friends and Colleagues, Debbie Hoffmann …

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RICHARD MINGOIA TO RECEIVE NCJW’S PRESTIGIOUS HANNAH G. SOLOMON AWARD AT INSTALLATION LUNCHEON ON JUNE 7

Richard Mingoia began his career at YCS as a psychiatric social worker at the YCS Children’s Mental Health Center at Christ Hospital in Jersey City and was quickly promoted to Assistant Director …

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EVALYN BROWNSTEIN: 2016 WOMAN OF THE SECTION

Evalyn Brownstein was born and educated in the shadow of Ebbets Field, Brooklyn.  From early on, she seemed destined to be involved with children – as mentor of a girls’ group at the …

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN ANNOUNCES EMERGING LEADER AWARD

At its Annual Membership Luncheon on October 20, 2015, the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section awarded its prestigious Emerging Leader Award to Elizabeth Halverstam. This award is …

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LIZ ABZUG SPOKE WITH PASSION ON WOMEN, POWER AND POLITICS

Liz Abzug, daughter of the late Bella Abzug, first Jewish Congresswoman and women’s rights advocate, addressed about 200 enrapt members and friends of the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen …

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