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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KILBARCHAN KIDS HAD AN “AWESOME’ TIME AT SUPERBOWL PARTY

The kids at YCS Kilbarchan thank NCJW Bergen County Section for throwing a great Super Bowl Party.   An “awesome” time was had by all.  The food and the decorations were terrific. …

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MAKING MEALS TOGETHER – A COORDINATED PROJECT WITH NCJW AND THE CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY

Once again, volunteers from NCJW BCS met in the kitchen at the Center for Hope and Safety. They prepared and dined with the women and children in the shelter. “There’s …

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HIPPY YOUNGSTERS ENJOYED A WINTER WORKSHOP

Though it was warm and cozy inside Bergen Family Center, HIPPY youngsters had fun with snow at a recent workshop with our NCJW volunteers (in picture below Ruth Goldstein, Marietta …

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LUNCH & LEARN STUDY GROUP

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 TEMPLE EMETH 12:00 PM Mark your calendars . . . you don’t want to miss this event! We have planned a wonderful Lunch & Learn Study group …

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TALK A WALK IN MY BOOTS: A PERSONAL ACCOUNT OF WOMEN IN THE MILITARY

TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 12:30 PM.  TEMPLE EMETH On Tuesday, March 20th at 12:30 PM at Temple Emeth, NCJW BCS will present Jordanna Mallach, who will speak on women in today’s military.  She will not only share …

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SHABBAT DINNER

Join us for this special Joint Shabbat with the Sisterhood of Temple Sinai in Tenafly on Friday, March 23rd. Dinner at 6:00. Services begin at 7:30. Temple Sinai has invited NCJW members and …

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DR. SIMA GOEL TO SPEAK AT APRIL GENERAL MEETING

Fleeing the Hijab: A Jewish Woman’s Escape from Iran Dr. Sima Goel, author, inspirational speaker, freelance writer and chiropractor, will be the speaker at the NCJW Bergen County Section General …

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JOSEPH CHUMAN SPOKE OF THE PLIGHT OF REFUGEES

On January 30th, speaking to a packed room of 60 NCJW BCS members and friends, Dr. Joseph Chuman shared his extensive knowledge of the Global Refugee Crisis and his work …

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SNACK PACK MEETING A HUGE SUCCESS

We met the challenge!!  On a cold January afternoon with snow in the forecast, NCJW members and guests came out in force to surpass all previous records and packed an outstanding …

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ROCKLEIGH STAFF THANK NCJW VOLUNTEERS

Hi Roberta, We just wanted to say thanks to you and the ladies from NCJW BCS for a wonderful time our residents had with you at our Hanukkah Elegant Luncheon.  You …

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OUR VOLUNTEERS BRING JOY TO HIPPY HOLIDAY PARTY

Bergen Family Center’s Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY) is a literacy program for preschool families which helps parents become their children’s first teacher.  NCJW BCS is proud …

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WRAPPING GIFTS TO HELP OTHERS

NCJW volunteers Henrietta Wolfeiler and Ann Levenstein wrap holiday gifts at Barnes & Noble.  Tips help support the work of the  Center for Hope and Safety , an organization dedicated to helping victims of domestic violence in …

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CELEBRATING 95 YEARS WITH OUR STAY AT HOME BALL

We look forward to you, our devoted and dedicated members, to make this year’s Stay At Home Celebration the best ever! Remember:  If you increase your annual gift by any amount, …

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FORCE FOR CHANGE: ISRAEL THROUGH A GENDER LENS. Israel Study Tour 2018

Join us in Israel March 2-8, 2018 Click on these links for more information: https://www.daattravel.com/Force-for-Change-Israel-Through-a-Gender-Lens Register now For more information contact Dina Charnin at israelstudytour@ncjw.org Message from Beatrice R. Kahn, NCJW President Nancy …

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HELP A WOMAN FEEL BEAUTIFUL

Do you wear makeup?  Lipstick?  Do some of the cosmetic counters where you shop have promotions and give-aways?  When the salesperson hands you a free gift, consider mentioning that, through National Council of Jewish …

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TZEDEK TZEDEK TZEDOF: TOOLS FOR TRANSFORMATION

Frustrated by the political climate?  Always wanted to be a more powerful advocate for what you believe in?  Never really understood the complex court system? Take Action; Experience Membership Perks; Become Empowered! …

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HURRICANES, EARTHQUAKES AND FLOODS, OH MY!

During times of national/international disasters, the question usually arises about donating clothing, shoes, and household goods from Council Thrift Shop. Unless the tragedy occurs locally, like the fire in the …

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GLOBAL WARMING: FACT OR FICTION?

For our second study group session of the year, more than 40 people attended an extremely thought-provoking and well-documented overview on the effects of climate change to the world environment …

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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: CHANGING THE CULTURE FORUM

Pictured above is our panel of experts at NCJW BCS 6th Annual Advocacy Forum – SEXUAL VIOLENCE: CHANGING THE CULTURE having a conversation about this timely topic and presenting some …

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QUEEN(S) FOR A DAY – A Cultural Excursion to Astoria and Long Island City

Twenty NCJW BCS members enjoyed Queen(s) for a Day on Thursday, November 16th. At the Museum of the Moving Image we explored the new Jim Henson exhibit that included almost 300 objects and over 47 puppets. We were …

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HAVING A GOOD TIME AT NCJW BCS GAME DAY

In what is becoming a tradition, NCJW BCS hosted Game Day on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, at Picco Tavern in Hackensack. The more than 75 women who attended were treated …

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THE SHOCKING FILM BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY

NCJW Bergen County Section and Senator Loretta Weinberg, NJ State Senator Majority leader, were the sponsors of the film Birthright:  A War Story at the Teaneck International Film Festival on Sunday, November 5.  This film …

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ADLER APHASIA CENTER STUDY GROUP, OCTOBER 31, 2017

At this season’s first study group, over 30 NCJW BCS members and friends had the pleasure of hearing Elaine Adler, co-founder of the Adler Aphasia Center. Elaine shared her incredible …

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NCJW BCS PROUDLY CO-SPONSORED EQUAL MEANS EQUAL

On October 26th, NCJW BCS members attended the screening and talk back of Equal Means Equal at the Unitarian Society of Ridgewood.   The film depicts overwhelmingly the mistreatment and discrimination of women in …

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MUCH KUDOS FOR 2017 MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON

Delicious mimosas and hors d’oeuvres greeted 165 animated attendees upon entry. The luncheon, catered by La Promenade of Tenafly, was an attractive combination of grilled salmon, chicken salad, fresh salads and more. …

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A TOUR BUS WENT TO CITY ISLAND: A NEW ENGLAND FISHING VILLAGE IN THE BRONX

On October 3, 2017, forty-nine members and guests toured the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum  www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org  located on 220 acres in Pelham Bay Park, the largest park in New York City.  We learned the …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO SWIM-IN

NCJW BCS and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society co-sponsor Swim-In, a therapeutic water exercise program for people with MS. Founded by BCS over 40 years ago, Swim-In gives those with MS …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO BVMI

Happy smiles as Gladys Laden, NCJW BCS Board Member and Herb, her husband , NCJW member and BVMI volunteer, proudly present an NCJW BCS check to Amanda Missey, BVMI President & CEO.  Sue Kanrich, …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO WRIC

Ellie Lubin (fourth from left), NCJW BCS Board member presents an NCJW BCS check to a most appreciative Lil Corcoran (third from left), Executive Director of  Women’s Rights Information Center . They are joined by some …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO HIPPY

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section members recently presented a $7500 check to Bergen Family Center in support of its Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY).  This program …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO BERGEN FAMILY CENTER SENIORS/SHINING LIGHTS

Shining Lights is a unique social day care program for visually impaired adults and other seniors. They had an additional treat at their monthly birthday celebration.  Mitch Schonfeld, Executive Director …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS CHECK TO CFA

At the recent Center For Food Action Gala, Marcia Levy, board member of NCJW BCS and Center for Food Action, proudly presents a $10,000 check to a most appreciative Patricia Espy, CFAs …

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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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NEWS ABOUT BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE

https://www.bvmi.org/ In late September NCJW members Sue Kanrich, Peggy Kabakow and Gladys Laden visited the new site location for BVMI (Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative) on Essex Street in Hackensack.  Amanda Missey, President/CEO, met with …

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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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Eulogy for Jeannine

Click to read EULOGY FOR JEANNINE CILIOTTA, DELIVERED BY HER SISTER CLAIRE CILIOTTA Message from Ann Levenstein, Jeannine’s co-editor, friend and colleague:  For the past three years Jeannine Ciliotta was the editor of our bulletin.  She came to us after a long career in editing …

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Ten NCJW BCS Members Participated at the YWCA Bergen County Healingspace Clothesline Project

Messages from Survivors Some are angry, some are hopeful; all are part of the healing process. A Child lost forever. No-one heard her cries. Alone, Scarred, and Re-abused. I’ve found …

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Resurgent Anti-Semitism: How Much To Worry

NCJW BCS’s first general meeting of the year was held on September 14, 2017 with Kenneth Jacobson, the Deputy National Director of the Anti-Defamation League.  Mr. Jacobson’s presentation focused on Resurgent Anti-Semitism: How …

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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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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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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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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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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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