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SEXUAL VIOLENCE: CHANGING THE CULTURE #letsstarttheconversation

General Meeting Tuesday, November 21, 2017, 12:30 pm Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck, NJ This meeting is free and open to the public. Come listen to the conversation as …

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STUDY GROUP – THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE TO THE WORLD ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN HEALTH

NCJW BCS   Study Group Tuesday, November 28, 2017 1 p.m.  Temple Emeth It seems like everyone these days is talking about climate change and environmental concerns.  It is clearly something we should all …

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COME CELEBRATE HANUKKAH WITH RESIDENTS AT THE JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH

NCJW BCS’s Annual Holiday Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, December 13 at noon at The Jewish Home at Rockleigh, 10 Link Drive in Rockleigh. The luncheon will include potato latkes and entertainment …

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CELEBRATE HANUKKAH WITH NCJW Dec. 14

Click here to print flyer. Bergen County Section invites you to our OPEN BOARD MEETING and HANUKKAH FESTIVITIES Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 9:15 am Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck Celebrate the miracle of …

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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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2017 ANNUAL HOLIDAY GIFT PROGRAM

At holiday time the National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section collects small gifts and gift cards for the children and families served by our community services and coalition …

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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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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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School is in session and that means HOMEWORK

NCJW BCS in collaboration with Bergen Family Center is looking for volunteers to work with children, ages 3-8 from the Englewood Public and Charter Schools. Whether you have extensive knowledge …

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HIPPY CELEBRATES HALLOWEEN WITH NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN

Pirates, princesses, robots, firemen and more arrived at a pre-Halloween party to mark the first NCJW BCS workshop  of the 2017-18 HIPPY season. HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) is a …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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