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SCHOOL SUPPLIES ARE NEEDED

Click here to view and print flyer. The summer is here, and the children of our community services are not thinking about school supplies, but, as we all know, the days fly by and the stores gear …

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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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NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER YOUR NCJW BCS SYMPHONY SERIES

Click here to view, download and print the flyer. Haydn, Bernstein, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven Fifth Season,   2017 – 2018 After the resounding success of four prior seasons, we are inviting you to join us for our fifth season of …

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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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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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JOIN YOUR FELLOW MOVIE LOVERS AT THE TEANECK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOVEMBER 2 – 5

Bergen County Section will once again be a proud sponsor of a movie at the Teaneck International Film Festival. This year we will sponsor a new documentary, BIRTHRIGHT: A War Story, …

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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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September General Meeting: Resurgent Anti-Semitism: How Much To Worry

Kenneth Jacobson, Deputy National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, will be the speaker for our opening General Meeting which will be held on Tuesday, September 19 at 12:30 PM at …

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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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HIPPY KIDS MEET THE THREE LITTLE PIGS

At a recent workshop, a wonderful puppet show, “The Three Little Pigs”, elicited peals of laughter from HIPPY participants (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters).   The scary wolf and the …

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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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GREAT TRIP TO GREAT FALLS

On April 27th, twenty-five members of NCJW BCS enjoyed an enlightening day in and around the area of Paterson. We visited the Great Falls, a National Historic Park, where a …

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BERGEN FAMILY CENTER HIPPY MOM & DAUGHTER GO TO WASHINGTON

We are so inspired!! HIPPY mom Zakiyyah Jacobson, with 5 year old daughter Azariah, speaking at the Capitol on the importance of Home Visiting and our HIPPY program (Home Instruction …

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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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LUNCH & LEARN STUDY GROUP

On Tuesday, March 28th, 46 (members and non-members) attended our annual Lunch & Learn study group at Temple Emeth.  After a delicious lunch, we were treated to a very interesting and …

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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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THOSE WHO GO DO NOT RETURN

On Tuesday, March 21st, NCJW BCS was honored to hear Shulem Deen, the prize-winning author of Those Who Go Do Not Return, speak about his life and the significant choices he made. Over 100 …

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NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN THRIFT SHOP IS FULL OF SURPRISES!

You never know what’s going to happen in a thrift shop! At the Council Thrift Shop in Bergenfield, are surprised every day! The store is known for its fashion bargains. …

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A MUSICAL EVENING WITH THE HIPPY KIDS

At a recent workshop for children at HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) there was music in the air. After a picture book introduction to musical instruments, the children made their own …

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NCJW Volunteers Spread Their “Love” at Jewish Home at Rockleigh Sweetheart Social

NCJW Bergen County Section volunteers and residents at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh had a fulfilling experience at NCJW’s “Sweetheart  Social” held on Valentine’s Day, Tuesday, February 14, 2017.  Council women served delicious strawberry shortcake and …

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KILBARCHAN KIDS ENJOYED SUPERBOWL PARTY

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

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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. As …

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EXPANDING HORIZONS FOR HIPPY KIDS

Our HIPPY kids expand their horizons with a trip to the Liberty Science Center.  NCJW BCS is proud to sponsor this enrichment program.  Our thanks go to Rachele Ventrone, HIPPY …

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SnackPacking January 17, 2017

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section women broke their previous record by preparing 500 snackpacks for the Center for Food Action distribution to local school kids.  With our usual efficiency and …

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NCJW ANNUAL HANUKKAH LUNCHEON AT ROCKLEIGH

Thursday, December 22nd was a very special day for NCJW Bergen County Section. We held our annual Hanukkah luncheon for the residents at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh. The dining …

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GIFT WRAPPING TO BRING HOLIDAY JOY

NCJW Bergen County Section members Ann Levenstein and Henrietta Wolfeiler volunteered to wrap holiday gifts on December 8th at Barnes & Noble at Riverside Square Mall.  The wrapping was free while donations helped to support the Center …

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BFC GALA

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section members enjoyed a great evening at the Bergen Family Center’s “Family and Friends” gala on November 16.

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YCS FESTIVAL OF FLAVORS WINE & FOOD TASTING BENEFIT

The idea for Festival of Flavors was conceived by a group of passionate volunteers who wanted to create a premier fundraising event to support YCS programs that are underfunded or …

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A HAPPY HIPPY THANKSGIVING STORY

At a recent workshop Thanksgiving stories and crafts were enjoyed by the young participants in the HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters). Volunteers from National Council of …

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NCJW BCS PRESENTS DONATION TO BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE (BVMI)

NCJW BCS Presidium member Marcia Levy, co-Vice President Ruth Seitelman, and Board member Gladys Laden presented a donation to Bergen Volunteer Medical Initiative (BVMI), one of the many community services …

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TRIP TO BROOKLYN

On November 3rd, 49 NCJW BCS members journeyed to Brooklyn for an exciting, informative tour of upper Brooklyn. We picked up our tour guide, Art Zuckerman, on 42nd Street and traveled …

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NOVEMBER IS HIPPY L’IL SCIENTISTS MONTH

Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, New Jersey November 19 2016 8:30am Click here to view flyer Children have a marvelous sense of wonder and exploration. They are interested in the natural world and enjoy asking questions …

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MAKING MEALS TOGETHER – A COORDINATED PROJECT WITH NCJW, THE CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY AND THE CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION.

There’s a reason why Jewish events center around the kitchen. It’s a warm, nourishing place. Learning new recipes, helping others through the steps and one-on-one conversations are a few of …

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HIPPY ENRICHMENT PRESENTATION

On October 26, 2016, at the monthly parent workshop, NCJW BCS presidium member Marcia Levy presented a check for $5,000 to Rachele Albanese, HIPPY Director at Bergen Family Center from …

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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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PLANNED PARENTHOOD 100 YEARS STRONG

This month marks the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood! Thank you for providing quality, compassionate reproductive healthcare for a full century — may you go from strength to strength! #100YearsStrong

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NCJW BCS MEMBERS GATHERED TOGETHER FOR ANNUAL LUNCHEON & FASHION SHOW

On Thursday October 20th, the social hall at Temple Emeth was filled with our members who gathered together to socialize and celebrate our section’s achievements over a delicious lunch supplied …

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TRIP TO LOWER EAST SIDE NOURISHED OUR SOULS AND OUR BODIES

What a great day! The weather was beautiful as fifty-one NCJW BCS members visited the Lower East Side. The highlight of the day was a visit to the Eldridge Street Museum and Synagogue, …

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BCS’s ILLUSTRIOUS HONORARY PRESIDENT, ELLIE LUBIN, RECEIVED PRESTIGIOUS AWARD

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section is very proud to announce Ellie Lubin of Englewood was awarded the annual Dr. Celia Weisman Memorial Award from the Human Services Advisory Council (HSAC).  …

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SWIM-IN VOLUNTEERS & SWIMMERS ENJOY A PIZZA PARTY

Once again members of the Swim-In Program, an NCJW BCS community service project for people with multiple sclerosis, met to spend a festive end-of-summer afternoon at Tenafly Pizza. Hugs and …

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YCS HOLLEY Barbeque

National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section volunteers serve and share a late summer barbeque with the kids at the Holley Center.  There were 12 volunteers and 65 kids and …

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HELPING CHILDREN GET READY FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR

The summer is almost over, the new school year is about to begin. On August 9, several NCJW BCS members gathered and spent the afternoon packaging school supplies provided by …

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MEMBERS ENJOYED A DELIGHTFUL SUMMER SOCIAL EVENT

A successful summer event, an international lunch and entertainment, was held on July 19th at Mediterranean Towers North in Fort Lee. Ladino singer Nicole Murad, a classically-trained singer, and her …

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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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A NOURISHING DAY — FOR MIND AND BODY

On March 29, fifty NCJW BCS members traveled to the — click here:  Frick Museum  in NYC to view the exhibit “Van Dyck: The Anatomy of Portraiture.”  This is the first major U.S. Museum …

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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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