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Study Groups Archives

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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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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THE PLIGHT OF LGBTQ OLDER ADULTS IN SOCIETY TODAY

Study Group. 1 pm Tuesday May 23. Riverside Mall Conference Center Click here or on image below to view and print flyer. Sometimes getting older can be difficult, and senior LGBTQ adults face even greater challenges. According to SAGE (Services and …

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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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LUNCH AND LEARN: REDEFINING THE JEWISH ADVOCACY AGENDA: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE – TUESDAY, MARCH 28

LUNCH AND LEARN:  REDEFINING THE JEWISH ADVOCACY AGENDA: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AN ERA OF CHANGE – TUESDAY, MARCH 28 Thinking about the role of women in the recent political situation? Come …

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MINDFULNESS STUDY GROUP TEACHES HELPFUL TECHNIQUES

More than 50 NCJW members and guests attended the January 24th study group session, which introduced us to the theory and practice of Mindfulness led by an experienced therapist, Beth …

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MINDFULNESS: HELP IN OUR DAILY LIVES: STUDY GROUP

TUESDAY, JANUARY 24 AT 1:00 PM, RIVERSIDE MALL CONFERENCE CENTER            Join us on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017 at 1 pm at the Riverside Mall Conference Center for a very interesting …

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STUDY GROUP. NOV. 22. FRAIDY REISS: UNCHAINED AT LAST

Did you know that child marriages are legal in the United States and that thousands of children as young as twelve have been wed? Our speaker for our second study …

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STUDY GROUP: GUN VIOLENCE: A MOTHER’S STORY

Tuesday, September 27, 1:00PM to 3:00 PM at The Riverside Mall Conference Center (on the lower level). Click here to view and download flyer. As NCJW is focusing on the issue of gun violence, our first study …

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JOSHUA COHEN, DIRECTOR OF ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE, SPEAKS AT NCJW STUDY GROUP

On May 31st the NCJW Bergen County Section enjoyed a presentation by Joshua Cohen, Director of ADL’s New Jersey Regional Office. This was the fifth and last session of the …

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TUESDAY, MAY 31 STUDY GROUP, GLOBAL ANTI-SEMITISM

Click here or on image to download and print flyer Joshua Cohen , Director of the Anti-Defamation League ’s NJ regional office, will speak on Global Anti-Semitism, leading a timely discussion with an interactive audiovisual presentation. Mr. Cohen joined ADL in 2009 and was …

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STUDY GROUP – YOU BE THE JUDGE

JOIN US FOR A VERY INTERESTING AND INTERACTIVE STUDY GROUP PRESENTATION “You Be The Judge!” Lindsay Morris and You Click here to download flyer. To be held March 22nd, 2016 at 1 pm at The Riverside …

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LUNCH AND LEARN: NOURISHING HEARTS AND MINDS

When: December 15, 2015 Where: Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck, New Jersey Time: 12:00 noon Presenter: Sally Pillay, MSW Lunch and Presentation: $18.00 members, $23.00 non –members Topic: Immigration Detention: Unjust and Immoral  Sally Pillay, …

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LIFE REIMAGINED! STUDY GROUP THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2015

Learning how retirement from a career could be the start of a new adventure was the topic of the latest study group presented by National Council of Jewish Women Bergen …

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NOVEMBER STUDY GROUP – LIFE REIMAGINED

1:00 pm Thursday, November 12th, 2015 Imagine you could do anything you want. What would you do? What challenges would you take on? How big would you dream? Join Ruth …

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STUDY GROUP: FROM AMERICA TO GERMANY: AN AMBASSADOR’S STORY

Thursday, October 8, Study Group, 1:00 pm Told By Former U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy.  Riverside Square Mall, in Lower level meeting room.  Admission charge for members $5.  For non-members $10.

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ISRAEL AFFAIRS STUDY GROUP – LEARNING SOMETHING NEW

We were fortunate to have Shari Eshet, director of NCJW’s Israel office, as our speaker at the May 7 Study Group.  An indomitable spirit who believes in a positive approach to the …

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It’s Complicated – Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Elaine Meyerson, the Executive Director of Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters) and Patrice Lenowitz, the Center’s Community Educator, were the speakers at the March 24th Study …

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CAN THERE BE GENDER EQUALITY IN ISRAEL? ISRAEL AFFAIRS STUDY GROUP

Thursday, May 7, 7:00 pm.  Riverside Square Mall, Senior Source, upper level Click here to download and print flyer. Shari Eshet, Director, NCJW’s Israel Office, administers NCJW’s programs to help the women of Israel develop a stronger …

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Study Goup – It’s Complicated. Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking

Speaker: Lil Corcoran, Associate Executive Director at The Center for Hope and Safety (formerly Shelter Our Sisters). She will speak about mental health issues, physical safety, shelter and food needs, …

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BRAIN FITNESS STUDY GROUP

Just where did I leave my glasses? You know who I mean, what’s her name? It’s right on the tip of my tongue. Why can’t I remember? An interactive lecture …

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NOVEMBER STUDY GROUP – BRAIN FITNESS

1:00 pm Thursday, November 13th, 2014 Just as we need to exercise our bodies, we also need to exercise our minds to keep them fit. Some research has shown that …

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NCJW STUDY GROUP LECTURE ON JEWS IN FILMS

A series of compelling vignettes on Jewish actors and actresses was presented on September 11 at an NCJW Study Group meeting that took place at the Riverside Square Mall Conference …

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STUDY GROUP: HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT

Thursday, September 11 Hiding in Plain Sight Study Group – PLEASE NOTE THE NEW LOCATION At 1 pm at Riverside Square Mall in the Conference Center on the lower level …

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Israel Affairs Study Group May 15, 2014

Hope for Peace in the Middle East: Understanding Israel At our Israel Affairs Study Group at the Ethical Culture Society in Teaneck on May 15, 2014, Professor Alain L. Sanders of …

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STUDY GROUP ON AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE ACT

Tuesday, January 28, 2014 1pm – 3pm Ethical Culture Society Larch Avenue, Teaneck ( map ) Study Group on Affordable Care Act:  Are you confused about the Affordable Health Care Act? Join …

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STUDY GROUP ON REPRODUCTIVE CHOICE DECEMBER 12

Our study group guest speakers were Janice Schindler, Director of Public Affairs, Planned  Parenthood of Central and Greater Northern New Jersey and Ed Remsen, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Affiliates …

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Thursday, November 21: Oscar White, Photographer to the White House

Our speaker was Oscar White, a retired White House portrait photographer. While showing a rapt audience of about 40 members a vast selection of his portraits, he regaled us with …

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Study Group, Tuesday October 22: History of the film industry in Fort Lee

For our first Study Group this fall, our guest speaker was the well-known film historian, Tom Meyers. He presented a fascinating program on the history of the film industry in …

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ISRAEL AFFAIRS STUDY GROUP

With the aid of newsreels, movies and photos, speaker Annice Benamy brought to life for our audience the central mission of Women of the Wall, which is to achieve the …

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Book and Author Study Group with Adriana Trigiani

To a large and enthusiastic audience, best-selling author ADRIANA TRIGIANI spoke hilariously and heartwarmingly about her life and times that are at the core of her books. Adriana was raised …

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