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The Romani People

The Romani People

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Section, and Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael (MJCBY) recently co-sponsored a talk, titled “The Romani People: Europe’s Ancient South Asian Transplants,” presented at MJCBY. The talk was given by Morristown High School 11th-grader Sheetal Bangalore.

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Wind of the Spirit

Wind of the Spirit

Our Section learned a great deal about the state of immigration at a recent Open Board Meeting, held at a member’s home. The guest speaker was Theresa Markila, standing, second from left, volunteer coordinator of Wind of the Spirit Immigration Resource Center in...

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Creativity Blossoms at Paid-Up

Creativity Blossoms at Paid-Up

Five talented members of our Section shared their creative process as part of “The Creation Story . . . From a Different Angle,” our Paid-Up Membership Brunch, held at a member’s home. Presenters included jewelry artists, a quilter, an author, and a cake-making maven.

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The 2018 Midterm Elections: Is This the Start of a Changing Political Landscape across the Country?

There are many lessons we can learn from the election and presidency of Donald Trump. The first lesson is that a political outsider, with no public sector experience can run and win an election and it’s a lesson the American people took to heart and followed. From a female speech therapist in Arizona who ran and was elected as the state’s superintendent of pubic education to a Native American woman winning district 27 in the North Dakota House of Representatives, we the people have elected some very different representatives.

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Part 1: Recycling 101

Eighteen billion pounds of plastic end up in the ocean each year, and stay there as it takes 500 to 1,000 years for plastic to degrade. Ocean currents swirl this disaster into the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in North Pacific Gyre off the coast of California. This...

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Recycling 101 . . . Part 2

I started recycling in the 1970s, when we lived in Michigan. That was before blue bins and curbside collections, and we took our glass and cans to a local yard to sort the glass by color and flatten the cans underfoot.  As the concept of recycling grew and spread, I...

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Gun Violence

I missed the March for Our Lives in DC, primarily because I was on a plane to Mexico, but I did read about it, saw the best of the signs, and “kvelled” with pride at the students, as if they were my own family. What those young people have achieved in a short time is...

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