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NCJW confronts today’s most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children, and families. Powered by the Jewish imperative to ensure dignity for all, we impact policy, advocate for justice, and support the community. Your voice has never been more essential and our voices together make a meaningful difference in the world.

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Democracy Is a Choice

January 6, 2021, forced us to face the very worst of America, and witness how close we are to losing our democracy, once a beacon for the world. That beacon is now doused and we face a long road of restoration, reform, and repair.

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Celebrating Democracy

On Inauguration Day this year, we reconnected via Zoom and had a grand time with playing Presidential Trivia–surprising information about US presidents and Israeli presidents. The Presidential Trivia entries were compiled by Jennifer Halpern.

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Pharaoh 2021

It’s that time of year again when we talk about slavery and freedom, injustice and liberation and the many other messages contained within the story of the Exodus. Perhaps this year we need to start with a look at Pharaoh, a ruler concerned with changing demographics, who chose to control part of the population under his control by targeting their children. His decision caused women to use their power and abilities to try to outsmart his system, and the Talmud tells us “The Jewish people were redeemed from Egypt because of the merit of the righteous women of that generation.”

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Will the Real Messiah Please Stand Up?

Will the Real Messiah Please Stand Up?

That will be the intriguing topic of an intriguing Our Jewish World Clergy Learning Series, led by Rabbi David Nesson, spiritual leader of Morristown Jewish Center–Beit Yisrael. The series, which is free and open to the public, will be held via Zoom on Thursdays, May 6, 13, and 20 at 1 p.m.

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