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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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Susan Neigher Receives Highest Honor in NCJW

Susan Neigher Receives Highest Honor in NCJW

Susan Neigher, longtime co-president of National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section, has received the prestigious Hannah G. Solomon Award, the highest honor in NCJW. The award is named for the organization’s founding mother, whose leadership motivated others to fight for needed social change over the past 125 years.

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Volunteers Needed for Third Annual ‘Back 2 School Store’ to Help Children Served by Homeless Solutions

Volunteers Needed for Third Annual ‘Back 2 School Store’ to Help Children Served by Homeless Solutions

Last year, more than 25 volunteers helped outfit 45 school-aged children living in shelters and transitional housing. The children and their families were thrilled to receive new clothes for school, and to have the “back to school” shopping experience. The response to last year’s event from the children and volunteers was so terrific that we’ve decided to do it again.

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The Nature of God

The Nature of God

Rabbi Mark Biller, third from left, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer synagogue in Queens, New York, recently gave a fascinating three-part series, sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women, West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World program, titled “God’s Imperfect–And So Are We!”

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Immigration: Additional Issues

Birthright citizenship: Included in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution. It cannot be revoked without a constitutional amendment. The president has no constitutional role in the amendment process.

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The Economics of Immigration

The current political climate has overshadowed the fact that large numbers of us still believe that overall immigration has positive economic effects. And facts that may support this view, for example that high-skilled immigrants pay taxes and help make America wealthier, are often drowned out by anti-immigration rhetoric. A focus of this rhetoric are the claims that admitting low-skilled immigrants adversely affects native low-skilled workers and immigrants take disproportionate advantage of government assistance programs.

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Immigration: Security and Humanitarian Concerns

Every president has used the “threat to national security” to bolster political standing and support, but this administration is doing so to an unprecedented degree, especially with the issue of immigration. It consistently claims that refugees pose a security threat, a claim that it has been kept alive by dismissing an intelligence assessment in 2017 that showed that refugees did not present a significant threat to the United States. This intelligence assessment was replaced by one supporting the administration’s claims.

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Dear NCJW

I am totally impressed by the beautiful and amazing work that the Section is doing. The new programs and the continuing work to help women, children and families are important and should make all members very proud. I am happy to support these efforts. Best to all....

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