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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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Delve into ‘Jews, Judaism, and the American Musical Theater’

Delve into ‘Jews, Judaism, and the American Musical Theater’

Cantor Perry Fine of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston will present a fascinating three-part series exploring the unique relationship between Jews, Judaism, and the development of the Broadway musical. The series, under the auspices of Our Jewish World headed by Ilene Dorf Manahan and Melanie Levitan, will be held via Zoom at 1 p.m. on Thursdays, Nov. 4, 11, and 18. The series is free and open to the public.

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Paid-up Membership: Nov. 14 – ‘Stories of Survival: A Conversation about the Holocaust, Heroes, and Hope’

Paid-up Membership: Nov. 14 – ‘Stories of Survival: A Conversation about the Holocaust, Heroes, and Hope’

Becca Gallick-Mitchell, a third-generation Holocaust educator, recipe developer/blogger, and the founder of the InstaGrandma’s Kitchen website, will be the special guest speaker for our Paid-Up Membership meeting via Zoom. Her presentation, “Stories of Survival: A Conversation about the Holocaust, Heroes, and Hope,” will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 and is open to all paid-up members at no charge. Annual membership is $40; a three-year membership is $108.

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Cyber Dangers

Cyber Dangers

Recently, well-known celebrities and politicians have made headlines for their scandalous cyber activities. US Congressman Anthony Weiner used Twitter to send sexually suggestive pictures of himself to adult women and underage girls, Jerry Harris, star of the Netflix docuseries Cheer solicited child pornography from underage boys through Snapchat, and Congresswoman Katie Hill stepped down after serving only five months when nude photos of her were distributed both online and by a tabloid without her knowledge or consent.

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Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Even in the middle of a UN-declared Code Red climate crisis, oil and gas corporations are planning new drilling projects. Subsidies from the federal government are largely used to reduce operating expenses and fossil fuel production would probably become unprofitable without them, an argument that climate activists have been using for years.

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Voter Education: The Time Is Now

“The vote is precious. It is the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democratic society, and we must use it.”
—John Lewis

After historic voter turnout in 2020, 18 states enacted 30 laws that restrict access to the vote (between January 1 and July 14, 2021) while at the same time at least 25 states enacted 54 laws with provisions to expand voting access. This deepens a national divide where the right to vote appears to depend on where in the USA you live.

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NCJW Dismayed by Supreme Court Voting Rights Decision, Vows to Fight to Ensure Equitable Access to the Ballot Box

n response to the recent Supreme Court decision in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement:
“The decision by the Supreme Court in favor of Arizona’s restrictive voting laws will negatively impact voters across the country—particularly those who are already marginalized. By allowing the laws in Arizona to remain in place, the Court has further weakened the Voting Rights Act, and once more demonstrated the need for Congress to take action to pass the For The People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.

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Cooking Class 9/5

Esther Mwekali from Kenya will be preparing Kenyan Chicken Pilau, via Zoom, on Sunday, Sept. 5, at 4 p.m. The recipe is in the Diversity Coalition’s online cookbook if you would like to check out the ingredients needed.

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