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.
Rabbi Steven Bayar will lead a thought-provoking, three-part series titled “Current Challenges to the American Jewish Community,” to kick off NCJW, West Morris Section’s Our Jewish World 2019–2020 Clergy Learning Series. His talks will be held on Tuesdays, September 10, at noon; September 17, at 1:15 p.m.; and September 24, at noon, all at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany.
Mark your calendars for NCJW, West Morris Section’s 2019–2020 Our Jewish World Clergy Learning Series. Our Jewish World is coordinated by Melanie Levitan and Ilene Dorf Manahan. All clergy learning series are held at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany. And preregistration is required for all of them. To preregister, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Section has been graciously invited to visit the Islamic Center of Morris County on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 10:30 a.m. Watch your email for further details. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet and get to know people in our community and learn about Islamic beliefs...
This event will be held on Friday, September 27, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Seton Hall University. The keynote speaker on Friday afternoon is Nadia Murad, 2018 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous work speaking up and fighting human slavery. Ms....
Join us for our fall Panera fund-raiser, with tremendous camaraderie, on Wednesday, Sept. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m., at Panera in Shoppes at Union Hill, Route 10 West, in Denville.
Linda Coppleson, one of only about half a dozen female scribes in the world who are actively engaged in Torah writing, shared the secrets of writing a Torah with donors to our Personal Giving Campaign.
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.
Our Section is planning an array of exciting events for the 2019–2020 year—in addition to Our Jewish World’s Clergy Learning Series—so save these dates! Among these upcoming events:
• 9/8, 10:30 a.m.: visit to the Islamic Center of Morris County, 1 Mannino Drive in Rockaway
• 9/18, from 4 to 8 p.m.: fund-raiser at Panera, Shoppes at Union Hill, Route 10 West, Denville
• 11/10: Paid-up Membership Meeting with an author talk (time and place TBA)
• 12/7 (snow date: 12/14): Latke Party & Hanukkah Bazaar (time and place TBA)
• 1/11: Illusionist fund-raiser, Community Theatre
• 3/15 (snow date: 3/22): Spa Day (time and place TBA)
In addition, we are working on a special Promote the Vote initiative and a new community service project with Homeless Solutions. Watch upcoming editions of the Prism for details!
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!”