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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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Rabbi Mark Biller to Focus on ‘Is There a Jewish Angle?’

Rabbi Mark Biller to Focus on ‘Is There a Jewish Angle?’

Can Judaism speak to the decisions we need to make and to the issues we now face? Rabbi Mark Biller, spiritual leader of Temple Gates of Prayer synagogue in Queens, New York, will address this provocative question in a three-part Our Jewish World series, titled “Is There  a Jewish Angle?: Who needs G-d? • What’s kosher? • Can we find a Jewish language for our life?” The series, which is free of charge and open to the public, will take place on Tuesday, March 17, at 1:15 p.m., and Tuesdays, March 24 and 31, at 1 p.m., at the Morris County Library, 30 E. Hanover Ave., in Whippany.

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Rally Against Hate

Rally Against Hate

Thank you to all of our Morris County public officials who held a very powerful and moving Morris County Community Rally Against Hate on January 9 at the Gottesman RTW Academy in Randolph.

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What’s for Lunch?

We have all suffered from them, maybe liked some, and certainly discarded plenty. The bane and blessing of every childhood are those school meals that generally get little public attention. However, for over 30 million schoolchildren, many of whom may be getting 50 percent of their daily calories from school meals, and 14 million of them who are already obese, school meals are a critical component of their daily lives.

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Hiddur Mitzvah

Hiddur Mitzvah

It’s a special mitzvah to beautify and lend special significance to each mitzvah we perform. The rabbis dubbed this “hiddur mitzvah,” the enhancement and illumination of a commandment. Our talented life member, Lesley Frost, exemplified this practice by working with five other women to create these two beautiful appliquéd Torah mantles for her synagogue, Adas Israel, in Washington, DC.

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Alternatives to Plastics

Alternatives to Plastics

As we consider reducing our use of plastics, paper, cardboard, and glass are probably the first alternatives that come to mind and each raises questions we should consider. Production of new paper and cardboard starts by cutting down trees and this impacts the amount...

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Recycling Plastics: Is It a Viable Business Model?

This question was not on the radar before China stopped taking our plastic trash. The Chinese ban has been copied by other countries and the US is left with an enormous supply of potential recyclable material. We are motivated to put our plastics in the recycling bin because we want to protect the environment, but whether that plastic bottle is recycled to become something else not only depends on us but on market changes and business cycles.

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