Historical novelist Michelle Cameron of Chatham is intrigued by the question of whether, throughout history, Jewish people have chosen to assimilate or to hold fast to the customs and traditions of their forebears. And her latest novel, “Babylon,” centers around this very question. Cameron will be the special guest speaker for the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), West Morris Paid-Up Membership Brunch on Sunday, Nov. 12, at 10 a.m. at a private home in Mendham.
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.
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.
NCJW, West Morris member Michelle Cameron, a novelist and poet, is the award-winning author of a new novel—her third one—titled Beyond the Ghetto Gates (She Writes Press). Beyond the Ghetto Gates recently won the Silver Medal for Historical Fiction at the Independent Book Publishers Awards. Michelle will be our special guest speaker at the Paid-Up Membership Meeting on Thursday evening, November 12, at 7 p.m. via Zoom. Please note this revised date for our Paid-Up Membership Meeting. We will be joining with members of the Morristown Jewish Center Sisterhood for this online gathering.
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.
Every year before Pesach, my kids’ preschool teacher, Lillie Brandt, would remind the moms that the purpose of scrubbing our houses was to remind us what it was like to be worked as slaves.
Five talented members of our Section shared their creative process as part of “The Creation Story . . . From a Different Angle,” our Paid-Up Membership Brunch, held at a member’s home. Presenters included jewelry artists, a quilter, an author, and a cake-making maven.
Our Section has received letters of support after the horror in Pittsburgh. The Diversity Coalition of Morris County issued this public statement: One Community The Diversity Coalition of Morris County, which represents multiple faith-based and community...
We discovered some of the hidden talents of our members at a special Paid-up Membership Brunch on Sunday morning, Nov. 11, at a private home in Morris Plains. Called “The Creation Story . . . from a Different Angle,” the program featured a number of our highly...
NCJW has been an advocate for immigrant rights since its founding. NCJW volunteers worked on Ellis Island to welcome and offer guidance to new arrivals to our country from the early 1900s until the facility closed in 1954. In that tradition, we welcomed Theresa...