Thursday, March 12, 2020

Due to the public health concern involving the Coronavirus Disease, NCJW/Essex has cancelled this program.

10:30 a.m. to noon at the NCJW/Essex office in Livingston

$10 for members and $15 for nonmembers

Parenting today is particularly challenging given the complexities of our time. Conversations often happen when we are taking our children to and from their activities, when we are not expecting or prepared for the conversation to happen. Carpool Conversations, a new project of NCJW/Essex, aims to provide parents with the tools necessary to engage in conversations with their children about difficult and sensitive topics — before they face issues — allowing them to grow up strong, kind and safe. 

 Thursday, March 5, 2020: 10:30 a.m. to noon with Andrea Sherman

Thursday, March 12, 2020: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. with Jacqueline Mesnick

After touring the topic of Social Media last year, the next stop on the Carpool Conversations route will be issues relating to Body Image. How do children think about themselves? How do they think about others? How can we emphasize positivity and self-esteem, and avoid perpetuating negative stereotypes? How does our own personal “roadmap” impact the conversation we have with our children about body image?

Join us for a program designed to provide parents of elementary and middle-school aged children with tools to address this sensitive issue.

Programs on March 5 and March 12 will both be held at NCJW Office

If you are interested in attending or hosting a future Carpool Conversations, contact Stephanie Abrahams at or (973) 488-0054.