Life in transition? What now? The RISE Institute – Reaching Into Self Empowerment – can help you figure out the next steps.

Led by trained staff and volunteers, RISE-6 and RISE-Workshops are ideal for women who are:

  • In transition
  • Learning to build confidence and overcome obstacles
  • Adjusting to an empty nest
  • Contemplating a life change
  • Seeking re-entry into the workforce
  • Looking to increase their self-esteem

As a RISE participant, you will:

  • Learn how to achieve your goals of employment, economic self-sufficiency, or healthy relationships
  • Improve your coping skills
  • Tap into your talent
  • Gain strength from past experiences
  • Learn how to make healthy decisions
  • Recognize and extinguish self-defeating thoughts
  • Silence your inner critic

RISE 6 – six-session program
Fee is $45. Inquire about fee reduction.
Next RISE 6 sessions will be Tuesdays, from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.   April 25, 2017, May 2, 9, 16, and 23.  (Please note, that for this program there will only be 5 sessions.)

RISE Workshops – single session workshops
Single session workshops are offered throughout the year. Topics are as follows:
Goal Getting
Transforming Fear
Positive Self-Affirmations
You First
Forgiveness – the Gift You Give Yourself

Upcoming programs (10:30 am – 12:00 pm):

Positive Self Affirmations – Thursday, April 6, 2017

Identify your positive traits and become your own cheerleader.

Goal Getting –  Thursday, April 13, 2017

Learn to set goals and make positive changes in your life.

Transforming Fear –   Thursday, April 20, 2017         

Use your fears in a healthy way to reach your full potential.

You First – Thursday, April 27, 2017
10:00 am – 12:00 pm*

Learn how to improve the quality of your life by identifying and eliminating unnecessary drains on your energy.

   *Please note, that You First starts at 10:00 am since it is a 2 hour workshop.

Fee is $15 per workshop or $30 for three workshops or all four workshops for $40.00.  Inquire about fee reduction.

Preregistration is required for all RISE programs.
 To enroll or for more information: call (973) 994-4994 or

RISE sessions are held at: NCJW/Essex Center for Women, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, New Jersey; occasionally sessions are offered off-site.