Women’s Workshops are one-session seminars to help you enrich and enhance your life. The sessions address a wide range of compelling issues such as reducing stress, coping with grief and loss, improving your self-esteem, marketing yourself for a new job and managing your divorce. For a complete list of current Workshops, see below.

Workshops are open to all women in the community. Registration is required; cost is $7 per session. As a benefit of membership, workshops are free to NCJW/Essex members if you register in advance.

Unless otherwise noted, Workshops are held in the NCJW/Essex Conference Room, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ.
For more information on attending a workshop or leading one, call the NCJW/Essex Center for Women at 973-994-4994 or
email centerforwomen@ncjwessex.org.


  • Oct 18, 2017
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Contemplating divorce can be overwhelming without understanding available alternatives and New Jersey laws. However, easy steps can be taken to minimize your out-of-pocket cost and maximize your time to move swiftly forward in your life. Joanna Brick , Esq. of Brick Law, LLC, will discuss how to navigate this process.Read More


  • Oct 26, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Charles Ziss, a Social Security Assistant District Manager, who will explain and discuss the requirements, benefits, and choices of when to file for Social Security.  In addition, this workshop will review and explain the online services available for those already receiving Social Security as well as those applying for the first time.Read More


  • Nov 15, 2017
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Wondering if you’ve made good investment decisions and will be able to retire comfortably? Mark Cortazzo, CFP, CIMA  and Nick Spagnoletti, CFP, Partners at wealth management firm Macro Consulting Group, will discuss unique financial challenges facing women and address strategies to help make the most of your investments today as you work towards a comfortable Read More


  • Mar 6, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Clutter is postponed decisions. When you see a pile of papers, make a decision! Ellen Palestine, Certified Professional Organizer of finallyorganized.net, will be discussing how to manage and organize the mounds of paper clutter in our homes and offices. She will provide tips on when to shred, store, or save.Read More