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.


  • May 2, 2017
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

This program, presented by Geriatric Care Manager Shelley Steiner, LSW, Education and Outreach Coordinator for Alzheimer’s New Jersey, provides a comprehensive overview for anyone who wants to learn about memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia.  Information about risk factors and warning signs, steps to obtaining a diagnosis, and treatment options are discussed. Read More


  • May 23, 2017
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Using the philosophy of positive psychology, Laura Ostheimer, a certified Wellness Coach with an MA in counseling, will discuss strategies for changing self-defeating behaviors into life-generating ones. She will explore ways to identify obstacles and present ways to enable you to incorporate positive choices and healthy alternatives into your daily life.Read More


  • Jun 13, 2017
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

From passwords to living wills, from insurance policies to wills, from your financial concerns to list of professional contacts, Eleonore K. Cohen, Esq. will help you get your “financial ducks” in order so you are prepared for the unknown events of life.Read More


  • Jun 20, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:00 am

Are your kids starting school?  Going to college?  Are you contemplating “What’s Next” for you?  Join Jennifer Rodgers, MS.Ed, and Andrea Garrido, M.Ed. of Turning Leaf Career Consulting and start to focus on options for the next chapter of your life.Read More