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.


  • Feb 1, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Heidi Schnapp, MA, CSW, CWP,  founder of LMR Elder Care and Veronique Enos Kaefer, VP of Community Engagement, at The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, will discuss areas of promise and progress in research and the role that patients and their families can play in the quest for a cure.  The Parkinson’s community Read More


  • Feb 6, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Struggling to take care of an aging parent or loved one?  Having difficulty navigating the health care system or managing long distance caregiving?  Let’s start thinking and sorting out all the issues to consider.  What do they need and what do you need?  Wendy Sabin, LCSW, will help you find answers to these questions.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


  • Mar 15, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Mother-daughter relationships are complex.  The relationship is a life-long process of mutual acceptance through times of separation.  When a mother dies, that ongoing process stops, sometimes before it is complete.  Join Judith Zucker, LCSW, to look at the complex emotions and the new process of adjustment that begin for us.Read More


  • Apr 19, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Pat Stein, a meditation teacher for hospitals, college and high school students, will teach you how to relieve stress and pain through meditation. He will also demonstrate mindful techniques to stop your anxiety and worries when they appear in your life.Read More


  • Apr 26, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you or someone you know turning 65 or retiring this year? Feeling overwhelmed by the choices surrounding Medicare and how to enroll? Dan Katzeff, a financial services professional and healthcare adviser, will explain the overall process and make it easy to understand. Learn the ins and outs of Medicare and how to manage your Read More