NCJW Tributes are available throughout the year and provide a way to share your sentiments with friends and family while supporting NCJW projects locally and in Israel.
Send a tribute in honor of a simcha, to recognize an honor, to celebrate a graduation, to send wishes for a speedy recovery, or in memory of a loved one.

Tributes (w/ link to purchase tributes)

Tributes can be purchased in varying denominations and in varying quantities.

New This Year! Back 2 School Tributes!

Want to earmark your donation for the NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store? Make a donation in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one and it will be formally acknowledged with a beautiful Back 2 School Store Tribute Card to the recipient of your choice. Call 973-740-0588 or make a tribute online by visiting

Choose from the following:

Tribute Single Pack of 3 Pack of 6 Pack of 12
Blue* $5 $25 $50
Silver** $10 $25 $50 
Gold** $18 $50 $100 
Diamond 36 $36 
Diamond 50 $50 
Diamond 100 $100

*Blue Tributes can be designated to support NCJW/Essex or the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women.

**Silver and Gold Tributes can be designated to support NCJW/Essex or the Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund.

Back 2 School Store Tributes

Make a donation to the Back 2 School Store in honor of someone or in memory of a loved one and it will be formally acknowledged with a beautiful card to the recipient of your choice. A Back 2 School Store Tribute is a minimum of $36. Call (973) 740-0588 or make a tribute online by visiting

Call (973) 740-0588 to purchase tributes by phone.

Please note, for Tribute packages a fee will be added for postage and handling.

Giving Opportunities

Special Gifts Campaign (+ link to long version when available – art for Special Gifts mailer)

Your gift to our Fall Special Gifts Campaign makes it possible for us to reach more people and continue our work to enhance the quality of life for women, children and families here and in Israel. Members receive a Special Gifts Campaign donor pledge card in the mail in the fall. Give to our Special Gifts Campaign (link)

Spring House Tour (+ link to long version when available)

Our Spring House Tour is a personal giving event to benefit NCJW/Essex. A minimum donation is set for a ticket to the event and the luncheon that follows, but many participants choose to give more. Invitations are mailed to NCJW/Essex members in the spring.

NCJW/Essex Golf Invitational (+ link to long version when available)

Our annual golf tournament takes place every June at a beautiful local country club. Enjoy a day of golf while supporting NCJW/Essex. There are various levels of giving as well as a silent auction on the day of the event.

Gala Celebration

Every two years, NCJW/Essex sponsors a special event to honor individuals/couples and businesses for their unflagging support of and involvement with NCJW/Essex. Benefactors, volunteers, friends and family pay tribute to their efforts to advocate for social change in Essex County. An Ad Journal offers another opportunity to support NCJW/Essex the honorees.


Periodically NCJW/Essex sponsors a raffle with fabulous prizes offering you another way of supporting our efforts. Raffle information will be sent in the mail when available.

Matching Gifts

NCJW/Essex accepts matching gifts from any business or corporation. Do you or your spouse’s employer have a matching gift program? If so, you can make your donation to NCJW/Essex go twice as far! All that is usually required is to submit the company’s matching gift form with your donation to NCJW/Essex.

Chai Circle
Members of the NCJW/Essex Chai Circle enjoy the benefits of NCJW/Essex events and programs throughout the year. Various levels of giving are available:

Pioneers: $36,000 and up

Courageous: $18,000 to $35,999

Powerful: $10,000 to $17,999

Compassionate: $5,000 to $9,999

Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund

The Legacy for the Future Endowment Fund ensures that NCJW/Essex will have the resources to continue and grow. Your support of the Endowment Fund provides a vital and stable backbone for our Section, while giving us the freedom to be innovative and creative. Your commitment demonstrates your pride in our accomplishments, support of volunteerism and community service, and belief in the future of NCJW/Essex. Participation requires a minimum contribution of $10,000, payable over five years. Donations of cash, securities, charitable trusts, and other assets are welcome. Participants are recognized in relevant NCJW/Essex promotional and educational materials. As a donor to Legacy for the Future, you also have the opportunity to establish a Legacy for the Future Tribute Fund in honor or in memory of a named individual. Your friends and family can purchase Tributes directed to your named Tribute Fund.

Wills and Bequests

Include NCJW/Essex in your estate plans and be acknowledged today for a commitment to tomorrow.

To discuss our many and varied donor options, contact our Executive Director Cathy Silverman, (973) 740-0588,

Please consider NCJW/Essex in your giving plans.

NCJW/Essex is recognized as an organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue code. Contributions to it are tax deductible to the full extent provided by the law.