Women’s Workshops are open to all women and cover family matters, life skills, health and wellness and other topics of interest. These one-session seminars, designed to enrich and enhance your life, are offered throughout the year.

For a complete list of current Workshops, see below.

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, Women’s Workshops are held in the NCJW/Essex Conference Room, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ.


  • Oct 11, 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


  • Oct 17, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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


  • Oct 18, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Marilyn Shain Labendz, NJ Organizing Expert, will take participants through the process of organizing and decluttering any space, large or small, with humor and insight. She will cover: How do I start? How do I know what to keep and what to toss? Should I donate or should I sell my “stuff”? How do I Read More


  • Nov 5, 2018
    10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Worrying is a waste of precious time. It accomplishes nothing and drains us of our valuable energy. Come to this workshop, presented by Sylvia Kramer, author, poet and lecturer, and learn ways to help free yourself from worry.Read More


  • Dec 5, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Divorce can be a difficult process. But what if you could navigate your way through your divorce without having to incur litigation fees and only see a judge to divorce you. Noted marital attorney Joanna Brick, Esq., founding managing partner of Brick Law, LLC, will show you how mediation can provide this option.Read More


  • Dec 6, 2018
    7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Barbara Galvin, Registered Dietitian and wellness advisor, will present a program teaching you why certain foods play a significant role in brain health and overall well-being. Also she will educate you about the top 10 foods we all should be eating for optimal health.Read More