NCJW/Essex hosts an annual Women’s Seder each spring. Why is this Seder different from all other Seders? Because at this Seder we explore the story of Passover from a woman’s perspective! Appropriate for daughters (13 years and up), mothers, aunts, sisters and friends.
Join Us for the Third Annual NCJW/Essex Women’s Seder Not your grandmother’s Seder — It’s Seder-lite! The evening features an abbreviated service with a musical twist. Don’t miss this unique bonding experience!
Due to the public health concern involving the Coronavirus Disease, NCJW/Essex has cancelled this program.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in West Orange A Kosher-style festive meal will be served. Evening starts at 6:15 pm: Members and Nonmembers: $65 per person
Sponsorship Opportunities “Four Mothers”
Sarah $360: includes 4 seats to Seder Rebecca $270: includes 3 seats to Seder Rachel $180: includes 2 seats to Seder Leah $85: includes 1 seat to Seder
The Butterfly Project is a way to make a donation to honor the women in your life who have inspired you. Whether it is a daughter, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt or friend, the Butterfly Project is a unique way to pay tribute to these special women.
The symbol of the butterfly will be artfully fabricated out of plexiglass. It will be prominently displayed on a wall at the NCJW/Essex office for all to see. Names of women being honored will be engraved on colored glass nameplates. The combination of small and large colored glass nameplates affixed to the plexiglass will form the intricate design of the butterfly’s wings.
When you purchase a nameplate to appear on the Butterfly, a beautiful acknowledgement card will be sent to the woman you are honoring. Make a donation and watch as we build the butterfly and see its beautiful wings grow!
There are two different size glass nameplates available:
$100 Small nameplate (3″ oval)
$200 Large nameplate (5″ oval)
If you are interested in ordering, please call (973) 740-0588, or order online by clicking the link below.
Throughout the year, NCJW/Essex hosts several Special Events.
Virtual Group Tour of The Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibit: “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg”
Join us for a video presentation with Arielle Weininger, Curator at the Illinois Holocaust Museum, who will discuss the history of RBG and the exhibition, complete with embedded audio, video, and photographs of artifacts as seen in the exhibition. After the video, there will be a live Q&A session with a docent.
Two sessions to choose from! Tuesday, October 6, at 1 p.m. and Thursday, October 8, at 5 p.m. Registration is $18 members, $25 non-members.
An email with the Zoom link will be sent the day of the event.
NCJW/Essex hosts the Pretty in Pink Card Party to benefit important programs and services that support women, children and families. Players will enjoy a day of games, including bridge and canasta, along with lunch, snacks and boutique shopping. Participants can register for a spot at a card table or simply join friends for lunch, shopping and a great time. Individuals and players of all levels are welcome but advance registration is required.
Due to the public health concern involving the Coronavirus disease, NCJW/Essex has postponed this program to May 3, 2021.
Monday, May 3, 2021 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location provided with registration
Cost $100 Patron; $136 Benefactor. Not a game player? $65 Lunch and shopping only.
Space is limited. Reservations are on a first come, first served basis. Registration will open in September.
An easy way to make a difference! Each year we place a series of full-page advertisements in local publications to raise awareness among our community about the state and federal issues critical to our membership. A-List members will be listed in the advertisements as champions of the featured issue and one of the premier NCJW/Essex “change-makers” leading the charge.
Sign up and let your voice be heard on vital issues that could include:
Gun Violence Prevention
Threats to our democracy including civil rights, free press, and voting rights
A commitment to the A-List is renewable each year and enables your voice to be heard as we continue to advocate on issues such as reproductive justice, voting rights, separation of religion and state, and funding for programs and services for women, children, and families.
NCJW/Essex “A-List” offers a powerful platform on which members can come together and continue making a difference into the next century.
Become an NCJW/Essex “A-Lister”!
A $54 donation will highlight your name as a “Bold Advocate” in each of our ads for one year. Become a Bold Advocate An $18 donation will place your name as an “Advocate” in each of our ads for one year. Become an Advocate
A gripping film based on the true story of a young woman kidnapped in broad daylight and sold into slavery, “Doing Money” shines a light on the shocking truth of human trafficking and one woman’s remarkable escape from it.
Prior to the screening, FBI agent Keyla Munoz will illuminate the trafficking problem here in New Jersey. A Q&A will follow.
Free and open to all.
Thursday, April 30, 2020
West Orange, NJ
Location information will be provided at registration.
Each year NCJW/Essex celebrates its outgoing officers and welcomes a new leadership team at an Annual Installation and Awards Ceremony. In addition, volunteers who have made important contributions in service and leadership are recognized.
Due to the public health concern involving Coronavirus, NCJW/Essex has cancelled this program.
Installation and Awards Brunch Thursday, June 4 9:30 a.m. West Caldwell
$55 per person
Celebrate our outgoing officers and welcome our new slate of officers. Honor our award recipients, socialize, and enjoy a delicious brunch.
We invite you to join us for our monthly meetings of Politics and Pastry to discuss current events and politics via Zoom. Each is a lively and informative session where everyone can express their opinion. There’s so much to discuss and all views are welcome!
For now, it’s BYOP (Bring your own pastries). Free. Open to members and non-members but you must register with Andrea Berger email@example.com to receive your Zoom link.