NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

NJ leaders speak out against reversal of Roe v. Wade

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that upheld the constitutional right to abortion. In general, this decision was met with support from Republicans and outcry from Democrats. Those who support the decision say that this new ruling will save unborn […]

Free Zoom program on ‘Minutemen versus Newark’s Nazis’

NEWARK, NJ — Warren Grover, of Short Hills, author of “Nazis in Newark,” will offer a presentation titled “Minutemen versus Newark’s Nazis,” together with Steve Arnold, whose father, Nat Arno, was a leader of the Newark Minutemen, an anti-Nazi organization of Jews in the 1930s. The program, sponsored by National Council of Jewish Women, West […]

NCJW partners with Bloomfield for back-to-school distribution

NCJW partners with Bloomfield for back-to-school distribution

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services is once again partnering with the National Council of Jewish Women for a back-to-school distribution. Eligible students will receive a backpack, school supplies, sneakers, a coat and more.  “Every year, we partner with the NCJW for a back-to-school distribution to ensure that Bloomfield kids […]

JFS delivers Passover meals to homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — During Passover, Jewish Family Service of MetroWest NJ’s volunteer department delivered Passover meals and packages to homebound older adults and Holocaust survivors in the community.  Twenty-two volunteers distributed 130 packages that were donated by Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest and filled with nonperishables for the Passover holiday, including matzoh, grape jelly, […]

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

County presents $5.4M in grants to 14 municipalities, 34 community organizations

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County recently announced that approximately $5.4 million will be distributed to 14 Essex County municipalities and 34 community organizations through the Community Development Block Grant program and the Emergency Solutions Grant program. The CDBG and ESG programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and administered […]

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

Raising awareness of teen dating violence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Woman/Essex were on hand at the Feb. 4 West Orange Township Council meeting as February was remembered as National Teen Dating Violence and Prevention Month in West Orange. Councilman Jerry Guarino, Councilwoman Cindy Matute-Brown, NCJW member Melinda Udell, Councilwoman Susan McCartney, NCJW members Sharon Falkin and […]

NCJW/Essex takes action to prevent teen dating violence

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One in three teens in a relationship experiences some form of abuse — physical, sexual, emotional or verbal — from their partner. Individuals between the ages of 16 and 24 have the highest rate of intimate partner violence. More than 10,000 cases of teen relationship abuse are reported to authorities in New […]

Help count NJ in the 2020 Census

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Everyone is welcome at the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women on Thursday, Jan. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a 2020 Census recruiting fair. Census representatives will be available to assist you with your online application, which will take about 30 to 40 minutes to complete. If […]

Ladies, jumpstart your job search with NCJW

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women’s Job Club is opening its doors to the public for a job search program on Thursday, Sept. 12, from 9 to 11 a.m. Matthew Alcalde, managing director of Adecco Medical & Science of NJ and NY, with facilitate a panel discussion on jumpstarting […]

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