The National Council of Jewish Women of Canada is a voluntary organization which, in the spirit of Judaism, is dedicated to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities Locally, Nationally and Internationally. Through an integrated program of education, service and social action, the organization helps to fulfil unmet needs and to serve the individual and the community.
LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
President’s Message, June 2020
As summer quickly approaches, NCJWC continues to work to make its impact
within Canada and internationally. We have a vibrant organization that continues
to find ways to reach out and affect positive change.
Covid 19 has certainly affected us all. For months we have not been able to
approach our lives in our usual manner. This interruption of normalcy has created
many challenges for us all. As an organization we have had to adapt, turning to
technology (Zoom especially), to enable us to continue to meet, plan and
We have been working to prepare a webinar series for the fall. This NCJWC
initiative will focus on Women and Justice and will feature 4 top notch speakers
who will speak on aspects of justice and women relating to medicine, the law,
social action and finance. We are excited to offer this series to our members and
the public free of charge. Once all our speakers are secured, we will send out
information on how you can be a part of this exceptional opportunity.
Our Annual General Meeting was to be in Winnipeg this year, but due to the
uncertainty of travelling during Covid, we have decided to bring our AGM to all
our members by way of Zoom. We are hopeful that we will have more members
attending this meeting as there is no flight/hotel costs to incur. This is a fabulous
opportunity for those of you who may have wanted to attend in the past and
were unable to. We welcome new faces! Mark the date: Sunday, October 18,
2020. More details will come in the next few months.
Yes, times are certainly different for all of us. We have an opportunity to connect
in different ways. All NCJWC Sections are still active, reaching out to people
isolated because of the government restrictions. Online programming has been
augmented. And Zoom meetings have been embraced by all.
We continue to be a strong force on the international stage by being the only
Canadian affiliate of International Council of Jewish Women, an organization with
over 30 affiliate countries working to make a difference at the UN and World
Jewish Congress. We add our voice to help those who cannot advocate for
Our support to ALUMA, our Israeli project has not been forgotten. Our financial
commitment helps this not for profit social service agency , located in Tel Aviv, to
continue to help those dealing with trauma in their lives. We are the only
organization outside of Israel that helps this grass roots agency to operate.
Yes, NCJWC is a force, continuing to work tirelessly to promote social justice,
freedom, equality and tolerance, while engaging in meaningful projects to impact
our communities. Through our collective energies and enthusiasm, we are
committed to making a positive impact. This drive, coupled with our members’
enthusiasm, will propel us into the future to meet and take advantage of
opportunities that are set before us.
I am so proud to be the President of this powerful, STRONG National organization
whose legacy forges the path on which we will continue our work.
Debbie Wasserman, President