National Council of Jewish Women of Canada


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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.

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President’s Message September 2020

September always marks the end of summer.  The days get shorter, the leaves begin to Fall, school begins, and the High Holidays quickly approach. Covid or no Covid, the calendar’s pages continue to turn.

This year Covid 19 has affected us all.  We have made changes in the way we do business, interact with family and friends, and participate as members of NCJWC.

As an organization we have adapted to our situation by using technology, primarily Zoom, to enable us to continue to meet, plan and implement decisions.

For months we have worked to prepare for our first NCJWC Webinar Series entitled Women and Justice.  Four phenomenal speakers 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.  Please register for the 4- part series on 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings commencing on September 23. This will be a series you will not want to miss!

NCJWC’S Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday October 18, 2020.  The AGM will be available for any member of NCJWC to experience.  A registration will come by email and I encourage all to attend. 

A separate registration will come for our keynote speaker’s address.  We are so fortunate to be able to have Anat Hoffman speak to us on the topic From the Back of the Bus to the Top of the Agenda.  Please register for this talk separately to participate in this extraordinary opportunity.  

Although times are different, NCJWC continues to be active.  We have opportunities to connect in different ways across the country.  All NCJWC Sections are still active, creating ways to connect with their membership. Online programming has been embraced by all.

You should have all received your Vital Connections letter in the mail.  Please support NCJWC by donating to this, our only fundraising campaign.  NCJWC is offering additional financial support to the Sections to augment their programming cache as well as offering programs across the country online organized by NCJWC’s Webinar Committee.

We appreciate your financial commitment so that we can continue to be supportive to our Sections, look for ways to connect with all of you, and continue our involvement with ICJW.
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 despite the obstacles before us!

Shana Tova!  I wish you all a healthy and happy new year.

Debbie Wasserman
President, NCJWC

Debbie Wasserman, President