ROAR Training

Date February 7, 2018 | Tags:

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section, partnering with NCJW Inc, and JOIN (Jewish Organizing Institute & Network) for Justice, is hosting an all-day workshop on how to build skills to more effectively advocate. This workshop is a Jewish leadership training, called ROAR!, Resistance, Organizing, Action and Resilience. Over 760 people have attended ROAR! trainings in 19

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NCJW Gala Raises over $120,000 for Houston Women and Children

Date December 2, 2017 | Tags:

The National Council for Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section held its 29th-annual gala, Reconnect & Reboot, on Nov. 11 at HSR Event Center. More than 160 people attended, raising over $120,000 to support NCJW’s community service projects. NCJW projects serve women and children at risk in Houston including foster kids, economically challenged families who participate in HISD’s Home Instru

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Diane Kraitman Accepts the Robin Perlo Berry NextGen Leadership Award

Date November 14, 2017 | Tags:

Note: Over the next week, we will be posting the wrap up from our wonderful Reconnect and Reboot event. Stay tuned for more speeches and videos! Thank you Sam and Evan. Being your big sister continues to be one of my favorite roles, and I am so proud of all that you have accomplished. I consider myself to be rather humble and modest and was therefore surprised when my dear friends and stell

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Kalmans Accept the NCJW Faith and Humanity Award

Date November 13, 2017 | Tags:

Note: Over the next week, we will be posting the wrap up from our wonderful Reconnect and Reboot event. Stay tuned for more speeches and videos! Elyse: First, we offer many thanks to NCJW for recognizing our family with the Faith and Humanity Award.  We especially want to thank Kristina, Aliza, Rachel and Rebecca for making tonight so special. For generations, our family

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HIPPY Storm Story

Date September 29, 2017 | Tags:

As a mother of children in the Houston ISD Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program, Hidalia cares about her children and their education. In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, she is facing dire circumstances. Hidalia and her family bought their home from a couple. Due to their income level, they couldn't access traditional mortgages or lending, so the process of

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AVDA Client Storm Stories

Date September 28, 2017 | Tags:

PRI's The World covered the aftermath of Harvey and it's impact on domestic abuse survivors on September 27 in "For domestic abuse survivors, finding safety amid natural disasters is 'very complicated'." For domestic abuse survivors, finding safety amid natural disasters is 'very The hurricanes affected everyone in their path. But these natural disasters also highlight deep social divides. They m

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Never Give Up @HoustonStrong

Date September 6, 2017 | Tags:

Wondering about the image on our homepage and Facebook page? Here's the story: [caption id="attachment_2832" align="aligncenter" width="526"] photo by Taylor and Jackson Allen; artwork by Mark Andrew Allen[/caption] "My husband, Mark Andrew Allen, is an artist and this piece was done in 1994, as you can see from the date and time on the bottom.  It was found behind his childhood bed, in the

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Q&A: Protecting the NCJW 501(c)3 Status

Date August 20, 2017 | Tags: 501(c)3, Q&A

NCJW is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization, as determined by the Internal Revenue Service. While this status allows tax advantages for organizations such as NCJW, it also limits some of the political activities in which the organization can engage. Here are some frequently asked questions and answers regarding permissible activity by NCJW and its sections during an election year. Read More

NCJW GREATER HOUSTON SECTION 2017 Gala: A Night in Old Havana, honoring the Kalmans family and Diane Lee Kraitman

Date August 17, 2017 | Tags:

National Council for Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section’s 29th annual gala, A Night in Old Havana, will take place on November 11, at 7 p.m., at the HSR Event Center, 2401 W. Bellfort Blvd. The event will take guests back to the 1950s’ Cuban Tropicana, as attendees dance the night away, play a game of dice, and roll some chocolate cigars. At the gala, Elyse and Lewis Kalmans and their fa

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Unity Against Hate Must Start at the Top

Date August 15, 2017 | Tags:

August 13, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has denounced the hate-filled gathering in Charlottesville, VA, and death and injuries it spawned. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Today we mourn a victim of hate yet again. By all accounts, Heather Heyer was in Charlottesville among those protesting the so-called ‘Unite the Right’

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