Following up on Foster Care Advocacy

Date April 28, 2017 | Tags: 2017, Advocacy, foster care, Hannah's Vision

About a dozen members of the National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section gathered last week to follow up on what they learned in February about the Texas foster care crisis, which was the topic of this year’s Hannah’s Vision, an annual day of learning. Attorney Dori Goldman, one of the lawyers with the Houston firm Yetter Coleman who represented Texas children in a lawsuit against

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Designing Hear Us ROAR!

Date April 11, 2017 | Tags: 2016, Gala, Hear Us ROAR!

Every detail of a large scale program requires time and money. Planning a gala is much like planning a wedding, except rather than being one and done, it is repeated year after year. Every year, the the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section raises much of our annual budget through our fundraiser gala. We rely on the generous commitment of our community partners to help sup

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House of Tiny Treasures and NCJW Celebrate Annual Health Fair

Date March 30, 2017 | Tags:

The National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section, turned out volunteers in force for SEARCH Homeless Services’ annual health fair at the House of Tiny Treasure, a therapeutic day care for the preschool children of recently homeless families served by SEARCH. The women provided entertainment and dinner for more than 30 children and their parents and siblings. Silly string and

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NCJW Texas Sections Lobby on the Hill

Date March 15, 2017 | Tags: 2017, Advocacy

As they have for decades, the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Branch, joined their cohorts from around the state in Austin, March 7, for their biennial Day on The Hill to lobby on behalf of women, children and families. They met with all the representatives of the attendees, plus a few more key legislators. Attendees included Kristina Boshernitzan, Glenda Kirshbaum, Barbara Burgo

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Hannah’s Vision 2017: Advocating to Improve Foster Care in Texas

Date February 15, 2017 | Tags: 2017, Advocacy, Hannah's Vision, Learn

Over 100 members of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section, the Sisterhood of Congregation Emanu El, and their guests gathered at Congregation Emanu El on February 12 to learn how they could help advocate for our most vulnerable Texans, children in foster care, at Hannah’s Vision 2017, GHS’S annual day of education. The event, featuring Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa F

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Greater Houston Section Marches for Women’s Rights

Date February 15, 2017 | Tags: 2017, Advocacy, Speak Up, Women's March

Houston was well-represented in the January 21 Women’s Marches throughout the nation, as members of National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section joined millions of marchers around the world in support of women’s rights and human rights. Enthusiastic GHS members made their way to DC, Austin and downtown Houston to express their concern for the future well-being of all Americans.

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The Johns Talk-back Recap

Date February 7, 2017 | Tags:

NCJW GHS recently co-sponsored THE JOHNS at Mildred's Umbrella with United Against Human Trafficking (UAHT), featuring a special GHS Talk-back scheduled after the performance on January 29. The talk-back was led by Bobbie Cohen, NCJW SPA, with Lisa Gonzalez of Catholic Charities and Kathy Ackerman of UNICEF. The nearly-full house asked thought provoking questions and were able to delve more deeply

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Learning the History of Alley Theatre

Date February 6, 2017 | Tags: 2017, Arts and Culture, Learn

The bright-eyed enthusiasm of Katie Jackman, manager of marketing, sales and communications for the Alley Theatre, inspired many in the audience of National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section to run right out and buy tickets to the Alley’s next production. Jackman, a 1987 Bellaire High School graduate, offered “A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of the Alley Theatre” at GHS’s Januar

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Opportunities to Take Action on Trump Executive Orders & Nominees

Date January 31, 2017 | Tags: #NoBanNoWall, #RefugeesWelcome, #StopSessions, 2017, Advocacy

As news of Trump’s wholly unfit cabinet nominees and harmful executive orders continues at a dizzying pace, see below for a series of ways to take action with NCJW. Below, we have put together a timely list of opportunities to: 1. Speak out for Refugees and Muslim Immigrants 2. Speak Out Against Sen. Jeff Sessions, Trump’s Nominee for Attorney General (C

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Hannah’s Vision 2017: Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Texans and Advocating to Improve Foster Care in Texas

Date January 19, 2017 | Tags: 2017, foster care, Hannah's Vision

Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg and attorney Alex Hunt will be featured speakers, as the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section’s annual day of education, Hannah’s Vision, explores the controversial topic of foster care in Texas. The event, co-sponsored this year by Congregation Emanu El Sisterhood, will take place Sunday, February 12, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Em

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