Date October 16, 2017 | Tags:

National Council of Jewish Women Greater Houston Section (NCJW GHS)  The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights

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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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Diane Lee Kraitman: Robin Perlo Berry NextGen Leader

Date August 11, 2017 | Tags:

As an active participant in the Houston Jewish Community, Diane Kraitman is a passionate volunteer and has a hard time saying “no” to causes and organizations in which she believes. Currently, Diane is serving on the executive committee of the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. In addition to her role as a board member, she is co-chairing initiatives on board member engagement and vol

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Elyse and Lewis Kalmans and their Family Receive the Faith and Humanity Award

Date August 10, 2017 | Tags:

Elyse and Lewis Kalmans along with their three daughters, Aerin, a high school senior, Kendall, a high school junior and Tali, a seventh grader, exemplify NCJW’s values of advocating and caring for children and families who are living at risk in our community. But, not only does this family have a passion for community service and advocacy, they invest their personal time and resources to ri

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NCJW Invests in Foster Children, Building Financial Literacy

Date August 9, 2017 | Tags:

(Houston, TX ) Teaming up with Harris County Child Protective Services (CPS) and Junior Achievement, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Greater Houston Section participated in an annual project for participants of the Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) program to teach those aging out of foster care how to take care of their financial responsibilities. The PAL program, administered by the

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