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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After Demise of Senate Effort to Replace Health Care, NCJW Vows Vigilance

Date July 19, 2017 | Tags:

July 18, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today welcomed the demise of the attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “The attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act has temporarily died in the Senate, saving health care for millions. The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is proud to have play

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AVDA’s NCJW Houston Emergency Client Assistance Fund

Date July 12, 2017 | Tags: AVDA, Domestic Violence

AVDA, established by NCJW GHS in 1980, provides a unique blend of services including advocacy, legal representation, a batterers’ intervention counseling program, and community education and outreach. The NCJW GHS Client Emergency Assistance Fund provides unrestricted funds so that AVDA can address the full range of needs for all who utilize their services and continue its goal of turning victim

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NCJW’s Back 2 School Store Outfits 150 Kids

Date July 11, 2017 | Tags:

National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section’s second annual Back 2 School Store held at Congregation Emanu El on June 25, outfitted 150 happy kids, nearly three times as many as last year, thrilling their parents.  Like last year, 60 kids who are grads of the Houston Independent School District’s HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youth) program participated. This

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Support NCJW Houston with your next Kroger trip

Date July 3, 2017 | Tags:

Want to support NCJW Houston when you shop at Kroger? Here's how: Kroger Community Rewards – Customer Instructions A Digital Account is needed in order to participate in Kroger Community Rewards. If you already have a Digital Account, then please skip to the section named ‘Selecting an Organization’. How to Register a Digital Account Creating a digi

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NCJW Horrified at Attack on Members of Congress

Date June 14, 2017 | Tags:

June 14, 2017, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed horror at the attack on members of Congress at a baseball practice. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Once again gun violence has shocked the nation. Today’s cowardly attack targeted members of Congress and their staffs at a baseball practice, getting ready for the annu

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