Date June 12, 2017 | Tags:

On April 4, 2017, representatives of the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section, presented a check to Sonya Scott, Chief Operating Officer of West Houston Area Ministries (WHAM), to purchase school supplies for Education Matters, a program NCJW has supported for nine years now. NCJW Greater Houston Section is one of several organizations in WHAM, which runs the program which pr

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NCJW GHS Recognized at HIPPY USA Reception

Date May 24, 2017 | Tags: 2017, HIPPY, Learn, Volunteer

“Empowering parents to be their child’s first teacher” is the mission of HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Pre-school Youngsters), an international organization that provides home instruction to parents of at-risk pre-school children through the Houston Independent School District.  The program was brought to Houston in 1993 by National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section,

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NCJW in Wonderland Features Fun and Scholarships

Date May 9, 2017 | Tags: 2017, children, Feine Scholarship, intergenerational, Scholarships

As 40 adults mingled, 35 young children played croquet on the lawn and enjoyed balloon animals, crafts, and an encore presentation of the animated film, Alice in Wonderland at National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Houston Section’s first intergenerational tea party. The event was held at Junior League of Houston on Saturday, April 30, hosted by Marlene Rubin and Shari Rubin Heinz, with Julia

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The Story of AVDA and NCJW GHS

Date May 4, 2017 | Tags: AVDA, History

This history of the founding of AVDA by NCJW Houston in the 1980s was compiled and written by Barbara Hordern, NCJW Board VP of PR. We have amazing women in NCJW Greater Houston Section, some of whom have done amazing things that the rest of us know little about. It is time to re-introduce them and their projects to NCJW Greater Houston Section. This is the story of AVDA, Aid to Victims of Dome

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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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