OCT 18TH BUNCO TOURNAMENT CANCELLED!

Keep January 31, 2019 open for our next Bunco Tournament!

Check out July 26th Bunco photos on the Gallery page.

DONOR 2018

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE OUR EFFORTS GO EVEN FURTHER!

Your Donor support is crucial to strengthen our programs and community outreach.

Please click on the DONATE button to make an online donation.

Thank you!

Thank you to Jennifer Koom and Becki Brenner for attending the NCJW Leadership Conference in St Louis.

It was inspiring and motivating! The keynote speaker was wonderful!! Yavilah McCoy. Check her out on NCJW NATIONAL Facebook page.

Thank you for your generous donations to NCJW Nebraska through Omaha Gives! It allows us to continue to support women, children, and families!

2018 Omaha Women's March was a great success!

 

Keep them warm School Gear Drive

THANK YOU to all our members and friends who donated winter clothing to our Keep Them Warm Drive. We had an amazing amount of gear. We sorted and packed gloves, mittens, scarves, hats, and over 20 new coats that will keep students warm this winter. On January 17, we took the clothing to three Omaha schools. Castelar Elementary, Jackson Elementary, and Liberty Elementary were all very excited to receive 3-4 large bags each. Special thanks to Patty Nogg and family. Instead of exchanging gifts, her holiday guests were encouraged to bring winter clothes for the schools. And they came through! Keep Them Warm was a great success!

This winter drive is on-going! If you would like to donate new and gently used winter gear for grades K-6th, please contact Jen Koom at 402-699-4602. 

NCJW OMAHA SECTION

IS NOW

NCJW NEBRASKA!

The Board of National Council of Jewish Women Omaha Section would like to announce our new name.  Reflecting on our diverse and growing outreach to our communities, NCJW has now become NCJW Nebraska.  As noted by Becki Brenner, Section President, “this opportunity allows the Section to focus on a state wide agenda and broaden our membership to include other Nebraska communities.” Brenner noted that this change allows the Section to engage in advocacy work more broadly and be better able to dialogue with elected representatives at a state wide level.  Moving forward, NCJW Nebraska will begin a process of strategic realignment and through thoughtful listening and communication, be better prepared for the future of the organization.

Save the Date

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - Omaha Gives! 

The Weight of Honor Movie Screening

NCJW Nebraska was honored to host the documentary The Weight of Honor. It was very thought provoking about family members who care for wounded veterans. We have plans to support a caregiver in the Omaha area. More info will be following.

Less than 1% of Americans are actively serving in the United States Armed Forces. As a result, the lives and stories of our post 9/11 catastrophically wounded veterans and their family caregivers are almost entirely unseen and unheard of in civilian America. See the trailer below:

https://theweightofhonormovie.com/
We believe everyone should know about these families after the war! Our goal is to spread the word and celebrate these unsung, extraordinary caregivers and their families by bringing The Weight of Honor to as many people as possible. Our approach is to engage local communities, reach out to universities and organizations, attend film festivals, join related events, and host special screenings.

OPS TEACHER MINI-GRANTS

NCJW’s Mini-Grant project provides money to Omaha Public School teachers for creative and innovative classroom projects that are not funded by school budgets. If you would like to apply for a mini-grant for the coming year, please contact Kate Kirshenbaum at katekirsh@cox.net or 402-334-8541.

NCJW NEBRASKA BOARD MEETINGS

All current NCJW members are invited to NCJW Nebraska Meetings

At Rose Blumkin Board Room
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Please contact Becki Brenner (becki.brenner@cox.net) or Alice Klein (aklein547@cox.net) to verify date/time.

2018

Oct 8
Nov 12
Decr 10

2019

Jan 14
Feb 11
Mar 11
Apr 8
May 13

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 and freedoms.

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