The ADL-CRC & the NCJW Omaha Section welcomed Daniela Rojas, who educated us on the impact of
changes recently made to The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Daniela talked about children who are now living, working, and leading productive lives in our
community. Daniela Rojas is an admissions counselor at college of Saint Mary. Originally from Bogota, Colombia, she moved to Omaha in 2007, just 3 months after the DACA cutoff date. She
graduated from Papillion La Vista High.
Daniela shared her story growing up with DACA, and discussed the need for action and answered questions about what we can do to support childhood arrivals.
This event was sponsored by a grant from the Ruth Frisch & Oscar Belzer Endowment Fund.
What a great night! Thank you to everyone who came out for the Bunco Tournament! We had a blast and hope you did too!
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) - Omaha Section has donated time and resources to Jackson Elementary School for the past eleven years. The NCJW Omaha Section chose Jackson Elementary as its school partner based on its need for assistance. Throughout its 120-year history, NCJW has demonstrated a profound commitment to improving the quality of life for women, children, and families. While this commitment has taken a variety of forms over the years, central to it is the belief that a democratic society must provide for the needs of those unable to provide for themselves.
On August 17, the first day of school, twenty NCJW-Omaha Section volunteers led by program chair, Harriet Epstein, distributed school supplies to all 270 students as part of its mission to help the children at Jackson Elementary School. NCJW Omaha Section buys the supplies requested by the teachers for the students each year. In addition to the supplies provided so far, backpacks have been bought for those whom the teachers will designate as needing them.
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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