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Posts Tagged ‘National Council of Jewish Women’

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After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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Letters – November 15, 2018

What Constitutes Evil? Regarding, “Heartbreak,” (Nov. 1, page 12), in Avot (Chapter 1, verse 7), the Talmud says, “Do not cleave to a wicked person.” Evil people may be charming but being close to them makes it much more likely you will commit bad acts yourself, as your inclinations to avoid trouble have already been…

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Women at the Shoes to Share drive

Shoes to Share

Shoes to Share is a program organized by the National Council of Jewish Women | Michigan where new or gently used shoes are collected at donation points throughout Metro Detroit in October, then sorted by volunteers in November. NCJW|MI works with 22 local agencies that help kids, homeless families and veterans. Last year 3,000 pairs…

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Making Trouble

Activist Cecile Richards urges women to take action and fight for progress. Above: Jodie Wittenberg Heicklen, Fran Heicklen and Cecile Richards Photo by Barbara Lewis More than half of the registered voters in the U.S. are women, more than half of all college students are women, and women account for nearly half the workforce. And, if Cecile…

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NCJW Brings Women’s Rights Activist

Above: Cecile Richards Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood, women’s rights activist and New York Times bestselling author, will be the keynote speaker at the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan’s (NCJW|MI) annual benefit luncheon on Oct. 11. Proceeds raised at the event, to be held at Adat Shalom Synagogue in Farmington Hills, will be…

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Gerrymandering Town Hall

On Thursday, Oct. 4, voters who want to know more about Ballot Proposal 2, which would create a nonpartisan redistricting commission to end gerrymandering in Michigan, can head to an educational event organized by the National Council of Jewish Women, Michigan as part of its advocacy work protecting voting rights. The event is free to…

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Faces & Places – And NCJW/MI And Rick Recht

Check out this gallery of photos from the NCJW/MI Back 2 School Store at Munger Elementary-Middle School and the JCC’s Rick Recht Party & Outdoor Concert. NCJW/MI Back 2 School Store, Munger Elementary-Middle School, Detroit. August 12, 2018 Photos by Liana Spiegel Rick Recht Party & Outdoor Concert Jewish Community Center, West Bloomfield June 20,…

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Jake Berg and Josh Miller, both of Farmington Hills at the NCJW annual event to stuff backpacks.

Faces & Places – NCJW Stuffing Backpacks

Fifty volunteers worked July 25 to set up items for packing and 90 volunteers showed up July 26 to stuff backpacks for NCJW’s annual event to ensure a good start of the school year for 1,500 homeless and low-income children in Oakland County. Volunteers ranged in age from young children to grandparents. The Oakland Schools…

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Detroit Jewish News article from March 24, 2016 titled "125 Years of Service"

Orchards Children’s – From the DJN Davidson Digital Archive

Jewish women in Detroit have had some remarkable accomplishments over the past 100 years. We know this. So, why am I thinking about this particular topic for this week’s column? Because I had a very pleasant and interesting meeting with Michael E. Williams. The meeting came about by happenstance on Mackinac Island in June. We…

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Protecting Our Kids In The Dark Web

Earlier this year, I was a guest speaker on a panel hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women. The topic was how parents and grandparents can be more vigilant in protecting our children from predators who lurk online seeking to abduct or abuse unsuspecting youth. I sat next to Autumn Ceci, a Southfield police officer…

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