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celebrating 116 years!

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada is now 116 years old!

We met at the beginning of October 2013 in a Triennial, in Winnipeg Manitoba, called the “Reboot”. Our website is being brought up to date;   we will be unveiling our new logo in the near future. ”.   Recent surgery did not allow Marni Besser, President from attending; however she Skyped into all proceedings. Although we spent the majority of our business meeting on bringing our by-laws into a good 2013 format, we also had opportunity to participate in activities which reflect pour mandate.

The first was an opportunity to tour the not yet opened Canadian Museum of Human Rights. This architecturally wonderful building is housing a world class museum, honouring those whose lives are indelibly marked in the world story of the fight for human rights over world wrongs.

Our delegates heard Halacha -Jewish beliefs and practices, during the evening event, in regards to Jewish Organ Donation. This subject, Jewish ethics and Organ donation is one of the educational pillars that NCJWC espouses. We also are committed to disseminating information and have programs on Jewish Genetic diseases and Human Trafficking.

The scope of programs NCJWC undertakes recognizes unmet needs in the Jewish community and the community at large. Our Sections, from East to West, Toronto, Winnipeg, Edmonton, and Vancouver actively pursued initiatives on literacy, “Books for Kids” and “Beyond 3:30 Book club” backpacks filled school supplies, Women’s health issues, hosting Citizen Court, clothing drives for inner city children, supporting Jewish seniors,  crafting quilts for cancer patients.

NCJWC, under the leadership of our Section Presidents continue to find ways to engage in our communities. We believe that we can attract new members because of our projects which speak to personal involvement in our societies.