On November 20 at PGA National Resort, Palm Beach Section will honor Sheila Mains, creator and owner of Sheila G’s Brownie Brittle, at our Annual Women In Power Luncheon and Boutique at PGA Golf and Country Club. You should have already received your invitation to this exciting event. Please register early as seating will be limited.
NCJW Palm Beach Section will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2015. That’s 40 years of our volunteers supporting Women’s Equality, Social Justice, Reproductive Rights, and the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence and abuse, all the while improving our local community.
Let’s celebrate Palm Beach Section’s efforts at “Tikkun Olam” (repairing the world) by honoring those who have made a difference in your lives.
Make a donation in honor of or in memory of a loved one and guarantee that Palm Beach Section will celebrate its 50th Anniversary and many more thereafter.
All listings will be published in our 40th Anniversary Journal which will be distributed countywide next year.
Linda Geller Schwartz, Congressman Ted Deutch, Ann Mitchell, Judy Traub, Beth Lerner, Helene Askinazi with the Trafficked TeensTM project at the Women’s Political Caucus Bruncheon yesterday at Deer Creek Country Club in Deerfield Beach.
A Rainbow of Promise on Closing Day of 2014 TIATF Conference – Restoring Humanity From Modern Slavery
By Yvonne Williams, President, TIATF
(Reprint by permission)
Each year after the conference, I take time to write a report and send it to conference attendees. This year I want to send it across the country to inspire others to take up the cause of addressing human trafficking in their area of the USA. The report is 28 pages and is extremely thorough. Here is a recap.
Trafficking In America Task Force, Inc. coordinated its 4th National Trafficking In America Conference in West Palm Beach, FL with the first day beginning at 9:00 am Wednesday, July 16th and ending at 5:45 on Friday, July 18th. 360 attendees (including volunteers and vendors) gathered around the theme of this year’s event of Restoring Humanity From Modern Day Slavery and to learn more about the issues that are fueling human trafficking. The photo was taken behind the hotel at the end of the day just after the 4th National TIA Conference ended. It is a testament to me that the hand of our Creator was with us and goes with us as we continue to bring restoration to humanity to end this tragedy.
And our annual TIATF Tear Drop Awards Luncheon was a real smash. Award recipients this year are: Jerome Elam (Award of Courage – Survivor – pictured with award sponsor, the National Council of Jewish Women); Kylla Leeburg and Truckers Against Trafficking (Award of Service); Korena Johnson (Award of Promise – Youth); Linda Dixon (Award of Leadership and Pioneering – Department of Defense); Bonnie Jo Daniel (South Florida Abolitionist of the Year); and Bishop (Award of Valor for rescue efforts).
It is our hope that this report not only enables us all to move forward in our own visions but will serve as a catalyst to launch us all into the next phase of truly making a difference in the lives of all those affected by human trafficking. We thank you, we honor you, and we value you!
Thank you everyone for participating in Great Give! We did raise some funds, but just as important, we raised a lot of awareness for the Kids Community Closet program. Your contributions will be matched and multiplied by the many donors around Palm Beach County who loved our program and chose to “give” during this event.
Thanks again for your support.
The GREAT GIVE is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, United Way of Palm Beach County, Martin County Community Foundation and United Way of Martin County.
Great Give is designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.
This community-wide event will celebrate the spirit of giving and the collective effort it takes to strengthen our community by raising critical funds for local nonprofits.
The National Council of Jewish Women 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.
Won’t you join us Tuesday, May 6 by supporting our programs?
NCJW Palm Beach, Southeast Atlantic, and Valencia Shores win Social Change Action Award at National Convention.
Words cannot express that gratitude for the wonderful care packages that you’ve sent. The men and woman of the unit wanted me to let you that they really appreciate the packages. We can tell a lot of love went into preparing each package. I want to personally thank everyone who donated.
Everything you’ve provided in each care package is being utilized and very much appreciated.
Thank you once again
Sean C. Dawkins, SMSgt, USAF
Operations Superintendent, 64 ESFS
Thanks, Villaggio! The National Council of Jewish Women’s Troop Support project for 2014 was a huge success. Because of the generosity of the Villaggio community, we were able to fill 126 boxes with snack foods and toiletries for our troops in Afghanistan.
Thanks to all who generously donated items or money for this effort, and thanks to Villaggio ORT, Villaggio Hadassah, and the Villaggio Knitting Club. A big thank you to Publix Supermarkets, Winn-Dixie Supermarkets, Walgreens, CVS, and Strathmore Bagels. Special thanks to the wonderful “packing crew”. They are: Marty Eisman, Mike Michelson, Stan Winnick, Sandy Winnick, Gail Siegel, Gary Siegel, Lynne Eisman, Andrea Schoen, Carl Rizzuto, Barbara Geftman, Maxine Rizzuto, Terry Finn, Marty Solomon, Steve Finn, Felice Solomon, Brenda Gropper, Phyllis Margolin, Barbara Speigel, Libby Usilaner, Anne Best, Marty Gorbaty.
Our troops really appreciate receiving packages from home–they know we haven’t forgotten them.
Thank you for your support.
Michelle was honored for her work in the areas of domestic violence and juvenile justice. Her passion for social justice and her efforts in our community, such as her “Breakfast and Books” mentoring program, in which female attorneys mentor incarcerated young females, expand her reach into areas which have not been previously addressed. Michelle is highly regarded by judges, prosecutors and law enforcement personnel for her compassionate and caring work with those less fortunate.