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March

27,

2014

Upcoming Events

Canasta Tournament – Tuesday April 29, The Falls Golf and Country Club

Please join us for our 1st Canasta Tournament

Tuesday April 29, 2014 – 9:30 AM

The Falls Golf and Country Club – 6455 Jog Road – Lake Worth, FL

Cost: $50 per person

Continental Breakfast and Buffet Lunch

Valet Parking Included

Rules for the Canasta Tournament will be e-mailed to all players.

Please bring your own cards and card tray.

NO CARD SHUFFLERS ALLOWED

Reservation must be received on or before April 14th

 

Please send completed form along with your check payable to:

NCJW Palm Beach Section

c/o Kathy Wolf – 7779 Olympia Drive – West Palm Beach, Florida 33411

 

 Download Canasta Tournament Form in Word Doc

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February

10,

2014

News

Thank you from our troops

Mr. and Mrs. Gorbaty,
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
Sean C. Dawkins, SMSgt, USAF
Operations Superintendent, 64 ESFS

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January

24,

2014

News

NCJW Supports our Troops

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.

Dianne Gorbaty

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December

15,

2013

Upcoming Events

Out of Bondage: Combating Sex Trafficking in South Florida – January 21, 2014

“Out of Bondage: Combating Sex Trafficking in South Florida”, a free symposium which will spotlight the hidden, but growing problem of sex trafficking of minors in Florida, will be held on January 21, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Temple Torah of West Boynton Beach located at 8600 Jog Road, Boynton Beach.

Pre-registration is required. REGISTER at: http://tinyurl.com/Jan21symposium

Check out the facebook page: : https://www.facebook.com/events/235922609894790

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April

12,

2013

News

Michelle Suskauer Honored at Women in Power Luncheon

On March 4, 2013, NCJW Palm Beach Section honored Michelle Suskauer at our Women in Power luncheon at Mirasol Country Club, attended by more than 150 women. A fabulous boutique enhanced the afternoon experience.

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.

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February

19,

2013

News

Lift Vita Nova Project Recognized by FL DCF Secretary David Wilkins

Secretary of the Florida Department of Children and Families David O. Wilkins met personally with members of the Section Board and leaders and shoppers of the Vita Nova LIFT Project when he was in West Palm Beach late last month. He expressed his appreciation for the outstanding new community service providing household essentials for adolescents aging out of foster care.

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December

18,

2012

News

NCJW receives award for new project helping adolescents aging out of foster care

The Palm Beach Section of the National Council of Jewish Women received the PARTNERS FOR PROMISE AWARD from the FL Department of Children and Families for its newest community service GIVING A LIFT ON THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE to Palm Beach County adolescents aging out of foster care on their 18th birthday.

In-home foster care terminates on an adolescent’s 18th birthday and each one must assume the responsibilities of an adult: apartment rental and furnishing, payment for utilities, transportation, food, money management, etc. Those who stay in school full time get a monthly stipend from the state; some choose not to complete high school or higher education and seek employment; some, regrettably, live “on the streets.”

Vita Nova, Inc is the local agency that has a contract from the FL Department of Children and Families to work with teens from age 16-23, and has transition specialists who work individually with teens from 16 to 18 years old to prepare them for their need to be independent on their 18th birthday. NCJW is working with Vita Nova and their transition specialists to provide a LIFT on their ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE.

Shopping and packing by NCJW volunteers this week yielded for each of 4 foster teens to reach his or her 18th birthday between now and the first of the year a suitcase packed with sheets, towels, blankets, shower curtain and curtain rings, hangers, pot holders and more. Additional storage units and boxes contained a pillow, pots and pans, dishes, glasses, cutlery, knife set, cutting board, kitchen gadgets, cleaning supplies and personal care items.

Judy Traub, VP of Community Service for NCJW, said that “in keeping with NCJW’s mission to improve the quality of life for women, children and families, this project fills a need for some of the most vulnerable young adults in our community. They have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or abandonment by their birth parents, have not been adopted, and have lived a proscribed life as children in the state’s foster care system. NCJW’s project, GIVING A LIFT ON THE ROAD TO INDEPENDENCE is designed to make their transition to independent living a little easier.

Jeff DeMario, CEO of Vita Nova,who attended the launch of the project said “The team from Vita Nova cannot thank you enough for embracing our youth as they leave foster care with the LIFT program. Your members from the Palm Beach Section of the National Council of Jewish Women are miracle workers, and we appreciate this effort to get our young adults started off on the road to independence on the right foot.”

Clay Walker, Community Development Administrator of the FL Department of Children and Families, also attended the launch of the project and “was blown away” by the work and generosity of the members of NCJW. Mr. Walker presented FL DCF’s PARTNERS FOR PROMISE award to NCJW as a thank you for making a difference in our community.

NCJW welcomes support from the community to help us increase the items we can give to these teens to help make their new apartments more comfortable and livable.

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