Save the Date
Palm Beach Section
Annual Literary Luncheon and Lingerie Fashion Show
February 23, 2015
Mirasol Country Club
Dr. Joyce Saltman, Professor of Laughter
Join NCJW Palm Beach Section and the Palm Beach Opera for a Very Special Event February 21 and 22, 2015
Based on the book by Isaac Bashevis Singer, Enemies a Love Story is set in New York City in 1948. Holocaust survivor Herman Broder finds himself in quite a predicament juggling his second wife, mistress, and first wife, who was presumed dead. The story examines the immigrant experience with a mix of determination, irony, and humor in an engaging way. (Sung in English with text projected above the stage).
This event will take place at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on February 21 and 22.
|Saturday, Feb. 21, 7:30 pm||Sunday, Feb. 22, 2:00 pm|
|Orchestra and Grand Tier||$125||$125|
|Grand Tier Center||$125||$125|
|Grand Tier Sides||$60||$70|
For Ticket Purchase, send your check made out to NCJW Palm Beach Section indicating the show date, seat location, and number of tickets to:
10505 Terra Lago Drive
West Palm Beach, Florida 33412
For questions and additional information, contact Linda Finkelstein at 561-252-5576
The Palm Beach Section of the National Council of Jewish Women held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of their newest KIDS COMMUNITY CLOSET in the Roosevelt Elementary School in West Palm Beach on Friday, October 24. The KIDS COMMUNITY CLOSET is a secured space in a public elementary school that is stocked with new pants, collared jerseys, underwear, school supplies and personal care items to be given to children by school staff as in-school needs arise or are identified. Funds are provided by the organization’s membership and by community businesses and individuals.
Attending the event in addition to NCJW members were Mayor Jeri Muoio, City Commissioner Sylvia Moffett and Brownie Brittle CEO Sheila Mains.
Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Sharonda Alleyne, welcomed guests and noted the positive effect the KIDS COMMUNITY CLOSET has because it enables all the children to have proper clothing and to fit in. She added that the CLOSET is important because it prevents children from being the victim of bullying or being picked on. She thanked National Council of Jewish Women for selecting Roosevelt for their newest closet project.
Mayor Jeri Muoio said “as an educator I appreciate the value of the closet to keep children in school and to keep each one from feeling shame for not having the right clothing to wear. She said “organizations like the National Council of Jewish Women contribute to strengthening the community by their ongoing commitment to help children and families.”
City Council Member Sylvia Moffett said “I appreciate the importance of the KIDS COMMUNITY CLOSET to the children and their parents so that children are not kept home for lack of appropriate clean clothing nor do they have to be sent home in case of an in school accident.”
Sheila Mains, CEO of Brownie Brittle, and her team made a generous donation to underwrite the cost of the CLOSET at Roosevelt Elementary School. Ms. Mains said “when I started Brownie Brittle I used to drive regularly to Miami and beyond and I saw the children walking to school there and I didn’t like the condition of the clothes I saw on them. I said ‘someday I am going to help change it so children are no longer going to school like that. And that someday is today’.” School staff and NCJW members expressed their deep appreciation for the support of Ms. Mains and her Brownie Brittle team.
The Palm Beach Section of the National Council of Jewish operates KIDS COMMUNITY CLOSETS in South Grade, Highland, Grove Park, Lake Park and Benoist Farms Elementary Schools. With the addition of the closet at Roosevelt Elementary School the project now serves over 3600 children in Palm Beach County Schools.
The National Council of Jewish Women is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive deals 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.
NCJW Palm Beach Section Co-President Rona Goldstein, Brownie Brittle Founder and CEO Sheila Mains, West Palm Beach City Commissioner Sylvia Moffett, West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio, NCJW Palm Beach Section Co-President Merle Bassin, Roosevelt Elementary School Principal Sharonda Alleyne.
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?