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Summer Blast 2009

Summer 2009 Volume 45 Number 1 NCJW OPENING EVENT Wednesday evening, October 14, 2009 At The Wilshire Grand Hotel 350 Pleasant Valley Way, West Orange

Life Changes in an Instant With Lee Woodruff Author and Contributing Editor at Good Morning America Lee Woodruff knows that life changes in an instant. One minute, you're a successful freelance writer and businesswoman, mother of four children, and wife of Bob Woodruff, the newly appointed co-anchor of ABC's World News Tonight. The next minute, your life turns upside down when your husband is severely wounded in a roadside bomb attack in Iraq while anchoring a broadcast. Join us to hear her amazing journey! FREE FOR PAID-UP NCJW MEMBERS; $20 for nonmembers Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 or ncjwessex.org Opening Event is made possible through a generous donation from Ellen and Donald Legow. SAVVY SOLOS An NCJW group for active single women Join us for an eclectic array of weekend and evening programs. Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 or ncjwessex.org · SUMMER POTLUCK Indoor picnic with fun and great food Saturday, July 18 at 7:00 p.m. At the home of Leslie McCafferty in Short Hills No cost: Bring a dinner item

National Council of Jewish Women Essex County Section

7th Annual Wonder of Women Film Festival Sunday, November 22, 2009 10:00 a.m. ­ 4:00 p.m. Montclair State University Conference Center A day-long opportunity for film lovers young and old, men and women, to view a variety of short films and documentaries. Members: $40 prepaid in advance; $45 at the door Nonmembers: $50 Includes morning coffee and lunch Limited seating; early reservations are recommended. Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 TEEN DATING ABUSE Assistants and Presenters are needed for this nationally recognized program for teens in local high schools. Assistant Training: Oct. 6. Presenter Training: Nov. 17, 18, and 19. (Assistant Training is a pre-requisite for Presenters) Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 WOMEN'S WORKSHOPS · NJ Collaborative Divorce Wednesday, July 29 at 7:15 p.m. · Using the Internet for Your Job Search Wednesday, August 5 at 1:00 p.m. · Creating Balance and Relieving Anxiety in Your Life Wednesday, August 19 at 7:15 p.m. Free for NCJW members who register in advance! Nonmembers: $7 To register: 973-994-4994 or CENTERFORWOMENnj.org COMPUTER CLASSES Summer is a great time to learn a new computer program! Fee: $85 per course; reduced fees for displaced homemakers. Start Dates: · August 10: Intro to Windows, the Internet and Email · August 11: Intro to WORD · August 11: PowerPoint · September 8: Basic EXCEL · September 10: QuickBooks For a complete schedule, call 973-994-4994 or CENTERFORWOMENnj.org

Celebrate the Dream...and All that Jazz Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 6:30 p.m. Maplewood Country Club Please join us as we pay tribute to honorees Marsha Atkind and Penny & Greg Sherry who personify the spirit of the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section. The Helen D. Schwartz Memorial Crystal Award will be presented to the ShopRite Stores of Essex County. Your invitation and ad journal blank will arrive in the mail soon. Hope to see you there. POLITICS & PASTRY Interested in current events and politics? Join us for our thought-provoking monthly get-togethers. Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. September 29; October 27, and November 24 In the NCJW Conference Room: 513 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue, Livingston Bring a Kosher-style brown bag lunch and we will provide coffee and a nosh. Free for NCJW members. Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 or ncjwessex.org LUNCH & LEARN Wednesday, October 21 12:00 ­ 2:00 p.m. Temple Emanu-El, Livingston with Dr. Laura Arens Fuerstein, author of My Mother, My Mirror Cost: $15 members; $25 nonmembers Pre-registration is REQUIRED.

· FALL KICKOFF An afternoon of great music, fun and friends Information: NCJW at 973-740-0588 or ncjwessex.org Sunday, September 13 at 3:00 p.m. At Mo Fiddles, Livingston Town Center NEW MEMBERS Cost: TBD Cathy Abrams · Bonnie Ackerman Lynne Cohen · Miriam Y. Eddleman Trudy Elwood · Barbara Gilford Barbara Krauskopf · Barbara Leinwand Joan Lyons · Karen Miller · Laura Rubin Ellen Sherman · Myra Sumka Sunday, August 2 Marlene Young · Andrea Zeligman VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Pre-registration required. Call 973-740-0588 or ncjwessex.org NEW LIFE MEMBER Diane Apter

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Dated Material

(as of June 22, 2009) The following life cycle events represent tributes sent through the Section office. Out of respect for the privacy of our members, good wishes for speedy recovery have been omitted from this list. To send a tribute: Call NCJW at 973-740-0588 or online at ncjwessex.org.

IN HONOR OF: Joan Billig ­ Grandson, David's Graduation Stephanie & Alan Bonder ­ Daughter, Rebecca's Bat Mitzvah Lila & Ron Bernstein ­ Birth of Granddaughter, Julianna Beth & John Branigan ­ Son Max's High School Graduation Renee & Sandy Chattman ­ Birth of Grandson, Harrison Ethan Dr. William & Nancy Chernack ­ Birth of Grandson Amy & Maurice Cohen ­ Daughter, Lindsay's Marriage Ivy & Barry Cohen ­ Daughter Josi's Marriage Ivy & Barry Cohen ­ Son, Ari's Graduation from Syracuse University Carole & Richard Chopin ­ Daughter, Beth's Marriage to Chris Morgan Jane & Ed Decter ­ 40th Wedding Anniversary Rori & Robert Denholtz ­ Daughter, Jessica's Engagement Shari & Eric Dinowitz - Brett's Bar Mitzvah Teddi & Scott Dolph ­ Daughter, Samantha's Graduation from Emory U. Hélène Dreskin ­ Receiving the Hannah G. Solomon Award Nancy & Robert Eskow ­ Birth of Grandson, Benjamin Nathan Nancy & Robert Eskow ­ 40th Wedding Anniversary Sharon Falkin ­ Her Presidency Karen Feinblatt ­ Receiving the Henrietta Weiser Emerging Leader Award Gwenn & Harry Feldman ­ Birth of Granddaughter, Ellie Susan & Stanley Fishman - Daughter, Jennifer's Marriage to Brett Fischer Judy Flax ­ Her Bat Mitzvah Michele & Marshall Freidus ­ Son, Justin's Graduation from Boston U. Sunny Frotman ­ Son, Scott's Marriage to Sandra Licon Arlene Garten ­ Special Birthday Marilyn & Bill Glassner ­ Birth of Granddaughter, Sophie Ayelet Carlton Laynie & Sam Gershwin ­ Daughter, Marisa's High School Graduation Liz & Eric Greenebaum ­ Grandson's Bar Mitzvah Barbara Greenfield ­ Her Bat Mitzvah Dr. & Mrs. Don Greenberg ­ Birth of Granddaughter, Andie Donna & Steven Grossberg ­ Birth of Grandson, Ethan Stevi & Jon Gurkoff ­Daughter, Genna's Marriage Myrna Higgins ­ Her Bat Mitzvah Nancy Israel ­ Special Birthday Ilene & Bruce Jacobs ­ Honored by Temple B'nai Or, Morristown Susan & Mark Jacobs ­ Daughter, Melanie's Marriage to Steve Barbara & Arnold Janofsky ­ Birth of Grandson, Austin Jill Johnson ­ Elected Section Executive Vice President Fern Kamine ­ Special Birthday Ilene & David Klein ­ Daughter's Engagement & Son's Graduation from USC Marcia & Jack Kirsten ­ Granddaughter, Lindsay's Marriage Arlene & Paul Koenigsberg ­ Birth of Grandson, Brady Maxwell Robin & Jeff Kollin ­ Daughter, Julia's Bat Mitzvah M/M Norman Krueger ­ Son's Appointment as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Judy Kuskin ­ On receiving her MSW degree Ellen & Donald Legow ­ Granddaughter, Anne's Graduation from Northwestern U. Ellen & Donald Legow ­ Grandson, Michael's High School Graduation M/M Gerold Lipkin ­ Grandson's Bar Mitzvah Arlene & Andy London ­ Birth of Grandchild, Dillon Tyler Weiman Joan & Harry Lowy ­ 55th Wedding Anniversary Ellen and Andy Lynette ­ Daughter, Ashley's Graduation from High School Carol & Robert Marcus ­ Daughter, Sarah's Engagement to Andrew Hurley Carol & Robert Marcus ­ Honored by Jewish Family Service of MetroWest Dana & Robert Marcus ­ Birth of Granddaughter Marion & Howard Medow ­ Kara Receiving her Masters Degree from U. of Penn. Debbie & Yoav Meron ­ Daughter, Avital's Marriage to Ofer Ellen & David Mitchell ­ 40th Wedding Anniversary Maxine Myers ­ Grandson, Shmuel's Bar Mitzvah Natalie & Richard Peck ­ Daughter Suzanne's Graduate Degree from Rhode Island School of Design Natalie Peck ­ Special Birthday Elyce & Fred Perlstadt ­ Son, Reid's Engagement to Cassandra Dina & Wayne Polay ­ Birth of Grandson, Miles Matarazzo Phoebe Pollinger ­ Nephew, Zachery's Harvard Graduation Gloria & Mel Ramer ­ 65th Wedding Anniversary Rosalie & Gary Riemer ­ Granddaughter, Stephanie's Graduation Edna Rose ­ 100th Birthday Roberta Rosenblatt ­ Birth of Grandson, Walter Susan Rubinfeld ­ Daughter, Lauren's Marriage to Yoni Barkan Diane & Woody Saland ­ Birth of Grandson, Morris Gail & Mark Sample ­ Son, Thomas's Graduation from University of Mass. Amherst Susan & Charles Scheinerman ­ Daughter, Lisa's Engagement to Sam Zell Suzy & Walter Schenker ­ Son, Andy's Engagement to Jennifer Dorothy Schept ­ Special Birthday Heidi & Robert Schnapp ­ Daughter,Valerie's Bat Mitzvah Leah Schneier ­ Special Birthday Leah & Alan Schneier ­ Birth of Twin Granddaughters, Hannah Riley & Lily Morgan Honorable Martin Schneier ­ Very Special Birthday Ronnie & Michael Senior ­ Birth of Granddaughter Samantha Dee Jaffee Gayle & Richard Singer ­ Son, Justin's Graduation from Brooklyn Law School Andrea & Greg Silvershein ­ Daughter, Jenny's High School Graduation Lisa & Nathan Slovin ­ Daughter, Anne's Graduation from Northwestern U. Lisa & Nathan Slovin ­ Son, Michael's Graduation from High School Linda Shaw ­ Special Birthday Penny Sherry ­ Special Birthday Cathy Silverman ­ Son, Lyle's Graduation from Towson U. Elaine Sterling ­ Special Birthday Lynn Uiberall ­ Daughter, Stephanie's Engagement Sue & Jon Wasserman ­ Son's Bar Mitzvah Linda & Jeff Zissu ­ Birth of Grandson, Justin Peter Donna & Barry Zucker ­ Birth of Grandson, Max Frank Sara Zuckerberg ­ Daughter Julie's Engagement to Todd Grossman Beloved Mother & Grandmother ­ Dr. Laurence Bremmer & Family Beloved Mother, Natalie Steinic ­ Norma Dorman Beloved Husband & Father, Joseph Fishman ­ Anita Fishman & Family Beloved Brother, Joseph Fishman ­ Ruth Friedman Beloved Father & Grandfather, Ralph Reynolds ­ Lois Goldring Beloved Son, Bruch Goodman ­ Ashley Goodman Beloved Mother& Grandmother, Eva Gottscho ­ The Gottscho Family Beloved Father & Grandfather, Marvin Hochman ­ Liz & Rick Greenebaum Beloved Mother, Lila Kaufmann ­ The Kaufmann Family Beloved Mother, Judith Krawitz ­ The Krawitz Family Beloved Father, Harry Lazar ­ Susan Kimmel Beloved Father of Steven - Steven & Lori Klinghoffer Beloved Daughter, Jane Reimer ­ Augusta Krumholz Beloved Father, Bernard Diamond ­ Linda Lakin Beloved Mother, Beth Brief ­ Janet Landau Beloved Mother & Grandmother, Ethel Liberman ­ Margo & Arnold Lidsky & Liberman Family Beloved Elaine ­ M/M Louis Margolis & Family Beloved Brother-in-Law, Joseph Todres ­ Bobbe & Philip Pomp Beloved Nephew, Alfred Slonim ­ Bobbe & Philip Pomp Beloved Wife & Mother, Jane Reimer ­ Michael Reimer & Family Beloved Mother & Grandmother, Bertha Rudd ­ Sue & David Rudd & Family Beloved Mother, Gertrude Goldstein ­ June Sachs Beloved Husband, Harvey Samo ­ Eva Samo Beloved Father, Stanley Rosenberg ­ Gail Sample & Family Beloved Mother, Matilda ­ Susan Scheinerman Beloved Mother ­ Andy Segal & Family Beloved Mother, Pearl Joffe - Meryl Shuster Beloved Mother, Millie Rosenbaum ­ Melissa Silverman Beloved Mother & Sister, Audrey E. Spector ­ The IN MEMORY OF: Spector Family Beloved Father, Milton Solomon ­ Laine & Howard Beloved Mother, Helen Speisman ­ Phyllis & Dr. Apirian M. Stein Beloved Mother, Florence Silverman ­ Renee & Beloved Husband & Father, Joseph Todres ­ Claire Sandy Chattman Todres & Family Beloved Mother, Susan Cohn ­ Tom Cohn & Family Beloved Mother, Eva Deutsch ­ Hedy Brownstein Beloved Wife and Mother, Ina Warner ­ The Warner Family

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