April/May 2023

In this issue...

Who Has a Big Heart to Make Charter Day a Big Success?

California Lobby Day

4th Thursday Movie Night

Applications Open for New Leaders Forum

Abortion Comfort Kit Packing

Caring Corner

Save the Date!

Who Has a Big Heart and Helping Hands to Make Charter Day

a Giant Success?

This year's Charter Day Celebration is on Sunday, June 25, and your invitation will soon be in your mailbox!  Won't you help make our 77th Charter Day a big success by donating something for our silent auction? 

Our annual Charter Day gives us the opportunity to come together and raise money to help numerous social service projects in the Greater Long Beach and West Orange County area. It is also our chance to honor deserving people in our community, and to enjoy each other!!

Please consider helping by donating items such as

  • gift certificates / restaurant cards
  • artwork, jewelry
  • dinners for 6 at your house
  • how-to lessons (e.g. challah baking, cake making, planting)
  • event tickets (e.g. concert, comedy, play, symphony, sports)
  • salon and spa services
  • vacation stays / timeshares

If you have something to donate, please email us at info@ncjwlongbeach.org or leave us a message at (657) 235-2511.

Additionally, sponsorship opportunities are available. If interested, please contact our President María E. Osorio at president@ncjwlongbeach.org.

Thank you so very much for your caring and being such a friend of NCJW. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Lobby Day 2023

Wednesday, April 26, 9 am - noon, Zoom

Join us for a virtual Lobby Day with interesting speakers and training on April 26 and for legislative meetings in the days after (photo is from an earlier and exciting Lobby Day). We will be lobbying on bills in these high-priority areas: abortion access and reproductive health, housing / homelessness, and childcare / poverty / education.

WE NEED YOU! Register here to sign up for the April 26 morning training, and email advocacy@ncjwlongbeach.org to ask any questions and to take part in legislative meetings with our Section.

4th Thursday Movie Night:

The Fabelmans

Thursday, April 27, 6:15 pm, Member's Home

A fun social night out, together, if you're up for it!! Register below to be sent both (1) the member's name and address in case you want to come in person to watch and discuss, and (2) the Zoom link in case you want to watch the movie on your own and then join the discussion electronically. The movie will be shown from 6:30 - 9 pm, and we hope to start the Zoom discussion at about 9:15 pm.

The Fabelmans is a romantic and sharp-eyed love letter to film and family, the latest film by Steven Spielberg. Growing up in post-World War II era Arizona, young Sammy Fabelman aspires to become a filmmaker as he reaches adolescence, but soon discovers a shattering family secret and explores how the power of films can help him see the truth. The movie centers on the conflict between artistic drive and personal responsibility, as well as the mysteries of talent and happiness.

Be sure to register below whether you want to join us in person or by Zoom!

Register Here

Applications Still Open for

Alpert New Leaders Forum

Sunday, May 7, 1 - 2:30 pm, AJCC

Jewish Long Beach is recruiting the next cohort for the Alpert New Leaders Forum. The group will comprise emerging leaders from all corners of our community who crave a deeper understanding of our Jewish organizational landscape. The upcoming kickoff retreat is on Sunday, May 7, at the Alpert JCC.

The link to the application is here.

Abortion Comfort Kit Packing

Tuesday, May 23, 6 - 8 pm

Alpert JCC Auditorium

Many helping hands are needed because we plan to create 250 kits, so join us in giving a "hug" to women coming to California for an abortion! Our comfort kits include items that Planned Parenthood has told us help patients after their procedures, since their stressful journey is not yet over at that point.

Snacks and drinks are provided, and doing good will feel so great!

Please RSVP if you want to help: communityservice@ncjwlongbeach.org or call (657) 235-2511.

The Caring Corner Is Back!

Jeanne Halliday is waiting for your calls and emails! Please let Jeanne know about such things as illnesses, deaths, simchas, honors, etc., in our community.

You can look up Jeanne's phone number or email in the Membership Directory, or you can call us at (657) 235-2511 or email us at info@ncjwlongbeach.org to request a card to be mailed.

Mark Your Calendars...Save the Date!

Thursday, May 4: Board Meeting, 7 - 8:45 pm, AJCC. RSVP here.

Thursday, June 8: HugPacks Packing, 6 - 7:30 pm, AJCC. RSVP here.

Sunday, June 25: Charter Day -- invitations in the mail soon!


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Email us at info@ncjwlongbeach.org, call (657) 235-2511, or send mail to NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815. Please add this contact information to your contacts list.