November/December 2022

In this issue...

Recording Secretary?

Day Trip to the Bowers Museum

Annual Hanukkah Potluck Brunch

Long Beach Homeless Memorial Service

Caring Corner Is Back

Save the Date!

We are looking for our next Recording Secretary! Maybe it’s YOU?!

If you are interested in being more involved, we invite you to join us! Please email us at

Membership Social: Advocacy, Who Me? 


Day Trip to the Bowers Museum!

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 10:30 am,

meet in Alpert JCC parking lot to carpool

Join us to visit The Bowers Museum and enter into a world of fantasy featuring over 40 works of couture art, personally selected for exhibition by the world-renowned designer Guo Pei -- a creative genius whose work transcends its form or function to be appreciated as an art form. These exquisite creations go beyond the runway and red carpet. They expose the viewer to a wider awareness of China’s cultural heritage and influence.

Due to time constraints at the museum, we will meet at the JCC to carpool to Santa Ana at 10:30 am. (If you are going to meet us at the Museum, let us know when you RSVP.) We will first have lunch at the wonderful Tangata Restaurant; then we'll have some free time to explore the museum, and then meet our docent at 1 pm for a guided tour of this amazing exhibit.


The cost of admission to the museum and special exhibit is $22.00 for seniors. There is no NCJW charge for this event, but none of the important work of NCJW - GLB & WOC is possible without your continued support. Anything you give will contribute to our programs, advocacy work, and many community service projects. We suggest a minimum $18 donation.


Come Light, Eat, Spin, Sing, Enjoy Friends!

Annual Hanukkah Potluck Brunch

Sunday, December 11, 10:30 am, at a member's home

Our annual Hanukkah Brunch is returning as an in-person event! It is being held at a member's beautiful home which will accommodate both indoor and outdoor seating. Come and visit with old friends and make new friends.

Bring your favorite Hanukkah brunch dish for the potluck, an unwrapped gift for For the Child, and a menorah for a group candle lighting. There will be games, music, and time to reconnect with other members, as well as a mini-boutique with four vendors for Hanukkah shopping. This is a great way to start the holiday season. 

To receive the location address, please RSVP to

Long Beach Homeless Memorial Service

Wednesday, December 21, 6:00 pm,

Forest Lawn Cemetery, 1500 E. San Antonio Drive, LB

Please join us as we remember those we lost this year and recommit ourselves to the fight to end homelessness. This multi-faith service will include prayer, reflection, and remembrance, and will culminate in the reading of the names and lighting of candles for each person who has died. This event is being cosponsored by NCJW - GLB & WOC. For more information, email

The Caring Corner Is Back!

Jeanne Halliday is our new chairperson, and she is waiting for your calls and emails! We strongly encourage you to 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 to request a card to be mailed.

Mark Your Calendars...Save the Date

Thursday, January 5: Board Meeting, 7 pm, Zoom. RSVP here.

Thursday, January 12: Hugpacking, 6 - 7:30 pm, AJCC Auditorium to volunteer to help. Age group TBD. RSVP to

Saturday, January 21: Kindergarten Festival, 8:30 am - noon, Dooley Elementary School, Long Beach. 10 enthusiastic volunteers needed. RSVP to

Monday, January 23: Annual Book Review, 1 pm, Zoom. Book will be The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, written by one of the Janes, Laura Kaplan. Cosponsored by Sharon-Carmel Hadassah. See more info on our website.

Thursday, January 26: 4th Thursday Movie Night, 7 pm, Zoom.


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