Virtual Gala and Hanukkah Celebration
with Our National NCJW
Tuesday, December 15, 5:00 pm, Zoom
Join us today at 5 pm for this special event honoring six remarkable women! In the darkness of winter, Hanukkah provides us an opportunity to bring light, warmth, and community into our homes. We will honor our awardees, including Times Up CEO Tina Tchen, Senator Tammy Duckworth, and our Section Award Honorees Maddie Fireman (NCJW New Orleans), Cheryl Pollman (NCJW Dallas Section), Myrna Wertheimer (NCJW Essex Section), and Eileen Jacobowitz (NCJW Sacramento Section). We will kindle our menorahs, celebrate our successes, and prepare for the work still ahead.

In the spirit of community and our appreciation of your commitment to our movement, we have added a Pay What You Wish price for gala tickets. Click here to purchase a ticket at your determined price
An Exploration of Gender Equity in Israel
Wednesday, December 16, 11:00 am, Zoom
The NCJW Sacramento Speaker Series is sponsoring a special program highlighting NCJW’s Connecting for Impact Fellowship, a prestigious leadership development program for top CEOs and executives looking to grow the feminist field in Israel and leverage their collective impact. The program was established in 2018 by NCJW Inc. and the NCJW Women and Gender Studies program at Tel Aviv University. This program directly responds to research findings that indicated the importance and vitality of creating platforms for feminist connection and collaboration.

Moderating the discussion is Liron Peleg Hadomi, NCJW’s Israel Representative.

The Zoom meeting link and details will appear on your screen immediately after you submit the online registration form here. Please print or save the Zoom meeting link and event details.
Third Thursday Discussion:
The Election Results
Thursday, December 17, 7:00 pm, Zoom
The discussion topic for our NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County section this month will be

"The Election Results: What Happened?
What Happens Next? What Do We Do Next?"

Weblinks will be available on our website before the event to review other groups' discussions on these issues.
Participation in the zoom discussion is free. For more information email or call (657) 235-2511.

And save the third Thursday in January for our next discussion -- topic to be announced.
Chanukah Is Here
Looking for a meaningful gift this year? Commemorate the inauguration on January 20th when Mamala Kamala will become not only the first female Vice President, but first woman of color to achieve this position! 

Don't miss the opportunity to gift a beautiful one-of-a-kind "Breaking the Glass Ceiling" piece of fusion glass art jewelry. Pins and pendants are available for $36 and $50. Purchases can be made via our local NCJW website.

Or, give the gift of membership to National Council of Jewish Women Greater Long Beach and West Orange County. Cost is $36, one-third off the regular membership rate! Information available on our local NCJW website (scroll to bottom of page).
Annual Shirley Stein Book Review
Tuesday, January 26, 4:00 pm, Zoom
We are very pleased to announce that The Watergate Girl -- My Fight for Truth and Justice Against a Criminal President is the selection for our annual book review program, jointly sponsored by NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County and Sharon-Carmel Hadassah. The author, Jill Wine-Banks, will be our presenter. We are sure you will find this a very interesting and informative event. 

Jill Wine-Banks began her career as an organized crime prosecutor at the US Dept of Justice and became one of three assistant special prosecutors in the trial of President Nixon's top aides for obstruction of justice in the Watergate scandal. She served as general counsel of the US Army, solicitor general and deputy attorney general of the State of Illinois and COO of the American Bar Association. She was the first woman to hold these positions. While at the Pentagon, she worked to eliminate the Woman’s Army Corps and integrate women into the Regular Army as well as into West Point and basic training. More recently Ms. Wine-Banks was appointed by the Secretary of Defense to the Judicial Proceedings Panel’s Subcommittee on Sexual Assault in the Military, where she served 2014-2017. She is currently an MSNBC legal analyst appearing regularly on the network's prime time shows.

The program is free; a donation to NCJW Greater Long Beach and West Orange County is appreciated. Your donation will help strengthen our role in advocating for issues important to women, children and families. For more information, call (657) 235-2511 or email
4th Thursday Movie Discussion Night
Sunday, January 28, 7:00 pm, Zoom
Join us for our Fourth Thursday Movie Night discussion in January. In the 2016 movie "The Women’s Balcony," an Orthodox community attempts to cope with a new rabbi who is more rigid than the community. When he demands changes, the women rebel. The resulting saga elicits laughter from the audience while, at the same time, raising the question of what constitutes faith. Watch the movie on your own (available for a nominal fee on YouTube, Amazon Prime, and others), then come to share your thoughts!

For more information email or call (657) 235-2511.
Mark Your Calendars ... Save the Date!
January 7: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link.

January 14: Second Thursday Game Day, 4 pm. We're planning another Bingo game! More info to come.

February 4: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link.
How to Reach Us
You can reach us by emailing, calling (657) 235-2511, or sending mail to NCJW Greater Long Beach & West Orange County, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #239, Long Beach, CA 90803. Please add this contact information to your contacts list.