Ready --> Set --> Vote!
READY – Register

Need to register? Changed your address?   All California residents register or re-register here:

Not sure? Check here:
LA County residents
Orange County residents

Last day to register online: Oct. 19. Last day to register online AND receive sample ballot and state proposition information in the mail: Oct. 5.

Note to Orange County Voters: If you get a green card in the mail asking you to confirm your address – yes, this is official Orange County mail. Please respond as requested.

SET – Start planning.

How will you vote?

By mail? Where will you deliver your ballot? USPS mail box? County Drop Box? Vote Center? Do you need help delivering your ballot? NCJW plans to offer help. Watch for future details.

In person? All Vote Centers will be open beginning Oct. 30. Some in LA County will be open beginning Oct. 24.

How will you learn about ballot measures? Check out our October 7 Zoom.
Last day to have your mail-in ballot postmarked:

Last day to deliver your mail-in ballot to Drop Box or Vote Center:

Last day to vote in person:

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 

NOVEMBER 3, 2020 

NOVEMBER 3, 2020
Sharing Our Experiences with ...
Thursday, September 17, 7 pm, Zoom
Be sure to register to attend our upcoming first Third Thursday of the Month Discussion Group "Sharing Our Experiences with ... Racism, Anti-Semitism and Unconscious Bias" on Thursday, September 17th at 7 pm. This Zoom meeting discussion will be a follow-up on Eric Ward’s presentation. Participation in the Zoom discussion is free. Recommended reading: “Skin in the Game” by Eric Ward. We will ask ourselves the questions: What makes this time different from the past? What has changed in your life? What new actions have you taken?


If you have questions, email

If you have not had the opportunity to donate to support the Eric Ward event and our follow-up discussion, please consider supporting our work in community service, social action, and advocacy by making a donation at
California's "Justice" Propositions 2020
Tuesday, September 22, 7 pm, Zoom
NCJW California is offering a webinar on three upcoming ballot propositions with important implications for California’s future. All three are consistent with NCJW values and will have a major impact on justice and fairness in our state. Join us to hear experts speak on these propositions.

The webinar will be held online via ZOOM. Can’t
access ZOOM? Join by phone. Zoom meeting
times and event details will be shared upon

For additional inquiries, contact

To RSVP, click here.

Fourth Thursday of the Month
Movie Night Discussion: Resistance
Thursday, September 24, 7 pm, Zoom
Please join us for our first monthly movie night get-together to share our thoughts about an interesting movie and have fun conversations. Each month, we will watch a specific movie at our convenience and meet on the 4th Thursday to discuss it.
Resistance is a remarkable, true, and uplifting story. Jesse Eisenberg plays the French mime-to-be Marcel Marceau, who helped lead Jewish orphans to safety during World War 2. Before he becomes a world-famous mime, aspiring Jewish actor Marcel Mangel joins the French Resistance to save thousands of orphaned children from the reign of the Nazis.
Participation in the Zoom discussion is free. A donation to our Section is optional, but much appreciated; it will help strengthen our work in advocating for issues important to women, children and families.

To register for our discussion, please click here.
Rent on Youtube:
​One good review site:

For those who register, we will also send an additional link to a conversation with Jesse Eisenberg about this movie and an organization called Together We Remember.

For more information:
Long Beach City College Viking Vault
Hunger Awareness Month Food Drive
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in observance of Hunger Awareness Month in September, Long Beach City College (LBCC) will be collecting food via food drives to stock its Viking Vault food pantry.

Our NCJW Section has long partnered with the LBCC food pantry. Please consider participating by dropping off requested food during the month of September. Drop-off in parking lot G at LBCC Campus, 4901 East Carson Street, on Mondays in September from 9 am - 4 pm. Please call Dianka Lohay, cell (562) 965-8676 or office (562) 938-3241 to confirm, and she will come out to your vehicle with a cart to receive the donation.

These are the nonperishable foods requested for students:
Almond milk ~ Dry cereal/ granola (non-sugary) ~ Granola/protein bars
Cup-a-noodle soups ~ Canned tuna in water ~ Spam (low sodium)
Canned roast beef ~ Canned chicken breast ~ Tomato sauce
Canned vegetables, beans & fruits ~ Dry pasta, rice, beans ~ Nuts, chips
Canned soups/chilis ~ Peanut butter ~ Cookies ~ Fruit preserves
Know Your Ballot Before You Vote, with LWV
Wednesday, October 7, 7 pm, Zoom
Learn about California's ballot propositions on voting rights, privacy rights, criminal justice, and more. Hear about the their impacts and arguments pro and con, and follow the money with our presenters from the League of Women Voters.

Any Bingo Mavens Out There? Volunteers?
Sunday, October 18, 4 pm, Zoom
We're seeking a few volunteers to facilitate our upcoming Zoom BINGO game on Sunday, October 18. We need help with check-in at 3:30 pm and monitoring during the game from 4-6 pm. There will be a practice run in the next couple of weeks. If interested in volunteering, please contact Janis Simon at or Deb Lewis at

And come play with us!! Cost is $25 for 5 cards, and there will be PRIZES! Help us raise money to continue the important work that we do in the community. To register:
Senior Adult Meal Delivery Program
Our recent survey indicated that many of us want to help senior adults, and this is a way to put our interests into action. NCJW is supporting the Alpert JCC in its program to provide housebound senior adults due to COVID-19 healthy and delicious meals at no cost to them on Wednesdays.

The program needs additional volunteers who are willing and able to help out:

--are willing to deliver in Leisure World and/or the Greater Long Beach area
--be on a waiting list as a substitute delivery person
--assist as a meal packer (occasionally needed)

If you are interested in helping, send your name with your interest to Gayle Ehrenberg, RSVP Program Director at Include your name and contact information including email, phone number, and address. You may contact her with questions at 562.426.7601 x1013.

Below is a breakdown of a Wednesday meal packing and delivery day.
9:30 am -- Set up tables, prepare
10:15 am -- Volunteers pack meals that The Grand delivers to the AJCC
10:45 am - 11:00 a.m. -- Meals are picked-up by our volunteers for delivery
11:15 am - noon -- Breakdown
NCJW Chai Campaign Contributions --
Many Thanks!!
The Chai Campaign continues! We want to thank the following Life Members for their generous contributions, which were received subsequent to those previously listed in Pillars. Your contribution makes it possible for us to continue the important work we do in the community.

Todah Rabbah - 
Sharon Brannon
Arlene Freeman
Renee Simon

A big thanks to these NCJW Life Members who have contributed to our section’s annual Chai Campaign so that we may continue the important work we do in the community.

If you haven't had a chance to respond, we still welcome your participation in our annual Chai Campaign by going to or by contributing to our new Sustaining Membership program at
How to Order Tribute Cards
To send a tribute in honor or memory of a friend or family member, you can do so online at, or you may call or email Barbara Millman ( or 657-235-2511) and then mail a check to NCJW, 6216 E. Pacific Coast Highway, #239, Long Beach 90803.

If you have a tribute account but are not sure how much is in it, contact Barbara so she can tell you your balance. NCJW appreciates your generous support of tributes, which benefits our many projects to repair our world.
Mark Your Calendar ... Save the Date!
October 1: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link.

October 1: Pillars deadline.

October 10: Eblast deadline.

October 15: Third Thursday Discussion Group - Voter Suppression: What is our experience or knowledge about this issue; what can we do? 7 pm, Zoom. Registration will be available at in late September. Recommended viewing:  Register here to hear Stacy Abrams on September 15 in NCJW discussion on "Promoting the Vote, Protecting the Vote", or listen to a recording afterwards at

October 22: Fourth Thursday Movie Night and Discussion Group. 7 pm, Zoom. More details to come. RSVP for Zoom link.

November 5: Board meeting, 7 pm. RSVP for Zoom link.
How to Reach Us / Note Our New Mailing Address
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.