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NCJWebinars

Grab your beverage or snack of choice and join National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) advocates and allies from around the country for NCJWebinar, a new weekly online series to educate, inspire, and build a virtual sisterhood. All are welcome.

Join us every Tuesday at 4:30 pm ET.

*Please note: more speakers will be added shortly!

April 7: Resistance Lessons From the Heroines of the Passover Story

Featured Speakers: Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, Robin Roger, NCJW Board Member, and Sherry Frank, NCJW Atlanta
Despite the fact that not a single woman is mentioned in the Haggadah, no less than five brave women open the Exodus story in the Torah. Each of them, in fact, takes great risks to resist tyranny, and their stories show us a number of ways that we, too, can work for a more just world. Join us for a lively, interactive Zoom session on the lessons we can learn from the midwives Shifra and Puah, from Miriam and Yoheved, and from Pharoah’s daughter–and how they can shape our understanding of freedom during this year’s difficult time.

April 14: Protecting abortion access during a pandemic

Featured Speakers: Ilyse Hogue, President, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg, and Lauren Garfunkel, NCJW Board Member, 
Judaism not only permits abortion but sometimes requires it in cases where it would save the life of the pregnant person, and our understanding of when life begins is entirely different from some other faiths. These differences matter more than ever as abortion rights and access are under attack both in the Supreme Court and in the government’s response to the coronavirus crisis. Join us to understand the critical issues around abortion access at this moment.

April 21: Direct Service in the Age of Coronavirus

Featured Speakers: Cindy Greenberg, Repair the World CEO, Sheila Katz, NCJW CEO, Ruth Messinger, and Paula Garret, NCJW Board Member

The need for social distancing has pushed direct service providers into uncharted territory. On the one hand, it is imperative that we remain home. But on the other, there are still needs to be met, and people who will suffer if on-the-ground volunteers don’t show up. Particularly on Yom HaShoah–Holocaust Remembrance Day–, it is vital to consider how we can live out our obligations to one another, even at this time. Join Sheila Katz, National Council of Jewish Women CEO, Cindy Greenberg, Repair the World CEO and Ruth Messinger, former CEO of AJWS for a conversation about their work to provide direct service both in-person and at-home during this difficult time and lessons you can apply in your communities. 

April 28: Advocating for At-Risk Populations

Featured Speakers: Darcy Hirsh, JFNA and Sharon Lipton, NCJW Board Member
As lawmakers continue to debate the extent of resources allocated to those over 65 and those with disabilities and underlying health issues in the COVID-19 epidemic, advocacy for these at-risk populations is more important than ever.  Learn from experts about what’s at stake in this critical moment and what you can do to impact this vitally important conversation and push for a just and inclusive coronavirus response.

May 5: Weaponizing White Supremacy during COVID-19

Featured Speakers: Amy Spitalnick, First for America Executive Director, litigators Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn

White supremacists and far-right extremists are taking advantage of the coronavirus pandemic to peddle disinformation and hate online – and plan real-world terror. Join Integrity First for America Executive Director Amy Spitalnick and leading litigators Roberta Kaplan and Karen Dunn — the team prosecuting the neo-Nazis and white supremacists responsible for the Charlottesville violence — on this webinar to understand the current landscape of hate and learn how to identify disinformation and push back against bigotry.

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