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Through the generosity of generations of NCJW members, the Southern Maine Section administers a number of scholarship funds. A Scholarship Investment Advisory Committee oversees our fiduciary responsibility for these assets. Each year the Scholarship Committee sifts through applications from local Jewish students and awards grants based on need to deserving scholars to help them defray the costs of pursuing their higher education goals.
Through the concerted work of the Scholarship Investment Advisory Committee, we had a larger pool of funds to bestow in the past few years. In 2020, our Section was pleased to award 17 scholarships to help students attend college.
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We're celebrating Back-to-School with NCJW Backpacks again this year with a FUNdraiser and backpack stuffing party! Donate $24 for three backpacks and join us on August 25 to fill them with school supplies.
Thursday, May 30 at the Jewish Community Alliance
6:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Meeting
RSVP by Thursday, May 24th to Ruth Cohen at 207-774-3217 or rumico70 [at] aol [dot] com
NOW thru May 30th! Two years’ membership for only $50 ($52 via PayPal at NCJW Renew). Includes entry in our drawing for a spa mani/pedi at Nine Stones Spa!
Join the NCJW Southern Maine Section on Thursday, May24th for a night of Networking, Wine and Cheese located at Cellardoor Winery at the Point at Thompson's Point in Portland. NCJW will provide snacks and you can purchase Cellardoor wines for $8 per glass.For this event NCJW is proud to join Michael Klahr Jewish Family Services to ensure that individuals in need have essential period products required to fully participate in daily life. Please bring a package of pads or liners to the event and RSVP to email@example.com. We look forward to see you there!!!
January has been a busy month for the NCJW Southern Maine Section. January 18th rang in our first inaugural Supper Club for Mothers with Young Children hosted by section member Alex Higgins. Fifteen engaged and enthusiastic women gathered for a delicious potluck spread followed by an informal presentation by Amy Bouchard, a registered dietitian and child nutrition expert. Bouchard lead the group through an insightful presentation focused on "Five Steps to Raising Healthy and Joyful Children." Attendees then shared personal stories of wins and losses in their own households centered around food choices and strong-willed children ;) It was an inspirational evening of camaraderie and learning for all who attended.
On Saturday, January 20th State Policy Chair Patty Weber led members as they marched alongside thousands of women to commemorate the 2017 Women's March protesting President Trump’s inauguration. The deluge of revelations about powerful men abusing women, leading to the #MeToo moment, has pushed activists to demand deeper social and political change. Progressive women are eager to build on the movement and translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in this year’s midterm elections. Thanks to those that turned out from NCJW and showed up in Augusta to support others and continue to fight for Reproductive rights! Let’s keep the momentum going. “We got this"!
On Thursday, October 12th, NCJW Southern Maine Section partnered with the University of Southern Maine’s Jean Byers Sampson Center for Diversity to host a panel and community discussion about NCJW’s unique history serving Maine’s immigrant populations from the early 1900’s through today. For further details click here
On Thursday, September 14, NCJW Southern Maine Section partnered with the Jewish Community Alliance (JCA) of Southern Maine to welcome Maine’s Speaker of the House, Sara Gideon, D-Freeport. Gideon expanded upon her goals and priorities as the Maine Speaker of the House and reflected on a variety of legislative initiatives and highlighted two that have had a direct impact on Maine families. For further details click here
The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.