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photo collage of NCJW Sacramento volunteers at community service events

In response to the Coronavirus crisis, NCJW Sacramento organized #Sew2Save to support the efforts of essential workers by sewing masks. You do not have to be a member of NCJW to join in the effort! If you would like to invite other people who sew please do so.  Contact Claire Lipschultz for more information. Learn more: NCJW Sacramento #Sew2Save. NCJW Sacramento also launched its Get Out the Vax campaign to encourage and support our community in helping to defeat the COVID-19 pandemic. The primary focus of our campaign is encouraging as many of us as possible to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as the vaccine is available to us. Learn more: Get Out the Vax Campaign.

The Bridge to Success Program provides mini-grants to graduates of Sacramento’s Women’s Empowerment (WE) training programs. Reviewed and awarded quarterly, these mini grants assist graduates with housing, education, job training and other expenses that hinder their path to success. For more information, contact Andrea Segal or Karen Ziskind. Learn more: Bridge to Success Program

Mitzvah in a Minute (MIM) Projects
– opportunities to easily engage in local community service projects that benefit women, children, families and our region. Examples of past MIMs include: donating holiday gifts for seniors and families; contributing to food banks; collecting household goods for refugee families; supporting youth in foster care; filling backpacks with school supplies; creating hygiene kits for women who are homeless and partnering with Meals on Wheels, the Jewish Federation, Children’s Home, Loaves & Fishes, the Child Abuse Prevention Council and other local organizations. MIMs are generated by our members and connect our advocacy and education efforts with direct community service projects. To suggest new projects and/or volunteer, contact Sheila Wolfe. Learn more: MIM Projects

We are looking for Neighborhood Connectors in Carmichael, Roseville, Lincoln, Grass Valley and surrounding areas. Learn more about our Neighborhood Connectors Network.

Sister Nora’s – NCJW volunteer teams provide meals for the residents of Sister Nora’s Place. Six teams of NCJW women prepare and deliver meals on a rotating basis, for a total of four meals a year. Often, team members stay for dinner with the women living there and learn more about their experiences and life from their perspectives. Please contact Naomi Rice to volunteer. For more information on Sister Nora’s Place visit: http://www.sacloaves.org/programs/sisternorasplace

Women’s Empowerment (WE) – In addition to our Bridge to Success Project, NCJW coordinates with our local Women’s Empowerment program to identify areas of need and ways to address them. From collecting clothing, to assembling women’s hygiene kits, providing masks and offering resources to support WE programs and graduates, NCJW partners with WE to make a difference in the daily lives of women, children and families in our area View: https://womens-empowerment.org/. For updates, contact Sheila Wolfe.