Education

Members from Leadership Program
The NCJW Leadership Training Program, facilitated by NCJW members and other leadership experts, provides participants the opportunity to reflect on their strengths, develop skills, explore leadership through a social justice lens, and build and strengthen connections. At the conclusion of the training, graduates apply their knowledge by leading or participating in a local NCJW project.

The inaugural program, launched in 2019, included eleven women, ages twenty-something to seventy, with a broad mix of volunteer, leadership, and NCJW experience. Many of these women have assumed leadership positions in the Section including serving on the Board and championing local initiatives. The 2020 program, launched just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, moved “online” and built on the success of the first year. The eleven graduates have taken on a variety of community service and advocacy and education projects.

For more information about this program contact Eileen Jacobowitz.

Speaker Series
In May 2019, the section launched its inaugural Speaker Series. We continue our mission to educate and inspire NCJW members and others by hosting webinars that promote discussions about timely and relevant topics such as political corruption, sex discrimination, police reform and so much more. Contact Laurel Hollis for further information. Learn more about the program and upcoming event dates: NCJW Sacramento Speaker Series.

Teen Program
Since 2007, NCJW Sacramento has been involved in a youth education program called “Developing Healthy Relationships.”  This is a peer-led program of trained high school juniors and seniors working with middle school Jewish students in an interactive workshop. The program teaches teens about healthy vs. unhealthy vs. abusive relationships. Adult workshops are also offered to help parents talk to their children about relationships and to learn to recognize the signs of dating abuse. The curriculum is from Shalom Bayit’s “Love Shouldn’t Hurt program and Jewish Women International’s teen education program. The program is currently on hiatus until school is back in session. For more information contact Nanette Wong.