The Day the Doors Opened for Women in Law. 👇
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The Day the Doors Opened for Women in Law. 👇
This Shabbat, we honor the legacy of Sandra Day O'Connor who served as the first ever female justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Sadly, Sandra passed away at the age of 93 today. Not only was she a distinguished Supreme Court justice, but a lawyer and politician that inspired generations of female attorneys to follow in her footsteps.
Throughout her remarkable career, Sandra achieved historic milestones, notably in the 1992 case of Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Her vote played a crucial role in securing a 5-4 majority, affirming the constitutional right to abortion under the 14th Amendment and upholding the precedent set by Roe v. Wade.
Sandra Day O'Connor's leadership, strength, and wisdom were a source of inspiration for many, and her absence will be deeply felt. May her memory be a blessing.
Let's Bring Holiday Cheer to West Dallas Families!
West Dallas Initiative needs your help at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center -WDMC:
🎁The West Dallas Holiday Festival: Saturday, December 2nd from 2-4pm.
🎁Toy Packing: Saturday and Sunday, December 16th and 17th from 1-4pm.
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On Oct. 16, 1979, the National Council of Jewish Women presented then-first lady Rosalynn Carter with an award for her efforts in the field of voluntarism. "...
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Children of youth who have recently aged out of foster care served by CitySquare TRAC (Transition Resource Action Center) would likely not have holiday gifts outside of this opportunity.
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Without you, our supporters, volunteers, and partners, our impact work would not be possible. THANK YOU for your hard work and commitment to do good!
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This is not okay.
A major U.S. Supreme Court case could be on the horizon.
This is the sound of team work in West Dallas. We are getting ready to distribute Thanksgiving meals.
Thank you, volunteers!
May her memory be a blessing. 🙏
Rosalynn Carter served her country with strength and grace. She was someone I got to work alongside of, and someone I deeply respected. Thank you, Mrs. Carter for everything you did, for the way you used your voice, for the love you exuded. My deepest condoles to the love of her life, former President Jimmy Carter, and to their entire family.
Also what a statement from former President Carter, “Rosalynn was my equal partner in everything I ever accomplished. As long as Rosalynn was in the world, I always knew somebody loved and supported me.” It doesn’t get better than that.
And let’s not forget her groundbreaking work in the mental health and caretaking space. This is what a deeply meaningful and wildly authentic life looks like.
Some good news!
As the United States Department of Education expands transparency in its Title VI investigations of ancestry-based discrimination, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement
📢⚠️Texas House Votes on School Vouchers NOW. CALL YOUR STATE LEGISLATORS! URGE THEM TO VOTE NO! ⛔
Simply state that you are against "educational savings accounts."
CLICK HERE TO CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE: https://act.newmode.net/action/stop-vouchers?fbclid=IwAR3FVd3GQhfX5KiiKw-jF8f6lI4Uj94rHL9HzXWZoMHP_dhFrIoCE3C9VjM
WATCH THE HOUSE SESSION LIVE HERE: https://texastribune.us3.list-manage.com/track/click?u=3d0ce87edeeb6df90043897db&id=72f62b16bb&e=4c4264cbe2
💖 Bring Holiday Cheer to the Children of the Youth Served by our Partners from CitySquare TRAC (Transition Resource Action Center).
💖 These parents are young people who have aged out of foster care and are working hard to provide for their children. Their kids would likely not have holiday gifts outside of this opportunity, and they are extremely grateful for anything provided.
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We won't stop fighting for repro rights in Texas and across the country!
Twenty women are challenging the state’s abortion laws, saying they were unable to get the health care they needed for their medically complex pregnancies.
🦃HELP US Distribute Thanksgiving Meals in West Dallas! MORNIG SHIFT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20!
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Today's General Board Meeting was the perfect opportunity to show gratitude to our partners and better understand how working together can help our community thrive.
Our engaging partners - Tori Hobbs, Executive Director at Mosaic Family Services and Sulan Chang, Assistant Program Director at Mosaic - explained very creatively the journey that women at Mosaic who are survivors of domestic abuse or human trafficking undertake in order to transition to independence.
We are grateful to be able to contribute to their healing and empowering process.
There is still time to sign the petition opposing school vouchers!
Thanks Houston Faith Community for supporting public schools and saying NO VOUCHERS!
These letters and thousands more are being delivered to offices with a clear message: Keep Public Dollars in Public
There is still time to sign the petition and send a letter to your legislators!
Head to txfaith.org/novouchers
Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church 🎉
May her memory be a blessing. 🙏
With heavy hearts, we share the news of the murder of our partner in Israel and the founding member of נשים עושות שלום - نساء يصنعن السلام - Women Wage Peace, Vivian Silver.
It was previously believed that Vivian was one of the 240+ hostages in Gaza, however, her body has tragically been identified from the October 7th attack.
Born in Canada, Vivian made aliyah 50 years ago, dedicating her life to tirelessly working for a shared society and equality between Jews and Arabs in Israel.
Our world is better because of Vivian. May her memory be a blessing.
Happy Diwali all of you who are celebrating today! May you have bright and prosperous new year!
The past month has brought sadness and anger, sorrow and rage. Amidst our complex feelings, we mourn all of the lives lost. Every precious life.
May the hostages soon return home. May those displaced find solace. May we come together to find a more hopeful future.
What an extraordinary story!
The short film "Sevap/Mitzvah," which is eligible for Oscar contention, tells a remarkable true story.
Contact your Senators NOW!
Rachel and Jon Polin, parents of Bring Hersh Home, have shared a plea on behalf of the hostages and their families: "Our son Hersh was taken hostage by Hamas 34 days ago. Held with at least 240 other hostages — each someone’s child, parent, sibling, friend. These are real people with dreams and aspirations. Please don’t forget them."
The US Senate can act now to help ensure the safe return of all the hostages. Email your senator to urge them to sign S. Res. 408, condemning Hamas’s brutal terrorist attacks on Israel and demanding Hamas release all hostages and allow for their safe return home.
Take action now: https://ncjw.org/sr408
Learning about Kristallnacht is now more important than ever.
The violence of the 1938 pogrom against Jews in N**i Germany known as Kristallnacht was a turning point in Hi**er’s ‘Final Solution.’
⚠️HAPENNING NOW: The Texas House Select Committee on Educational Opportunity and Enrichment is holding a hearing on HB 1, which diverts public dollars to private schools. You can watch the hearing online here: https://tlchouse.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=9&event_id=8027&emci=d8628141-147f-ee11-8925-00224832e811&emdi=54e8bf62-187f-ee11-8925-00224832e811&ceid=8609186
📢Sign Texas Impact's Public Dollars for Public Schools letter NOW:
ELECTION DAY is TOMORROW!
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📢A BIT OF HOPEFUL NEWS.
"The Texas Senate gaveled in and out on Sunday afternoon without discussing pending legislation, dimming the possibility of additional border security bills passing before the third special session concludes in two days.
The upper chamber was scheduled to take up House Bill 4, which would create a state crime to enter the state illegally from Mexico and would allow police officers to detain and transport that person to a port of entry and order them to return to Mexico, even if they’re not a Mexican citizen. If the immigrant refuses, the officer would arrest the migrant and charge them with a misdemeanor, or a felony if they had crossed illegally multiple times.
But the Senate did not discuss the bill, instead recessing until Tuesday afternoon, the last day of the monthlong special session."
The Senate on Sunday afternoon failed to take action on a border security bill, leaving virtually no time to pass the bill before the special session ends on Tuesday.
We're still in awe of how quickly the Israeli protest movement shifted gears to organize after the October 7 attacks.
Leaders like Prof. Bressler turned their infrastructure into a vast network of care — setting up clothing drives, helping families locate missing people and pets, providing transportation, and more.
This shabbat, we're thinking about their incredible response. As we enter the fourth week since this crisis began, our hearts are with all of the carers who have stepped into action.
We were disheartened to see a recent statement from where they ignored the heinous acts committed against innocent civilians by Hamas terrorists on October 7, when they indiscriminately massacred more than 1,000 people, and used sexual violence as a weapon of war. Hundreds of women, mothers with their babies, children, elder women and people with disabilities, were victimized.
We insist on the immediate release of 239+ hostages taken captive and held hostage in Gaza.
Read the letter: https://www.ncjw.org/news/ncjw-israel-womens-network-and-140-womens-organizations-call-for-urgent-action-response-to-un-womens-statement-of-october-13/
❄️West Dallas Initiative Coat Drive continues!❄️
OCTOBER 6-NOVEMBER 10, 2023
Warm up elementary school students at our West Dallas school partners! Here are 3 EASY WAYS TO HELP:
➡️ Buy coats from the NCJW Dallas Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1MIBSVLPM0YWS?ref_=wl_share
➡️ Buy new coats sizes 6-Adult L and bring them to the office; or
➡️ Make a donation to cover the cost of a coat:
***Got questions? Please contact the NCJW Dallas office.
The attacks on Jews around the world — on college campuses, at airports, in our communities, at our synagogues — must be stopped. As our CEO Sheila Katz said so well, the Jewish people are scared and feel alone as antisemitism accelerates everywhere we look. We condemn all forms of hate. Please join us and unequivocally condemn antisemitism.
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For more than a century, the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Greater Dallas Section, has been at the forefront of social change by championing the needs of women, children, and families. We are courageously taking a progressive stance on issues such as economic justice, separation of church and state, and reproductive choice. We proudly stand for a fair and independent judiciary, voting rights and civil liberties, and we advocate for a secure Israel and peace in the Middle East.
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