Seven members of the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women were among 300 attendees at the NCJW’s 47th national convention in Atlanta last month. They represent 42 NCJW sections from across the country.
The convention included professionally conducted skill-building workshops, speakers, and networking opportunities. The Bergen County representatives were presidium member Elaine Pollack; co-presidents-elect Jane Abraham, Elizabeth Halverstam, and Ruth Seitelman; past president Carole Benson, and vice presidents-elect Sue Kanrich and Bari-Lynne Schwartz. Among the speakers were Hillary Rodham Clinton, who responded by video to receiving the Woman Who Dared award and said that she had been involved with NCJW since her time as First Lady of Arkansas, and Congressman John Lewis, the Democrat who represents Georgia’s Fifth District, who received NCJW’s Faith and Humanity award. For information on Bergen County’s NCJW and its upcoming programs and advocacy initiatives, go to www.ncjwbcs.org.