The New Jersey State Senate and General Assembly approved a joint resolution sponsored by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Assembly Deputy Speaker Gordon M. Johnson to commemorate the birthday of Hannah G. Solomon, the founder and first president of the National Council of Jewish Women.
“Hannah Solomon played a leading role for women’s rights, strengthened her community, and dedicated her life to faith and the service of others,” Mr. Johnson said. “Her legacy of philanthropy and stewardship of the NCJW makes it appropriate that the New Jersey Legislature commemorate and honor the anniversary of her birth.”
In a statement issued on January 15, Bea Podorefsky of NCJW’s Bergen County section added “What an opportunity to get the NCJW name out there in New Jersey. Each year on January 14, we will celebrate with volunteer opportunities; and programs and events to support women, children, and families in our community and beyond, as inspired by the legacy of Hannah G. Solomon, our esteemed founder. “The National Council of Jewish Women is nothing less than the voice of and the place where women from across society come together to make the world at large and their communities, in particular, a better place.”
For more information about National Council of Jewish Women in Bergen County, go to www.ncjwbcs.org.