NCJW BCS celebrates 99 years 

NCJW BCS celebrates 99 years 

Elizabeth Halverstam, left, with 
Liz Corsini
Elizabeth Halverstam, left, with Liz Corsini

More than 150 members and friends attended the Bergen County section of the National Council of Jewish Women’s annual luncheon on June 16 at the Montammy Golf Club in Alpine. Liz Corsini was presented with the Hannah G. Solomon Award and past president Elizabeth Halverstam received the organization’s Woman of the Section award. New officers were installed, Rabbi Rebecca Shinder gave the invocation, Damon Suede was the emcee, and past president Elaine Pollack of Fort Lee installed the officers. There also were silent and live auctions.

Liz Corsini of Englewood, the Hannah G. Solomon award recipient, is the Bergen Family Center vice president; before that, she was a program consultant and the director of adolescent services. Ms. Corsini has served on many boards of both local and national organizations, including the Women’s Rights Information Center and the Community Chest of Eastern Bergen County. During Covid and tropical storm Ida, she supported many Bergen County families, served daily on the frontlines, and visited local neighborhoods.

Elizabeth Halverstam of Fort Lee was named the Woman of the Section for her commitment to it, including four years as co-president and before that, a vice president. She was executive director of an Englewood non-profit, Arts Horizons, where she created a new website, and worked for NCJW primarily in the areas of administration, the thrift shop, and communications.

The NCJW section installed 15 new officers. Bea Podorefsky of Teaneck continues as honorary president, and outgoing co-president Bari-Lynne Schwartz of Little Falls is honorary vice president. Elaine K. Meyerson of Hillsdale and Ina bidents. Marilynn Friedman of Tenafly, Paula Star of Woodcliff Lake, Ginny Wasserman, Joan Cooper, and Flora Perskie, all of Fort Lee; Linda Walden of North Bergen, Joan Ornstein of Alpine, Fran Einiger of Hackensack, and Hilary Eth of Ridgefield Park are vice presidents. Liz Roditi of Tenafly is treasurer and Norma Goldsmith of Teaneck is recording secretary.

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