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national council of jewish women of canada celebrates 120 years

We are very excited to celebrate the 120th   anniversary of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada, and Toronto Section, this year.  NCJWC was established in 1897 and Toronto was its first Section.  The forward thinking Canadian Jewish women of 1897 dedicated themselves to identifying community needs and providing the leadership, energy and financial resources to bring about meaningful change for Jews and non-Jews alike.  

As you know, we continue with these goals to this very day.  We, as an organization, have so much to be proud of.  Some of our accomplishments over time include: Council House serving as a Red Cross Centre during WW1, Vancouver Section helped purchase ambulances during WW 11, nursery school, Jewish Big Sisters and Jewish Girl Guides began with us.  A Welcome Centre for new Canadians was created at Council House, Block Parents started in the London Section and we supported Refuseniks.  Our important work continues to this day- advocating against Human Trafficking, supporting Gift of Life Organ and Tissue Donation, Passover Food Drive and so much more.

These accomplishments will be celebrated at our Reach for the Stars 120   th Anniversary Luncheon   .  It will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Toronto.  We will be honouring our past National and Toronto Section presidents and ushering in the future with the installation of our next National President, Debbie Wasserman.

We are honoured to have Dr. Roberta Bondar, the first Canadian Woman in space, as our keynote speaker.  She is truly a Canadian icon and continues her work as a researcher, educator, photographer and author.

We are very proud to celebrate NCJWC’s “reach for the stars” as we honour the past, celebrate the present and look forward with excitement to the future   .