October 2022 Newsletter

With a faith in the future and a belief in action,

The Board and Staff of NCJW Pittsburgh


Just Films Series: Fannie Lou Hamer's America
Tuesday, October 18 - Reception Starts at 5:30PM, Film Starts at 6:00PM
Eddy Theatre, Chatham University

NCJW is again a sponsoring organization for the Just Films series with Chatham University’s Women’s Institute. Just Films is a collaboration of six organizations in Pittsburgh committed to women, girls, gender equity, and social justice: Black Women’s Policy Center, Chatham University Art & Design Department and Women’s Institute, NCJW Moms Work, Women and Girls Foundation, Women’s Law Project, and YWCA Greater Pittsburgh. We believe in the power of film to promote conversations about social, political, and economic change. We also believe in engaging the community broadly and deeply in dialogue as we pursue equality together.

Join Just Films for Fannie Lou Hamer's America, a portrait of Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the Civil Rights Movement's greatest leaders.

Free and open to the public. Register HERE to receive important information about each screening.

Co-hosted with Jewish Family and Community Services, these three workshops will get you up and running on LinkedIn. Starting with the basics, learning to navigate this powerful job search and networking tool can assist you in your career. Sign up for any number of the learning sessions. These sessions are best attended using a desktop or laptop, not a mobile device.

Creating Your Profile
Wednesday, October 12, 12 - 2PM

Learn how to build your profile on LinkedIn. This introductory presentation will discuss and demonstrate how to create a professional online presence. Register HERE.

Job Searching
Wednesday, October 19, 12 - 1:30PM

This presentation will demonstrate how to search for jobs, apply for positions, and save searches/postings using LinkedIn. Register HERE.

Networking Strategies
Wednesday, October 26, 12 - 2PM

Take your experience and interests into the realm of networking. This presentation will show you how to search for job titles, job positions, and for people, as well as strategies for how to connect to them. Register HERE.


Got a moment? Then, come and engage in advocacy work around voter protection, reproductive justice, and child care access to help make the world a better place for all.

NCJW Cohort Meetup
Saturday, October 8, 11:30AM

Join fellow NCJW activists for the 2022 Women's March Pittsburgh:  Women's Wave We Won't Go Back 2022. We'll bring signs. You bring your presence and your power. After connecting and getting some group pictures, we will walk to the March. Register HERE.


NCJW Democracy Phonebank with Common Cause
Sunday, October 2, 5:40 - 8PM

Kick-off the phone bank with connections to NCJW advocates around the country and hear from NCJW’s CEO Sheila Katz. We’ll then receive training from Common Cause on how the process and the tech works, followed by phone banking from 6-8 PM. Join us to mobilize people to vote and demand a government that represents all of us! Register HERE.

Vote Forward Drop-In Letter Writing Party
Monday, October 24, 9AM - 4PM

Stop by to help us get 100+ letters written to send to PA addresses on October 29th, along with over a million additional letters being sent around the country. These letters will go to registered voters encouraging them to vote. Spend 10 minutes or ½ a day writing a few sentences on why you vote. Studies show that encouraging lapsed voters just before an election increases voter turnout. We will have snacks and supplies. You bring your prose to support our efforts to promote and protect the vote. Register HERE.

Book Sorting and Labeling for 10/27 Remembrance Day
Sunday, October 30, 9:30 - 11AM

To honor the life of Joyce Fienberg, NCJW Member and Children's Rooms volunteer, please join us as we sort and label thousands of books which have been donated in the past year, getting everything ready for distribution to children who visit our Children's Rooms in the Courts. Register HERE.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas 
Support Reproductive Access in PA
Wednesday, October 26, 9AM

Join an NCJW cohort to witness the historic arguments in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court case of Allegheny Reproductive Health Center et al. v Pennsylvania Department of Human Services et. al. This case will determine whether the Pennsylvania Constitution’s Equal Rights Amendment protects abortion. Our partner, The Women's Law Project and others will argue the case. Register HERE.

Election time is approaching, and it’s time to find out where your candidates stand on child care. Our friends at Trying Together are hosting the first of our region’s candidate conversations on Kids and the Economy. Candidates from HD 30 and 33, and Sen 38 are invited. That means if you live around Wexford, Fox Chapel, Ross Township, McCandless, Pine Township, Richland Township, Shaler, Oakmont, New Kensington, Tarentum, and West Deer Township, this event is a chance for you to meet your candidates face-to-face and hear where they stand on women, children, and families. MomsWork will be there - will you? Register HERE.

Join HERE to be added to our Voter Engagement email group to be kept up to date on our actions

Check your Voter Registration HERE.

There’s still time! Thousands of poll worker positions remain open in Allegheny County, and we remain one of the counties with the greatest need in the country. Working the polls ensures that people can vote closest to home with the shortest lines and is a direct way to impact voter turnout. Register to be a poll worker HERE

Jewish values affirm that abortion is health care and that a pregnant person should be able to decide whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy.  Abortion bans and restrictions are an affront to the human dignity Judaism cherishes, as well as a violation of our religious freedom, because they impede our ability to practice fully our faith’s teaching.

Yet, in our  country right now, states are trying to severely limit this right, forcing pregnant people to continue pregnancies against their will, or travel to other states, or put their own lives in jeopardy waiting for their health to become endangered before being treated.

Join this Jewish community phone bank effort to protect abortion rights around the country!  We first gather as Jewish community with people throughout the country at 5:45 PM (EST), and then enter the phone banks together at 6:00 PM (EST).

KENTUCKY Phone Banking with the Protect Kentucky Access
Oppposing a statewide ballot question against abortion access

October 12, 19, 26, and November 2, starting at 5:45 PM

Two steps to sign up -- please click both registration links:

  1. Jewish Community gathering at 5:45 PM (EST)
  2. Protect Kentucky Access (phone bank training and calling) at 6:00 PM (EST)


MICHIGAN Phone Banking with Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All and Detroit Jews for Justice
Supporting a statewide ballot question protecting abortion access

October 11, 18, 25, and November 1, starting at 4:45 PM

Two steps to sign up -- please click both registration links:

  1. Jewish Community gathering at 5:45 PM (EST)
  2. Michigan Reproductive Freedom for All (phone bank training and calling) at 6:00 PM (EST)

Check out our new monthly dedicated email in the third week of each month for all the latest and greatest Thriftique updates! If you didn’t get it last week, check your spam folders or let us know by emailing us at info@ncjwpgh.org.

Designer Days Save the Dater
Wednesday - Monday November 2-7, 2022
VIP Kick-off Party Wednesday, Nov., 2nd from 5-9 PM
Tickets $45 online / $50 door
Purchase tickets HERE.


Halloween Clothing and Home Decor
On Sale Now
The spooky season is almost here. Thriftique has a great selection of items for you Halloween needs - costumes, decorations, party items, etc. Stop by to get your space and yourself in the spirit!


The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by the Jewish value of Tikkun Olam (“healing the world”), NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. And we encourage everyone—people of all faiths—to join us.

Copyright © 2022 NCJW Pittsburgh Section, All rights reserved.

National Council of Jewish Women - Pittsburgh Section
1620 Murray Ave  | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217
412-421-6118 | info@ncjwpgh.org

Having trouble viewing this email? View it in your web browser

Unsubscribe or Manage Your Preferences