Women's Workshops are one-session seminars to help you enrich and enhance your life. The sessions address a wide range of compelling issues such as reducing stress, coping with grief and loss, improving your self-esteem, marketing yourself for a new job and managing your divorce. For a complete list of current Workshops, see below.
Workshops are open to all women in the community. Registration is required; cost is $7 per session. As a benefit of membership, workshops are free to NCJW (NATIONAL COUNCIL OF JEWISH WOMEN), ESSEX COUNTY SECTION members if you register in advance.
Unless otherwise noted, Workshops are held in the NCJW Conference Room, 70 South Orange Avenue, Suite 120, Livingston, NJ 07039
For more information on attending a workshop or leading one, Call the Center at 973-994-4994 or email CENTERFORWOMEN@NCJWESSEX.ORG.
Fee for each workshop is $7, Free to NCJW members.
Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft
John Berry, an educational specialist for Money Management International, will alert you to everything you need to know on this very relevant topic.
Paying for College: Tips & Tools That Will Help
Julie Gross, Vice President of College Financial Consultants, helps families navigate through the financial aid system.. She is dedicated to helping clients maximize their opportunities and is motivated by the many students who can, with proper help, attend the school of their dreams. Some items to be discussed are how to make a divorce situation work to your student’s advantage in obtaining financial aid and how to avoid common mistakes on financial aid forms that could cost thousands of dollars every year.
New Year, New You
Confused by all the choices in the cosmetics counters? In this hands-on class, you will be cleansing your face and applying make-up that enhances your natural beauty! This class will teach you basic skin care techniques and make-up application. Bring your camera for personal before and after pictures! This workshop will be conducted by Denise Del Vacchio, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.
How to Make a Divorce More Affordable
Joanna D. Brick, Esq., a family lawyer practicing in northern NJ, will discuss how to avoid a costly separation and divorce from your spouse. She will explore preparing for your case - what to do and what to avoid when going through this process.
Returning to the Workshop: Opportunities and Issues
Lauren C. Markon, MS ED, Professional Career Counselor, will address issues that face women returning to the workforce after years spent at home. She will teach how to transfer “at home skills” onto a workable resume. This seminar will help women gain confidence in their attempt to return to work.
Reducing Stress Through Meditation
Pat Stein will demonstrate how to relieve stress and pain through mindful meditation. He currently teaches meditation to cancer patients, caregivers and staff at the Carol Simon Cancer Center at Morristown Hospital.
The Distracted Child: Strategies for Managing Hyperactivity and Focusing Difficulties in School Aged Children
Kristen Zeleny, LCSW, Pediatric Social Worker with the Saint Barnabas Pediatric Developmental Center, will lead a seminar on symptoms of hyperactivity and attention issues in school-aged children and strategies for managing these symptoms in school and at home.
Stress Management Toolbox
Joanna Scheier, LCSW, an individual and family therapist in private practice in Montclair, will conduct an interactive workshop to introduce you to an array of cognitive behavioral and mind-body techniques to help manage everyday stress, reduce anxiety and promote greater well-being.
Navigating the Internet to Find What You Need
Judith Israel, an experienced information specialist, will present this hands-on workshop geared to advanced beginners who do not have much experience in searching the internet, but would like to learn skills that will help them find the information they need. The workshop will cover techniques to find information on people, medical issues, http://ncjwessex.doubleknot.com/event/womens-workshop-navigating-the-internet-to-find-what-you-need/1447026travel entertainment and more. Limited to 8 participants.
Bullying, Teasing, or Kids Being Kids? How to Tell the Difference and What to Do About It
Erica Lander, a licensed psychologist and founder of Behavioral Care Center of NJ and NY, will conduct this workshop to help you identify if your child is being exposed to bullying and how to help him or her.