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.
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.
Returning to the Workplace: 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.
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.
Preparing for the College Admissions Process
This workshop, presented by Janet Berger, an independent college counselor in her practice, Private College Counseling, LLC, will probe your basic understanding of the college admission process today. Do you know how to make your child the strongest applicant possible? Which credentials are more important than others? What is the best way to design a college search? A basic timeline for the college process will be discussed, focusing on where to put your emphasis in the various years of high school. Time will be allotted for questions. This workshop is appropriate for parents with children in grades 9 through 11.
Divorce: Empowerment Through Knowledge
Lucy Agostini, Esq., a family law attorney, and Marilyn Kaplan, MSW, a licensed clinical social worker, will jointly present this informative workshop outlining the rights and responsibilities of those divorcing under NJ Family Law. This information will help to prepare you for the emotional issues that arise before, during and after divorce.
Getting Back to Work in a Down Economy
Linda Zamer, an experienced career counselor, will offer suggestions for the best ways to look for work in a down economy. She will provide information on successful interviewing and share tips on how to stand out from your competition.
Suzanne Warren, a certified yoga teacher, will lead this workshop which will be done from a sitting position in a chair or standing position using the chair as support. She will teach breathing techniques and physical postures which aim to prompt flexibility and strength, as well as reduce stress and enhance well being. Wear loose comfortable clothing and sneakers or nonslip socks. Bring a water bottle. Limited to 10 people.
Introduction to Reiki: Learn its Everyday Benefits
Elise Brenner, PhD, a Reiki Master Teacher, is the owner of Brenner Reiki Healing in Newton, Massachusetts. Reiki is a gentle, non-invasive, spiritually-based Japanese healing system for maintaining and restoring health and wellness of body, mind and spirit. In this informative session, you will learn what Reiki is, what it is not, how it is used in medicine and how you can apply it to everyday life.
Managing Healthcare Expenses in Retirement: Making the Most out of your Medicare
Are you or someone you know enrolling in Medicare this year? Join Daniel Katzeff, CLTC, Vice President and financial services professional at Lee-Nolan & Koroghlian, LLC, Saddle Brook, NJ, for an educational overview. He will use his extensive knowledge of Medicare and all the choices involved to make it easier for you to make your selections. He makes a rather complicated process easy to understand.
The Basics of Investing
Are you bewildered by the endless array of investment choices? Do you feel that investing is something that other people do for you? We urge you to come to this investment workshop led by JoAnn Gallerstein, Registered Investment Advisor, to help you become an active participant in your financial plan for the future. Learn the difference between stocks, bonds and mutual funds. Explore how to fund a portfolio with the type of investments that make sense for your long-term goals.
Communicating with Your Aging Parent: Tips to Avoid Conflict
This workshop is designed for middleaged children trying to provide their aging parents with the best and safest care in their advancing years. Anita Lieb, MSW, specializing in Geriatrics, will describe useful techniques to enable two-way communication between aging parents and their children. Learning to listen to and understand the concerns their parents have is important, as is letting parents know children are trying to be supportive. Guidelines to improve communication and to recognize the importance of compromise will be provided.