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Women's Workshops

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.

Upcoming Workshops

Fee for each workshop is $7, Free to NCJW members.

Divorce and Mediation

    Thursday, March 26, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Learn how to navigate through your marital separation, divorce or post judgment issues making the best use of your time and money. Joanna D. Brick Esq. an experienced divorce attorney and Bonnie Jerbasi, Esq. an experienced divorce mediator, will help guide you through this difficult process and present the best options for your family situation.

Perfect Your Banking Skills

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Sandy Martin Zente, Vice-President, North Livingston Territory Sales Manager and other representatives of Valley National Bank Management, will inform you how to make and stick to a budget, balance your checkbook and increase savings.

College Admissions 101

    Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Janet Berger, an independent college counselor in her own practice, will discuss what is important in the college admission process, how to make your child the strongest applicant possible, which credentials are more important than others, and how to find the best college environment where your child will thrive. There will be ample time for questions.

The Medicare Adviser: Helping You to Manage your Healthcare Expenses in Retirement

    Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Are you or someone you know turning 65 this year? Join Dan Katzeff, CLTC, for an educational overview of Medicare to help you make an informed decision. He will cover the ins and outs of Medicare while making it easy to understand.

Contemplating Divorce?

    Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm
    Sherry Silver, Esq. will discuss the legal issues such as alimony, child support, custody and parenting time as well as equitable distribution of marital estate. It is important to be aware of these issues before making the decision to divorce.

Targeting the Job for You

    Thursday, May 7, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Lynne Robbins, M.A., experienced career counselor, will lead a workshop to help participants focus on choosing the right career path.

Job Search Strategies

    Thursday, May 14, 2015, 10:00 am – 11:30 am
    Join Lynne Robbins, M.A, experienced career counselor, to discover effective ways to find positions in today’s job market.

Your Financial Options

    Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm Monica Kaden, MBA, ASA, will give you financial choices best suited for your needs. Which is best for you – stocks, bonds, cash or other investments? Be aware of your options.

Learning to Say “No” When You Have To: Communicating Honestly but Nicely

    Thursday, May 21, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Melanie Lester, MSW, will explain how to handle situations when saying “No” to the request, while at the same time saying “Yes” to the relationship.

Buying or Leasing a Car

    Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Jarrett Konner, Sales Manager at Konner Chevrolet, will lead this informative session on what to look for when shopping for a car – buying vs. leasing, new or used, warranties & service. Opportunities for questions and answers will be provided.

Using Mental Imagery for Distress

    Tuesday, June 16, 2015, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
    Amy Kruvant, LCSW, BCIA, will present a workshop on how to use your inner resources to become an active partner in your own health and wellbeing. The focus will be on mental imagery exercises.

Buying and Selling Online for Beginners Using Ebay & Other Websites

    Wednesday, June 17, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Joe Zonfrilli, owner of Cash in Your Closet, will present this question and answer workshop on how to buy and sell online. Just bring your questions and he will answer them.

Having Problems Going to Sleep or Sleeping Through the Night

    Wednesday, June 24, 2015, 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
    Jacqueline Morgado, a registered polysomnographic technologist at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will discuss good sleep hygiene and different sleep disorders.