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Our Educational Programs

Our Educational Programs

We strive to offer an array of educational programs aimed to reach the various interests of our members. In the past we have brought in notable speakers such as Hilary Clinton,  Mario Cuomo,  Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sarah Weddington, Judae Pearl and Ruth Messinger. We have also brought in local authors who have written books on such topics as prison reform, healthy living, religious persecution and other life stories.

We continue to participate in a joint intergenerational women’s Seder with the sisterhoods of Temple B’nai Sholom-Beth David and Central Synagogue Beth Emeth and the Peninsula Section of NCJW. We sponsor two book clubs, an evening one, which has been meeting since 1995, and the day Helene Zarowitz Interfaith group, which has been meeting for over 30 years.

Education Programs

  • Evening Book Club - The group meets once a month on Monday evenings from 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. The group is facilitated by Anna Katsavof, has well prepared and lively discussions, and costs $80.00 for 5 sessions. Contact Debby Chinman for more information at 516-678-4274 or The reading schedule for 2019 includes:

    • September 9 - "The Great Believers" by Rebecca Makkai

    • October 21 - "Miracle Creek" by Angie Kim

    • November 18 - "Island of Sea Women" by Lisa See

    • December 9 - "Southernmost" by Silas House

    • January 13 - "The Nickel Boys" by Colin Whitehead

  • Helen Zarowitz Interfaith Book Club - The group meets at the RVC Library on the third Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm through June 2020. The group is facilitated by Liz Roper who is always full of information and exciting dialogue, never a dull moment.             For more information, contact June Cadel at

  • Guest Speakers and Authors

  • High School Awards and Scholarships

  • Joint Women’s Seder

  • NCJW National Washington Institute and Convention

  • Women Who Make a Difference Recognition Luncheon

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