Happy New Year, Friends of NCJW! 

This year, we will celebrate our 110th year as an organization! As we approach Rosh Hashana and reflect back on these years, we are proud of how we have stayed focused on our primary purpose of improving the lives of women, children, and families in the Houston community. We have served, advocated, and educated. 

This time of year also reminds us to consider ways to improve ourselves and reaffirm our commitments.

Here are just a few we have made for 2022-2023:

● We are assisting the House of Tiny Treasure with their Halloween party for 2-5 year-olds who have experienced homelessness. 

● We are partnering with four HISD middle schools and the Star of Hope to provide menstrual products to girls/women who cannot afford these necessary items, making our first delivery this week. 

● We are sponsoring a panel in October to educate attendees via Zoom about the effects of the Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade. 

● We plan to be in Austin in the Spring for the Texas Legislative session to advocate for the removal of the “tampon tax” for Texas women. 

● Our honorary luncheon, Women of Influence, is returning in February where we will honor two Houstonian women who are making a difference in our community. 

We want and hope to do more! We will continue to serve, advocate, and educate. L’Shana Tovah! May you have a sweet and happy new year! 

Marlene and Jennifer

House of Tiny Treasures

Halloween Party

NCJW Greater Houston is partnering with the House of Tiny Treasures

Halloween Party

Thursday, October 27th


*This event will take place outside, in person

House of Tiny Treasures provides education to children, aged 2 – 5 years, who have experienced homelessness. 

$18 = Treats and crafts

$36 = One costume and a treat

$54 = Two costumes and decorations

Please help us reach our goal to provide for the 60 children participating.

Donate Here
Sign Up to Volunteer Here

Your Uterus Post Roe

Your Uterus Post Roe

Thursday, October 20th | 7 pm CST

A Virtual Program

Are you or do you know a woman of childbearing age?

Our panel of esteemed experts in the medical and judicial field will be discussing post-Roe legislation and the effects it has on women in their childbearing years.

Stay tuned for more information regarding this important discussion.

Meet Our New NCJW Houston

Social Media Intern!

We are thrilled to welcome Alexya Martinez to NCJW Greater Houston as our Social Media Intern!

A little note from Alexya:

Hello my name is Alexya Martinez and I am very excited to be working with everyone. I am a senior at the University of Houston majoring in Media Production. In my free time I like to play volleyball, travel to new cities and edit videos.

Flashback to:

NCJW Advocacy Retreat 2022


NCJW GHS members traveled to Greene Family Camp last weekend for the biennial Texas Advocacy Retreat and met with nearly 50 members from across the state. The weekend kicked off with Shabbat services and a movie night with “Suppressed and Sabotaged: The Right to Vote” (available on YouTube!). 


On Saturday the advocates met with Jody Rabhan, NCJW's Chief Policy Officer, who gave fabulous suggestions for advocacy and lobbying training for the Senate Judiciary Committee. Rep. Donna Howard discussed the crisis pregnancy centers, upcoming workforce issues, our economic surplus, and the future of abortion in Texas. The final speaker of the weekend was Nicole Golden with Texas Gun Sense - the ONLY gun violence prevention organization in Texas. 


The weekend wrapped up with a Havdalah and s’mores by the campfire bonfire and a letter writing party for Vote Forward. If you missed out on this weekend, please consider attending Day on the Hill March 27-28, 2023. 

Flashback to:

Becoming Jew-Ban in Miami

Dr. Mark Goldberg’s fun filled talk engaged the audience with facts, photos, stories, and challenges of the Cuban Jewish migration in Miami in the 1960’s. It was a great way to start the new season of programming for NCJW, Greater Houston!

Save The Date!

Women of Influence 2023

Friday, February 3rd

Honorees will be announced next week...stay tuned!

Daytime Book Circle

*In person at The Torch Centre*

Monday, October 24th

11 AM


by B.A. Shapiro

Monday, November 28th

11 AM

Song of a Captive Bird

by Jasmin Darznik

Monday, January 23rd

11 AM

Of Women and Salt

by Gabriela Garcia

Monday, February 27th

11 AM


by Thrity Umrigar

Monday, March 27th

11 AM


by Geraldine Brooks

Evening Book Circle

Email Lisa for further information

Tuesday, October 25



by B.A. Shapiro

Tuesday, December 6


The Midnight Library

by Matt Haig

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