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National Council of Jewish Women, Nashville Section 801 Percy Warner Blvd. Jamie Brook, Freya Sachs and Erin Zagnoev, co-presidents La Quita Martin and Julie Sugar, vice presidents of advocacy

Ceci Sachs and Abbey Benjamin, vice presidents of projects Jaime Heller, Lana Pargh, Alyssa Trachtman, and Kelly Unger, vice presidents of membership and programming Rachel Hauber, secretary Mary Jones and Amy Katz, treasures


he Nashville section of the National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization inspired by Jewish values. We strive to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all by working

Members Mary Jones, Risa Herzog, Alyssa Trachtman and Suzanne Schulman cook for Renewal House, a project of the NCJW Nashville Section

through a program of research, education, advocacy, and community service to improve the quality of life for women, children and families. Nationally, NCJW takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. The Nashville section is pleased to support such advocacy efforts such as NCJW’s Reproductive Justice Campaign, which educates and empowers individuals to advocate for women’s universal access to contraceptive information and health services. Locally, NCJW’s 490 members are involved and volunteer in service to the community in a number of ways. Some of the local projects the Nashville section currently supports are: • Abe’s Garden Alzheimer’s and Memory Care Center of Excellence • CASA (the Court Appointed Special Advocates program for children) • Jewish Family Service Kosher Food Box, which provides food for local Jewish families • PG-13 Players, a program that combines peer education and theater to help young people deal with teen issues • Reach for Survivorship, a program for children and adults with cancer at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center • Renewal House, Nashville’s first, largest, and most comprehensive long-term recovery community for women with addictions and their children • Scholarship Loan Program, which provides no-interest loans for undergraduate and graduate students • Senior Friends, which delivers traditional Rosh Hashanah food items to seniors • Senior Transportation for Jewish seniors • Snack Box Program for children attending the Sexual Abuse Clinic • Vanderbilt Hillel Shabbat dinners • 56 • The Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017  

Guide to Jewish Nashville 2017

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