NCJW CONVENTION 2020 : Jewish Feminism: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future

WHEN: Thursday April 23 -Saturday April 25, 2020


WHERE: The Westin Chicago River North -Marriott, 320 North Dearborn Street Chicago, IL 60654


WHY: To get inspired, to make change happen (voting on new board and bylaws and revising resolutions for 2020-2023), to learn something new (great workshops and celebrity speakers), and to cultivate connections with new CEO Sheila Katz and other fierce feminists from around the country who turn passion into action


HOW: Anyone can attend and is encouraged to do so. NCJW Long Beach/Serving Greater Long Beach and West Orange County will be given a specific number of voting delegates.  Those who wish to be delegates need to submit a request to the NCJW Long Beach Nominating Committee that includes a commitment to a future leadership role. Those chosen will qualify for a subsidy from our Section and register for the full conference ticket. This year there is also a Shabbat ticket that begins at 2:30 pm Friday, April 24 through the rest of the Convention, ending at 10:00 pm Saturday, April 25 for those who are not voting delegates and wish to skip the business meetings. Registration fees therefore vary. Registration will begin soon!  Early registration (with a lesser fee) ends January 20, 2020, and it is highly recommended to register by that date, particularly if desiring a subsidy.  Hotel arrangements are made separately on your own but if you are a voting delegate and/or will be receiving a subsidy, we expect you will request double room occupancy.


PROCESS: First, check out the full Conference description and segments on the National website Click on the Convention button at the top, as well as the multiple segment descriptions on the left. Anyone may register to attend. However, preference for Section subsidies will be given to our voting delegates, those who currently have a leadership role and/or those who commit to a future leadership role.  Once you decide you’d like to apply to be subsidized, send a letter of interest detailing why you would like to attend and your commitment to NCJW Long Beach to Deb Lelchuk, Chair, Nominating Committee, NCJW Long Beach, 3801 E. Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90815 or by sending an email to For more information, contact


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