“Soupkot”

Our efforts for renewed thought and conversation about NCJW-MKE’s mission continued as NCJW Board members gathered for “Soupkot” in Robyn Eiseman’s sukkah. It was incredible to be together again after a long season of zooming. Board members enjoyed various warm soups and libations. Our honoree for the 125th event, Andrea Schneider joined us for a L’Chaim!

  • Margie Margolis, Kristal Melbye, Julie Lookatch, and Ruth Wallace enjoy soup and conversation in the sukkah.
  • Andrea Schneider and Susan Angel Miller celebrate Sukkot together.
  • Sue Strait and Barb Levin enjoy seeing each other in person.

Celebrating 125 Years in Milwaukee

On October 14, 2021, our Section celebrated 125 years of “Raising our Voices and Taking Action” with a virtual event that was heartwarming and energizing; not only did we receive a tremendous outpouring of support, but we were also able to reinvigorate our membership with words of inspiration from speakers Andrea Schneider, Institute for Women’s Leadership, Marquette University, and Jody Rabhan, Chief Policy Officer for National Council of Jewish Women.

If you were unable to join us or would like to view the program again, click here to watch the video.

  • Live at the studio for the evening’s presentations: Robyn Eiseman, Susan Angel Miller, Genina Berger, Sue Strait and Hope Liu.
  • Hope Liu rallies the troops with information and encourages our audience to use the advocacy kits.
  • Co-chairs, Susan Angel Miller & Genina Berger, behind the scenes in the studio before the event.
  • Patty Fedderly, Genina Berger, and Ellen Mauermann assisting in the assembly and delivery of the celebration boxes and advocacy kits.
  • A peek inside the beautiful celebration boxes
  • Advocacy Kits
  • All the boxes that were delivered for the event!

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION!

NCJW-MKE is partnering with Moms Demand Action to make some real change in suicide and gun violence prevention!

Governor Evers introduced an Extreme Risk Protection Order bill in Wisconsin.
We have until Thursday 9/26 to try to get support for this bill.

Here is how you can help!

IDENTIFY YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
If you are not sure who your state representatives are,:
• Visit legis.wisconsin.gov
• Type in your address under “Who Are My Legislators?”

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE
Here is a suggested script that you can use when calling. You may choose to use it or use your own words.

Hi, my name is ____________, and I am your constituent. My address is ___________. Governor Evers recently introduced an Extreme Risk Protection Order bill, and I would like you to support it.
If you want to add more, you can add:
When a person is in crisis and considering harming themselves or others, family members and law enforcement are often the first people to see the warning signs. Extreme Risk Protection Orders empower loved ones or law enforcement to intervene in order to temporarily prevent someone in crisis from accessing firearms. These laws include robust due process, which protect against 2nd Amendment infringements. Other states that have passed this type of law have seen a reduction in suicides. Extreme Risk Protection Orders can also help reduce mass shootings, because shooters in these tragedies often exhibit dangerous warning signs first. I urge you to support this bill.

EXTRA CREDIT: JOIN A PHONE BANK
If you are feeling passionate about this cause, you can phone bank to ask Moms Demand Action members in key districts to reach out to their representatives. A script is included in each link.
To call Moms Members Who Are in Alberta Darling District
To call Moms Members Who Are in Wanggaard District
• To call Moms Members Who Are in Luther Olsen District
To call Moms Members Who Are in Kooyenga District

If you have any questions at all about phone banking, please don’t hesitate to reach out to
Erin Stilp at 203-506-2862 or erinmke@gmail.com

Fall Kickoff Event

Fall Kickoff Event

October 29th @ 7:00pm

Meet NCJW-Milwaukee section and learn how we are making a difference in our community, our nation and our world.

Location given upon RSVP. Please RSVP to NCJWMKE@gmail.com

FACEBOOK EVENT