National Council of Jewish Women   

Contra Costa Section 

Meets Monthly at Rossmoor Event Center in Walnut Creek 

A Faith in the Future                                 A Belief in Action.



​NCJW GENERAL MEETING

COME ENJOY THE FILM  

THEODORE BIKEL:  IN THE SHOES OF SHOLOM ALEICHEM

MARCH 27 IN THE DONNER ROOM, EVENT CENTER AT 9:30 – 12:00

 




Portraits of two beloved icons, Sholom Aleichem and Theodore Bikel, are woven together in this enchanting new documentary. The two men have much in common, wit, wisdom and talent, all shot with deep humanity and Yiddishkeit. Theodore Bikel, the unstoppable performer whose career spanned more than 150 screen roles (including an Oscar-nominated role in The Defiant Ones) and countless stage and musical productions, is also the foremost interpreter of Sholom Aleichem's work.  Bikel played Tevye the Milkman on stage more than 2,000 times, and he animated Aleichem's work through the creation of two celebrated musical plays about the great Russian author.

 

The new film, Theodore Bikel:  In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem, combines Bikel's charismatic storytelling and masterful performances with a broader exploration of Aleichem's remarkable life and work. A pioneer of modern Jewish literature who championed and luxuriated in the Yiddish language, Sholom Aleichem created dozens of indelible characters. His Tevye the Milkman, Moti the Cantor's Son, and Menachem Mendl- "shtetl Jews" for whom humor and pathos were two sides of the same Yiddish coin, remain invaluable windows into pre-war Eastern European Jewish life, real and imagined.

 

Labeled excellent by film critics, Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Sholom Aleichem is a film sure to please.

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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action.  Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.




NCJW CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2019

Regular Scheduled Monthly meetings

*Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month 1:00pm in Multi-Purpose Room 3.

​ *Hand and Foot (Game)  ​meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am Multi-Purpose Room 3

​*MahJong ​meets every Friday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Multi-Purpose Room 1 

* Regular Monthly Meeting for all Members is held on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9:30am to 12 noon at the Donner Room in the Event Center. The meeting includes:

        o 9:30am to 10:00am Nosh and Socialize

        o 10:00am to 10:30am Regular Business Meeting

        o 10:30am to …… Program

* Book Club – “Wine, Women and Words” meet the last Monday of each month from 3:00pm to 5:00pm Bunker Room, Creekside.

​Discussion Groups ​meet different times each month contact Discussion coordinator for dates.