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.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017
9:30 am Coffee
10:00 am Business Meeting
10:30 am Program
Donner Room, Event Center

Program: The What and Why of Disproportionate Jewish Achievements
Speaker:  Steven L. Pease

 Steven L. Pease will discuss the Jewish culture, the people and their accomplishments.
The Jewish performance over the past 125 years can only be compared with that of the Italians during the Renaissance, the Greeks during the age of Pericles, or the Dutch during their own Golden Age.

Steven Pease was born in Spokane, Wash., and raised as a Presbyterian.  He is a Phi Beta Kappa of the University of Washington, with a Master’s degree from Harvard Business School.  He is the author of “The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” and “The Debate Over Jewish Achievement”.  Jews make up 0.2 percent of the world population, but 54 percent of the world chess champions, 27 percent of the Nobel physics laureates and 31 percent of the medicine laureates.

Mr. Pease will show slides along with his talk, and will have his books for sale. 


Regular Scheduled Monthly meetings

Board meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 10:00am in Multi-Purpose Room 3.

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.

Public Affairs Group meets the 1st Wednesday  of each month in Multi-Purpose Room 3 at noon.  Bring lunch or participate in ordering a pizza.


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.