CONNECT TO: ENGAGE WOMEN FIND A WINNING COMBINATION

The Engage Women's Group has tried many ways to entice members to become involved in activities and volunteering, many of whom are still working.

Inspired with the idea of women helping women, they have successfully created a monthly program that includes speakers on topics relevant to the group, opportunities to socialize and build community, and engaging in meaningful group volunteering projects to serve those in need. Scheduled outings, such as the January excursion to the New York Historical Society exhibition of the first Jews in America, added to the mix have provided a winning combination.

So what are the women up to in 2017?

  • A holiday cooking series, including baking hamentaschen for Purim to donate in March
  • Expanding Women’s Group activities with the National Council of Jewish Women beyond the Back to School volunteering that took place this past summer
  • Museum visits and day trips
  • A docent-led architectural boat tour of New York

Other lectures being considered for monthly meetings include:

  • How Success Thinks…How to Get More of What You Want and Less of What You Don’t!
  • Life Is not a Spectator Sport: It Is a Game You Need to Play
  • Beauty Brings Satisfaction and Satisfaction Brings Health

The goals of the group are being realized in no small part by the enthusiasm, creativity, and organizational expertise provided by Susan Kranberg, Engage community organizer, who facilitates the group.

The group extends an open invitation to all baby boomer women to join the conversation and share ideas. Regular meetings are scheduled for the third Monday of every month. For more information, please contact Susan Kranberg at skranberg@jccmanhattan.org.