NCJW Honors Two Couples For Philanthropy And Leadership

The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) held a Spotlight Gala to honor two couples who have shown unflagging support of the organization and to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women.

The Spotlight Gala, held at Crestmont Country Club in West Orange, on Sun. Sept. 25, honored Sharon and Stuart Falkin of West Orange and Jill and Alan Johnson of Montclair. Both couples have embodied the spirit of NCJW/Essex with their continuous contributions of support, involvement and leadership, making a difference in the lives of women, children and families throughout Essex County and New Jersey.

NCJW/Essex has been an advocate for social change in Essex County for more than 100 years.  More than 200 benefactors, volunteers, friends, family and staff were proud to pay tribute to the Falkins, the Johnsons and the Center for Women at the Spotlight Gala.

 “We are very fortunate that the Falkins and the Johnsons care so deeply about our communities,” said Shari Harrison, NCJW/Essex president. “They have proven that giving both time and money to an organization is rewarding when you believe in the mission and know that what you give has an impact.”

The evening also featured recognition of the 35th anniversary of the Center for Women. The evening festivities wrapped up with a special performance by the Unexpected Boys, an a cappella singing group which brought the best of Broadway to the Spotlight Gala.

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