The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women in
Livingston has several programs planned for March.

Rainbows Children’s Support Group can benefit children 5 to 12 years old who are grieving a loss from a life-altering crisis such as death, divorce, separation, abandonment or
other painful family transition.  Registration is now open for its spring session,
which begins on Monday, March 5 from 6:20 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. It will
meet once a week for ten weeks with the help of Lisa Bayer, Cindy Charney,
and Anita Cohen all from Livingston.  The program is offered free of charge
regardless of school enrollment, religious affiliation, or town of
Rainbows is an international nonprofit organization that provides peer
support to encourage children to express their feelings, and are assisted in
handling their grieving and adjustment process by caring, trained adults. It
is not counseling or therapy. Kids learn there are many others like them
dealing with the trauma of loss. Currently, the program is in elementary
schools, high schools, churches, synagogues, day care centers, and Y’s in 49
states, and 16 foreign countries.
A free, optional parent information session runs
at the same time for those interested.

”A Conversation with Daughters – How to Deal with the Death of a Mother,” is a program set for Thursday, March 15, from 7:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. Mother/daughter relationships are complex and the loss of a mother brings a flood of emotions. Aside from the natural grief one feels, there can be regret, guilt, and an extreme feeling of loss that could never be replaced.
Join Judith Zucker, LCSW, in this informative program about how to handle such a
difficult loss, look at these emotions and the new process of adjustment that begins. including children’s peer

Overwhelmed with Paper Clutter?
This is a great time of year to get rid of excessive or outdated paperwork and to organize records in preparation for spring. On Tuesday, March 6, from 7:15 p.m. to 9
p.m., Ellen Palestine, certified professional organizer of, will discuss how to manage and organize the mounds of
paper clutter in homes and offices, and provide tips on when to shred, store
or save.
Registration for these programs is required and open to all women
in the community. To register or for additional information, call the NCJW/Essex Center for Women at 973-994-4994
or visit  Workshops are free for members of NCJW
and $7 per workshop for non-members.
The Linda & Rudy Slucker NCJW/Essex Center for Women is a nonsectarian,
nonprofit community service sponsored by the NCJW Essex County Section that
works to improve the quality of life for women, children, families, and the
elderly through a variety of nonsectarian services.

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