LIVINGSTON, NJ — The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) announced that its 2019 Opening Event on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, 2019 will feature Monica Lewinsky.

Social activist, global public speaker, and a contributing editor toVanity Fair, Lewinsky advocates for a safer social media environment and addresses such topics as digital resilience, privacy, cultivating compassion, overcoming shame, and equality.

“We are thrilled Monica Lewinsky is joining us at our opening event,” said Lesley Greenstein, President, NCJW/Essex. “We look forward to hearing her insights about how to create safer social media spaces for women everywhere.”

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Registration is required for this free event, which is only for current members of NCJW/Essex. No walk-ins allowed. Annual membership is $54; register or join NCJW/Essex online at or by phone (973) 740-0588. Coffee and dessert are available from 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.; the program begins at 7:30 p.m.  

About National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section

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. With more than 3,200 members, Essex County Section is the largest of the more than 100 NCJW Sections around the country. The Section was founded in 1912 and maintains offices in Livingston, N.J. For more information, log on to