SUMMER 2019 The Summer of Torah, Hesed, and Charity

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By: Alissa Shams And Randi Eisenstein

Vision Mapping with Alice Chera

Last month, PROPEL hosted Alice Chera in Bradley Beach for an inspiring vision mapping session with a group of women. It was truly a motivating afternoon as women of all ages created their own vision boards – each telling a story that represented her individuality, her accomplishments, and her aspirations.

Bradley Beach is always a sentimental setting for our community. This "historical" summer town represents a simpler, less complicated time, and it always evokes a happy feeling in its visitors. 

We are extremely thankful to Alice Chera, a certified career coach, who is always encouraging women to be the best that they can be. Alice is a true role model for women and it is always a pleasure hearing her words of wisdom.  Many women who attend a vision mapping program follow up with PROPEL to pursue their professional goals. 

The Story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

PROPEL had the pleasure of co-sponsoring an event at the JCC in Deal. We featured the documentary RBG, the story of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. This inspiring documentary about 86-year-old Ruth Bader Ginsburg, by Betsy West and Julie Cohen, describes the life of a woman raising a family together with her devoted husband while fighting for women’s equal rights and then rising to be Supreme Court Justice.

Over fifty community members gathered at the JCC for wine and cheese and to watch this documentary. We are grateful to Gem Suslovich, who monitored an interesting talkback at the end of the movie.  Gem reminded the audience that all women can relate to the story of RBG. It is the story of working hard to achieve goals, making a difference in the world, and remaining loyal to your family.  

Ruth Bader was born in Brooklyn. Her father was a Jewish immigrant from Ukraine and her mother was born in New York to Austrian Jewish parents. While attending Cornell University, Ruth Bader Ginsburg met her husband, Martin Ginsberg, at the age of 17. In 1956, Ruth Ginsburg enrolled in Harvard Law School as one of nine women in a class with 500 men. Justice Ginsburg is a prominent legal figure, but she has also been a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. Her granddaughter, who recently graduated from Harvard Law School, affectionately refers to her grandmother as her “Bubbie.” The movie describes a beautiful and supportive marriage between Martin and Ruth. Their relationship allowed for both professional and personal successes. RBG can be credited with being a champion of women's rights in the work place. Many of her cases were ground-breaking, and resulted in changing the paradigm for working women in this country. The documentary also depicted the friendship between Justice Ruth Ginsburg and Justice Anton Scalia. Although they held very different views, they had great respect and admiration for one another.

A special thank you to Marcy Feldman and Steven and Esther Doueck for helping to coordinate this event.

Coming Soon

We look forward to hosting additional PROPEL events this summer, including a panel discussion in New Jersey spotlighting women with various careers, including photographers, a nurse, a teacher, a yoga instructor, a pastry chef, and a custom designer. 

Follow PROPEL on Instagram @PropelNetwork to find out information about upcoming PROPEL programs and events.


If you are interested in a career, please reach out to PROPELand we can help you fulfill your professional goal.

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