Join us at the Annual Fall Luncheon benefiting the Back 2 School Store and honoring Congresswoman Nita Lowey with the Rebekah Kohut Award.
November 7, 2019
11:30 Reception | 12:00 Program
The Library at The Public – The Public Theater Mezzanine Level
425 Lafayette Street (at Astor Place) New York, NY
Throughout her distinguished career, Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey has been a strong advocate for women, children, and families. First elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1988, Lowey is serving her sixteenth term in Congress, representing New York’s 17th District. In 2019, Lowey was chosen by her colleagues to Chair the powerful House Appropriations Committee – the first woman to hold this position. Lowey is a leading proponent of educational opportunity, health care quality and biomedical research, national security, stricter public safety, environmental protection and women’s issues. A strong supporter of a leadership role for the United States internationally, Representative Lowey is a champion of human rights and has taken a key role in fighting for democracy, justice, and economic opportunity around the world. She has served as Chair of the Congressional Women’s Caucus and the House Pro-Choice Caucus.
NCJW NY’s annual Back 2 School Store provides children with everything they need to go back to school with confidence and enthusiasm. Every summer, we transform our community center, known as Council House, into a very special department store, hosting low-income children from all areas of NYC to “shop” for brand new clothes including shoes, a warm winter coat, as well as a backpack and school supplies, entirely free of charge. A single donation of $180 outfits one child today, and ensures a bright future for tomorrow.
The Rebekah Kohut Award is given to a non-member who has played an especially significant role in the communal life of our city, and who has distinguished herself in her field. Rebekah Kohut was the Founding President of NCJW NY and made an indelible impact on our community – serving those in need, protecting the vulnerable, and elevating the position of women in public life.