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At 100, S.F. National Council of Jewish Women continued on

By J. Correspondent | April 28, 2000

t the dawn of its 100th birthday, the San Francisco chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women is showing some signs of aging. But the chapter’s core members aren’t too worried about its future health.

“Truthfully, I don’t think the organization will ever die,” said 81-year-old Bernice Glickfeld, in a honeyed Southern drawl. “Our generation has taught our children that Judaism is about mitzvah and tzedakah,” she said, elongating the last syllable of each word.

“The chapter is surviving now due to people like us,” chimed in Jean Colton, 82. Along with Glickfeld, she is co-chairing the NCJW’s Centennial Birthday Reception Monday at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. “But we really shouldn’t be doing it anymore.”