Why Jewish women?
Weinberg spoke positively about the “whole new network for women” that has been created at Rutgers’ Eagleton Institute. “We take it for granted, but it’s a national resource,” she said, singling out the group’s “Ready to Run” campaign training program for women, “which encourages women to get involved and tells them how do it.” The Wednesday session, designed specifically for Jewish women — sessions for other ethnic groups have tended to take place on Saturdays — is part of that effort. According to Weiner, the event is an exercise in “how-to training, creating a network of women in New Jersey who are committed to ensuring that Jewish women are at the decision-making table.” Designed for women who either want to run for office or simply to support other women who choose to do so, the event is part of the Project on Jewish Women’s Involvement in the Political Process, made possible by a grant from the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New Jersey. “This training will demystify the political p