BREAKING NEWS: NCJW Mourns Death of Shimon Peres, Statesman and Fighter for Peace Read more ›
We mourn the passing of Shimon Peres (1923-2016), a true champion for Israel who constantly took risks to reach peace and understanding.
Says NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman, "His commitment emerged from his own deep understanding of the horrors of war as one immersed in Israel’s defense from before the founding of the state. Sadly, he will not see the fruits of his labor in his lifetime, but his leadership leaves a lasting legacy to those who seek peace.”
May his memory be for a blessing. Read NCJW's full statement here.
United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action! (September 25 – October 1)
Did you know that September 30, 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment — a federal ban that denies abortion coverage to individuals enrolled in federal health care plans and programs? Hyde has a disproportionate impact on low-income women, who are disproportionately women of color, young women, immigrants, and transgender or gender-nonconforming people. That’s unacceptable! Everyone has the right to make their own decision about abortion, regardless of how much money they make or what insurance they hold.
That’s why NCJW is united with All* Above All to#BeBoldEndHyde! We’re work had to advance coverage for abortion every day, and we’re thrilled to be a part of the United for Abortion Coverage Week of Action!
Want to get involved? Take a photo to show your commitment to abortion coverage for all!
1. Print out these posters, ideally on green paper.
2. Take photos with the posters.
3. Post photos to social media during the week of action (September 25-October 1) using the hashtags #United4Coverage and #BeBoldEndHyde OR send your photos to Leanne Gale
4. If you want to go further, wear green — the All Above All color!
Make sure to like NCJW on Facebook and follow Twitter for more info!
On Wednesday, October 5 from 4-5pm ET, join election protection experts to learn about recent federal court decisions, the voting rights landscape, and protecting your right to vote in this crucial election year.
Original Photo Credit: Theresa Thompson
From Pittsburgh to St. Louis to Peninsula Sections, NCJW is in full swing of Back 2 School store fun – and just in time for many kids in need starting school in August.
Read a roundup of incredible Back 2 School volunteer work here!
For more information about Convention, contact Belinda Lasky, Director of Community Engagement.