On March 4, 2015 The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) urged the Supreme Court to rule in favor of the Obama Adminstration in King v. Burwell, the case challenging the financial underpinnings of the Affordable Care Act. NCJW has joined an amicus brief in support of the law’s subsidies made available in the form of tax credits to individuals buying insurance.
Read more of our press release and check out our Reproductive Justice Resources!
The legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act has as its goal the dismemberment of health care reform. By restricting the use of subsidies to individuals buying insurance only through state exchanges, consumers in 40 states will lack access to subsidies. Millions of Americans need those subsidies to afford health insurance. Women will be disproportionately harmed if the subsidies are eliminated – more than half of those who obtained coverage in the marketplace with the help of the law’s subsidies are women
"February is Jewish Disability Awareness Month, intended to help the Jewish community intensify its ongoing efforts to include persons with disabilities fully in Jewish communal life. That means ensuring that our social agencies embrace persons with disability with suitable programs and assistance, that our schools accommodate children with disabilities, including learning disabilities, and that our places of worship are welcoming, inclusive, and accessible."
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Spring is a beautiful time to be in our nation’s capital. Join NCJW leaders in May for a weekend of learning and networking at NCJW Leaders’ Retreat 2015. Our hands-on leadership training retreat gives YOU and all current and future leaders in your community the opportunity to boost your leadership skills to build and grow a successful NCJW section. Plus, we’ll be lobbying on the Hill, an incredible opportunity to share NCJW’s initiatives with legislators and put your skills into action!
Reserve your spot today!
Meet the survivors of the thriving sex trade in TRICKED, a documentary that explores an industry fueled by greed, fantasy, and the commercial sexual exploitation of youth.
NCJW, 3Generations, and First Run Features are partnering to offer this groundbreaking film for sale at a discount before it is available to the general public. NCJW will receive a portion of the proceeds of each film sale, as well as a portion of any other sales made through our special link.
Also, check out the new Passover Supplement to our EXODUS campaign!
Listen to our distance learning call: Do Women Really Count: Gender Equality and the Israeli Elections
These elections will have a profound impact on the ever-shifting Israeli society.
This year, there have been many cultural developments in Israeli society. An ultra-orthodox women’s party, B’Zhutan, has emerged and the fight continues for gender and religious equality at the Western Wall, behind the doors of the Knesset, and beyond!