About Us

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.


NCJW is governed by a Board of Directors which sets the policy and direction of the organization, contributes to the achievement of programmatic goals, and fulfills a variety of fiduciary responsibilities.

Beatrice Kahn
Sheila Katz
Chief Executive Officer


NCJW Board of Directors


Beatrice Kahn

Vice Presidents
Lori Koffman
Sharon Lipton
Marilyn Colby Rivkin

Sue Tilis 

Assistant Treasurer
Paula L. Garret

Cindy Amberger

Immediate Past President
Debbie Hoffmann

Board Directors

Lisa Crawford*
Lauren Riese Garfunkel
Dana S. Gershon
Lynne Jacobs
Julie Matlof Kennedy*
Robin Leeds
Claire Lipschultz*
Michal Regunberg
Stephanie Rodgers
Robin Roger
Rosean K. Schmidt
Susan Spiers
Amy Straus

*Member of the Executive Committee