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.

Dana Gershon
Sheila Katz
Chief Executive Officer

NCJW Board of Directors


Dana Gershon

Vice Presidents

Julie Matlof Kennedy
Claire Lipschultz
Marilyn Colby Rivkin

Paula L. Garret

Assistant Treasurer
Patty Rubin

Stephanie Rodgers

Immediate Past President
Beatrice Kahn

Board Directors
Lauren Riese Garfunkel
Laura Monn Ginsburg
Emily Mathes Kuvin
Fran Levey
Molly Limmer
Linda Noonan
Aliza Plotkin
Robin Roger
Susan Spiers
Emily Muskovitz Sweet