About Us

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is the oldest Jewish feminist civil rights organization working for equity and justice for women, children, and families in the United States and Israel.

Through the efforts of our 210,000 grassroots advocates and 50 local sections, NCJW combines education, direct service, and advocacy to affect lasting social change at the local, state, and national levels.

NCJW Goes to Washington

NCJW is moving! This September, we will begin a new chapter in our 125-year history when we relocate our headquarters from New York to Washington, D.C., the epicenter of national policy and where we belong.

Combining our New York operations staff with our Washington policy and government relations staff in D.C. will enhance our power to make change happen on the most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children, and families. Now more than ever, we must speak out to ensure justice and dignity for all human beings. From our new home, NCJW’s winning team of strategists, working together with our sections and thousands of NCJW members across the country, will be uniquely positioned to advance progressive social change.

As we begin this new chapter in NCJW history, Nancy Kaufman, who has boldly and passionately led the organization over the past seven years, will begin a new chapter in her own story. After overseeing our transition, Nancy will step down as CEO in June of 2019, welcoming the next generation of women to take on the mantle of progressive Jewish leadership. During her tenure, Nancy significantly increased NCJW’s visibility, stability, and effectiveness in communities around the country, with our coalition partners, at the highest levels of government, and with feminists and NGOs in Israel. We are grateful for her visionary leadership of NCJW and look forward to celebrating her in the year to come.

We are looking forward to our move. Whether we are opposing judicial nominees who threaten basic civil rights, advancing the goals of reproductive health and justice, or increasing voter participation of women at the local and state levels, NCJW’s impact will be greater centered in our nation’s capital.

We look forward to your continued support and to welcoming you to NCJW’s new home in Washington, D.C.