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.



Sheila Katz
Chief Executive Officer

Janelle Jenkins
Chief Operating Officer

Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg
Scholar – in – Residence

Stephanie Ann Russell
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Finance & Administration

Murray Levin
Director of Finance

Vanessa Surles
Associate Director, Finance


Stephanie McKim
Associate Director, Development and Database Operations

Atarah Mark
Development Operations Associate

Engagement & Leadership

Jane Yamaykin
Associate Director, Engagement & Leadership

Shira M.  Zemel
Abortion Access Campaign Co-Director

Kristin Booth
Engagement Manager

Hannah Borison
Engagement Associate

Government Relations and Advocacy

Jody Rabhan
Chief Policy Officer

Faith Williams
Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Glenn Northern
Abortion Access Campaign Co-Director

Smriti Krishnan
Government Relations & Advocacy Manager

Alannah Boyle
Manager of State Policy Advocates


Marketing & Communications

Jake Green
Associate Director, Communications

Samiah Fulcher
Digital Communications Associate


Israel Policy and Programs

Kalela Lancaster
Israel Program Manager