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

Stephanie Ann Russell
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Finance & Administration

Vanessa Surles
Interim Director


Catherine Gibson

Page Yarborough
Associate Director, Development

Stephanie McKim
Manager, Database and Development Services

Engagement & Leadership

Lindsay Morris
Director, Engagement, and Leadership

Jane Yamaykin
Field Manager

Samantha Weil
Leadership and Events Manager


Stephanie Cohen
Interim Director

Steph Black
Communications Specialist

Government Relations and Advocacy

Jody Rabhan
Chief Policy Officer

Faith Williams
Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Ari Solomon
Judicial Nominations Campaign Manager

Shannon Russell
Legislative Counsel

Israel Policy and Programs

Liron Peleg Hadomi
NCJW Representative in Israel