NCJW’s 2020 Israel Grant Recipients

For the last 20 years, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) has been investing in nonprofit organizations throughout Israel that improve the lives of women, children, and families. Thanks to donations from individuals and NCJW sections, we have allotted $100,000 to the following ten organizations making critical change.

Isha L’Isha’s Women without Status
Project: Isha L’Isha’s Women without Status project will allow them to advocate for health care and other essential services for the most vulnerable women, including Russian trafficking survivors, African refugees, and Palestinians married to Israeli Palestinians.

Israel Hofsheet (A Free Israel)
Project: Israel Hofsheet will work to ensure the separation of religion and state, with a particular focus on the status of women and the issues surrounding divorce and marriage in Israel.

Itach-Maaki; Women Lawyers for Social Justice (“With you” in feminine form in Hebrew and Arabic)
Project: Itach-Maaki will be able to train women in the peace and security field and to place them in decision–making positions in the government and private industry.

Israel Women’s Network (IWN) (Shdulat Nashim- Women’s Lobby)
Project: Israel Women’s Network will promote gender equality in government at national and local levels, in the media, and in the legal system.

Israeli Institute for Gender Equality in Education
Project: The Israeli Institute for Gender Equality in Education will continue its mission of breaking down gender-based barriers in the education sector through the Municipal Initiative Program.

Kayan Kayan
Project: Kayan Kayan will work toward empowering women in Arab society, with a focus on political power, community activism, and legal work.

Mahapach -Taghir (“Revolution” “Change” in Hebrew and Arabic)
Project: Jewish-Arab feminist project Mahapach-Taghir, will continue to work in the community to push for social change.

Open Door: Israel Family Planning Association (IFPA) (Delet Ptucha)
Project: Open Door Ambassadors will fight for sexual and reproductive health rights on University campuses.

Tel Aviv University NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program
Project: The NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program will move into its fourth year of operating its Alumni Association, which has organized alumni to work with at-risk women and girls and mobilized to protest violence against women.

Women Wage Peace
Project: With 40,000 members and growing, Women Wage Peace is a volunteer-driven NGO of (mostly) women activists engaging the public both at the grassroots and in the halls of Knesset, demanding a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

YWP – Young Women Politicians (Politikayot Tze’irot)
Project: Young Women Politicians will be able to engage, train, and support women looking to enter the political sphere.

For more information, please contact Liron Peleg-Hadomi, NCJW’s Representative in Israel at