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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.

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Liberal Americans mourn passing of icon Ginsburg, prepare for political battle

September 19, 2020 Originally published in Reuters: By Andy Sullivan, Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Grief-stricken Americans gathered at makeshift memorials around the country on Saturday to mourn the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal, feminist icon, as President Donald Trump signaled his intention…


The Unfinished Work of the 19th Amendment

August 26, 2020 Originally published in Jewish Philanthropy By Sheila Katz On August 26th, 1920 – exactly 100 years ago – the 19th Amendment was certified, at long last securing voting rights for women. The past 100 years have included important steps for women starting with suffrage and extending to…

Press Releases

NCJW Applauds Passage of NO BAN Act in the House of Representatives

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2020 Media Contact Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team; 202-765-4290 The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) released the following statement today in response to the House of Representative’s passage of the NO BAN Act. Chief Executive Officer Sheila Katz issued the following statement:…

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