News & Updates

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.


NCJW Rallies at the Supreme Court for Abortion Access

On December 1st, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) leaders and advocates rallied together on the steps of the US Supreme Court to show support for abortion access. Inside, the Court heard oral arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case challenging the constitutional right to abortion guaranteed…

Press Releases

Build Back Better Act Passes House

For Immediate Release: November 19, 2021 Media Contact: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team; 917-935-7311   WASHINGTON – Today, the Build Back Better Act, an opportunity to build back an economy that works for women and families, passed the House of Representatives. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO…


Hi SCOTUS, Reproductive Freedom is Religious Freedom

By Rabbi Asher Lopatin It has been over two months since all eyes were glued on the state of Texas following the passage of SB 8, the restrictive six-week abortion ban. Since then, I feel like I am being transported to a different America — an America that just like…

Policy Statements

Major Voting Rights Bill Blocked

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036    Major Voting Rights Bill Blocked   WASHINGTON – Just a month after debate was blocked on the Freedom to Vote Act, another essential piece of voting rights legislation — the bipartisan John Lewis Voting Rights…


Supreme Court Hears Challenges to Texas Abortion Ban

On November 1, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) staff and advocates rallied on the steps of the Supreme Court in support of abortion access while the Court held oral arguments in Whole Women’s Health v. Jackson and US v. Texas, the two cases challenging SB 8, the law virtually…

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