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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.

Sign-on letters

39 Faith Based Groups Urge Action to Address Public Health Emergency

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The Honorable Xavier Becerra Secretary, United States Department of Health & Human Services August 9, 2022 Dear Mr. President and Mr. Secretary: The undersigned 39 faith-based organizations represent a broad range of religious traditions and faiths. We join concerned lawmakers and…


NCJW Statement from Sheila Katz

National Council of Jewish Women thanks our champions in the House of Representatives for once again passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would reestablish and protect access to abortion. After the devastating ruling from the Supreme Court overturning Roe, we must and will continue our work to recognize abortion…

Press Releases

NCJW Reacts to Independence Day Gun Violence

WASHINGTON — After the weekend’s massacre in Highland Park, IL, and other shooting incidents, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement: Once again, our country is touched by gun violence. We don’t yet know the true motives behind the Independence Day shooting in Highland Park,…

Joint Statement from Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Groups on Chad Meredith

Press Releases

Joint Statement from Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Groups on Chad Meredith

Today, Planned Parenthood Federation Of America, NARAL Pro-Choice America, National Women’s Law Center, National Council Of Jewish Women, All* Above All Action Fund, URGE, Catholics for Choice, and Physicians for Reproductive Health released the following statement on Chad Meredith, whom some news outlets have reported could soon be nominated to a federal judgeship on the Eastern District of Kentucky.

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