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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.

Remarks: NCJW CEO Sheila Katz Address Event at United Nations Commemorating Mahsa Amini and Iran’s Women, Life Freedom Movement


Remarks from UN Event Honoring Mahsa Amini

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at the United Nations on Thursday, September 14, for an event commemorating Mahsa Amini and the Women, Life, Freedom movement, organized by Stop Femicide Iran’s Marjan Keypour Greenblatt, an Iranian Jewish human rights activist.


Intern Lobby Day: Taking the Right to Contraception Act to our Lawmakers

National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Government Relations and Advocacy (GR&A)  summer interns, Maddie Glassman and Sydney Hastings-Wilkins, kicked off the month of August with Intern Lobby Day! Our interns hold an Intern Lobby Day each college semester – and each summer – to lobby our lawmakers on a priority…

NCJW Devastated by Dismantling of Democracy in Israel

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NCJW Devastated by Dismantling of Democracy in Israel

Media Contact: Jake Green, WASHINGTON — Following the Knesset’s vote to overturn the reasonableness standard for judicial review of government appointments and decisions, the first step of the current Israeli government’s judicial overhaul plans, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement: “We are…


From the ground in Israel

As President Herzog prepares to address Congress, a proud and poignant moment for all of us, now is the time to rededicate our partnerships to safeguard the vision of Israel that we all share. Together, we can ensure the future of a Jewish and democratic state based on principles of equality and justice, where women, children and families of all backgrounds and communities can thrive.

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