National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at Wednesday, February 14’s congressional roundtable hosted by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) to examine and raise awareness of this sexual and gender-based violence, and the violence since then against the hostages in Hamas captivity. We’ve shared the full transcript of her remarks below.
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Our two Government Relations and Advocacy (GR&A) fall interns, Maya Sokoloff and Lily Fleischmann, went to Capitol Hill to advocate for the Abortion Justice Act as representatives of NCJW.
In response to the horrific attacks by Hamas on October 7, NCJW launched its Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal to apply a gender lens to the crisis and strengthen efforts and approaches which place women, children, and families front and center at all levels. Grants are being allocated on a monthly basis, responding to evolving needs and priorities on the ground.
NCJW proudly supports the Biden administration’s commitment to combat Islamophobia by developing a strategy involving various government agencies.
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.