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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.


Congressional roundtable remarks from NCJW CEO Sheila Katz

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.

Recipients Announced for NCJW’s Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal. NCJW


Announcing the Recipients of NCJW’s Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal

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 Heartbroken by Tragic Events in Israel

“We are outraged and heartbroken by the tragic events unfolding in Israel today, including Hamas infiltrating southern Israel and carrying out the reprehensible act of targeting, kidnapping, and killing Israeli civilians.

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.

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