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.

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021

Federal Courts Texas can ban common abortion procedure Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law banning the standard abortion method used after 15 weeks of pregnancy, dilation and evacuation (called D&E). Texas passed the law in 2017, and it was initially struck down by a…

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Federal Courts Votes on judicial nominees expected following Senate recess Three circuit court nominees supported by NCJW are awaiting Senate votes when they return from August recess: Chief Judge Gustavo Gelpí to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Myrna Pérez to the United States Court of…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Federal Courts Senate confirms public defender for a lifetime appointment On August 7, the Senate confirmed Eunice Lee to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 50-47. Lee has spent her career ensuring her clients’ constitutional and statutory rights are protected throughout the criminal process, representing over…

Policy Statements

NCJW Celebrates a Budget that Works for Families

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036 NCJW Celebrates a Budget That Works for Families WASHINGTON – Yesterday’s release of the FY 2022 Budget Resolution is an exciting step forward to rebuilding an economy that works for women and families. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following statement: “The COVID-19 pandemic continues to…


Employers: Stop Ignoring Working Mothers

By Dana Gershon Last month, three-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix announced that she will commit $200,000 in childcare costs for nine athletes who are mothers and competing in the 2021 Tokyo games. Her decision came after her own difficult experiences after giving birth — and unsupportive sponsors who denied maternity…

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