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.

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.

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Federal Courts Cunningham confirmed to the Federal Circuit! On July 19, the Senate confirmed (63-33) Tiffany Cunningham’s nomination to the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Tiffany Cunningham, supported by NCJW, will bring deep expertise and much-needed diversity to the Federal Circuit, which has never had a Black…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Federal Courts Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to a lifetime seat on the DC Circuit On June 14, the Senate confirmed Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the US Courts of Appeals for the DC Circuit (53-44), only the ninth Black woman to serve on our appellate courts. Judge Jackson has…

Policy Statements

NCJW Applauds House Passage of VAWA Reauthorization Bill

March 17, 2021, Washington DC – National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) hails the House passage of the bipartisan Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021 (VAWA), which would directly impact survivors and service providers. NCJW Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following statement: “Today, the House took an important…

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