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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.

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Announcement on Israeli Settlements Destructive and Ill-Advised

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Announcement on Israeli Settlements Destructive and Ill-Advised November 18, 2019 – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is dismayed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s announcement today that the US will no longer consider Israeli…

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Letter to Israeli Political Leadership Opposing Annexation

Today, thirteen organizations – the coalition members of The Progressive Israel Network (PIN), the Israel Policy Forum, the National Council of Jewish Women, and the Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association – sent a letter to the heads of Israel’s political parties calling on them to refuse any kind of unilateral annexation of…

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Progressive Israel Network Opposes Netanyahu’s Annexation Pledge

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  Progressive Israel Network Opposes Netanyahu’s Annexation Pledge Responding to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement of his intent to extend Israeli sovereignty over large parts of the West Bank, the Progressive Israel Network released the following statement: A…

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The Israeli Ban of Reps. Omar and Tlaib is Undemocratic and Short-Sighted 

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE    The Israeli Ban of Reps. Omar and Tlaib is Undemocratic and Short-Sighted  August 15, 2019 – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed its extreme disappointment that the Netanyahu government of Israel barred US Congresswomen Rashida…

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H.Res.326 sign on letter

NCJW signed onto a letter with our partners: Ameinu,  Americans for Peace Now, Hashomer Hatzair, Jewish Labor Committee, J Street, New Israel Fund, Partners for Progressive Israel, Reconstructing Judaism, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights to urge our representatives to bring to the House floor H.Res.326 Read the full…

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Following Otzma Yehudit Agreement, Eight Leading Organizations Call On American Jewish Community To Affirm: Kahanists Have No Place In The Knesset

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE This week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, keen to shore up his electoral position, orchestrated the unification of the extreme right-wing party Otzma Yehudit (“Jewish Power”) with the National Union so that it could enter the Knesset in a consolidated right-wing bloc. This is dangerous and deeply concerning. Otzma Yehudit is the latest iteration…

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