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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.

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At Special Session on Sexual Violence Against Israelis, Speakers Call on Women’s Organizations, the UN, and the World to Speak Out

session, titled “Hear Our Voices” — held by the Israel Mission to the UN, NCJW, Sheryl Sandberg, others — at the United Nations and was dedicated to unequivocally condemning the rape and sexual violence committed by Hamas terrorists against Israeli women and girls. The event featured a keynote address by Sheryl Sandberg and video message from Hilary Clinton.

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