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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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National Council of Jewish Women Endorses Biden Executive Actions Addressing Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Sarah Garfinkel, West End Strategy Team; 202-765-4290 WASHINGTON– National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement in support of several executive actions that President Joe Biden enacted ensuring the right to necessary abortion information, access and services: “National Council…

100 Days Newsletter

100 Days Newsletter: Day 9 – January 28, 2021

A lot has happened since President Biden and Vice President Harris were sworn into office last Wednesday. The US House of Representatives transmitted one article of impeachment to the Senate, with a trial set to begin the week of February 8. We’ll be following this, as an impeachment trial in…

100 Days Newsletter

100 Days Newsletter: Day 2 – January 21, 2021

The first 100 days of a new administration — a term coined by President Roosevelt — is generally considered the qualification for measuring a president’s success. Typically a lot happens during this phase. President Biden and Vice President Harris, both longtime friends of NCJW, paired with a Congressional majority allow…


The Jewish Case for Abortion Rights

Originally published in Newsweek  June 29, 2020 SHEILA KATZ AND DANYA RUTTENBERG Earlier today, the Supreme Court issued its ruling on June Medical Services v. Russo, once again affirming—as it has again and again over the last forty-seven years—our constitutional right to abortion. However, this fight is far from over;…

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