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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.

Sign-on letters

Jewish Organization Sign-on Letter in Support of HR 1

February 3, 2021 Dear Member of Congress: The 80 undersigned local, state, and national Jewish organizations write in strong support of the transformational democracy reform package the For the People Act (H.R. 1/S. 1) and urge you to prioritize its passage. As Jews, we are commanded Tzedek, Tzedek Tirdof, to…

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…

Press Releases

National Council of Jewish Women Applauds Department of Justice Nominees

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036 Contact:Shana Sisk, Ssisk@ncjw.org FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Council of Jewish Women Applauds Department of Justice Nominees January 7, 2021, Washington, DC-National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is thrilled with the deeply qualified and experienced Department of…

Press Releases

National Council of Jewish Women Celebrates Experience and Diversity in Biden-Harris Nominees

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street Washington, DC 20036 MEDIA CONTACT: Alyson Malinger, West End Strategy Team amalinger@westendstrategy.com; 917-935-7311 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE National Council of Jewish Women Celebrates Experience and Diversity  in Biden-Harris Nominees  December 17, 2020, Washington, DC-National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Chief Executive Officer Sheila Katz released the…

Press Mentions

JI readers share their thoughts on the future of U.S. civil discourse

Originally published in Jewish Insider By Jacob Kornbluh November 10, 2020 Following President-elect Joe Biden’s victory, we asked JI readers about the future of U.S. politics and American civil discourse in the wake of a bruising election campaign. Yossi Klein Halevi, senior fellow of the Shalom Hartman Institute: “What worries me…

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