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.


NCJW Joins the Rally for Abortion Justice

By Lindsay Morris Advocating for abortion access is more critical than ever. On Saturday, October 2, thousands of people gathered in downtown Washington, D.C. to do just that as part of the Women’s March Rally for Abortion Justice. Before the rally Saturday, National Council of Jewish Women hosted a Shabbat…

Policy Statements

Freedom to Vote Act a Transformative Bill 

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street, NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036  WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar, Tim Kaine, Angus King, Joe Manchin, Jeff Merkley, Alex Padilla, Jon Tester, and Raphael Warnock introduced the Freedom to Vote Act, the next step toward realizing the promise of democracy for all. National Council of…

On the Hill Updates

On the Hill Updates: Thurs., Aug. 26, 2021

Federal Courts Texas can ban common abortion procedure Last week, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a Texas law banning the standard abortion method used after 15 weeks of pregnancy, dilation and evacuation (called D&E). Texas passed the law in 2017, and it was initially struck down by a…

On the Hill Updates: Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Federal Courts Votes on judicial nominees expected following Senate recess Three circuit court nominees supported by NCJW are awaiting Senate votes when they return from August recess: Chief Judge Gustavo Gelpí to the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, Myrna Pérez to the United States Court of…

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