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National Council of Jewish Women Taps Longtime New York Leader to Lead its Board

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National Council of Jewish Women Taps Longtime New York Leader to Lead its Board
Beatrice Kahn elected National Council of Jewish Women’s Board president

NEW YORK – The National Council of Jewish Women this week announced the election of Beatrice Kahn to serve as president of its Board of Directors. Beatrice is a lifelong resident of New York City and is a lawyer by training and a prolific volunteer activist.

“At a time when Jewish women of all ages are looking for ways to become active or re-engage in the political process, we’re so proud to have Beatrice taking the helm of National Council of Jewish Women’s Board of Directors,” added Nancy K. Kaufman, CEO of NCJW. “Beatrice’s leadership skills and extensive experience will be invaluable to our organization as we seek to advance social and economic justice for women, children and families.

Kahn moves to the board’s leading role after serving as vice president of the board for the past three years. She has been deeply engaged in improving the organization’s financial systems and increasing membership engagement, as well as advocating for the issues the organization pioneers. Kahn was the chair of NCJW’s Trafficking Work Group from 2013-2014 and helped to develop and launch Exodus: NCJW’s Anti-Sex Trafficking Initiative. She has also contributed extensively to training members on board building, fundraising, membership, advocacy, and creating a vision and plan for the future.

“As president, I will use my experience and skills to lead NCJW to engage, train and activate advocates across the country,” said Beatrice Kahn. “NCJW is the only women’s organization that consistently addresses the tough issues American women care about through a Jewish lens; we have a responsibility to our members both to speak on their behalf, and to provide them with tools and resources on issues of utmost importance.”

Kahn holds a law degree from Emory University and a bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University. She lives in New York City with her husband Paul Silverstein and their two sons, Daniel and Josh.


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. More information on Facebook and on Twitter at @NCJW.


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