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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.

Press Releases

Our statement on 303 Creative v. Elenis

WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in 303 Creative v. Elenis, a case that could allow business owners to claim religious-based exemptions from civil rights and antidiscrimination laws,  National Council of Jewish Women Chief Policy Officer Jody Rabhan released the following statement: “As Jews in America, we…


NCJW condemns twin terror attacks at Jerusalem bus stops

National Council of Jewish Women is deeply saddened by twin bus stop bombings in Jerusalem today, which killed a 16-year-old Canadian-Israeli boy, Aryeh Shechopek, z”l, and wounded at least 22 others. We are heartbroken by this loss of young life and pray for the speedy recovery of all victims. These…

Press Releases

Our Statement on the Israeli Election Results

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 3, 2022 Media Contact: Jake Green, WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, Israelis went to the polls for the fifth time in just under four years. With the results almost tallied, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz issued the following statement: “National Council of…

Sign-on letters

39 Faith Based Groups Urge Action to Address Public Health Emergency

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden President of the United States The Honorable Xavier Becerra Secretary, United States Department of Health & Human Services August 9, 2022 Dear Mr. President and Mr. Secretary: The undersigned 39 faith-based organizations represent a broad range of religious traditions and faiths. We join concerned lawmakers and…


NCJW Statement from Sheila Katz

National Council of Jewish Women thanks our champions in the House of Representatives for once again passing the Women’s Health Protection Act, which would reestablish and protect access to abortion. After the devastating ruling from the Supreme Court overturning Roe, we must and will continue our work to recognize abortion…

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