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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.


Intern Lobby Day: Taking the Right to Contraception Act to our Lawmakers

National Council of Jewish Women’s (NCJW) Government Relations and Advocacy (GR&A)  summer interns, Maddie Glassman and Sydney Hastings-Wilkins, kicked off the month of August with Intern Lobby Day! Our interns hold an Intern Lobby Day each college semester – and each summer – to lobby our lawmakers on a priority…


From the ground in Israel

As President Herzog prepares to address Congress, a proud and poignant moment for all of us, now is the time to rededicate our partnerships to safeguard the vision of Israel that we all share. Together, we can ensure the future of a Jewish and democratic state based on principles of equality and justice, where women, children and families of all backgrounds and communities can thrive.

July 11, 2023 rally outside of the US embassy in Tel Aviv


The advancing judicial overhaul plans in Israel

For more than half-a-year now, protestors have taken to the streets of Israel to push back against the Israeli government’s proposed judicial overhaul, something National Council of Jewish Women has expressed concern with since its introduction. With recent developments, protests are intensifying.


Tel Aviv pro-democracy rally remarks from NCJW CEO Sheila Katz

Israelis have been protesting against their government’s proposed judicial overhaul plans week after week for nearly four months. National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz addressed the crowd of over a hundred thousand on Saturday night, April 22, as the first US Jewish leader invited to address the massive…


The Latest on Medication Abortion (Updated regularly)

Another day, another decision in the ongoing court battles over the accessibility of mifepristone, used in medication abortion and miscarriage care. We know this is getting confusing, but confusion is the point for the anti-abortion activists, as confusion ultimately means fewer patients access care. While the landscape continues to shift,…

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