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.

Press Releases

Reintroduction of EACH Woman Act Would Revolutionize Human Rights

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Reintroduction of EACH Woman Act Would Revolutionize Human Rights March 15, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) welcomes the reintroduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance Act (EACH…

Press Releases

Trump Transgender Military Ban Disgraces Democracy

Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 cell FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Trump Transgender Military Ban Disgraces Democracy March 13, 2019, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) denounced the decision by the Trump administration to effectively ban transgender people from serving in the armed forces.…

Op/Eds

For Women Today, Progress Amidst The Setbacks

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/for-women-today-progress-amidst-the-setbacks/ By Nancy Kaufman The movement for women’s rights in the U.S. started, by most accounts, in 1848 with the Seneca Falls convention on the “social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman.” One hundred seventy years later we are still advocating for the rights of women. The increasing…

Special Projects

Letter to the White House: Stephen Miller must be removed

On February 8, 17 Jewish organizations sent a letter authored and organized by NCJW to White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly expressing our deep concern that Senior Policy Advisor Stephen Miller does not belong in national leadership due to his extreme viewpoints and advocacy of racist policies. February 8,…

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