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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.


A Jewish Case for “No” On Kavanaugh

CEO Nancy K. Kaufman is joined by Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc, to write the Jewish case for rejecting the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. “Time and again, Kavanaugh has demonstrated behavior that is in contrast to what we would expect from a Supreme Court justice,…

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We Support Survivors

National Council of Jewish Women 2055 L Street NW, Suite 650 Washington, DC 20036 Contact: Amanda Lang Director of Marketing and Communications 917.886.0336 We Support Survivors September 27, 2018, Washington, DC – The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) today expressed dismay at the actions of the Senate Judiciary Committee…

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NTF Letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee

The National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence is suspending negotiations with the Senate Judiciary Committee over its treatment of Christine Blasey Ford. The Violence Against Women Act — which directs the national response to crimes of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, and stalking — was set…


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…

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