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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.
NCJW was founded in 1893 by the pioneering social activist Hannah Greenebaum Solomon.
Explore NCJW’s historical milestones in the organization timeline.
Read “Building A Legacy,” excerpted from the NCJW Journal.
Dana Gershon, NCJW President
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Sheila Katz, NCJW CEO
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Campaigns and Initiatives
NCJW’s campaigns and initiatives champion progressive policies; help improve the lives of women, children, and families through local and federal-level advocacy work; and provide educational resources and action opportunities that enable NCJW members and supporters to maximize their impact as agents of social change.
Learn more about the following domestic and Israel-focused programs:
- BenchMark: NCJW’s Judicial Nominations Campaign
- Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote Initiative
- Voices for Reproductive Choices
- Israel Granting Program
- Advocacy and Coalition Work in Israel
- Historical Education Work in Israel