Israel

Advancing women’s empowerment, gender equality, and a strengthened civil society.

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Affirm two-states, reject annexation

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In Israel, NCJW does its work through a gender lens, empowering Israeli and American women to advocate for a robust civil society. As in the U.S., NCJW brings our unique Jewish women’s progressive approach to advancing social justice and gender equality. With our grants to Israeli organizations, participation in advocacy coalitions, policy statements, and our pioneering work in education and research, NCJW is a leader of women’s and gender rights in Israel.  For more than 70 years, we have been supporting women, children, and families throughout Israeli society regardless of ethnicity, religion and economic status. We advocate for the equal status of women in the face of religious fundamentalism; women’s political leadership; women’s economic empowerment; LGBTQ rights; and educational opportunities for women.

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2019 Connecting for Impact: Strengthening the Feminist Ecosystem of Israel

Read our participatory action research:

“Past Achievements and Future Directions of Women’s and Feminist Organizations in Israel” research report
Read the full report or the shortened report on our research findings

Israel Granting Program (IGP)

Meet our Israel Grantees 2018 – 2019 

2001 Year that NCJW helped found the first Women and Gender Studies program in all of Israel – at Tel Aviv University.

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