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.
Hannah G. Solomon Award
This award is named after our founder who in 1893 brought together ninety Jewish women from all over the United States to the Parliament of Religions at the Chicago World’s Fair. By doing this, she formed the first major Jewish Women’s organization, The National Council of Jewish Women, dedicated to faith, humanity and serving unmet human needs.
This prestigious award is based on the following criteria:
HANNAH G. SOLOMON AWARD 2017: MITCH SCHONFELD
Mitch Schonfeld has been President/CEO of the Bergen Family Center in Englewood since 1992. The organization is the oldest continuously-operating family service agency in Bergen County and currently provides services to 5,000 infants, toddlers, children, youth, families and older adults annually. NCJW Bergen County Section has supported several programs at Bergen Family Center with volunteers and financial aid for many years. These include its popular HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Children), Adult Senior Center (for visually-impaired adults and other seniors), and its newest endeavor, NCJW BCS/Renee Guller Infant-Toddler Center.