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 Faith in the Future. A Belief in Action.



Weekly Wrap-Up

February 16, 2018

President’s Day Weekend is upon us. And that means (other than a well-deserved long weekend) that your representatives are home next week. Use that time wisely and pay them a visit. Our toolkit for making that visit successful is below, along with lots of updates and actions to keep us all on our toes.


Things YOU Can Do

Meet with your lawmakers while they’re in town –– and tell them to pass a Dream Act now and vote NO on anti-woman judicial nominees

Sign our petition to remove Scott Lloyd –– and stop his anti-abortion agenda

Take your advocacy skills to the next level –– Learn how to answer difficult questions at our webinar on 2/21




On The Hill

Policy Update

Justice for Jane Doe

Policy Update

Senate Punts on Dreamers

Policy Update

Jewish Organizations Call for Stephen Miller’s Removal

Policy Update

Senate Judiciary Committee Abandons Blue Slip Tradition for Circuit Court Judges




In The News

Press Release

Enough is Enough: Action Must Be Taken to Prevent Gun Violence


17 Jewish Organizations Demand Stephen Miller’s Dismissal in Powerful Open Letter

Cleveland Jewish News

Screenwriter discusses Israeli women in cinema at NCJW event

Press Release

Senate and Trump Administration Fail to Protect Dreamers




Weekend Reading
Some of our favorite articles and resources from the week


The Senate’s failed votes on DACA and immigration: what we know

New York Times

Judges Say Throw Out the Map. Lawmakers Say Throw Out the Judges.

New York Times

Making Pregnancy Safer for Women of Color


Feminism in Israel | ‘Pious men and dangerous women’: sex-segregation as a threat to women’s equality in Israel – an interview with Yofi Tirosh