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

April 13, 2018

The countdown to Leadership Retreat has officially begun! We have a stellar lineup of workshops and speakers waiting for you in St. Louis. If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay any longer. Registration closes on May 1.


Things YOU Can Do

Sign the petition to remove Stephen Miller and his anti-immigrant agenda

Learn how to best advocate as a 501(c)3 organization at our next webinar on 4/18

Demand equal pay for equal work

Apply for an NCJW BenchMark mini grant by 4/16




On The Hill

Policy Update

Balanced Budget Amendment Fails in the House

Policy Update

Nation’s Anti-Hunger Program on Chopping Block

Policy Update

Anti-Immigrant Executive Order in Process

Policy Update

Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter #UnfitToJudge





In the News

Times of Israel

Experiencing Israel through a Gender Lens

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Israel at 70: What women in Israel and the West learned from each other

Religion News Service

Muslims find Jews standing behind them in opposition to Pompeo’s confirmation


U.S. Jewish Groups Urge Netanyahu to Reconsider Nixed Asylum Seeker Deal With UN

Press Release

Trump’s Call to Use National Guard on US-Mexican Border Is Another Distraction from Enacting a Compassionate and Practical Immigration Policy

Press Release

SESTA an Important Step toward Eliminating Online Sex Trafficking





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

Washington Post

GOP proposes stricter work requirements for food stamp recipients, a step toward a major overhaul of the social safety net

The New York Times

Vote. That’s Just What They Don’t Want You to Do.


Judicial Nominee Wendy Vitter Gets Tough Questions On Birth Control And Abortion

Creative Loafing Tampa Bay

Between Parkland and the Columbine anniversary, Florida’s gun conversation still rages