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.

Community Service

NCJW, Bergen County Section reaches out to all members of the Bergen County community with innovative programs that provide education, food, companionship, information, and helps to support the following organizations. We are always in need of volunteers. If you are interested in any of the following, please contact us:

ADLER APHASIA CENTER A place where people touched by Aphasia can comfortably communicate.

BERGEN FAMILY CENTER NCJW BCS/RENEE GULLER INFANT AND TODDLER CENTER offers caring day care in a new dynamic environment.

BERGEN FAMILY CENTER SENIORS/SHINING LIGHTS is a social day care program for visually impaired Bergen County adults and other seniors. It is the only program specifically for the visually impaired

BERGEN VOLUNTEER MEDICAL INITIATIVE, INC. Provides free primary medical care to low income Bergen County working residents who have neither medical insurance nor the means to pay for care. It will be staffed by volunteer medical professionals.

CENTER FOR FOOD ACTION (CFA) provides emergency food, rent and utility assistance to those in need in Bergen County.

CENTER FOR HOPE AND SAFETY (CHS) provides counseling, support services, safe shelter, transitional housing and community outreach to women and children who are victims of domestic violence.  This service also provides a 24-hour hotline.

CHILDREN’S COURT CARE CENTER (CCCC) is a supervised play area within the Bergen County Court House for children of litigants involved in court proceedings.

FAMILY PROMISE WALK-IN CENTER provides meals in a kitchen/dining center for hungry people in Bergen County

HOME INSTRUCTION FOR PARENTS OF PRESCHOOL YOUNGSTERS (HIPPY) trains parents to be their children’s first teachers. It is co-sponsored by Bergen Family Center

ISRAEL GRANTING PROGRAM NCJW’s pioneering Israel programs foster and support education, promote the empowerment of women, and bridge the gaps in society for Israel’s vulnerable women, children, and families.

JEWISH HOME AT ROCKLEIGH The Jewish Home, Russ Berrie Home for Jewish Living, is one of the country’s premier Jewish homes for the elderly. It is a place that offers all the comforts and dignity of home, where families can rest assured that their loved ones are receiving the care, respect and attention they need and deserve. JEWISH HOME AT HOME provides communication to seniors who want to stay at home; such as telephone calls and visits.

KNIT-WITS The knitting is done by volunteers who like to do ‘hands on work.’ Includes hats, scarves, afghans, blankets, knitted toy bears. They are made for the children at Holley House, children at Kilbarchan, residents at Jewish Home at Rockleigh, Hackensack homeless shelter, Hackensack Hospital pediatric ward patients, Israeli soldiers to wear under their helmets, Hurrican Katrina victims, and anyone who needs them.

PROJECT S.A.R.A.H.  (Stop Abusive Relationships at Home) is a statewide project providing domestic violence and sexual abuse counseling and treatment as well as community education on awareness and prevention with unique emphasis to the Orthodox Jewish community.

The Bergen County Summer Campership Fund is a unique, public-private collaboration. The NCJW Bergen County Section is one of the contributors to the fund drive and the Volunteer Center of Bergen County manages the Fund. The Bergen County Office for Children provides administrative support. Every dollar raised goes directly to send a child to camp. Schools and community organizations distribute applications to eligible families and submit completed applications to the Office for Children.

SWIM-IN is a therapeutic water exercise program for people with multiple sclerosis. The program is co-sponsored with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society

WAITING ROOM provides a safe, welcoming haven at the Bergen County Courthouse for domestic violence litigants while awaiting court appearances.

WOMEN’S RIGHTS INFORMATION CENTER (WRIC) SHARED HOUSING offers job training and placement services as well as housing alternatives for single parent families

YCS HOLLEY CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER is a residential treatment facility for emotionally and/ or physically abused children in crisis

YCS KILBARCHAN is a residential treatment home for adolescent boys. It offers a safe environment where each teen’s developmental need are met


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