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.

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Get the Latest News and Information about NCJW’s Work in Israel

Here is a list of ways you can stay informed:

Visit NCJW’s website at for regular updates
Follow us on Twitter — @NCJW or @NCJWCEO
Connect with us on Facebook at
Sign up for Israel Alerts, the Israel Program Report, and information on study tours in Israel through the NCJW Action Center at

If you are planning a trip to Israel and want to see NCJW’s work in action, contact the NCJW Israel Office at to arrange tours of Israel Granting Program sites.

For further information about our work in Israel, click on Our Work In Israel.

Israel in a Flash: NCJW’s Gender Equality Initiative

For more than 60 years, NCJW has helped lay the groundwork for important social change efforts in Israel. NCJW is committed to advancing women’s status in Israel by helping women develop a stronger voice at all levels of society. NCJW’s Gender Equality Initiative focuses on freedom to marry, anti-sex trafficking, women in the public sphere, religious pluralism, and women’s empowerment through our Israel Granting Program, advocacy, and education. Online resources offer NCJW members and sections ways to engage locally and nationally in promoting gender equality in Israel.

Use these materials to enhance your work around Gender Equality in Israel  and to help you raise awareness in your community.

NCJW Israel Program Basics

Israel Program Report

The Israel Program Report is an eNewsletter, distributed periodically via email to select NCJW members and supporters. It provides informative updates and action opportunities regarding NCJW’s Israel Program. Written by Shari Eshet, NCJW’s director of Israel operations, the eNewsletterhighlights the impact of NCJW’s work in Israel and how individuals can support or participate in this work. Specific topics covered include:

  • NCJW’s advocacy efforts and coalition work in and about Israel
  • The Israel Granting Program and its two funding streams, Yad B’ Yad: NCJW’s Initiative to Nurture Knowledge and Women to Women: NCJW’s Empowerment Initiative
  • Israel-related events such as mission trips to Israel and the annual Israel Benefit Luncheon
  • The NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University, and other education work in Israel
  • And much more!

The Israel Program Report is published approximately once every three months. To receive this powerful eNewsletter, sign up for the NCJW Action Center and select the “Israel” interest category on the form.

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