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.


Frustrated by the political climate?  Always wanted to be a more powerful advocate for what you believe in?  Never really understood the complex court system?

Take Action; Experience Membership Perks; Become Empowered!

Starting with the new Jewish year, NCJW is launching Tzedek Tzedek Tzedof:  Tools for Transformation, a monthly webinar training series on leadership skills.  On the third Wednesday of every month, you can learn how to advance social change through advocacy, organizing and media.

NCJW also offers a series of calls on #CourtsMatter. In September, Bergen County Section members who listened to #CourtsMatter and Reproductive Rights valued the presentation.  The speakers were professional, well-informed and articulate. The next call will be #CourtsMatter and Religious Liberty.

We encourage all members to participate in these free programs.  Here are the steps to take.

  1. Take Action by signing up for NCJW’s Action Center send email to to receive the Washington Weekly E-Newsletter.
  2. Experience Membership Perks; watch your inbox for announcements and register for these programs.
  3. Become Empowered.  Listen to the call or webinar and email us your impressions.

Bari-Lynne Schwartz ( and Marilynn Friedman ( Co-Vice Presidents Advocacy and Education.