Who We Are
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.
NCJW’s programs and projects reflect the spirit of the organization itself – a faith in the future; a belief in action. Through education, community service, advocacy and collaboration, we work to address the needs of all peoples and faiths within our community. Our advocacy efforts aim to correct the root causes of the social problems we encounter. We dare to have a vision about what is possible.
NCJW built its national legacy by stepping forward and speaking out on crucial issues years before others followed its courageous example. The national organization has offices in New York and Washington D.C. Members and supporters across the country work together to support reproductive rights, individual and civil liberties, separation of religion and state, and the well-being of women, children, and families.
NCJW also has an office in Israel where its social action agenda mirrors its interests and efforts in the United States. In Israel, NCJW’s pioneering programs foster and support education, promote empowerment of women, and provide for Israel’s most vulnerable women, children, and families.
Closer to home, Greater Dallas Section is devoted to making a positive difference in the lives of women, children and families in the community, responding to public needs with innovation and dedication. Over 1000 members devote thousands of hours annually to community service projects as well as to research, education, and advocacy to advance NCJW’s mission.
We work to: