NCJW Ohio, 1924

For 125 years, NCJW/Cleveland has been a powerful force for social change across the country, around the globe – and right here in Cleveland.  The oldest Jewish women’s organization in North America, NCJW boasts women who step forward, speak out and stand up for the needs of women, children, and families.

Always attuned to community needs, NCJW was a founding member of Cleveland’s Jewish Community Federation, The Jewish Community Center, Council Gardens, and Bellflower Center for the Prevention of Child Abuse.

With more than 2,500 members and supporters, the organization initiates and contributes to local community service projects, as well as numerous social action initiatives.  From school literacy programs to senior life-enrichment, from voter registration to Women’s Reproduction Justice, NCJW/Cleveland has been, and continues to be, on the leading edge of progressive social issues.  NCJW/Cleveland volunteers can be found in the Cleveland Public Schools, in Columbus, in Washington D.C. and throughout our community undertaking projects, educating members and participating in advocacy initiatives to improve the lives for women, children and families.