Court Once Again Denies Black Voters Voting Rights, Says National Council of Jewish Women

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Darcy Hirsh, National Council of Jewish Women, dhirsh@ncjw.org With the Supreme Court’s decision in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP allowing South Carolina to adopt a racially gerrymandered map, National Council of Jewish Women Government Relations and Advocacy Director Darcy Hirsh issued the following statement. “The Supreme Court’s decision today to uphold …

READING BUDDIES ON WEDNESDAYS

Looking for patient, creative volunteers with a love for young children and literacy. NCJW/CLE’s ongoing Reading Buddies program pairs volunteers with 2nd and 3rd graders referred by their teachers/parents to read with us weekly in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We are seeking either “regular” volunteers who can attend most Wednesdays from after the High Holidays through mid-May, or substitute volunteers …

NCJW Leads Broad Coalition of 61 National Jewish Organizations Urging Swift Congressional Action on Countering Antisemitism Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS CONTACT: Darcy Hirsh, National Council of Jewish Women, dhirsh@ncjw.org NCJW Leads Broad Coalition of 61 National Jewish Organizations Urging Swift Congressional Action on Countering Antisemitism Act Bipartisan Bill is the Most Far-Reaching Initiative to Counter Antisemitism Ever Introduced in Congress WASHINGTON – Today, NCJW led a broad coalition of 61 national Jewish organizations sent a letter to House Speaker …

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION 2024

LEE APPLE, ARLINE PRITCHER AWARD WINNER Lee Apple serves as co-chair of Building Bridges with Books, and is an incoming NCJW/CLE board member. Lee originally joined NCJW after her retirement to “find new things to do and meet new people.” Since then, she has been an active volunteer for Share What You Wear and the Heart Pillow project, and a …

DONATING TO NCJW – LOCAL OR NATIONAL?

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve been doing important and impactful work  for 130 years.  Thank you! But sometimes our donors believe they’ve made an Annual Fund gift to  our local section, and they  are surprised to find out their gift went to the national office, and we may or may not receive any of the funds. Frustrating, isn’t it? Our …

FUND DEVELOPMENT: WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT? 

Membership dues are very important. By paying dues, you are showing your support for the work we do. Each member is making a statement that shows how much they value our vision and mission. When funding organizations and/or political officials ask us how many members we represent, it’s important for us to be able to show that we have a …

Senate Confirms Historic Nominee Nicole Berner

WASHINGTON — With the Senate confirmation of Nicole Berner to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement: “A nominee like Nicole Berner comes along once in a lifetime. She is a historic nominee for the Fourth Circuit as the first LGBTQ, Israeli-American, and labor lawyer …

NCJW Hails Long-Awaited Over-the-Counter Birth Control

PRESS CONTACT: Jody Rabhan, National Council of Jewish Women jrabhan@ncjw.org   NCJW Hails Long-Awaited Over-the-Counter Birth Control WASHINGTON — National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) applauds the release of the first over-the-counter birth control, Opill, now accessible to millions of people. NCJW CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement: “National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is proud that our long-standing advocacy …

NCJW Supports Adeel Mangi to Third Circuit Court; Rejects Baseless Attacks

NCJW Supports Adeel Mangi to Third Circuit Court; Rejects Baseless Attacks FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press contact: Jody Rabhan, jrabhan@ncjw.org WASHINGTON — National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement in response to baseless attacks on Adeel Mangi, who if confirmed would be the first Muslim American judge on our circuit courts: “National Council of Jewish Women …

HOMELESS STAND DOWN

NCJW/CLE is coordinating with Business Volunteers Unlimited for this year’s Homeless Stand Down (HSD), an event for community members experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. You must contact co-chairs by March 18 to volunteer and to receive a registration for early-access sign up. Anyone 13 years or older is eligible to volunteer at the Homeless Stand Down, making it a nice volunteer …