Announcing the Recipients of NCJW’s Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal

In October 2023, in response to the horrific attacks by Hamas on October 7, NCJW launched its Israel Granting Program Emergency Appeal to apply a gender lens to the crisis and strengthen efforts and approaches which place women, children, and families front and center at all levels. Grants are being allocated on a monthly basis, responding to evolving needs and …

NCJW, Hadassah, The Hadassah Foundation, JWI, and 55 Organizations Call on UN to Conduct Unbiased Investigation Into Hamas’ Violence Against Israeli Women

FRIDAY, JANUARY 5, 2024 Media Contact: Jake Green, jgreen@ncjw.org ‍NEW YORK & WASHINGTON —Today National Council of Jewish Women, Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America; The Hadassah Foundation; and Jewish Women International; along with 55 other concerned organizations, sent a letter to United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres demanding the UN conduct an independent, complete, unbiased investigation into the …

NCJW Hails Israeli Supreme Court Decision to Reject First Part of Judicial Overhaul and Uphold Democracy

“National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) applauds today’s ruling from the Israeli Supreme Court, championing democracy by rejecting legislation that aimed to strip the court of its authority to overturn government decisions as unreasonable. The Supreme Court’s decision safeguards the rights of women, Palestinians, the LGBTQ+ community, and other minorities who would be most impacted without these checks of power …

JUSTICE FOR BRITTANY

We need to Take Action NOW to stop the criminalization of Brittany Watts for her miscarriage. Brittany Watts experienced a miscarriage and is being criminalized for her pregnancy loss by Ohio prosecutors. Brittany is currently awaiting a grand jury decision on whether she will stand trial for a felony for how she responded in a moment that should never have …

At Special Session on Sexual Violence Against Israelis, Speakers Call on Women’s Organizations, the UN, and the World to Speak Out

For Immediate Release  December 4, 2023 Media Contact: Jacqueline Olson, IWGmedia@berlinrosen.com  At Special Session on Sexual Violence Against Israelis, Speakers Call on Women’s Organizations, the UN, and the World to Speak Out The session, titled “Hear Our Voices” — held by the Israel Mission to the UN, NCJW, Sheryl Sandberg, others — at the United Nations and was dedicated to …

NCJW Statement on the Shooting of Three Palestinian Students in Burlington, VT

“We condemn the senseless act of gun violence against three Palestinian college students who were shot and wounded in Vermont while walking to a family dinner during their Thanksgiving break. As a Jewish organization that stands firmly against hate and violence, we express our outrage and share our prayers for a full and speedy recovery for Hisham Awartani, Tahseen Ahmed …

Our Statement on the November 25, 2023 Release of Hostages from Hamas Captivity

“Despite the delays by Hamas, we are relieved 17 additional hostages were released today, including 13 Israeli women and children and 4 foreign nationals. We were disappointed that Hamas separated families who qualified to be released together, including one girl released without her mother and one sister released without her teenage brother. “195 hostages remain in Hamas captivity, including 22 …

NCJW Reacts to UN Women’s Delayed, Tepid Response to October 7th Hamas Attack

In response to UN Women’s statement made on Saturday, November 25th —their first response to the Hamas terrorist attack in Israel on October 7th, 2023 — Sheila Katz, CEO of National Council of Jewish Women, a recognized United Nations NGO, released the following: “National Council of Jewish Women has long admired UN Women for their moral voice when women around …

NCJW Welcomes Release of 50 Hostages from Hamas Captivity Continues Call for Urgent Release of All Hostages

PRESS CONTACT: Jake Green, National Council of Jewish Women, jgreen@ncjw.org WASHINGTON — With the news of a multilateral agreement to release some hostages and pause combat in the Israel-Hamas war for four days, National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz shared the following statement: “National Council of Jewish Women is thrilled at least 50 hostages, including 30 children, will be …