National Council of Jewish Women Welcomes Mifepristone Decision in Washington State Case

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 8, 2023 Media Contact: Jake Green, jgreen@ncjw.org NATIONAL — With the ruling out of Washington state involving medication abortion care, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement: “National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is grateful for the decision out of Washington state from Judge Thomas Rice, blocking the FDA from …

National Council of Jewish Women Applauds Reintroduction of Women’s Health Protection Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 30, 2022 CONTACT: Jake Green, jgreen@ncjw.org NATIONAL — Today the Women’s Health Protection Act (WHPA), proactive legislation to enshrine the right to abortion care into law, was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement in response: “With the reintroduction of the Women’s Health Protection Act, …

Israel rally remarks from NCJW CEO Sheila Katz

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz spoke at Sunday, March 12’s protest of Israeli Finance Minister Belazel Smotrich, including his threats to women’s rights, alongside the Progressive Israel Network and UnXeptable. We’ve shared the full transcript of her remarks below. NCJW doesn’t normally protest government officials or elected individuals. Rather, we focus on policies and issues. Like many …

NCJW and 110 organizations demand equal access to abortion coverage!

February 17, 2023  Faith-Centered, Values-Based, & Religious Organizations Express Support for the EACH Act Dear Representatives:  The undersigned 111 religious, religiously-affiliated, values-based, and faith-centered organizations and communities represent millions of people of faith and conscience committed to securing universal access to affordable health coverage, including coverage for abortion care. We write to express our strong and unequivocal support for the …

National Council of Jewish Women Deeply Concerned by Judicial Overhaul Plans in Israel

CONTACT: Jake Green, jgreen@ncjw.org National Council of Jewish Women Deeply Concerned by Judicial Overhaul Plans in Israel, Which Threaten Rights of Women, Arabs, LGBTQ+ People, Other Minorities NATIONAL – As protests intensify for the fifth week in Israel, including by women’s groups, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) expressed deep concern over proposals of the new Israeli government to undermine Israeli …

Recent remarks from a new NCJW team member

Rachel Faulkner, community organizer, social justice advocate, and anti-racist educator, joined the National Council of Jewish Women staff as its director of national campaigns and partnerships in January 2023. She recently joined Sixth&I for their MLK Shabbat to deliver a touching sermon on identity, interpersonal racism, and antisemitism. We’ve shared the recording and full transcript below.  Thank you for …

National Council of Jewish Women Raises Unprecedented $1 Million From the Jewish Community to Help Patients Access Abortion Care

The donations made to the Jewish Fund for Abortion Access, primarily by thousands of small-dollar donors, are going to help patients in the U.S. access care  NATIONAL – Today, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) announced that its Jewish Fund for Abortion Access surpassed a million dollars in donated funds, which directly help thousands of patients navigate an increasingly complex …

National Council of Jewish Women Outraged Over Supreme Court Ruling Ending Right to Abortion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE JUNE 24, 2022 Media Contact: Alissa Kaplan Michaels, West End Strategy Team amichaels@westendstrategy.com, 212.864.5374  National Council of Jewish Women Outraged Over Supreme Court Ruling Ending Right to Abortion CEO Sheila Katz: ‘NCJW To Continue To Fight’  WASHINGTON — With today’s decision from the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, National Council of Jewish Women …

Kennedy v. Bremerton Decision is a Dangerous Blow to Religion-State Separation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 27, 2022 Media Contact: Alissa Kaplan Michaels, West End Strategy Team amichaels@westendstrategy.com NCJW Calls Kennedy v. Bremerton Decision a Dangerous Blow  To Religion-State Separation  WASHINGTON – National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) criticized today’s Supreme Court decision in Kennedy v. Bremerton, a case about a public school coach who violated the religious freedom of students by …