A Faith in the Future. A Belief in Action.
This is what the National Council of Jewish Women is all about.
We are 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 comprises a national network of affiliates — we call them Sections — across the country that collectively have nearly 90,000 members, supporters, and advocates. Our national headquarters, NCJW, Inc., is located in New York. We also have a Washington, D.C. office and a Jerusalem office.
With more than 3,200 members, NCJW/Essex is the largest section in the country. Our programs and membership are nonsectarian and open to all, regardless of religion.
Founded in 1912, our section comprises a collaborative team including an executive committee of approximately 15 members, a section board with approximately 60 members along with an advisory board, 13 staff members, dozens of committee chairs, and hundreds of active volunteers. Our offices are located in Livingston, New Jersey.
Our work falls under three broad umbrellas:
- Community Services for women and children from Essex County, NJ, as well as surrounding counties of Union and Morris, and other parts of the state;
- Events and Programs for our members and the community at large;
- Advocacy, locally and nationally, on behalf of issues that affect women, children and families.
Our signature programs are: