Recognizing students who make a difference

The Nancy and Robert Eskow NCJW/Essex Volunteer Award (Eskow Award) is bestowed annually on graduating high school seniors from Essex County who have demonstrated a commitment and dedication to making life better for others locally or globally. The award winners reflect the mission and values of NCJW/Essex through their community service projects and advocacy experience during their high school careers. Students recognized as award winners are honored with an award certificate and a monetary award to be used towards their college expenses.

The Eskow Award was established to reflect the mission and values of The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a nonsectarian, 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.

Click here to read about the 2022 winners.

The application and submission instructions for the 2023 Eskow Awards will be available in Spring 2023.

“I want to make a difference in my community by volunteering, leading, organizing, contributing.
Where else can I do so much and have so much fun? NCJW/Essex suits me perfectly.”