National Council of Jewish Women

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The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), headquartered in New York City with an office in Israel, is an organization that describes itself as a "volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women's rights, and reproductive freedom." [1]

Principles

Stated principles include:[2]

  • "Individual liberties and rights guaranteed by the Constitution are keystones of a free and pluralistic society and must be protected and preserved."
  • "Religious liberty and the separation of religion and state are constitutional principles that must be protected and preserved in order to maintain our democratic society."
  • "Human rights and dignity are fundamental and must be guaranteed to all individuals."
  • "All individuals have the right to live in a world at peace and free from terrorism."
  • "A democratic society and its people must value diversity and promote mutual understanding and respect for all."
  • "The continuity of the Jewish people must be assured from generation to generation through Jewish education, culture, values, and respect among all streams of Judaism."
  • "The survival and security of the State of Israel and the establishment of a just and permanent peace are central to the Jewish people and vital to the interests of the United States."
  • "The protection and preservation of the environment are vital to a sustainable future."

Affiliations

Accessed December 2010:[3]

The front group Women of the Storm lists NCJW as a partner.

Coalition partners

Accessed October 2007: "NCJW collaborates closely with other leading national organizations to strategize and mobilize on issues of importance to its membership. These organizations and coalitions are similarly dedicated to advancing individual and civil rights, the separation of religion and state, reproductive rights, the well-being of women, children, and families, and support of the State of Israel. [4]

Individual and civil rights

Reproductive rights

Israel

Work in the U.S.

Work includes:[5]

  • NCJW's Judicial Nominations Campaign which "educates and mobilizes NCJW members, the Jewish community, and friends and allies everywhere to promote a federal bench with judges who support fundamental constitutional freedoms, including a woman's right to reproductive choice."
  • NCJW's Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote initiative which is designed to secure and safeguard voting rights and encourage voting.
  • NCJW's Domestic Violence Campaign which works to end domestic violence by improving the economic status of women.

Personnel

Accessed December 2010:[6]

Board includes:

Contact

New York Headquarters
475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1901
New York, NY 10115
Tel: 212-645-4048
Fax: 212-645-7466
Email: action AT ncjw.org
Web: http://www.ncjw.org

Has offices in Washington, DC and Jerusalem, Israel.

Resources and articles

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References

  1. About NCJW, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed October 10, 2007.
  2. NCJW Resolutions 2008-2011, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed December 2010.
  3. Affiliations, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed December 2010.
  4. Coalition Partners, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed October 10, 2007.
  5. Our Work in the US, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed December 2010.
  6. Leadership, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed December 2010.
  7. Staff, National Council of Jewish Women, accessed December 2010.