National Council of Jewish Women New York

A Faith in the Future. A Belief in Action.

NCJW NY is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW NY strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms. NCJW NY serves New Yorkers from all walks of life, from all racial and religious backgrounds. For 125 years, NCJW NY has been fostering women’s leadership and addressing the city’s inequities through both direct social services and advocacy for systemic change.

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Due to COVID-19, Council House is currently closed to participants, members and volunteers with the exception of our nutrition program clients. At this time we continue to offer bagged meals and pre-packaged bags during our usual Community Kitchen and Food Pantry hours.

We are committed to keeping our nutrition program open and operating safely during the COVID-19 crisis.

Contribute to the Hunger Program

Our Hunger Program began in 1983. What we thought would be a temporary, stop-gap measure in response to drastic cuts in federal nutrition assistance programs has become a core service here at Council House.

More than one million New Yorkers experience food insecurity every day, meaning they lack the financial resources to access enough food for a healthy life. Unfortunately, this problem is not going away.

Your donation to NCJW NY’s Hunger Program will help feed our hungry neighbors, and make sure we never have to turn anyone away.

Council Lifetime Learning Virtual Opportunities 

Council Lifetime Learning has suspended all in person programming until NYC’s “social distancing” restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, we are pleased to be able to bring our members virtual opportunities to keep learning, moving and connecting with like-minded peers while at home.