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 more than 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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The recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and Tony McDade opened wounds and reignited outrage for New Yorkers, and we stand in solidarity with Black and Brown communities in New York and across the country who are grieving. We share these words from NCJW, Inc., and NCJW Minnesota.

And, for a list of action items to engage with the work of being anti-racist and to support Black communities, click here.

Since 2015, NCJW NY’s annual Back 2 School Store (B2SS) has helped hundreds of kids get ready and excited for the new school year. After being unable to hold the Store last year, we are thrilled to host a “hybrid” event this year! Families can choose to receive pre-filled backpacks or come to the Store for an in-person shopping experience. After the tough year they’ve had, the Back 2 School Store has never been more important for our city’s struggling families. Learn more about the Back 2 School Store here.

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.

Please note: due to the Back 2 School Store, the Food Pantry will be closed on 8/2 and the Community Kitchen will be closed on 8/1 and 8/4.

Council Lifetime Learning Virtual Opportunities 

In early  July  2021,  we will begin to re-open Council Lifetime Learning with some classes and groups meeting in-person.  We will be maintaining  safety precautions as we all slowly take steps to return to old routines.