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.

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.

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.