NCJW-NY Advocacy for Women
NCJW NY advocates meet with New York Assemblymember Linda B. Rosenthal

IMG_0628NCJW members at the U.S. Supreme Court during a lobbying day in Washington, D.C.


NCJWNY Advocacy
NCJW NY staff at a rally at the UN

Since our founding in 1894, NCJW NY has been at the forefront of social change, championing the needs of society’s most vulnerable citizens and taking stands on issues such as child welfare, reproductive rights, and immigration. NCJW NY remains committed in our fight for social justice and advocating for the things we believe in.


NCJW NY is strongly devoted to vigorous and strategic advocacy on key mission-related issues. Over the last year, we have led the charge against sex trafficking, as head of the We Were Slaves: The Jewish Community Unites Against Sex Trafficking coalition, bringing adult education and youth outreach programs to those in the community. Additionally, NCJW NY advocates traveled to Albany to witness the passing of the crucial TVPJA (Trafficking Victims Protection and Justice Act) legislation, which will improve the lives of sex trafficking survivors. Our anti-sex trafficking work will continue with exciting and dynamic programming in the year ahead. Check out its website here. 


As an ally of the reproductive justice movement, NCJW NY seeks to promote legislative measures that advance justice, combat regressive policies, and dismantle the deep-rooted systems of discrimination and inequality from which harmful policies arise.

NCJW NY is committed to strengthening our efforts for health equity, reproductive freedom, and true moral autonomy for all by engaging in grassroots organizing, community awareness, and service. NCJW NY’s reproductive justice advocacy measures include educating and working with decision makers, building relationships with diverse partners, engaging in coalition efforts, speaking out in the press and mobilizing constituents online and in person.


Hunger and nutrition access is central to the advocacy work of NCJW NY. As the home of a robust Hunger Program, NCJW NY advocates and volunteers know just how deeply food insecurity impacts the lives of underserved New Yorkers. Our advocacy compliments our direct service as we work to secure SNAP benefits with other anti-poverty organizations and reach out to elected officials in our work to alleviate hunger.

NCJW NY depends on the passion and skills of our volunteers to make social change. Please contact Yael Reisman, Director of Outreach and Engagement, to learn more.

Join NCJW NY in our Advocacy efforts!

Please join our important work and advocate for what matters to you. Contact Yael Reisman, Director of Outreach and Engagement, at 646.884.9462 or for more information.