NCJW NY is proud to launch ProTruth®, a campaign and a movement to fight against the deceptive and harmful tactics of fake clinics, also known as “crisis pregnancy centers,” in New York City.

Fake clinics look and sound like real women’s health centers, but they are often unlicensed and volunteer run, with no doctors or medical professionals on site. Very simply, the goal of fake clinics is to prevent individuals from obtaining abortion care and other reproductive healthcare, using tactics such as lying about abortion and its health effects, intentionally delaying a person’s decision-making, and emotionally manipulating patients.
We believe it is unacceptable for any person to be manipulated or lied to about their body. To follow our campaign, follow ProTruth on Facebook, Twitter, and on Instagram at @iamprotruth, sign up for our ProTruth mailing list, and visit for an interactive map and other information.


NCJW NY’s Advocacy Leadership Committee

National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) has a long and rich history of speaking out to educate the public on vital issues and influence legislators to implement progressive policies. Since its founding in 1894, NCJW NY has provided a voice for the voiceless and worked to address economic and social inequality. NCJW NY has been a leading voice in the fight against sex trafficking, child labor, sweatshops, and domestic violence.

Today, NCJW NY’s Advocacy Leadership Committee (ALC) is a multi-generational, interfaith group of women committed to affecting social change. We are diverse, from all different professions and walks of life, bringing varied skills and points of view to the Committee’s endeavors. In partnership with NCJW NY’s professional staff, ALC volunteers work to educate the community and to affect policy at the local, state, and federal level.

The ALC serves as leaders and conveners of a wide network of grassroots advocates. Toward this end, the ALC organizes panel discussions, film screenings, salons, and lobby visits. Committee members have an opportunity to develop an expertise in one or more issues of their choosing; to take a leadership role in setting the advocacy agenda; and develop the strategy to achieve the goals we set.

While NCJW NY is committed to seeking social justice through the lens of Jewish teachings and values, our work is non-sectarian and our issues are universal, affecting people of all races, religions, and walks of life.

Get Involved

Current areas of focus include:

  • Anti-Sex Trafficking
  • Reproductive Rights, Justice, and Gender Equality
  • Economic Justice, with a focus on Hunger and Nutrition
  • Immigration and Refugee Rights

The Advocacy Leadership Committee needs your ideas, your skills, your energy, and your voice!
To get involved with the Advocacy Leadership Committee, please contact Aviva Zadoff at 646-884-9466 or Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter for the most recent updates on our events and news.

Upcoming Events:

COVID-19 and Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Virtual Advocacy Day for Reproductive Justice
July 23, 2020
When COVID-19 hit New York, many organizations, including reproductive health care clinics, had no option but to cut back on services or close down completely. This public health crisis has disproportionately impacted marginalized communities, especially Black and Brown women, and forced those in need of healthcare to seek other options. Crisis Pregnancy Centers (CPCs), the frontline service arm of the anti-choice movement, capitalized on this moment to advance their agenda. The Pro-Truth coalition conducted research across the state and found that many of these fake clinics used the fear surrounding the COVID-19 crisis to coax more people into their doors.

Join us to:

  • Be the first to hear our analysis of Crisis Pregnancy Centers and how they amped up their outreach during COVID-19
  • Learn about advocacy steps you can take to hold CPCs accountable
  • Hear from experts on reproductive rights and justice

Our Recent Past Events

NCJW NY and Reproductive Rights: An Evening of Learning and Action
January 30th, 2020
Along with JOFA (the Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance), this event allowed participants to learn about the Jewish perspective on reproductive rights and choice, find out about pending Sex Ed and Crisis Pregnancy bills; and hear about NCJW’s Pro-Truth initiative. Then, participants took action by writing letters to fellow New Yorkers, asking them to contact their state representatives to vote for these progressive bills.

Exposing the Lives of Crisis Pregnancy Centers: A Film Screening of Lifehouse and Panel Discussion
January 14th, 2019
Attendees saw the film Lifehouse, created and directed by Heba Elorbany that takes viewers behind internships at so-called “crisis pregnancy centers,” exposing them to the deceptive tactics these clinics use to manipulate women and mislead them about their pregnancy options.

Not On Our Watch: The War Against Sex Trafficking
October 22nd, 2019
The Advocacy Leadership Committee hosted NCJW NY supporters at a performance of Katie Capiello’s piece, One Click Away, which speaks frankly about the trafficking of young girls on the internet, and exposes the ease with which young people can be lured into the world of sex trafficking.


It’s not too late to make our voice heard! Join National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) & NCJW NY in calling our Senators on 10/26! Text NCJW to 747464 or call 1-888-678-9477 ☎️☎️☎️

Here is the script you can use when you call:
Hello, my name is [ x ] and I am calling from [city, state]. Given Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s opposition to the Affordable Care Act, her nomination to a lifetime seat on the US Supreme Court threatens Americans’ access to health care in the middle of the current global pandemic. I urge the Senate to instead focus on providing relief for millions of Americans who are still suffering, including the families and loved ones of the more than 210,000 people who have died, as well as the more than 30 million people who have lost their jobs. The Senate must follow Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s powerful example by putting the health and security of our nation and its people first and oppose the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court.
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It can be difficult to cope with fear and anxiety, changing daily routines, and a general sense of uncertainty about COVID-19. Although people respond to stressful situations in different ways, there are steps you can take to help manage stress. Visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for more information at #shareNIMH ... See MoreSee Less

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Join National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis for their virtual Couturier Event beginning tomorrow at 8 AM CST/9 AM EST!The Couturier Virtual Sneak Peek Preview is OPEN.
Your opportunity to bid on auction items is hours away!
The Resale Shop at NCJWSTL raises funds to support women, children and families in our community.

Online Event starts October 22 at 8 AM:
🔔 200 Buy It Now Items
🔔 50 Auction Items
🔔 3 Chances to Win Items

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"COUTURIER" to 243-725 or Register from your desktop
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