NCJW Heartbroken by Passover Shooting

NCJW Heartbroken by Passover Shooting

April 29, 2019 – The following is a statement from NCJW’s National Office: The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is saddened by the shooting of Jews worshipping on Passover and outraged by the continued gun violence in this country. NCJW CEO Nancy K. Kaufman released the following statement: “Today we mark the 6 month…

Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting

October 29, 2018 Dear NCJW NY Community,   Today is a day unlike any other. For many of us, it is a struggle to return to our daily lives after the deadliest attack on American Jews in history, when a gunman opened fire inside the Tree of Life Synagogue. The knowledge that such an attack…

DACA

DACA

September 6, 2017 Yesterday, President Trump cruelly ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA. Now, nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as young children are at risk for deportation from the only country they’ve ever known. This decision is simply unconscionable. DACA recipients or Dreamers deserve respect and dignity….

A Note on the Election

A Note on the Election

Dear NCJW NY Community,   This election brought up levels of fear, anxiety, and frustration for all Americans that we have not seen in years. We at NCJW NY believe that we must channel these feelings into positive and production action. We must regroup and “rise up” to continue our fight for the rights guaranteed…

Stop Jeff Sessions

Stop Jeff Sessions

In his almost 20 years in the Senate, Sessions has demonstrated disdain for civil rights. He has voted to limit access to reproductive healthcare, deny hate crimes protections to LGBTQ individuals, and define marriage as only between a man and a woman. His record paints a picture of his world view: if you’re a woman, a person…

NCJW NY Condemns Trump’s New Discriminatory Limits on Refugees and Attack on Sanctuary Cities

NCJW NY Condemns Trump’s New Discriminatory Limits on Refugees and Attack on Sanctuary Cities

President Trump’s recent executive order limiting refugee resettlement in the US based on religion and national origin flies in the face of American values and threatens the very fabric of our nation. NCJW NY opposes any actions to harm immigrants and refugees seeking safety and better lives in the United States. For more than 120…

Oppose Gorsuch Appointment – Action Alert

Oppose Gorsuch Appointment – Action Alert

Last night, President Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next US Supreme Court Justice. Judge Gorsuch rejects the basic constitutional values that have supported the progress made by women, workers, the LQBTQ community, and people of color throughout our country’s history. His record raises significant concerns about his ability to be a fair, open-minded…

Jewish Rally for Refugees

Jewish Rally for Refugees

President Trump’s recent actions against refugees are an outrage and a betrayal of American and Jewish values. Join NCJW NY as we team up with HIAS, the refugee agency of the Jewish community, to demand that America’s doors are reopened to refugees fleeing violence and persecution. In the 1930s, Jewish refugees were turned away from…

Urge the NY Senate to Pass the RHA and CCCA

Urge the NY Senate to Pass the RHA and CCCA

In less than a month, New York State legislators will end the 2017 legislative session and go on summer vacation. We can’t let them do that without bringing the Reproductive Health Act (HRA) and the Comprehensive Contraception Coverage Act (CCCA) to the floor for a vote. These two bills will enhance and secure access to…

Charlottesville

Charlottesville

On Saturday, August 12th, Heather Heyer was murdered in an act of domestic terrorism while protesting the presence of white supremacist “alt right” groups who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia. These extremists, apparently upset about the removal of a Confederate statue, also beat up Deandre Harris, a 20 year-old black man, and threatened to burn down a…