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The National Council of Jewish Women is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom.


For over a century, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change. NCJW members and supporters are outspoken champions for progressive policies at the federal, state and local levels. Over the years, NCJW's collective voice has changed the world for the better — impacting the lives of women, children and families in the United States and Israel.


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Stay informed and connected. Read our quarterly publication. Save a tree and stay up to date. NCJW Sacramento Newsletter Summer 2018


Celebrating an Unsung Heroine: Becky Goad

What truly makes Becky Goad our “Unsung Heroine” is her unwavering commitment to NCJW. In honor of Becky, NCJW members, family and friends paid tribute during Founder’s Day held April 8, 2018, with a donation and a sentence or two of congratulations. View the heartfelt and inspiring words from friends and family who celebrated Becky’s significant contributions to NCJW Sacramento: Unsung Heroine Tribute Page

Join the Rapid Response Team

Make a huge difference for California’s women and families. We need your help throughout the year reaching out to legislators and the Governor at key moments. If you can, please join NCJW Sacramento's Rapid Response Team by submitting the sign-up form. View: Advocacy, Sacramento Section

Save the Date, July 22, 2018: Women Wage Peace Mitzvah in a Minute (MIM)

This summer, NCJW Sacramento will present a creative MIM opportunity for NCJW members to contribute to a project that combines art and activism. On Sunday, July 22, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., we will decorate fabric squares with messages of peace and hope in support of the Piece for Peace project that began in Israel by a movement called Women Wage Peace. Learn more information: Women Wage Peace Summer MIM


Event Highlights

Lobby Day 2018
April 24 & 25

This year, a record 26 Sacramento Section members participated in Lobby Day, joining with more than 100 supporters statewide, including representatives from Reform California and California Women Lawyers. In front of the Capitol, our NCJW contingency met at the end of a productive day—nine lobby visits!
NCJW contingency in front of the State Capiitol

3rd Annual Sorting of the “Gala Shop”
April 13, 2018

NCJW Mitzvah in a Minute volunteers gathered for their 3rd annual sorting of the “Gala Shop.” With the help of 12 volunteers, the shop was put together in two hours.

NCJW members sorting accessories 

Founder's Day 2018
April 8

60 guests attended our NCJW Founder’s Day celebration at Plates Cafe. Following a delicious Mediterranean buffet, Anne Eisenberg introduced Becky Goad, who was recognized as this year’s UnsungHeroine.
photo of board president and NCJW Sacramento Unsung Heroine

March for Our Lives
March 24, 2018

NCJW members gathered together against gun violence after the fatal police shooting of Stephon Clark by joining the “March For Our Lives” demonstration at Capitol Mall.
NCJW Sacramento members group photo at rally

SacPOST Community Day of Action
January 27, 2018

NCJW Sacramento Section joined outreach efforts with
Sacramento Rescue and Restore Coalition for Sacramento Poster Outreach 2 Stop Trafficking (SacPOST). From left to right-
Becky Goad, Anne, Hellan Dowden, Hal Eisenberg, Rico Ozaki , Sharon CohenNCJW Sacramento at SacPOST Community Day of Action

Mah Jongg Madness 2018
January 21, 2018

Everyone had a great time during the annual “Mah Jongg
Madness” held January 21st at the Silverado Design Center.
View more: Mah Jongg Madness photos

NCJW Sacramento at 2018 Sacramento Women's March
January 20, 2018

NCJW Sacramento and the Women of B'nai Israel walked together to the State Capitol during the 2018 Sacramento Women’s March.

NCJW Sacramento members group photo at rally

Little Stones Community Screening
January 7, 2018

NCJW Sacramento hosted a community screening of the award-winning documentary, "Little Stones" at the Kashenberg Ostrow Hayward Library and Cultural Center. View more event highlights: NCJW Sacramento Gallery Page

Chanukah Mitzvah in a Minute
December 6, 2017

Chanukah Mitzvah in a Minute held at the Jewish Federation of Sacramento. View more photo highlights: NCJW Sacramento Facebook page

Mitzvah in a Minute
November 5, 2017

Many hands make light work: Sunday Peanut Butter and Jelly


NCJW Sacramento Mitzvah in a Minute group photo of PB&J volunteers

A multi-generational group had fun and completed more than 100 sack lunches in an hour for the River City Food Bank.