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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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Join NCJW Sacramento for Courageous Conversations, March 20, 2018

How can we cross the political divide to minimize divisiveness and have meaningful conversation? Join NCJW Sacramento on Tuesday, March 20th from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for a session that’s part conversation, part skill building, facilitated by NCJW member Eileen Jacobowitz, who recently participated in NCJW’s Courageous Conversation pilot, a national training program for NCJW members on how to engage in thoughtful conversations with those with whom we disagree. Learn more information by viewing: Courageous Conversations

Save the Date: Founder's Day, April 8, 2018

"Force for Change: Israel Through a Gender Lens" 11:30 p.m. -2:30 p.m. at Plates. More details to come soon. View more details and registration information: Founder's Day 2018

Let Your Voice be Heard: Lobby Day, April 25 - 26, 2018

YOU can help make California just and compassionate with your passion and your voice. As childhood poverty deepens, sexual violence and harassment continue, the criminal justice disproportionately harms the poor, and human trafficking flourishes, NCJW CA Lobby Day advocacy will focus on legislation addressing these issues. View more details and registration information: NCJW Lobby Day 2018

Celebrate with us: Bridge to Success, May 6, 2018

Join NCJW Sacramento for an afternoon of live music, appetizers, and sparkling beverages. Learn more about Bridge to Success and Women's Empowerment programs. View more event details and registration information: Bridge to Success

Event Highlights

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 group photo during 2018 Women's March

"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.

Opening Meeting
September 17th

Over 75 wonderful women attended this year's Opening Meeting. There was delicious food and a lively discussion about the Sacramento Section’s activities. A special treat was the presentation by NCJW members, Lydia Inghram (NCJW past president), Jamie Goldstene and Sheila Wolfe, who are creating Solomon’s Delicatessen, a space for community within a traditional Jewish deli in downtown Sacramento.

Founder's Day Celebration

Highlights: May 21, 2017

Founder's Day photo

This year we celebrated our Sacramento Section's Unsung Heroines Sharon Cohen, Bonnie Penix and Dale Shaw with a Tribute. It was a large gathering at Casa Gardens featuring special guest speaker, Deborah Ortiz, Director of Opening Doors, a refugee resettlement and anti-human trafficking agency. More>

Lobby Day 2017
May 1st - 2nd

Sacramento Section's Fashion Show Fundraiser
April 2nd

Nicole, Joan, Eileen, Katia and Wendy at the April Fashion Fundraiser

National Convention 2017

Anne, Claire and Barbara in Atlanta — #StopGorsuch