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 us on March 3, 2019: Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California
You will be inspired! Join us for the Sacramento premiere of “Paving the Way: Women's Struggle for Political Equality in California.” The authors, Steve and Susie Swatt, have written the first-ever history of California women’s fierce and stirring 170-year fight for political equality. They will share the stories of these courageous, trailblazing women, some of them Jewish, who overcame all odds in order to lead. Books will be available for sale; the authors will donate part of the proceeds to NCJW Sacramento. View more information: Paving the Way, March 3, 2019
Mark Your Calendar for our 2nd Annual Celebrating Empowerment: May 19, 2019
We hope you will join us on Sunday, May 19, 2019, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Nepenthe Clubhouse, 1131 Commons Dr, Sacramento 95821. Listen to a mix of jazz, classics and Broadway tunes while enjoying light refreshments and sparkling beverages. Admission: $36.00. All funds raised are used for the Bridge to Success grants. RSVP today: Celebrating Empowerment 2019 Registration
Let your voice be heard: Lobby Day, May 20-21, 2019
YOU can help make California just and compassionate with your passion and your voice. While California is the 5th largest economy of the world it has one of the highest rates of poverty in the nation. We can and must do something about the growing inequities which perpetuate cycles of poverty and pain. View more event and registration information: Lobby Day 2019
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
As a member of NCJW, Sacramento Section, you help provide services and advocate for issues important to women, children and families. View more event highlights and program photos: NCJW Sacramento Gallery
White Privilege and the Jewish Community
January 31, 2019
The workshop, presented in partnership with NCJW Sacramento, Congregation B’nai Israel, Congregation Beth Shalom, and the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC), focused on the societal pervasiveness of white privilege and how it shows up in Jewish communities and institutions.
September 16, 2018
More than 50 members and guests ushered in a new year for NCJW Sacramento by reconnecting with old friends, meeting new ones and enjoying sweet treats at the Nepenthe Clubhouse in Sacramento.
Mah Jongg Madness
January 13, 2019
Everyone had a fun start to the New Year at the Silverado Design Center. Proceeds support NCJW Sacramento’s programs and activities benefiting women, children and families.
and Installation of Officers
June 7, 2018
NCJW Sacramento Section held a “Fashion Show Retrospective” and Installation of Officers on June 7, 2018 at the KOH Library in Sacramento. NCJW members walked the runway with European fashion from the mellie j collection, which represents brands produced from natural fabrics or ethically sourced textiles.
Chanukah Mitzavah in a Minute (MIM)
November 28, 2018
NCJW again joined with the Jewish Federation to provide Hanukkah gift bags for seniors and others who are homebound and might not otherwise be able to celebrate.
April 24 & 25, 2018
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.
3rd Annual Sorting of the “Gala Shop”
April 13, 2018
NCJW Sacramento members and Ronnie Corrick, WE Donation Center Manager, enjoyed getting together to help sort clothing, shoes and jewelry for the Women’s Empowerment Gala.
Mah Jongg Madness
January 21, 2018
Everyone had a great time during the annual “Mah Jongg Madness” held January 21st at the Silverado Design Center. Proceeds support NCJW Sacramento’s programs and activities benefiting women, children and families.
Founder's Day 2018
April 8, 2018
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 Unsung Heroine.
Little Stones Community Screening
January 7, 2018
NCJW Sacramento hosted a screening of the award-winning documentary, “LittleStones” with special guests Weave, Opening Doors, My Sister’s House, Women’s Empowerment, Women’s Wisdom Art & Wellspring Women’s Center. Little Stones profiles four women, each of whom are contributing a stone to the mosaic of the women’s movement.
March for Our Lives
March 24, 2018
NCJW Sacramento 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.
Chanukah Mitzvah in a Minute
December 6, 2017
NCJW Sacramento members joined forces with the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region for our Chanukah Mitzvah in a Minute project. We stuffed Chanukah gift bags for local Jewish seniors and others who are homebound.