We are part of a powerful network of more than 100 sections, section branches, affinity groups, and statewide groups. Members of all religious affiliations share a commitment to the mission of NCJW and the belief that progressive ideals put into action can improve the world. Together we impact over 500 communities, addressing the needs of women, children, and families at the local level by identifying distinct challenges, developing responses, and delivering support and strength from coast to coast.
We are 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 and visible stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom on all governmental levels — local, state and federal. But NCJW doesn’t limit its advocacy to government. NCJW, Sacramento Section, maintains and supports programs which directly affect the daily lives of individuals in our local community.
Family Shalom is our flagship effort begun by our members in response to bringing awareness to domestic violence occurring in the Jewish Community. Since beginning in 2005, we have become actively involved with education on Elder Abuse, Teen Dating Relationships and the work to end Human Trafficking.
We also participate in political advocacy that impacts our community — Issues and Action Day at the State Capitol. For the past 30 years, we've thrown awesome Chanukah parties at the Albert Einsten Residence Center for Seniors. Our volunteers serve dinners regularly at Sister Nora’s Place, Loaves and Fishes where women who have a history of homelessness, trauma and serious mental and physical illness are given long-term shelter and case management. Some of our volunteers give their time at the Crisis Nursery Program at the Sacramento Children’s Home, a non-profit agency providing services to families in crisis and troubled or abused children. As the problem of youth homelessness grows in our community, so does the need to address the issue and The Wish List Project at Wind Youth Services receives the support of our members. To raise awareness and work on behalf of ending human trafficking, we launched our Slave Free Chocolate Campaign and sell fair traded chocolate through Equal Exchange.
The women of NCJW, Sacramento Section, make a difference in the local Sacramento community in varied and important ways. If you are interested in contributing to the future welfare of women, children and your local community, the Sacramento Section of the National Council of Jewish Women is for you. For information on other projects and how to join, attend one of our Events and check into becoming a Member.