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 120 years, the National Council of Jewish Women has been championing the needs of women, children, and families. These needs are addressed on International, National, and local levels, section by section. It is an NCJW National priority to advance the well-being of women, children and families. NCJW is the place where women believe — in their heads and in their hearts — that things can and should be better. And in Sacramento, NCJW is the place where women come together to make that happen.
Locally, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) Sacramento Section has transformed the national organization’s commitment to end domestic violence into community action with the Family Shalom Committee. Current efforts are focused on educating local teens about safe and healthy dating behavior. Today the committee also provides advocacy and education on social justice issues for our section.
ADVOCACY: We joined other organizations as a member of A Stronger California to help repeal the maximum family grant, pass the most far reaching equity pay legislation of any state and model anti-human trafficking legislation. You can help as a member of the Rapid Response Team.
COMMUNITY SERVICE: We created and funded Bridge to Success, a project that helps Women’s Empowerment, (WE) graduates with financial grants to help them with the next step out of homelessness. In another community service teams of members prepare and deliver dinner twice a month to Sister Nora’s Place, a long-term shelter and case management home for women with a history of homelessness, trauma and serious mental and physical illness. Mitzvah in a Minute projects offer the opportunity to do a community service in only a few hours. We have provided Hanukah gifts for families in need, collected household goods for refugee families, made peanut butter and jelly sandwich sack lunches for the River City Food Bank and sorted Gala clothes for graduates of WE. A knitting project donates blankets to Project Linus, a national organization that provides new handmade blankets to children in need.
FUN AND EDUCATION: An annual Mah Jongg Fun Day, Founder’s Day celebration, speakers’ evenings and films throughout the year, as well as ongoing bridge, book and discussion groups. Educational programs about NCJW concerns in Israel.
Our section members look forward to welcoming you at the level of involvement that works for you.
Our volunteers gain as they give. Please consider joining one of our committees:
- Community Service
Let us know if you can help with:
- Advocacy: The Rapid Response Team
- Programs around issues of Women, Children and Families
- Mitzvah in a Minute
- Fun: Mah Jongg, Founder’s Day, speakers
- Sister Nora’s Place
- Bridge to Success
- Israel programming
- Fund development
- Speakers Forum
- Voter Registration
Mitzvah in a Minute
Our volunteers give their time in short but energetic spurts to benefit Women's Empowerment, Opening Doors and others. If you have an idea for a project or you would like to volunteer, please fill in this form.