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A network of 180,000 progressive Jewish women and allies advocating for the most vulnerable women, children, and families in the United States and Israel.
NCJW fights for the most vulnerable women, children, and families. We are inspired by Jewish values and empowered through our network of strong women. We speak out on a range of progressive issues, on both a national and local level. And through so many different paths of action, we pursue social and economic justice for all.
Mission: Educating, advocating, and acting together for progressive social change.
Get out the vote in Georgia for the January 5th runoff election! Take action with NCJW and check out the image for important dates.
#ShabbatShalom. We hope you have an affirming Shabbat.
“Religious freedom is intended to serve as a shield, not a sword.” Read more about this important letter that NCJW CEO, Sheila Katz and Scholar in Residence, Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg signed to the Biden transition team.
A diverse coalition of faith leaders ask President-elect Joe Biden to protect religious freedom for all Americans.
Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance. We honor those who lost their lives due to anti-transgender violence. May their memories be a blessing and may the violence against the Transgender community end.
It's the deadliest year on record for the trans community.
Forty years of Hyde is forty years too long. The EACH Woman Act would end coverage bans (including Hyde) and prohibit local, state, and federal political interference in the decisions of private insurers to offer abortion coverage. Advocating for passage of this bill is pure common sense, especially for those most impacted by Hyde’s dangerous restrictions
Abortion is health care. Period, full stop. Not only is it safe, but it’s legal. (News flash to this Alabama judge that “fetal personhood”…
"That’s why we are calling on Congress to pass the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH Woman) Act. This bill, if enacted, would eliminate abortion coverage bans in federal health insurance programs and prohibit local, state, and federal political interference in the decisions of private health insurers to offer abortion coverage. " #BeBoldEndHyde
There is still time to register for tonight's important webinar "Staying in the Fight for Racial Justice". This is a can't miss conversation with Yavilah McCoy, CEO of Dimensions Educational Consulting and Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center. Register now and a join us at 6:30 PM ET. https://bit.ly/2IzwJN8
“People are calling it a revolution. Since October 22nd, hundreds of thousands across Poland have been protesting—in five hundred and eighty cities and towns, by one organizer’s count. “
The Polish government has delayed implementing the court decision that sparked the demonstrations, yet people continue to flood the streets all over the country.
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Join us tomorrow 11.19 at 6:30 PM ET for a can't miss event. "Staying in the Fight for Racial Justice" Register now.
Check out Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg on the Unholier Than Thou podcast.
Now that the facism is ebbing, should the apologies be flowing? That’s what Phill is hoping to glean from Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg. She walks us through the process of repentance and if you’re required to forgive the MAGA hat wearers in your life. Next, Pastor Mike McBride joins to dissuade Phill ...
“As the covid-19 crisis continues to ravage America unfettered by any meaningful government assistance or intervention, women—particularly low-income mothers and especially women of color—remain among the groups most affected by unemployment and lack of childcare.”
As the covid-19 crisis continues to ravage America unfettered by any meaningful government assistance or intervention, women—particularly low-income mothers and especially women of color—remain among the groups most affected by unemployment and lack of childcare. And both the virus and failures ...
"“In the wake of the threat to reproductive rights for women on the national level, I’m proud of the House vote to remove barriers to women’s reproductive health options and protect the concepts enshrined in Roe v. Wade,” House Speaker Robert DeLeo said in a statement after the vote."
Expansion of abortion access in Massachusetts took a first step forward on Thursday when House lawmakers overwhelmingly approved an amendment to their proposed state budget.
“The surge of hate in the last few years is unmistakable,” Jonathan Greenblatt, the CEO of the ADL, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency on Monday. “We’ve been talking about our anxiety about the normalization of anti-Semitism, and sure enough in 2019 we saw a 14% increase in anti-Jewish hate crimes.”
The Anti-Defamation League cautions that the numbers probably represent just a fraction of total hate crimes in the U.S.
"Around the world, countries that depend on U.S. foreign aid have scrapped or scaled back ambitious public health projects, refashioning their health systems over the past four years to comport with President Donald Trump’s sweeping anti-abortion restrictions that went further than any Republican president before him."
President-elect Joe Biden inherits a global health landscape changed by the Trump administration more than under any Republican president since Ronald Reagan.
Join us Thursday, 11.19 at 6:30PM ET for an important conversation "Staying in the Fight for Racial Justice" with Yavilah McCoy, CEO of Dimensions Educational and Eric Ward, Executive Director of the Western States Center. This discussion will explore how our fight for racial justice and our work combating antisemitism intersect, how we show up and stay in this critical work, and to affirm the crucial truth that Black lives matter. Register today.
#ShabbatShalom NCJW wishes you all a restorative Shabbat.
A friendly reminder judges must be FAIR, INDEPENDENT, AND QUALIFIED. Especially in the highest court in the land. #CourtsMatter
The Supreme Court justice warned that not only is freedom of belief under threat, but freedom of expression is as well.
"Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be the first woman to hold her office. After 244 years, it’s about damn time, yeah?
But Harris is not only the first woman to become VP. She’s the first Black and Indian-American person to do so. She’s a part of a blended family. She’s the daughter of two immigrants. She’s someone who did not have children and married for the first time at age 49. And? She’s a member of what will be the first Jewish Second family (try saying that five times fast)."
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be the first woman to hold her office. After 244 years, it’s about damn time, yeah? But Harris is not only the first woman to become VP. She’s the first Black and Indian-American person to do so. She’s a part of a blended family. She’s the daughter of ...
Great work from NCJW/Essex
“The children and families in the Essex County community who are served by the Back 2 School Store have been among the hardest hit during these extraordinary times, and we knew we had to find a way to bring the store to them, safely and securely,” Caitlin Higgins Joy, NCJW/Essex’s executive director, said."
NCJW/Essex volunteers help build confidence of children in need
Happy Veterans Day! Thank you for your service both veterans past and present.
"Sigd is an ancient Jewish holiday, but if you haven’t heard of it before, you are not alone! Sigd has been celebrated continuously for centuries, but until recently, it was observed exclusively among Ethiopian Jews. However, in 2008, Sigd became an official Israeli national holiday, and it is now celebrated in the Jewish state as both a religious holiday and an exploration of Ethiopian Jewish culture. As such, it’s a perfect holiday for American Jewish families interested in strengthening their connection to and understanding of the global diversity of Judaism."
While most Jewish families consider Hanukkah the next big Jewish holiday, don’t overlook the holiday of Sigd, which begins this year on the evening of Sunday, Nov. 15. Sigd is an ancient Jewish holiday, but if you haven’t heard of it before, you are not alone! Sigd has been celebrated continuous...
2020 Election Recap
Reminder: Join our us in 10 minutes for our Facebook Live 2020 Election Recap
From Chief Policy Officer, Jody Rabhan “The moral test of a nation is how it treats its most vulnerable. Without prioritizing the health and welfare of the people, we cannot have a healthy nation. Universal access to comprehensive care, including reproductive health care services and mental health care and laws, policies, programs, and services that promote wellness and illness prevention, is critical. Voters know this - which is why health care was a driving issue to the polls in 2018 and our most recent election. I hope the Court knows this. "
Before the ACA, insurance companies could deny coverage, charge higher premiums, and limit people's benefits with pre-existing conditions.
BREAKING! The Affordable Care Act was on the line TODAY at #SCOTUS. Will the judges overturn the #ACA and take health care from millions? Or #ProtectOurCare? Join our Virtual Town Hall TONIGHT for info, analysis, and Q&A. RSVP at OurDayInCourt.org
Tune in at 4pm ET for NCJW'S Facebook Live 2020 Election Re-Cap with NCJW Chief Policy Officer, Jody Rabhan and NCJW Legislative Counsel, Shannon Russell.
This morning the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in California v. Texas. The results of this case have the potential to upend the ACA and could impact every American. Immediately at risk are those who have preexisting conditions and the 131 million Americans covered by the ACA. The ACA is the cornerstone of our healthcare system and we will not go back. Protect our Care!
"President-Elect Joe Biden is projected to become the 46th president of the United States and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, plans to continue teaching, potentially becoming the only first lady to hold a paid job outside the White House. "
Dr. Biden told "CBS Sunday Morning" in August that she would "love to" keep teaching if she became first lady.
On November 10 the most conservative Supreme Court in history is having a hearing to determine the constitutionality of The Affordable Care Act. If the Affordable Care Act is overturned 100 million+ people will lose healthcare access. In a pandemic. This is unacceptable. Join us at the steps of SCOTUS: https://bit.ly/35c9sck #SavetheACA
Join us tomorrow 11.10 at 4pm ET for Facebook Live 2020 Election Re-Cap with NCJW Chief Policy Officer, Jody Rabhan and NCJW Legislative Counsel, Shannon Russell.
President-elect Joe Biden as U.S. president will bring sweeping changes to women’s reproductive rights globally, starting with overturning a U.S. policy banning government-funded aid groups from mentioning abortion, according to campaign groups.
Democrat Joe Biden as U.S. president will bring sweeping changes to women's reproductive rights globally, starting with overturning a U.S. policy banning government-funded aid groups from mentioning abortion, according to campaign groups.
National Council of Jewish Women Welcomes Final Election Results
With the outcome of the 2020 presidential election now decisively showing Joe Biden will become the next president of the United States and Kamala Harris will become the first female vice president, National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) CEO Sheila Katz released the following statement:
“We look forward to working with President-elect Joe Biden and, in particular, we are proud to celebrate the glass ceiling-breaking milestone of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris becoming the first woman, first Black person and first South Asian American elected to serve in this capacity.
“This election was an example of our democracy at work. Because of the efforts of so many, including National Council of Jewish Women advocates, we were able to protect the vote and ensure that every voice counted. NCJW’s 29 state policy advocates; more than 30 Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote captains; and all 59 of our sections engaged in this election: through education, registering voters, getting out the vote, and volunteering as poll workers.
“The lives of women, families, and children will be greatly improved because of our work across the country, including in Colorado where NCJW advocates led the effort to oppose Prop 115, the ballot measure that would have banned 22 week abortions. NCJW California sections also successfully worked to pass Prop 17, restoring the right to vote for returning citizens.
“Over the last four years our network of advocates have been fighting against a series of problematic executive orders that impact vulnerable Americans including low income families, women, and people of color. To better protect these populations, we call on President-elect Biden to immediately restore Title X, to reinstate the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, rescind the Muslim Ban and Global Gag Rule, and reinstate protections including the birth control benefit in the Affordable Care Act.
“The next administration and Congress must protect the right of all people to safe, accessible, and affordable health care including codifying into the law legal abortion throughout our nation and eliminating the Hyde Amendment once and for all. We will continue to work with Congress to ensure the appointment of fair, independent, and qualified judges. We will urge the new Congress to take up and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
“We remain dedicated to protecting and improving the lives of women, children and families and we will continue our tireless work to bring about change that increases equity and justice so everyone has the same rights and access.”
#ShabbatShalom this Shabbat we hope you will join us celebrating every voice being heard.
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