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National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

 

Read more about the organization’s guiding principles, priorities, and resolutions at ncjw.org.

History

In 1893, Hannah G. Solomon of Chicago was asked to organize the participation of Jewish women in the Chicago World’s Fair. When Hannah and her recruits discovered that participation was not substantive, but would consist of pouring coffee and other hostess duties, they walked out. Hannah then took matters into her own hands, building on the courageous action and volunteer work she had been leading for years. By the end of the World’s Fair, Hannah and the accompanying delegate body of women had founded the National Council of Jewish Women, changing forever the role of Jewish women and the nature of volunteerism. 

Today, over 120 years later, NCJW remains distinct among organizations — courageous, compassionate, powerful, and, above all, pioneering.

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Current NCJW Nebraska Bylaws and Policies & Procedures

Current NCJW Nebraska Bylaws
Approved NCJW Neb Bylaws 8-13-18.pdf
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Current NCJW Nebraska Policies & Procedures
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ncjw nebraska 2019-2020 Board of Directors

President:

Jennifer Koom


Vice Presidents of Community Service:

Pam DePorte

Janie Kulakofsky

 

Vice President of Fundraising:

OPEN


Vice President of Membership:

OPEN

 

Vice President of Public Affairs and Education:

Becki Brenner


Vice President of Communication:

OPEN


Treasurer:

Beth Dworkin


Financial Secretary:

Patty Nogg


Recording and Corresponding Secretary:

Alice Klein


Immediate Past President:

Becki Brenner

 

Awards Committee Co-Chairs:

Pam Friedlander

Marlen Frost

 

NCJW Past National President:

Jan Schneiderman

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

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