NCJW members work to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families and strive to ensure individual rights and freedoms for all. Our belief in Tikun Olam is translated every day into our actions. We are advocates on important public issues, a full-time Washington D.C. based advocacy office, an observer seat at the United Nations and a full-time office in Israel.
NCJW has had a presence in Arizona since 1920. Since that time, NCJW has played a vital role in making Arizona a viable place to live; our legacy lives on. In Phoenix, we helped start the first synagogue which is now the site of the Plotkin Cultural Center. We were on the ground floor establishing Jewish Family and Children Services. We were involved in starting the Child Crisis Nursery, now part of Child Crisis Center. We worked with staff of the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Office of the Courts to establish the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program here in Arizona. Today we are working to build awareness about human trafficking, domestic violence, teen dating abuse, and gun safety.
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 122 years later, NCJW remains distinct among organizations — courageous, compassionate, powerful, and, above all, pioneering.
Annual membership entitles you to a variety of benefits, including invitations to NCJW events, interest group, Salon discussions and access to health insurance benefits.
Life membership entitles you to all annual member benefits, plus a welcome package, a life membership pin symbolizing your commitment, and exclusive recognition at NCJW events.
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NCJW, Inc., Arizona Section is recognized as a tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code