By Samantha Ossip, NCJW|LA Volunteer   It is almost that time of year again when kids begin getting ready for the new school year. NCJW|LA’s Back 2 School Store ensures that children who may not be able to afford school supplies and school clothes get what they need before the year begins. The Store is a…Read More


By Samantha Ossip, NCJW|LA Volunteer NCJW|LA is very excited to welcome our new board members: Nancy Kless, Johanna Arias-Bhatia, and Rosalind Helfand. They are all passionate advocates for justice who have already helped NCJW|LA with an array of projects and programs as volunteers. Here’s a little bit about Nancy, Johanna, and Rosalind and their journeys…Read More


Guest Post by Alexander Marotti, Advocacy and Youth Educational Programs and Services Intern at NCJW|LA & Jewish Federation Community Intern In the past few weeks following the horrible atrocity committed in Orlando, in which a madman murdered 49 innocent people and wounded 53 more with an assault weapon, we have witnessed Congress yet again fail…Read More


The NCJW|LA community is heartbroken over this weekend’s horrifying acts of violence at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando. NCJW’s work is inspired by and based on the Jewish value of Kavod Ha’Briot, respect and dignity for all human beings. In the spirit of Kavod Ha’Briot, NCJW|LA stands with the LGBTQ community as well as with…Read More


By Abby Ross, NCJW|LA Policy Intern Standing up for what you believe in can be rather difficult. Advocacy is all about showing outward support for a specific cause, and NCJW|LA’s Advocacy Training Project (ATP) is the ideal way to hone in on the skills necessary for effective social action. As NCJW|LA’s summer Policy Intern, I…Read More


What It Means to “Act for Women” in Our Nation’s Capitol By Rosalind Helfand I’m looking at a big stack of business cards on my desk — all gathered from members of Congress and their staff on Capitol Hill. Some of those members are already supporters of the Women’s Health Protection Act or WHPA (S.217/H.R….Read More