By Zoe Glassenberg This month’s blog post supports The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles (NCJW/LA). But I specifically chose to support their Art Pals program. Art has always been a part of my life. My Aunt Beverly was always painting, and would often let me paint with her when I went to her…Read More


Connect, Collaborate, Advocate: A Newbie’s View of the NCJW Washington Institute By Rosalind Helfand On Sunday night, we made a break from the hotel. The “under 45s” of NCJW’s Washington Institute were invited to a mixer hosted by NCJW/LA at a local bar: The Black Squirrel. It was raining and at first we wondered how…Read More


By Rosalind Helfand & Yvonne Winchell On Sunday, February 21 at NCJW/LA’s annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch & Award Ceremony, we were recognized as an “Emerging Leader” and a “Woman Who Dared.” Our journeys with NCJW/LA had begun over two years ago. Rosalind, a programs and policy consultant for nonprofits and government and L.A. native, wanted…Read More


By Sara Jayne Breuer On Sunday January 24th my team and I visited 4 businesses to fight human trafficking by providing a resource to potential victims. Driven by purpose and supported by spontaneous friendship, I had one of my most meaningful experiences that night. I firmly believe human trafficking to be one of the greatest…Read More


By Maryam Sheikholeslami NCJW/LA has a long history of serving at-risk and in-need families over the holidays. Through our Holiday Gift Program, for several years we have provided Target gift cards and compiled gift bags for 120 low-income families. While we want to continue the tradition of serving so many families, we decided that this…Read More


By Alexa Schwartz The NCJW/LA Teen Advocacy Working Group has created an engaging new program for high school students called The Talk Project. The Talk Project is a peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness program which involves teen peer educators visiting high schools and youth groups in Los Angeles to discuss consent, sex, and sexual violence. We…Read More


By Simona Bernstein “May you deliver the mighty into the hands of the weak, the many into the hands of the few” is part of the al hanisim prayer recited on Chanukah. I therefore found it very fitting that the National Council of Jewish Women held its first Festival of Lights Fashion Show on Chanukah…Read More


By The Young Professionals Leadership Circle We interviewed Quyên Nguyen-Le about what it was like to win the Festival of Lights Fashion Show! The Hanukkah-themed fashion show was presented by the NCJW/LA Young Professionals Leadership Circle, showcasing models wearing clothes from Council Thrift Shops, benefiting the Back 2 School Store. The event was part of…Read More