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


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