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


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