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2017

How to snuff out the grotesque epidemic of sexual harassment? Start early, The Jewish Journal October 27, 2017
“”The Talk Project” was created by high school students in 2015, and attempts to raise awareness of sexual violence. So far, said Maya Paley, the NCJW’s director of advocacy and community engagement, 2,200 students in 15 schools have participated.”

What Should Our Community Do After Weinstein, The Jewish Journal October 25, 2017
“Maya Paley, Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement at the National Council for Jewish Women L.A. (NCJW/LA), said sexual harassment education is important in the workplace but also needs to start at a much earlier age.”

Where to Thrift Shop in LA: The Melrose/Fairfax Edition, A Girl In LA Lifestyle Blog. August 16, 2017
“Council is usually very well organized and offers a wide range of products, from furniture to books and records. This is the perfect place for a bargain hunter. Someone who doesn’t mind being thorough in order to find some true gems.”

Confronting Women’s Hunger, Ms. Magazine. August 3, 2017
“At the upcoming Los Angeles event, hosted by MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles and co-sponsored by the Feminist Majority Foundation, vital conversations will take place regarding the crisis of hunger, as well as what can be done to alleviate the problem in America.”

Back 2 School Store 2017, NBC Channel 4 News. July 30, 2017
On Sunday, July 30, the National Council of Jewish Women|Los Angeles Section (NCJW|LA) hosted their third Back 2 School Store (B2SS), a special opportunity for children in-need to “shop” for brand new clothing and school supplies to start the school year.

Romy Dolgin: The accidental star, The Jewish Journal. June 8, 2017
“Not being hyper-directed has led her to some surprising and promising places. One day during her junior year, a friend mentioned a gathering for a sexual violence awareness program at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles.”

LA Councilwoman Targets ‘Sleazy Businesses’ in Fight Against Human Trafficking, Daily News. February 1, 2017
“According to Martinez, the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking conducted a study that shows few businesses in the city and county are complying with the law.”

Santa Monica County Supervisor Calls for Planned Parenthood Protection, Santa Monica Lookout. January 23, 2017
“Tonight I stand with NCJW|LA and other leaders to say no matter who’s in the White House, choice is the law of the land in L.A.,’ Kuehl wrote on social media.”say no matter who’s in the White House, choice is the law of the land in L.A.,’ Kuehl wrote on social media.”

(Video) Rally To Save Roe. Victoria Spilabotte reports, Fox 11 News. January 19, 2017
Executive Director Hillary Selvin on why we are fighting to save Roe.

NCJW Transforms Roe Rally Before Inauguration, Beverly Press. January 11, 2017
“For years, NCJW/LA has hosted events to celebrate the Roe v. Wade decision and to educate and advocate for reproductive healthcare access – especially to abortions.”healthcare access – especially to abortions.”

Stand Up for Women’s Reproductive Rights at Rally to Save Roe, Living Out Loud. January 6, 2017
“The rally, which is hosted by NCJW/LA and sponsored by over 20 other organizations like Planned Parenthood Los Angeles and the City of West Hollywood, commemorates the 44th anniversary of the historic 1973 Supreme Court Case, Roe vs. Wade.”

KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show: Hear about the Rally to Save Roe: Because Abortion is Your Choice, Not Theirs!, KPFK. January 6, 2017
Hear about the *Rally to Save Roe* – with Sandra Fluke & Roz Helfand of National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles & Laura Jimenez of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice – defending women’s reproductive rights in the US.

2016

Jewish women’s group on Trump: ‘We will fight this with everything we have’, The Jewish Journal. November 22, 2016
“The National Council of Jewish Women is appalled,’ she said. ‘We will fight this with everything we have. This country will rise up against people like Bannon,’ said Executive Director of NCJW|LA Hillary Selvin.”

Brown signs bill to create defense for human trafficking victims, Beverly Press. September 29, 2016
“The National Council of Jewish Women-CA (NCJW-CA) and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST) announced that Gov. Brown signed AB 1761 on Monday. Both NCJW-CA and CAST sponsored the legislation to create a new affirmative defense for human trafficking victims and survivors in California.”

Better Things: 7 things to know, Entertainment Weekly. October 5, 2016
Pamela Adlon talks about shopping at NCJW|LA’s Council Thrift Shop.

Santa Monica City Attorney’s Office Launches Human Trafficking Awareness and Enforcement Project, Santa Monica Mirror. September 14, 2016
“Deputy City Attorney Gary Rhoades stated that the CAO has been working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Bureau, the National Council of Jewish Women|Los Angeles (NCJW), and City of Santa Monica’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSM) to develop an awareness and enforcement project to address the problem.”

Santa Monica Launches Project to Combat Human Trafficking, Santa Monica Lookout. September 15, 2016
“The City Attorney’s Office has joined the Human Trafficking Task Force and will continue working with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Human Trafficking Bureau, the National Council of Jewish Women|Los Angeles (NCJW), and City of Santa Monica’s Commission on the Status of Women (COSM) to develop the project.”

City Attorney authorized to pursue human trafficking awareness program, Santa Monica Daily Press. September 15, 2017
“The Human Trafficking Outreach Project (HTOP), currently managed and run by the National Council of Jewish Women|LA, has aimed to increase implementation of SB 1193 in Los Angeles County through volunteer participation and engagement, poster distribution, mandated locations research, visit tracking, and data compilation and analysis.”

Sexual violence awareness workshop is for high schoolers, The Jewish Journal. September 14, 2016
“De Toledo High School senior Roni Farkash’s opening comments about sexual violence came during a National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) event Aug. 30 that gave audience members a taste of what the nonprofit is doing to educate high school students and incoming college freshmen about the issue.The timing couldn’t have been more relevant — it happened just a few days before former Stanford University student Brock Turner was released from jail after being convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in a trial that made national headlines.”

The fight against human trafficking, The Jewish Journal. September 1, 2016
“The National Council of Jewish Women-CA (NCJW-CA) is the organizational co-sponsor of two bills concerning human trafficking that were approved Aug. 29 by the California State Assembly and now await Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature.”

Fox 11 News covers The Talk Project, Fox 11 News. August 30, 2016
Fox 11 News covers NCJW|LA’s The Talk Project, a peer-to-peer sexual violence awareness program by and for high school students.

Report details success of human trafficking awareness project, Beverly Press. June 9, 2016
“The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW|LA) recently released a report on the status and effectiveness of the Human Trafficking Outreach Project (HTOP).”

City Council Votes To Give Angelenos Six Paid Sick Days A Year, LAist.com. April 19, 2016
Congratulations to Los Angeles Raise The Wage and the many coalition partners and advocates who helped make it happen! This article explains the ordinance and includes photos of our own Maya Paley speaking before the city council.

NCJW|LA honored for work to end human trafficking, Beverly Press. February. February 4, 2016
“The National Council of Jewish Women will present the prestigious Champion for Social Change Award to the NCJW sections, including NCJW|LA, for their work to prevent human trafficking. The award will be presented at NCJW Washington Institute 2016, the organization’s premier public policy event to be held in Washington, D.C. on March 13-15.”

A small army combating human trafficking, Jewish Journal. January 27, 2016
Coverage of the NCJW|LA Eyes on Trafficking Night of Outreach event.

Long Beach Groups Participate In National Human Trafficking Month, Gazettes.com. January 20, 2016
“The Long Beach Human Trafficking Task Force partnered with the National Council of Jewish Women of Los Angeles to offer the night of outreach.”

City ‘Pinks Out’ for anniversary of Roe v. Wade decision, Beverly Press. January 20, 2016
“West Hollywood commemorated the fight for women’s health rights with two events, including NCJW|LA’s ‘In Our Own Words: Standing Together for Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice’.

NCJW|LA’s Maya Paley Featured on KPFK Feminist Magazine Radio Show, KPFK
How to be an effective advocate, the Human Trafficking Outreach Project, Roe v. Wade 43rd anniversary event and more. Listen Here! Jump to the 24-minute mark for Maya’s part of the show.

2015

NCJW|LA Clothing Giveaway Fulfills Holiday Wishes, Beverly Press. December 10, 2015
“Thousands of people received free clothing, books and toys on Dec. 6 at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) annual clothing giveaway.”

Activists rally around Cosby star on Walk of Fame, Beverly Press. November 25, 2015
“The End Rape Statute of Limitations campaign received support from the Los Angeles chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW/LA).”

NCJW/LA to examine the life and career of Mayor Tom Bradley, Beverly Press. November 5, 2015
“The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) presents a free screening of the documentary film “Bridging the Divide: Tom Bradley and the Politics of Race” on Thursday, Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the NCJW/LA Council House.”

Women of Valor and Other Super Heroes: Jewish Feminist Art, Made From Cut-Up Comics, The Signal.com. October 10, 2015
“In his new show, ‘Women of Valor and Other Super Heroes,’ (opening October 18 at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles), papercut artist Isaac Brynjegard-Bialik explores women’s voices in the Torah, especially the relationships between mothers and daughters — which he feels are sorely underrepresented.”

Mural Program to Remove Tags, Beverly Press. October 1, 2015
“In 1993, young artist Daryl Wells was commissioned by the National Council of Jewish Women to paint the mural, which depicts influential and prominent women of varied ethnic backgrounds sharing struggles through the act of breaking bread together.”

Moving and shaking: ‘Iran: What Now?’, LEAP Foundation and more, The Jewish Journal. August 6, 2015
“Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles (JFSLA) and National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) teamed up to provide 250 children in need with backpacks, school supplies, new clothing and shoes on July 19 as part of the JFS Tools for School program and the NCJW/LA Back 2 School Store program, respectively. ”

NCJW/LA presents works by Malka Nedivi, Beverly Press. July 30, 2015
“Mayor The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) is holding an exhibit of works by artist Malka Nedivi running through Thursday, Sept. 17.”

NCJW/LA seeks volunteers for Back 2 School Store, Beverly Press. July 16, 2015
“The National Council of Jewish Women Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) is seeking volunteers for its inaugural Back 2 School Store (B2SS), a special event on July 19 for children in need to shop for new clothing and supplies for the upcoming school year.”

NCJW & JFS fill backpacks for students at the Back 2 School Store, Beverly Press. July 23, 2015
“Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles’ (JFS) Tools for School Community Day program and National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Back 2 School Store provided more than 250 students with backpacks, school supplies, new clothing and shoes on July 19.”

NCJW/LA launches Clothesline Project art exhibit with reception, Beverly Press. April 9, 2015
“Women Helping Women will hosts its third annual Clothesline Project reception on Wednesday, April 15 from 6 to 8 p.m. The event will feature an art show with a reception and fundraiser at the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Avenue.”

Passover connects ancient story with current issues, Beverly Press. April 2, 2015
“NCJW/LA has been organizing the Women’s Passover Seder for 12 years. This year, the event takes place on Wednesday, April 8, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the NCJW/LA Council House on Fairfax Avenue.”

Civil rights activists honored for courage, Beverly Press. February 19, 2015
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) celebrated the 50th anniversary of the 1965 Voting Rights Act with former 1960s-era civil rights activists as guest speakers on Wednesday, Feb. 18 at their headquarters on Fairfax Avenue.”

NCJW/LA presents reproductive rights program, Beverly Press. January 15, 2015
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) presents a program titled “Stories from the Frontline: Standing Together for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice” on Thursday, Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the NCJW/LA Council House.”

2014

NCJW/LA provides clothing for thousands, Beverly Press. December 11, 2014
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) held its annual free Clothing Giveaway on Dec. 7, and provided more than 2,000 individuals and families with more than 75,000 pieces of clothing, books and stuffed animals.”

Schiff offers updates on foreign conflicts, Beverly Press. August 28, 2014
“U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) visited the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), on Tuesday and gave an update on foreign policy matters that the U.S. is facing.is facing.”

Must my boss’s religious freedom trump my own?, The Jewish Journal. July 17, 2014
“The ruling was based on the claim that some employers have personal religious objections to those forms of contraception and that, therefore, their religious rights are violated by the ACA requirement. As a Jewish woman and an advocate with the National Council of Jewish Women, I find the court’s ruling to be unjust, discriminatory and erroneous.”

West Hollywood Council Names Five Recipients of Rainbow Key Awards, WeHo Ville. March 3, 2014
“The National Council of Jewish Women, an organization of volunteers and advocates with a strong record of supporting gay and lesbian equality.”

NCJW/LA to host reception for “clothesline Project, Beverly Press. May 1, 2014
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Women Helping Women program is hosting a reception on Wednesday, May 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. for its second annual “Clothesline Project”.for its second annual Clothesline Project.”for its second annual “Clothesline Project”.for its second annual Clothesline Project.”

Home sweet home for NCJW/LA, Beverly Press. April 3, 2014
“The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), has moved all of its services back into its headquarters at 543 N. Fairfax Ave. after a water heater ruptured on Feb. 14 and flooded the building.after a water heater ruptured on Feb. 14 and flooded the building.”

Home sweet home for NCJW/LA, WeHo Ville. March 19, 2014
“While it has suffered extensive flood damage to its building, the National Council of Jewish Women-Los Angeles has been buoyed by community support.”

NCJW dealing with flooding issuesdealing with flooding issues, Beverly Press. February 20, 2014
“A portion of National Council of Jewish Women/ Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Council House was flooded last weekend after a rooftop hot water heater burst.”

NCJW/LA receives grant for counseling programs, February 20, 2014
“That is why the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), and its partners, have launched a grassroots effort to ensure that the bill’s mandates are at least carried out in Los Angeles County.”

Taking the law into their own hands, Beverly Press. February 13, 2014
“That is why the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), and its partners, have launched a grassroots effort to ensure that the bill’s mandates are at least carried out in Los Angeles County.”

NCJW/LA launches psychiatry resource program for clients, Beverly Press. October 24, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) has announced that its Women Helping Women — Community Counseling & Support Services has launched the Community Psychiatry Resource (CPR) program.”

2013

NCJW/LA launches psychiatry resource program for clients, Beverly Press. October 24, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) has announced that its Women Helping Women — Community Counseling & Support Services has launched the Community Psychiatry Resource (CPR) program.”

NCJW/LA hosts open house for volunteers, Beverly Press. August 15, 2013
“People who are interested in making a difference in the lives of others are encouraged to attend an open house on Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 6 p.m. at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Council House on Fairfax Avenue.”

Is This On the Record? Women Take Charge of Media Relations, Huffpost. July 2, 2013
“In the brief time I’ve lived in Los Angeles I’ve found myself in some amazing justice-focused spaces. Yesterday it was Women Action Training Project’s Taking Charge of Media Relations workshop held at the NCJW-LA Council house in West Hollywood.”

Shulamit Nazarian: A “Keeper of Culture” Who Pushes Our Buttons, Beverly Press. June 28, 2013
“On June 2, 2013 I met Shula at NCJW/LA’s Annual Meeting, which she attended as our Keynote Speaker, and I finally got some answers. Shulamit Nazarian, the Founder and Director of the gallery is behind the mystery that makes the Shulamit Gallery so intriguing and unique (not to mention her fabulous Co-Director Anne Hromadka who is a true expert on Jewish art and deserves a shout out).”

NCJW|LA Welcomes new board members, Beverly Press. June 20, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women/ Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) recently installed its new board members at a meeting held on June 2.”

Adam Schiff speaks on D.C. ‘dysfunction’, Beverly Press. June 6, 2013
“Gun control, sequestration and immigration reform are three of the key challenges federal lawmakers are currently facing, according to U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who provided an update on national issues on May 30 at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Council House.”

NCJW/LA hosts exhibit by three women artists, Beverly Press. September 19, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles (NCJW/LA) presents an art exhibit titled ‘Three Artists — Three Passions: Food Flowers Friends’ opening on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the organization’s Council House on Fairfax Avenue.”

Exhibit uses shirts to show effects of violence, Beverly Press. April 4, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles’ (NCJW/LA) Women Helping Women program presents its ‘Clothesline Project Art Show’ on view through May 31.”

Passover signals time for celebration, Beverly Press. March 21, 2013
“The National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles presents its seder on Thursday, March 28, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Council House, 543 N. Fairfax Ave. It will be officiated by Cantor Mimi Haselkorn, of Temple Aliyah and the national chair of the education committee for the Cantors Assembly.”

Advocates Spotlight Plight of African Immigrants in Israel, Forward. January 29, 2013
“’Infiltrators or Refugees?’ organized by the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) and Right Now: Advocates for African Asylum Seekers in Israel was held at the National Council of Jewish Women, Los Angeles section on Jan. 27.”

Roe v. Wade, 40 years later, Forward. January 24, 2013
“At the National Council of Jewish Women/Los Angeles (NCJW/LA), however, supporters expressed concern and proposed a call to action to oppose any attempts to restrict women’s access to reproductive healthcare during a panel discussion called ‘Abortion Under Siege’.”