Mission

NCJW|LA is a section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

NCJW|LA serves more than 12,000 individuals through our Community Mental Health and Supportive Services, Scholarships, Talkline, Youth Educational Programs and Services, Back 2 School Store, intern training programs and our clothing assistance projects. NCJW|LA social justice programs provide education and legislative advocacy on issues that affect and impact women, children, and families in the areas of children’s rights, economic justice, healthcare, human trafficking, immigration reform, reproductive justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and gender-related violence.

Values

These are the values that serve as the foundation of our work in the community:

Kavod Ha Bri’ot: Respect and Dignity of all Human Beings

Every human being deserves full inclusion in society and every opportunity to thrive, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, immigration status, age, or physical or mental ability.

Talmud Torah: Education and Awareness

NCJW has a longstanding history of educating our constituency and speaking up about the issues that help us fulfill our obligation to “love our fellow as ourselves.” Education is a critical component in raising the awareness necessary to create meaningful social change.

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof: The Pursuit of Justice

Through tzedakah (the obligation to take care of others), advocacy and community service, NCJW works to build a just society in which everyone will have full access to the quality of life to which all are entitled.

As NCJW pursues justice for all, we are guided by our respect for all human beings and our ongoing efforts to build awareness of the issues that affect our community.

To learn more about NCJW|LA and what we do, watch this video of our Executive Director Hillary Selvin and get involved today!