About Us

National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW)

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is 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.

 

Read more about the organization’s guiding principles, priorities, and resolutions in NCJW’s Resolutions Brochure.

History

In 1893, Hannah G. Solomon of Chicago was asked to organize the participation of Jewish women in the Chicago World’s Fair. When Hannah and her recruits discovered that participation was not substantive, but would consist of pouring coffee and other hostess duties, they walked out. Hannah then took matters into her own hands, building on the courageous action and volunteer work she had been leading for years. By the end of the World’s Fair, Hannah and the accompanying delegate body of women had founded the National Council of Jewish Women, changing forever the role of Jewish women and the nature of volunteerism. 

Today, over 120 years later, NCJW remains distinct among organizations — courageous, compassionate, powerful, and, above all, pioneering.

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Omaha Section 2017-2018 Board of Directors

President:

Becki Brenner


Vice President of Community Service:

Pam Deporte

Janie Kulakofsky

 

Vice President of Fundraising:

OPEN


Vice President of Membership:

Jen Koom

 

Vice President of Public Affairs:

Ann Moshman


Vice President of Communication:

Clair Flatowicz (Jewish Press articles)

OPEN (bulletin)


Treasurer:

Alice Klein


Corresponding Secretary:

Darlene Golbitz


Financial Secretary:

Patty Nogg


Recording Secretary:

Darlene Golbitz


Parliamentarian:

Deb Marburg


Directors:

Tippi Denenberg

Pam Friedlander

Marlen Frost

Melissa Shrago

Debbie Salomon

 

Immediate Past President:

Alice Klein

 

Awards Committee Chair:

OPEN

 

Bylaws Committee Chair:

Deb Marburg

 

Finance Committee Chair:

Debbie Friedman

 

P&E Committee Chair:

OPEN

 

Nominating Committee Chair:

OPEN

 

State Policy Advocacy Chair (SPA):

Becki Brenner

 

NCJW Past National President:

Jan Schneiderman

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is 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.

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