A Faith in the Future. A Belief in Action...

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.


Keeping up to date

Justice, Justice,
Shall You Pursue

Wednesday, October 26, 2022, 7:00pm

Temple B'rith Kodesh 2131 Elmwood Ave

Join us for an evening of advocacy and inspiration with NCJW Chief Policy Officer, Jody Rabhan. Jody leads NCJW’s advocacy efforts in the nation’s capital and plays a key role in mobilizing effective grassroots  work on priority …..

Letter Writing Parties September 21st, 28th, and 29th

Wednesday, September 21, 2022, 7:00pm

Writing a personalized letter has proven to be one of the most effective ways to help increase voter turnout. Please join us from 7:00-8:30 pm on September 21st, September 28th, September 29th or all three dates to help!

Hannah G Solomon
2022 Event

Tuesday, June 9, 2022, 6:30pm

JCC 1200 Edgewood Avenue

Join us for our annual Hannah G Solomon Humanitarian/Woman of the Year Award Celebration! These awards are given each year to leaders in our community who embody the spirit of our NCJW founder and, to section …..

About Us

Get Your Own Coffee!

In 1893, Hannah G. Solomon of Chicago was asked to organize the participation of Jewish women at the Chicago World’s Fair. When she discovered that participation only consisted of pouring coffee, she walked out and, by the end of the World’s Fair, had founded the National Council of Jewish Women, changing forever the role of Jewish women and the nature of volunteerism.

The Greater Rochester Section was founded just one year later in 1894, in keeping with Rochester’s long tradition of feminism and the fight for equal rights. NCJW, GRS remains committed to improving the lives of our fellow Rochesterians through advocacy, education, and philanthropy.

Join Us

Turning Progressive Values Into Action

As a member of NCJW Greater Rochester Section you will be connected to a growing network of courageous and compassionate individuals who work together to improve the quality of life for women, children and families every day. We join with 180,000 other advocates nationally to make our voices heard in New York, Washington DC and Israel as we fight for social justice. As an organization, we take action and work together to be a positive force for change.


Our Voices - Our Collective Power

For over 125 years, NCJW, GRS has championed issues affecting women, children, and families. NCJW is committed across the board to working in deep partnership and collaboration with other organizations that include local establishments, public schools, local government agencies, human service providers, faith-based institutions, and other non-profits, as well as elected officials holding positions in a multitude of offices.