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

Dice & Dreidels

Wednesday, December 7, 2022, 7:00pm

Home of Donna Cohen

Join us for a fun night of Bunko at Donna Cohen’s home and bring a recipe to share in our Recipe Exchange! Address will be shared upon registration. Please RSVP to terrilrichardson@yahoo.com ……

Vote Forward - Virtual Letter Writing Party

October 20, 2022, 7:00pm

Our democracy needs your HELP! Can you join us on October 20th from 7-8:30pm for a Zoom call where we write letters to potential voters to increase election turnout? Come be a part of NCJW’s partnership with Vote Forward …..

Spread the Joy of Reading

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:00pm

Please help us Spread the Joy of Reading on Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm at the home of Amy Stein. The evening will include the opportunity to purchase books for RCSD classrooms in …..

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.