We are advocates for

  • Gender Equity in the US and Israel
  • Immigration Reform
  • Religious Freedom
  • Gun Violence Prevention
  • Sexual and Domestic Violence Prevention
  • Reproductive Freedom
  • Voter Rights
  • A Hate and Violence Free Society
  • Human Trafficking Prevention
  • A Fair and Independent Judiciary

Educate, Advance & Make a Difference

Get Out the Vote

Educate the community about voter rules and rights. Participate in Get Out the Vote (GOTV) initiatives. Call and write letters or postcards to disenfranchised voters.


Strengthen our advocacy work by joining the NCJW, GRS Public Affairs Committee and work to inspire meaningful change in our community.


Advance women’s empowerment and gender equity in Israel. Educate our membership about NCJW’s impactful work in Israel.

Connect Communities

Join our Community Connections Committee for hands-on service opportunities in our community.

Advocate for Reproductive Freedom

Join coalition partners to strengthen access to reproductive justice locally and across the country.

End Human Trafficking

Sex trafficking of women and children is a disturbing reality in the United States. Our coalition partner, Rochester Regional Coalition Against Human Trafficking, aims to expose and address this issue with a powerful program of public awareness, education, and advocacy.

The Advocacy Tool Chest

Track Federal Legislation

Did your voice make a difference? Find out by tracking the progress of federal legislation, learn about bills being debated and even LIVE streaming of the House and Senate when in session.

Contact Elected Officials

Our partners at the League of Women Voters make it easy to find your Federal, State, and County elected officials here.

Track NY State Legislation

Need to know what’s going on in Albany? Find out about hearings, live proceedings, and proposed budgets. Track bills for the current legislative session here.


Advancing Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equity, and a Strengthened Civil Society
In Israel, NCJW does its work through a gender lens, empowering Israeli and American women to advocate for a robust civil society. With our grants to Israeli organizations, participation in advocacy coalitions, policy statements, and our pioneering work in education and research, NCJW is a leader of women’s and gender rights in Israel. For more than 70 years, we have been supporting women, children, and families throughout Israeli society regardless of ethnicity, religion, and economic status. We support this work through our Connecting for Impact Fellowship, a prestigious leadership development program for top CEOs and Executives looking to grow the feminist field in Israel and leverage their collective impact. Established in 2018 by the National Council for Jewish Women and the NCJW Women and Gender Studies Program at Tel Aviv University, this program directly responds to research findings that indicated the importance and vitality of creating platforms for feminist connection and collaboration.