National Council of Jewish Women, Arizona, is a valley leader in progressive social justice reform. Our grassroots organization of volunteers and advocate turn progressive ideals into action to drive transformative social change.
NCJW confronts today’s most urgent social and economic challenges facing women, children & families. Our mission is to safeguard human and civil rights, and improve the quality of lives across all communities. To ensure the dignity of each individual, we strive to impact policy from the State House to the White House.
Reproductive healthcare is a cornerstone issue for National Council of Jewish Women which founded the first birth control centers in this country.
In today’s political environment, we advocate for reproductive justice, gender equity, ending sexual and domestic violence, humane immigration policies, voter rights, civil rights, and racial justice.
NCJW has been a presence in Arizona for 100 years. Our organization played a vital role in starting the first synagogue, now the site of the Plotkin Cultural Center, establishing Jewish Family and Children Services, the Child Crisis Nursery, which now is part of Child Crisis Center, and the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) program here in Arizona.
Today we have launched our most ambitious project, Ruth Place, a sexual violence trauma recovery center.
With a broad-based agenda that works across diverse communities, NCJW remains distinct among organizations — courageous, compassionate, powerful, and, above all, pioneering.
VP Advocacy- Anita Malik
VP Communications- Jen Rogers
VP Legal Affairs- Julie Gunnigle
VP Marketing- Pamela Gerber
VP Strategic Planning- Amy Herman
Director of Operations – Mariana Gomez-Hannaman
Co-Directors of Development – Judith Rosenthal & Jane Strauss
Director of Membership- Becca Norton