Everyone Is Welcome

The National Council of Jewish Women, founded in 1895, is a membership organization informed by Jewish values and committed to creating meaningful action at the local and state levels to help those most in need, or provide “tikkun olam” (repairing the world) and justice for all. Across nationalities, religions, genders, and backgrounds, together more than 5,000 members and supporters work to improve the lives of women, children, and families by advancing social and economic justice through education, advocacy, and community service.

Join Our Group of Dynamic Volunteers and Activists

NCJW offers volunteers the opportunity to take action, become a positive force for social change and simply enjoy the company of progressive, like-minded women.  Through advocacy, education and community service efforts, NCJW members work every day to amplify the voices of those without a microphone.  Please review our Programs and Projects to find your place with the Kendall Section.

Community Service Projects: 
»Human Trafficking Program – Chair: Sally Russomanno 
NCJW volunteers provide awareness and education about HT in our schools and community organizations

»PATCHES – Chair:  Jennifer Resnick
A Medical Pediatric Day Care Center – NCJW volunteers read to the children, cuddle the babies,
work in the garden, or stock the pantry

»Casa Valentina – Chairs:  Marcia Reisman and Susan Malca
A residential program providing safe and affordable housing and for teens that have aged out of
foster care. Volunteers provide and drop off dinner for 12-15 residents on a rotating basis, once a

»Lotus House – Chairs:  Judith Villar del Saz and Louise Stubins 
A homeless shelter for women and children providing housing and counseling to help them
rebuild their lives. NCJW collects and provides toiletries and uniforms

»Mitzvah in a Minute – Chair: Susan Schnur 
One-time commitments to help with collections for local food banks and local charities

Advocacy and Political Action:
»Advocacy :
Voting Rights and Gun Control: Jen Resnick and Marcia Reisman
Repro Justice: Mindy Finkelman and Nadine Pertnoy

»Social Committee – Chairs: Vicki Einhorn and Carole Bernstein
Organize special events

»Social Media – Nancy Garcia, Admin Assistant
Publicity, Newsletter, Graphic Design

»Membership – Chair: Diane Tannenbaum 
Welcoming new members and member retention

»Fundraising – Chairs: Mindy Finkelman and Nadine Pertnoy
Directory Ads and Fundraising Events

Email Susan Malca about getting involved: suzbow33@gmail.com