“How can a nice Jewish boy do that stuff? It reflects poorly on us. That’s not the Judaism I was raised with.”
The director of the Anti-Defamation League called for “tough, effective gun violence prevention measures.”
Worries have evaporated among organizers about how to follow up on the January 21 Chicago Women’s March, which drew 250,000 protesters. Contrary to widespread concern about losing the energy that coalesced around the massive outpouring that took place in Chicago and other cities nationwide that day, said Donna Gutman, president of the North Shore chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women “We’ve been combating everything that’s raining down.”
ADL has seen a 50% increase in donations since Election Day. The National Council of Jewish Women has also seen a large and steady increase in donations, reports its CEO, Nancy Kaufman, And Robert Bank, president and CEO of American Jewish World Services, has described the outpouring of funds from donors as “tikkun olam [repair of the world] on steroids.”
Combatting sex trafficking demands a multidimensional approach beyond punishing the perpetrators; we must focus on prevention, and on helping survivors heal.
The National Council of Jewish Women has partnered in an online petition calling on President Obama to fund programs that fight human trafficking and assist victims.
Mahmoud Abbas told a group of American Jews that he was pushing hard for a ‘final’ peace deal. But he warned against expected any grand gestures at the U.N.
Four decades after the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision, don’t assume the right to choose will always be guaranteed, Nancy K. Kaufman writes.
The Jewish community wasn’t entirely unhappy when talks collapsed for a deficit deal that would have included harsh cuts. Then they realized across-the-board cuts would do damage, too.
A critically wounded woman’s decision to become a single mother; a grandmother’s Holocaust-era story told through live action and animation; and an Incan family’s conversion to Judaism and subsequent move to Israel are among the subjects of this year’s Jewish Women’s Film Festival selections. The one-day event, organized by the National Council of Jewish Women – New York Section and its Eleanor Leff Jewish Women’s Resource Center, takes place Sunday at New York City’s Baruch College.