President’s Message

Welcome to the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis. We are a volunteer-driven organization, 1600 members strong, working to improve the lives of women, children and families, and safeguard individual rights and freedoms. Since 1895 we have been doing this through education, advocacy, community service and philanthropy. If you are exploring our website, I congratulate you on being a person who is interested in making a difference in the community.

Over the last 121 years, NCJW St. Louis has made a difference through projects like The St. Louis Scholarship Committee (1920), providing interest-free loans for post high school education; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), founded in 1980 to advocate for children under the jurisdiction of the Juvenile Courts; and Healing Hearts Bank (2011), a micro-lending program to help underserved women and women in domestic violence situations, gain economic independence. Check our History section to learn more.

There is a need for everyone – those who stuff envelopes and make thank you calls; those who make sure our Kids Community Closets are fully stocked; our Back to School! Store volunteers; those who donate to the Resale Shop; those who contact their legislators; and those who renew their annual dues.

Over 5000 members, volunteers and supporters enable us to accomplish our goals. I invite you to join us!!

Susan Witte, President