NCJW helps young shoppers suit up for school

The first day of class is a big deal for any child. This year, about 1,400 elementary school-age kids from low-income St. Louis families will be ready for the first bell thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women-St. Louis. The annual NCJW Back to School! Store made its yearly visit to Temple Israel on Sunday (July 29) and, at …

Special back-to-school store gets area kids ready to hit the books

CREVE COEUR, MO – The National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis continues to give back to the community by helping more than 1,400 local children prepare for the upcoming school year. On Sunday, they made sure students had the essentials at their Back-To-School! store. Hundreds of families lined up for the 18th annual event. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for …

St. Louis children stock up on free school supplies

ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – Hundreds of under-served area children are ready to head back to the classroom now. They got to stock up on school supplies Sunday thanks to the National Council of Jewish Women, St. Louis section. “I got coding and some other books,” said soon-to-be 4th grader Jordan Smith after he weaved through piles of school supplies, …

NCJW STL & Coalition Partners Host National Day of Action Press Conference Against SCOTUS Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh

By: Nancy Litz, NCJW STL VP Advocacy – I’m Nancy Litz – VP Advocacy NCJW. Last night President Trump announced his appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. As a faith-based organization serving the interests of women, children and families across Missouri for 125 years, NCJW is deeply concerned about this nominee for a number of reasons. Kavanaugh comes …

Witnesses ask Missouri Legislature to toughen child marriage laws

NCJW trafficking co-chair Dianna Fine is quoted in an article about a potential Marriage Bill in Missouri stating, “Missouri’s current law is fueling the sex trafficking industry. It allows parents to ‘marry off’ their children to traffickers and others for a variety of reasons,” Fine said, “mostly financial.” Click here to read the article.

Robbie Kaplan’s Remarks from December 6, 2017

If it is OK with you, I would like to spend some time this evening talking about why the landmark case of United States v. Windsor which I argued before the United States Supreme Court in 2013 is such a quintessentially Jewish case. The Windsor decision led to a rapid and dramatic change in moral understanding about the equal dignity …

Healing Hearts Bank Honored with Special Award

Healing Hearts Bank builds a community of women assisting women in need by providing them with microloans. These loans of up to $500 are given to underserved women who apply through their “bank.” The banks are run by volunteer bankers from NCJW and partner agencies. Join us at the awards ceremony will take place on May 7th at 5 pm …