About Us

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for more than a century — championing the needs of women, children and families while courageously taking a progressive stance on such issues as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom.

That pioneering spirit continues to this day. Informed by Jewish values — and our understanding that these values have universal appeal — members of the National Council of Jewish Women are the voice of those who are overlooked, disadvantaged and exploited. Together, we have created a place where women from every walk of life can come together to make the world a better place – at home and across the globe.

NCJW embraces women of diverse backgrounds and temperaments, thinkers and doers, who want to bring change at the local, national and global level.

OFFICERS
President
Rachel Sesser
VP Administration
Joan Bour
VP Advocacy
Pam Gordon
Co-VP Community Service
Barbara Aferiat
Carol Papish
Janet Alloy
Co-VP Membership
Ginny Kutikoff
Barbara Guter
VP Special Events
Vivian Carasso
Marion Marshak
Corresponding Secretary
Ann Penn
Financial Secretary
Joyce Hersh
Parlimentarian
Shirley Pollack
Recording Secretary
Joan Goodis
Treasurer
Evie Batten

ADMINISTRATION
VP Administration
Joan Bour
Installation Chair
Joan Bour
Nominating Committee Chair(s)
Marion Marshak
Nominating Committee -General
Andrea Kutcher
Janet Moses
Nominating Committee-Board Members
Janet Alloy
Rona Elias
Joan Goodis

ADVOCACY
VP Advocacy
Pam Gordon
Fl Legislative Chair(s)
Lauren Brownstein
Gun Violence Prevention
Pam Gordon
Hate Crime Prevention
Rona Elias
Human Trafficking
Ilene Gelber
Rhoda Friedman

COMMUNICATIONS
Hot Line
Harriet Gersman
Directory
Carole Shaw
Roz Hopp
Geet Jacobson

COMMUNITY SERVICE
Co-VP Community Service
Barbara Aferiat
Janet Alloy
Carol Papish
Blankee Bee
Dale Gruder
Hope House
Rosalie Leon
Sue Reiss
Janet Project
Barbara Berkowitz
Myna Stoltz
Scholarship Chair
Cecelia Horwitz
Someone to Talk To (Puppet Program)
Janet Alloy
Being Different is OK
Helen Feinman
Hearing Testing Chair
Carol Papish
Vision Screening Chair
Nina Japhe
HIPPY
Barbara Aferiat

MEMBERSHIP
Co-VP Membership
Ginny Kutikoff
Barbara Guter
Paid Up Member Luncheon
Ginny Kutikoff
Barbara Guter

SPECIAL EVENTS
VP Special Events
Vivian Carasso
Marion Marshak
Bee Volk Angel Patrons
Rookie Shifrin
Jill Simons
Shelly Youngelman
Tribute Cards Chair
Debbie Silver Heller
Women in Power
Lauren Brownstein
Marge Ellin
Cindy Solomon
Book Club
Michele Rosenthal
Susan Horwitz

PAST PRESIDENTS
Ex-Officio
Cindy Solomon
Ex-Officio
Joyce Hersh
Ex-Officio
Joan Bour
Ex-Officio
Lauren Brownstein
Ex-Officio
Marion Marshak
Ex-Officio
Marian Moss
Ex-Officio
Debbie Engleson
Ex-Officio
Bonnie Sussman
Ex-Officio
Cecile Alexander
Ex-Officio
Barbara Berkowitz
Ex-Officio
Marge Ellin
Ex-Officio
Millie Fisher
Ex-Officio
Laurice Fishman
Ex-Officio
Marion Goldsmith*
Ex-Officio
Mimi Seitman
Ex-Officio
Bee Volk*

*Deceased