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.


Lauren Brownstein
Marion Marshak
Cindy Solomon

VP Administration and Corresponding Secretary
Ann Penn

VP Advocacy
Deena Dell
Pam Gordon

VP Community Service
Joan Bour
Rachel Sesser

VP Communications
Laurie Criden

VP Programming
Brenda Giman

VP Membership
Nancy Bortinger

VP Special Events
Vivian Carasso

Recording Secretary
Joan Goodis
Greta Roberts (back up)

Financial Secretary
Marilyn Frankel

Evie Batten

Carole Shaw

Nominating Committee:
Chairperson: Rachel Sesser

Board Members:
Deena Dell
Pam Gordon
Carole Shaw

Members At Large
Roz Hopp
Greta Roberts
Meryl Taback