As the contractor hired by NCJW |  LA to coordinate the Adopt-A-Family program, I never imagined how much the women would impact and change my life. Rather than treating my job as simply “a job” I grew excited to truly create a safe space that showed the women how much I valued their time, vulnerability,…Read More

Many of our priority bills were signed by Governor Brown, helping women, new parents, immigrants, and others. All of the lobbying, office visits, calls, and email campaigns paid off. We would like to share some information and the final status of the bills that NCJW|LA prioritized and supported during this past legislative session in our…Read More

NCJW|LA has been doing a lot of advocacy lately! With everything going on in the news these days, we are doing everything we can to stand up and fight for social justice. This summer NCJW|LA has been busy meeting with state Senators and Assemblymembers in-district to lobby for many bills. We would like to share…Read More

By Samantha Ossip, NCJW|LA Volunteer Sexual Violence can be a difficult subject to talk about leading many to shy away from even discussing it. This has not stopped The Talk Project team, a group of fearless high schoolers who are unafraid to talk about sexual violence. They have taken on the task to educate their…Read More

By Samantha Ossip, NCJW|LA Volunteer   It is almost that time of year again when kids begin getting ready for the new school year. NCJW|LA’s Back 2 School Store ensures that children who may not be able to afford school supplies and school clothes get what they need before the year begins. The Store is a…Read More

By Samantha Ossip, NCJW|LA Volunteer NCJW|LA is very excited to welcome our new board members: Nancy Kless, Johanna Arias-Bhatia, and Rosalind Helfand. They are all passionate advocates for justice who have already helped NCJW|LA with an array of projects and programs as volunteers. Here’s a little bit about Nancy, Johanna, and Rosalind and their journeys…Read More

Guest Post by Alexander Marotti, Advocacy and Youth Educational Programs and Services Intern at NCJW|LA & Jewish Federation Community Intern In the past few weeks following the horrible atrocity committed in Orlando, in which a madman murdered 49 innocent people and wounded 53 more with an assault weapon, we have witnessed Congress yet again fail…Read More