National Council of Jewish Women

Today marks the beginning of my tenure as executive director of the Greater Dallas section of the National Council of Jewish Women. It’s an unexpected change for me, after having consulted full time for the last seven years, but I have no doubt it’s the right thing for me–and for them– at this point.

NCJW is a very progressive organization that believes in advocacy AND action. For the last 100 years, this chapter has worked on women’s, children’s, and family issues, and, in Dallas certainly, they’ve had a significant impact.

Many of the nonprofits I’ve been familiar with for years–and respected highly–have been spinoffs of NCJW projects: LIFT, for example, and Dallas CASA.

As we all know, women and families have been suffering significant setbacks recently, for a variety of reasons. Although I’ve never worked professionally with a group focusing on social equity, this is the time to do it. I’m confident I can help these remarkable women do what they do even more effectively and efficiently.

NCJW serves the entire community. Their idea of “Jewish values,” as I understand it, is that if there is one person is suffering inequality in a community, the whole community is at risk and so must take action. And I agree. Wish me luck in my new endeavors!