In 1891, Hannah G. Solomon was asked to organize the participation of Jewish women in the upcoming Chicago World’s Fair. When Hannah and her recruits discovered they were expected to perform hostess duties, they refused and planned a revolutionary women’s forum instead. There, they founded the National Council of Jewish Women, changing the role of women and the nature of volunteerism forever.
For over 125 years, NCJW has been a powerful force for social change across the country and around the globe. Stepping forward and speaking out on crucial issues years before others followed its courageous example.
Through NCJW’s pioneering work, people have been supported. They have been strengthened. They have been educated. And they have been empowered to take action – making the world a better place and changing the course of history forever.