National Council of Jewish Women


National Council of Jewish Women (NA-shin-l KAUN-sl uhv JOO-ish WIM-n) listen


  • n. A Jewish women's organization that uses "research, education, advocacy, and community service programs to improve the quality of life for women, children, and families." (JPS)

Example Sentences

  • "The National Council of Jewish Women is giving St. Louis a chance to dress in high fashion for affordable prices with its annual couturier sale, consisting of a plethora of luxury name brands and fashion designer items for women, men, and children." (source)

Languages of Origin

  • English

Who Uses This

  • Jews: Jews of diverse religious backgrounds and organizational involvements
  • Organizations: People involved in a professional or volunteer capacity with Jewish nonprofit organizations


  • North America


  • The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).

Alternative Spellings



  • "Initiatives in the United States and the State of Israel include child care, gun control, reproductive rights, prevention of hate crimes, Social Security reform, and preventing discrimination in the workplace. It is the oldest national women’s volunteer organization in America, with more than 90,000 members nationwide." (JPS)

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