MKE Affiliate

For over a century, NCJW has been the gateway for women in Milwaukee’s Jewish community to live their values through advocacy and service. Our members enjoy a variety of engaging membership events, educational opportunities, and a forum to participate in political activism both locally and nationally.

Opportunities to Get Involved In Our Section

HIPPY – Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters – helps low-income parents give their children a solid foundation of skills for future academic success through daily reading and a thirty-week curriculum. (COA Youth & Family Centers administers this program in partnership with NCJW, Milwaukee Public Schools, The Parenting Network, and other community partners.)  HIPPY sponsors monthly Family Gathering Nights, providing educational activities and entertainment, dinner, and a lending library. NCJW volunteers are needed on the second Monday of each month during the school year to read to children and to help serve dinner and run art projects and activities. Volunteers can also help with planning, program evaluation, publicity, fundraising, and other aspects of the program. See HIPPY tab for details, dates, and contact information, or email

Human Trafficking Initiative – Our Section has been actively educating the Milwaukee community about the horrors of human trafficking. Our most recent project involves the purchase of life-size cardboard cut-outs that tell the stories of three trafficked teens. The cut-outs are being used to spread awareness and engage the community in conversation about this important topic. If your organization is interested in having NCJW-Milwaukee Section bring the cut-outs to your location or to interact with your group, please contact us at

Community Action – Our Section has addressed community needs as they have arisen, including publicizing resources available to teens, educating women about domestic violence, participating in mitzvah projects within the community and HIPPY.

Social and Educational Programming – NCJW sponsors events throughout the year that focus on various topics of interest to our membership.

Advocacy Missions and Task Force Involvement in Milwaukee, Madison and Washington, D.C. NCJW leaders and members learn critical advocacy skills and meet with their state and federal representatives to advocate on behalf of issues that are important to them.

For more information about how to get involved, you may contact us at