MKE Section

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 have fun 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 the HIPPY tab for details, dates, and contact information, or email

Advocacy – NCJW is a strong supporter of social programs that benefit women, children and families. Our section focuses its advocacy efforts in three areas:  Voting and voter rights, Reproductive justice and abortion access, and fair courts.  We believe every citizen should have equal access to voting and that everyone’s vote should be counted.  Recent programs fucused on fair mapping, education about the electoral process, and volunteer opportunities to help Get Out the Vote in the community.

NCJW and the Jewish religion believe in every woman’s right to abortion and reproductive health services. Our section is part of the  73 Forward initiative, a national effort to mobilize advocates to support access to abortion and reproductive health care. Section members have participated in local and national rallies fighting for abortion access.  Seasonal programs put on by NCJW-MKE give members and guests a chance to learn and put our values into action.

This year, our advocacy programs will also address the changes in our country’s court systems and how we can work for a fair justice systems.

Social and Educational Programming – NCJW-MKE sponsors events throughout the year that focus on various topics of interest to our membership. In May 2022, the Milwaukee Section hosted “Passport to Women’s Wellness” that featured local health and self-care professionals helping us focus on our own bodies and minds.

Community Service – Our Section gathers school supplies and personal care items for those in need in our community and the children who participate at COA. Furthermore, every February we create fleece blankets for donation to our community partners.

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