NEW YORK (Jan. 5)
The National Council of Jewish Women today joined the National Community Relations Advisory Council to become the seventh national member organization of the NCRAC, which includes also 74 local Jewish councils in major centers of population throughout the United States. The NCRAC is the joint policy-forming, program-planning and coordinating body for its constituents in the field of civil rights and intergroup relationships.
The NCJW, world’s oldest major Jewish women’s organization, is an educational and service group with 123,000 members in 329 affiliated local units in the U.S. The Council sponsors some 1,000 community services projects in U.S. communities, a broad public affairs program for members and education and welfare services in Israel. A major emphasis of the NCJW program is on work with culturally deprived youngsters, particularly those from minority groups. It has pioneered volunteer programs in the fields of civil rights, education and help for older adults.
Both Mrs. Joseph Willen, NCJW president, and Aaron Goldman, NCRAC chairman, expressed deep satisfaction. “The common cause of better Jewish community relations, which all of us seek, will be advanced by the participation of the National Council of Jewish Women in our cooperative effort,” said Mr. Goldman. Mrs. Willen called the affiliation of the NCJW with the NCRAC “another proud step forward in the Council’s 71 year history of dedication to human rights and intergroup harmony.”