About Us


In 1891, Hannah G. Solomon was asked to organize the participation of Jewish women for the upcoming Chicago World’s Fair. When Hannah and her recruits discovered they were expected to perform hostess duties, they refused and instead planned a revolutionary women’s forum. Convening in 1893 at the World Parliament of Religions held on the shores of Lake Michigan, these courageous Jewish women from across the country founded the National Council of Jewish Women and forever changed the role of women and the nature of volunteerism.


Since the 19th century, NCJW has realized its mission with pioneering programs and initiatives that honor and protect freedom, individual rights and civil liberties, as well as through service projects that benefit local communities.


By promoting Jewish values, the Utah Section of NCJW fosters personal growth and develops community leadership to make a real difference in the lives of women, children and families in our local, national and global communities.


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