Our team is dedicated to the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women. With partners from the government and non-profit sector, we work to promote equity and foster the advancement of women and girls through policies, legislation, and innovative programs.
Our actions are guided by the 1995 UN Beijing Declaration and platform for Action, the key global policy document on gender equality, and the decisions of the Beijing+5, the 23rd special session of the General Assembly held in 2000. Since 2013, our delegations have been participating regularly in the annual sessions of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and related NGO CSW’s parallel events in New York. We have co-sponsored annually parallel events focused on confronting gender violence and exploitation.
In our local work, we have been partnering with the San Francisco Commission and Department on the Status of Women, the Friends of the Commission on the Status of Women and Alliance for Girls (AFG). We have been a member organization of AFG since 2012.
We are proud of our international collaboration with organizations operating globally, such as The International Alliance of Women and the local chapters of United Nations Women, United Nations Association and United Nations Fund for UNICEF.
In striving for gender equality and women empowerment in the Jewish community, our natural partners have been Hadassah and the NCJW sections across the United States, Australia and Canada.
Join our team to become a part of an amazing grassroots movement toward equality and empowerment!
Center for Women and Girls Workshops & Events
HIGHLIGHTS OF PAST EVENTS
Women in the Workforce Conference.
Global & Domestic Perspectives
November 16, 2016 | The African American Arts and Culture Center | San Francisco
The National Council of Jewish Women &
The Consulate Generals of Israel and Mexico
California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls,
San Francisco Department on the Status of Women & Shalom Bayit
Featured Guest Speakers:
Mariam Kabha, Commissioner of Social Equality, Ministry of Labor Guadalupe Gómez-Maganda, Head of Gender Equity Unit in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Over 120 participants gathered to discuss advanced policies and practices on the status of women in the workforce at this important conference. Welcome and opening remarks were presented by NCJW SF Board President Dena Gardi, U.S. Secretary of Labor’s Regional Representative Elmy Bermejo, San Francisco Supervisor Katy Tang, and the Consul Generals of Israel and Mexico. The Master of Ceremonies was Emily Murase, Director of the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women.
San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy and San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White delivered inspiring keynote speeches presenting about their careers and personal stories of getting involved in their specific professional fields.
Featured Speakers and Moderators included also:
Guadalupe Gómez-Maganda, Head of Gender Equity Unit in the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Roberta Steele, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Regional Attorney, San Francisco District Office; Nancy Kirshner-Rodriguez, Executive Director, CA Commission on the Status of Women; Andrea Shorter, President, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women; Fabiola Kramsky, Founder & CEO of Tuiris, Inc.; Breanna Zwart, Google Access Strategy Team and Commissioner, SF Commission on the Status of Women.
- Equal Pay and Equal Employment Opportunities
- Safety Net and Protection in the Workplace
- Integration of Minority Women in the Workforce
- Women in Technology
The participants in the conference voted to approve a resolution with recommendations for improved policies on women in the workforce and agreed to continue their collaborative work in the future. The plenary of the conference created a task force consisting of representatives of the organizers to work on developing a mechanism for regular meetings of the partners. Stay tuned for information about further actions associated with this collaborative initiative.
Download the full program HERE.
Mentors Meet Your Mentees Party!
NCJWSF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program in collaboration with Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency
October 7, 2015 | 2 PM – 4 PM | The Village, 1099 Sunnydale Ave. | San Francisco
The trained mentors from the NCJWSF’s Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program attended the launch party event where they were introduced to the young girls participating in our program!
If you are interested in participating in the NCJWSF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Designing My Destiny
Tuesday, October 6 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | San Francisco
Lead by Rose Singer, MA
Discover your true purpose and create a plan to live by.
Wanting to start the new year with a new direction?
Are you desiring to tap into your true purpose?
The Designing Your Destiny Process helps you gain clarity on living a purposeful life by engaging in practical exercises that will help you articulate your purpose and begin to create a plan to live by.
Overcoming My Obstacles
Thursday, October 8 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | San Francisco
Lead by Rose Singer, MA
Recognize and reshape your inner obstacles to living on purpose.This process will help you discover the gifts in distressed emotions and help you turn negative beliefs and self-talk into positive action.
Test Taking Strategy
Sunday, October 11 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM | San Francisco
Lead by Stefana Morgan, MD, Instructor for Kaplan Test Prep
Applications That Will Get You In
Tuesday, November 10 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM | San Francisco
Lead by Stefana Morgan, MD, Instructor for Kaplan Test Prep
Click HERE for the instructors’ biographies
Second Mentor Training | NCJW SF Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program
August 8, 2015 | The Village, 1099 Sunnydale Ave. San Francisco
This training, co-sponsored by NCJW SF and Sojourner Truth Foster Family Service Agency, offered a second opportunity to anyone who missed the launch of the mentoring program and wanted to learn more about the mentoring of youth at risk to be trafficked.
For more information about the new mentoring program browse our brochure!
The training included an in-depth exploration of Human Trafficking 101, the newest techniques being used by traffickers to recruit children in the Bay Area, the impact of trauma upon girls, an interactive exercise where attendees get to experience a “day in the life” of a young girl at risk for victimization, and a trafficking survivor’s personal account of her inspiring story and the impact of mentoring.
Launch of our Youth Empowerment Mentoring Program!
May 16, 2015 | The Village: 1099 Sunnyvale Avenue, SF
Thank you to everyone who attended our workshop. We delved into the rich experience of mentoring and the fascinating dynamics of human trafficking at this training for prospective volunteers. This event was open to anyone who has a general interest in human trafficking and/or would like to learn more about NCJWSF’s exciting new mentoring program.
The launch event included an in-depth exploration of Human Trafficking 101:
- The newest techniques being used by traffickers to recruit children in the Bay Area.
- The impact of trauma upon girls.
- An interactive exercise where attendees get to experience a “day in the life” of a young girl at risk for victimization.
- A trafficking survivor’s personal account of her inspiring story and the impact of mentoring.
Click HERE to download the training schedule
Human Trafficking: Introductory Workshop for Teenagers
April 8, 2014 | NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Ave, Suite 411 | San Francisco, CA 94109
Helen Liang, Global Citizenship Fellow with U.S. Fund for UNICEF spoke about human rights abuses, in which children are exploited through practices including forced labor, domestic servitude, commercial sex, begging and child soldiering.
The curriculum of the workshop is designed in line with Middle and High School Common Core State Standards and National Content Standards.
Portions of the documentary film “Not My Life” were shown and guided through a discussion on how to prevent human trafficking.
Identity Theft and Other Cyber Crimes
November 21, 2013 | NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Ave, Suite 411 | San Francisco, CA 94109
Dave Townsend, a recognized authority on computer forensics and Cyber-crime investigation with more than 30 years of police, detective, and cyber forensic experience, taught us various ways on how to protect our identity from online crimes.
5 Themes for Creating a Worthy Career, led by Rose Singer
October 24, 2013 | NCJW SF Office, 2000 Van Ness Ave, Suite 411 | San Francisco, CA 94109
Rose Singer, MA, led a workshop according to five themes for successful career development. The participants learned practical exercises to leverage their strengths, interests, and capabilities.