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NCJW is Guided and Inspired by Jewish Values

Kaavod Ha Bri’ot:

Respect and Dignity for all Human Beings

Talmud Torah:

Education and Awareness

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof:

The Pursuit of Justice

NCJW Utah history of work has shifted over the last century in response to the most pressing challenges facing not only Jewish women but all vulnerable women, children, and families. 

Tikkun Olam

Regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion or race, we share in the spirit of “Tikkun Olam,” Hebrew for “repairing the world.”

NCJW Utah Section History Highlights

Our Members Make our History

NCJW Utah Section Early History

Corinne Sweet establishes The NCJW Utah Section in 1940

NCJW Utah Section helps settle wartime refugees in Salt Lake City beginning in the late 1940's.

The history of the NCJW Utah Section begins in 1940 when it was established by Corinne Sweet, a descendent of the Sweet Candy Company family. Esther Landa, national NCJW president from 1975-1979, was among the first to join and says, “Whatever Corinne did, we followed. We affectionately called her the Madam.” During World War II, the local Jewish community cooked and served Sabbath and holiday meals for Jewish soldiers stationed at Hill Air Force Base. In the late 1940s, the Utah Section was interested in legislative action. Early history of NCJW Utah Section had a domestic agenda, concerned with issues still relevant today—women and children’s health, women’s rights and education. The local section was known as the Council. Read more about Corinne Sweet ⇒

1960s – 1970s

Esther Rosenblatt Landa introduces the Head Start program to Utah in 1965​

NCJW Utah Section lobbies to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

After the 1967 War in Israel, the NCJW Board sent a mission to Israel. Esther Landa, then a board member, was among those to go. A subsequent visit by the Israeli Minister of Education to the U.S. led to the HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) and Hillary Clinton later adapted it for Arkansas. Esther introduced the Head Start program to Utah. The NCJW worked unsuccessfully to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

1991 to present

Eileen Hallet Stone founded the interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam Project in 1991

NCJW Utah Section's service program brings together Jewish and Muslim volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

Eileen Hallet Stone with NCJW members Alene McCrimmon, Kitty Kaplan, Deborah Milan-Niler, Carla Cantor, Scott Klepper, and Karen McArthur co-founded the award-winning interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam (SSTO) Project in 1991.

NCJW Utah Section’s service program brings together Jewish, Muslim, Atheists and Christian volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

The program began as an annual NCJW Utah members project as a way to give the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen staff the day off on Christmas, serve the homeless in house, take meals to our elderly who are home alone during the holiday, and put on a gathering for children.

The annual SSTO program, which serves 1400-1700 people, continues under NCJW leadership and in the spirit of Tikkun Olam (helping to repair the world) and Tzedekah (Justice).

This collaboration has progressed the SSTO program into a multi-phased event helping help homebound seniors, at-risk populations, homeless veterans, Sanctuary shelter, and new and transitioning refugee students and their families representing 500+ children/adults from countries such as Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, Bhutan, and Syria. Read more  . . .

Early 21st Century

NCJW Utah Section creates programs in the memory of Kitty Kaplan and Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah leadership in advocacy creates more partnerships with similar organizations, lobbying the legislature branch of government and work to strengthen our inclusive, diverse democracy.

Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series

Our annual Fall Members Brunch in 2017 kicked off NCJW Utah Section’s Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series featuring prominent women in Utah government and organizations as speakers. The Salt Lake City Library now co-hosts this series with NCJW Utah. Our beloved Kitty Kaplan, NCJW Utah president and leader in the Utah community, passed away in 2016. 

Rochelle Kaplan replaced Kitty as acting State Policy Advocacy Chair, leading our support in two Utah initiatives, hoping to get those on the 2018 ballot: Better Boundaries to end partisan gerrymandering and expanded Medicaid (Utah Cares). Both passed! An independent redistricting committee has been formed to draw maps. Please get involved.

Esther’s Circle Legacy Group

Women have to be more active in politics and more interested in women’s issues.
Day care is not just a women’s issue. It’s a family issue.
Pay equity is not just a women’s issue. It’s a human issue.
Sexual harassment doesn’t involve women alone.
Reproductive choice is not just a women’s issue.
We all need to pay attention to these issues.
The time for equity and justice is now.

–Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah members in December 2012 threw a huge 100th birthday celebration for Esther Rosenblatt Landa. As our gift to her, we established a legacy group called “Esther’s Circle,” to help carry on Esther’s advocacy efforts. 

Esther passed away in 2014.
Read more on Esther’s Circle ⇒

Utah's population grew by 18.4% over the past decade

NCJW Utah Section wants to grow its collective voice, leadership and project opportunities in Utah's needs in public education, children's welfare, family health, women's rights and equality.

Some other noteworthy projects:

Hosting an annual Halloween Party for Women and Children in Jeopardy at the YWCA.

Co-hosting annual Chanukah and Passover Senior events with Utah's JCC (I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center).

Annual Membership Brunch, most recently a Panel Discussion on “So Whose Fault is It Anyway?” Speaking on earthquakes, floods and fire were members of Utah Dept. of Safety, University of Utah’s Emergency Operations, Marriott Library’s Preservation Dept. and the Community Emergency Response Team.

Having an annual fundraising social event for Planned Parenthood to support its cancer screenings and family planning services, to educate participants, and to resist governmental actions denying funding for family planning services worldwide.

Marching with other organizations in 2017 at the Women’s Marches in Park City and at the State Capitol, and at a rally in opposition to the Administration’s Muslim Ban.

Play Video

NCJW is Guided and Inspired by Jewish Values

Kaavod Ha Bri’ot:

Respect and Dignity for all Human Beings

Talmud Torah:

Education and Awareness

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof:

The Pursuit of Justice

NCJW Utah history of work has shifted over the last century in response to the most pressing challenges facing not only Jewish women but all vulnerable women, children, and families. 

Tikkun Olam

Regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion or race, we share in the spirit of “Tikkun Olam,” Hebrew for “repairing the world.”

NCJW Utah Section History Highlights

Our Members Make our History

NCJW Utah Section Early History

Corinne Sweet establishes The NCJW Utah Section in 1940

NCJW Utah Section helps settle wartime refugees in Salt Lake City beginning in the late 1940's.

The NCJW Utah Section was established in 1940 by Corinne Sweet, a descendent of the Sweet Candy Company family. Esther Landa, national NCJW president from 1975-1979, was among the first to join and says, “Whatever Corinne did, we followed. We affectionately called her the Madam.” During World War II, the local Jewish community cooked and served Sabbath and holiday meals for Jewish soldiers stationed at Hill Air Force Base. In the late 1940s, the Utah Section was interested in legislative action. Early history of NCJW Utah Section had a domestic agenda, concerned with issues still relevant today—women and children’s health, women’s rights and education. The local section was known as the Council. Read more about Corinne Sweet ⇒

1960s – 1970s

Esther Rosenblatt Landa introduces the Head Start program to Utah in 1965​

NCJW Utah Section lobbies to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

After the 1967 War in Israel, the NCJW Board sent a mission to Israel. Esther Landa, then a board member, was among those to go. A subsequent visit by the Israeli Minister of Education to the U.S. led to the HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) and Hillary Clinton later adapted it for Arkansas. Esther introduced the Head Start program to Utah. The NCJW worked unsuccessfully to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

1991 to present

Eileen Hallet Stone founded the interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam Project in 1991

NCJW Utah Section's service program brings together Jewish and Muslim volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

Eileen Hallet Stone with NCJW members Alene McCrimmon, Kitty Kaplan, Deborah Milan-Niler, Carla Cantor, Scott Klepper, and Karen McArthur co-founded the award-winning interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam (SSTO) Project in 1991.

NCJW Utah Section’s service program brings together Jewish, Muslim, Atheists and Christian volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

The program began as an annual NCJW Utah members project as a way to give the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen staff the day off on Christmas, serve the homeless in house, take meals to our elderly who are home alone during the holiday, and put on a gathering for children.

The annual SSTO program, which serves 1400-1700 people, continues under NCJW leadership and in the spirit of Tikkun Olam (helping to repair the world) and Tzedekah (Justice).

This collaboration has progressed the SSTO program into a multi-phased event helping help homebound seniors, at-risk populations, homeless veterans, Sanctuary shelter, and new and transitioning refugee students and their families representing 500+ children/adults from countries such as Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, Bhutan, and Syria.

Early 21st Century

NCJW Utah Section creates programs in the memory of Kitty Kaplan and Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah leadership in advocacy creates more partnerships with similar organizations, lobbying the legislature branch of government and work to strengthen our inclusive, diverse democracy.

Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series

Our annual Fall Members Brunch in 2017 kicked off NCJW Utah Section’s Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series featuring prominent women in Utah government and organizations as speakers. The Salt Lake City Library now co-hosts this series with NCJW Utah. Our beloved Kitty Kaplan, NCJW Utah president and leader in the Utah community passed away in 2016. 

Rochelle Kaplan resumed, in Kitty’s stead, as acting State Policy Advocacy Chair, leading our support in two Utah initiatives, hoping to get those on the 2018 ballot: Better Boundaries to end partisan gerrymandering and expanded Medicaid (Utah Cares).

Esther’s Circle Legacy Group

Women have to be more active in politics and more interested in women’s issues.
      Day care is not just a women’s issue. It’s a family issue.
      Pay equity is not just a women’s issue. It’s a human issue.
      Sexual harassment doesn’t involve women alone.
      Reproductive choice is not just a women’s issue.
      We all need to pay attention to these issues.
The time for equity and justice is now.

–Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah members in December 2012 threw a huge 100th birthday celebration for Esther Rosenblatt Landa. As our gift to her, we established a legacy group called “Esther’s Circle,” to help carry on Esther’s advocacy efforts in public education, children’s welfare, family health, women’s rights, and human equality. Esther passed away in 2014. Read more on Esther’s Circle ⇒

Utah's population grew by 18.4% over the past decade

NCJW Utah Section wants to grow its collective voice, leadership and project opportunities in Utah's needs in public education, children's welfare, family health, women's rights and human equality.

2021 and beyond

Some other noteworthy projects:

Hosting an annual Halloween Party for Women and Children in Jeopardy at the YWCA.

Co-hosting an annual Passover Senior Seder with Utah's JCC (I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center).

Annual Brunch, Panel Discussion on “So Whose Fault is It Anyway?” Speaking on earthquakes, floods and fire were members of Utah Dept. of Safety, University of Utah’s Emergency Operations, Marriott Library’s Preservation Dept. and the Community Emergency Response Team.

Having annual fundraising social event for Planned Parenthood to support its cancer screenings and family planning services, to educate participants, and to resist governmental actions denying funding for family planning services worldwide.

Marching with other organizations in 2017 at the Women’s Marches in Park City and at the State Capitol, and at a rally in opposition to the Administration’s Muslim Ban.

NCJW Utah Section History Highlights

Our Members Make our History

NCJW Utah Section Early History

Corinne Sweet establishes The NCJW Utah Section in 1940

NCJW Utah Section helps settle wartime refugees in Salt Lake City beginning in the late 1940's.

The NCJW Utah Section was established in 1940 by Corinne Sweet, a descendent of the Sweet Candy Company family. Esther Landa, national NCJW president from 1975-1979, was among the first to join and says, “Whatever Corinne did, we followed. We affectionately called her the Madam.” During World War II, the local Jewish community cooked and served Sabbath and holiday meals for Jewish soldiers stationed at Hill Air Force Base. In the late 1940s, the Utah Section was interested in legislative action. Early history of NCJW Utah Section had a domestic agenda, concerned with issues still relevant today—women and children’s health, women’s rights and education. The local section was known as the Council. Read more about Corinne Sweet ⇒

1960s – 1970s

Esther Rosenblatt Landa introduces the Head Start program to Utah in 1965​

NCJW Utah Section lobbies to pass the Equal Rights Amendment

After the 1967 War in Israel, the NCJW Board sent a mission to Israel. Esther Landa, then a board member, was among those to go. A subsequent visit by the Israeli Minister of Education to the U.S. led to the HIPPY program (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters) and Hillary Clinton later adapted it for Arkansas. Esther introduced the Head Start program to Utah. The NCJW worked unsuccessfully to pass the Equal Rights Amendment.

1991 to present

Eileen Hallet Stone founded the interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam Project in 1991

NCJW Utah Section's service program brings together Jewish and Muslim volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

Eileen Hallet Stone with NCJW members Alene McCrimmon, Kitty Kaplan, Deborah Milan-Niler, Carla Cantor, Scott Klepper, and Karen McArthur co-founded the award-winning interfaith Shalom Salaam Tikkun-Olam (SSTO) Project in 1991.

NCJW Utah Section’s service program brings together Jewish, Muslim, Atheists and Christian volunteers to help the broader community at Christmas time.

The program began as an annual NCJW Utah members project as a way to give the St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen staff the day off on Christmas, serve the homeless in house, take meals to our elderly who are home alone during the holiday, and put on a gathering for children.

The annual SSTO program, which serves 1400-1700 people, continues under NCJW leadership and in the spirit of Tikkun Olam (helping to repair the world) and Tzedekah (Justice).

This collaboration has progressed the SSTO program into a multi-phased event helping help homebound seniors, at-risk populations, homeless veterans, Sanctuary shelter, and new and transitioning refugee students and their families representing 500+ children/adults from countries such as Bosnia, Congo, Iraq, Liberia, Sudan, Myanmar, Somalia, Bhutan, and Syria.

Early 21st Century

NCJW Utah Section creates programs in the memory of Kitty Kaplan and Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah leadership in advocacy creates more partnerships with similar organizations, lobbying the legislature branch of government and work to strengthen our inclusive, diverse democracy.

Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series

Our annual Fall Members Brunch in 2017 kicked off NCJW Utah Section’s Kitty Kaplan Memorial Lecture Series featuring prominent women in Utah government and organizations as speakers. The Salt Lake City Library now co-hosts this series with NCJW Utah. Our beloved Kitty Kaplan, NCJW Utah president and leader in the Utah community passed away in 2016. 

Rochelle Kaplan resumed, in Kitty’s stead, as acting State Policy Advocacy Chair, leading our support in two Utah initiatives, hoping to get those on the 2018 ballot: Better Boundaries to end partisan gerrymandering and expanded Medicaid (Utah Cares).

Esther’s Circle Legacy Group

Women have to be more active in politics and more interested in women’s issues.
      Day care is not just a women’s issue. It’s a family issue.
      Pay equity is not just a women’s issue. It’s a human issue.
      Sexual harassment doesn’t involve women alone.
      Reproductive choice is not just a women’s issue.
      We all need to pay attention to these issues.
The time for equity and justice is now.

–Esther Rosenblatt Landa

NCJW Utah members in December 2012 threw a huge 100th birthday celebration for Esther Rosenblatt Landa. As our gift to her, we established a legacy group called “Esther’s Circle,” to help carry on Esther’s advocacy efforts in public education, children’s welfare, family health, women’s rights, and human equality. Esther passed away in 2014. Read more on Esther’s Circle ⇒

Utah's population grew by 18.4% over the past decade

NCJW Utah Section wants to grow its collective voice, leadership and project opportunities in Utah's needs in public education, children's welfare, family health, women's rights and human equality.

2021 and beyond

Some other noteworthy projects:

Hosting an annual Halloween Party for Women and Children in Jeopardy at the YWCA.

Co-hosting an annual Passover Senior Seder with Utah's JCC (I.J. & Jeanné Wagner Jewish Community Center).

Annual Brunch, Panel Discussion on “So Whose Fault is It Anyway?” Speaking on earthquakes, floods and fire were members of Utah Dept. of Safety, University of Utah’s Emergency Operations, Marriott Library’s Preservation Dept. and the Community Emergency Response Team.

Having annual fundraising social event for Planned Parenthood to support its cancer screenings and family planning services, to educate participants, and to resist governmental actions denying funding for family planning services worldwide.

Marching with other organizations in 2017 at the Women’s Marches in Park City and at the State Capitol, and at a rally in opposition to the Administration’s Muslim Ban.

Play Video

NCJW is Guided and Inspired by Jewish Values

Kaavod Ha Bri’ot:

Respect and Dignity for all Human Beings

Talmud Torah:

Education and Awareness

Tzedek Tzedek Tirdof:

The Pursuit of Justice

NCJW Utah history of work has shifted over the last century in response to the most pressing challenges facing not only Jewish women but all vulnerable women, children, and families. 

Tikkun Olam

Regardless of culture, ethnicity, religion or race, we share in the spirit of “Tikkun Olam,” Hebrew for “repairing the world.”