Welcome to the Long Beach Section of NCJW from the Board of Directors! 


We welcome your interest in our organization of dynamic individuals, which has been making a difference in our community through education, community service and advocacy for more than 70 years.  We encourage you to join us if you want to make this a better world for women, children and families.  You will meet friendly, interesting people who share your values of Tikkun Olam, repairing the world.  Working together with others on projects for change, for public service, or just for pleasure, you will experience new friendships.  Read about what we do and find your interest; sign up for our monthly electronic newsletter on our website and join us soon at one of our upcoming events.



NCJW Long Beach

NCJW Mission Statement
Our Philosophy

The National Council of Jewish Women Long Beach Section is a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century.


The Long Beach Section, founded in 1946, with over 350 members, makes an impact through an integrated program of education, community service, social action and advocacy. We offer our members personal growth, volunteer opportunities, education, recreation and special events.



We are pioneers.
We are courageous.
We are compassionate.
We are progressive.
We are thinkers and doers.
We are powerful.
We are the members of NCJW Long Beach Section.

Executive Committee 2020 - 2021


Barbara Shipnuck


Executive VP

Joanne Levy

Immediate Past President

Linda C. Fox 

VP Communications

Ann Millman

Dale Strok

VP Resource Development

Deborah Lewis

Janis Simon

VP Legislation & Advocacy

Cynthia Gordon 

Deborah Lelchuk

VP Programs

Sharon Brannon

Lisa Raufman

VP Membership

Michelle Sztraicher

Natalie Swit

VP Community Service

Deborah Kaplan-Wyckoff


Dawn Haldane

Financial Secretary

Judith Leff


Recording Secretary

Maria Osorio

Corresponding Secretary

Barbara Millman