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Awards and Honors


Our Section is honored by National NCJW's appointment of our president Barbara Shipnuck to serve on its Section Advisory Council. SAC advises the National NCJW Board of Directors on issues that impact Sections.



At the 2016 Washington Institute, all California NCJW Sections received the Champions for Social Change Award from National NCJW for our work with human trafficking. 



NCJW Long Beach received the Partnership Award from the Early Childhood Education Committee of Long Beach “for extraordinary hands-on partnership in ensuring that all children in Long Beach grow up healthy, safe, and educated.”

NCJW Long Beach received a Volunteer Appreciation Certificate from For the Child, an agency focusing on the treatment and prevention of child abuse for NCJW Long Beach’s  “time, talent, and generosity given to make the Thanksgiving holidays better for abused and neglected children.”




​​At the triennial NCJW, Inc. Washington Institute Barbara Wolfe received the prestigious Social Change Enduring Advocate Award, chosen from all nominations nationally.  This award recognizes “an NCJW member who has been a leader and instrumental in advancing social change in NCJW’s name in her community over a period of 10 or more years.” 


Honored by Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) as an “amazing partner in care” for 50 years.


Recognized by Stand For Children, Long Beach Chapter, for our work at the Stand For Children 3rd Annual Symposium.


Received Certificate of Recognition by the California State Senate (signed by Alan Lowenthal, 27th Senate District) in honor of NCJW’s recognition by Stand For Children.


Received Certificate of Recognition by the California State Assembly (signed by Betty Karnette, 59th Assembly District) in honor of NCJW’s recognition by Stand For Children.


Received Special Congressional Recognition for outstanding leadership and support of school readiness (signed by Linda T. Sánchez, Member of Congress).



Received the Friends of Education Award from the Long Beach Unified School District in recognition of our Section’s long-term tutoring of elementary students at Tucker Elementary School.



NCJW Week proclaimed for February 17-21 by then City of Long Beach Mayor Ernie Knell.

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