NCJW CEO Sheila Katz coming to speak in St. Louis


During the weekend of March 3-5, the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis (NCJWSTL) will host an advocacy conference at the Sheraton Westport Plaza, 900 Westport Plaza. Under the theme “Leading Through Uncertainty,” NCJWSTL’s conference sessions will focus on strategies that nonprofit organizations can employ to advocate for social justice issues and make meaningful change amid the current highly polarized political climate. The conference will begin Friday evening at 6 p.m., go through Saturday, and conclude at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

National Council of Jewish Women CEO Sheila Katz will be the Friday evening keynote speaker. Since becoming CEO, Katz has led the organization to more than double the number of NCJW advocates to more than 210,000. 

Additional speakers include Cindy Changyit Levin, author of “From Changing Diapers to Changing the World-Why Moms Make Great Advocates and How to Get Started”; Marie Griffith, director of the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University; as well as Beth Felski and many local advocacy leaders who will share their expertise.

Topics of the conference workshops include “State Budgeting Strategy: Funding Our Priorities,” “Get on Board: Why School Boards Matter,” “Money Talks: Understanding Campaign Finance,” “The Nonprofit ABCs: How to Get the Most Out of All Your Meetings” and “Storytelling Strategy: The Personal Is Political.”


Additional information and online registration for the conference can be found online. For more information, contact NCJWSTL Advocacy Manager Jen Bernstein at 314-993-5181 or [email protected].