National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota (NCJW) is a service, advocacy, and leadership development nonprofit led by Jewish women and allies in the North Star State.

NCJW Minnesota is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.

NCJW Minnesota Goals:

– Promote equity through community service

– Promote social justice through coalition building and advocacy

– Empower our NCJW network to be progressive change agents


NCJW is governed by a Board of Directors which sets the policy and direction of the organization, contributes to the achievement of programmatic goals, and fulfills a variety of fiduciary responsibilities.

NCJW Minnesota 2020-2021 Board of Directors


Lynn Lederman

Immediate Past President

Laura Monn Ginsburg


Esther Goldberg-Davis


Deb Grossfield

Minnesota Community Chair

Jane Conrad

Board Directors

Tracey Agranoff
Sharon Benmaman
Sarah Clarke
Emma Dunn
Sara Frailich
Amelia Gauvrin
Francine Gersh
Dina Goodman
Shira Lee
Laurie Levin
Stephanie Levine
Jenifer Robins
Deb Savitt
Amy Shapiro
Betsy Sitkoff
Erica Solomon
Margie Solomon
Rachel Spilker
Chaya Sulman


Beth Gendler
Executive Director

Kristy Wesson 
Director of Communications and Programming

Batya Spector 
Administrative Associate

We are proud to present our NCJW Minnesota video. With thanks to the Oren and Sharron Steinfeldt Family Foundation for supporting this project.

Produced by Dale Bluestein of Partnership Media