by Reena Sigman Friedman

The Volunteer Sphere

In December 1972, Jacqueline Levine, then president of the Women’s Division of the American Jewish Congress, called upon the General Assembly of the Council of Jewish Federations (CJF) to grant women access to the “highest levels of decision-and-policy-making” within the organized American Jewish community. In the nearly 15 years since her milestone address Levine, currently Chair of the National Jewish Community Relations Advisory Council (NJCRAC), maintains that “there has certainly been improvement in the position of women in the lay community, although there is still a long way to go.” She pointed to the following data:

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