National Council of Jewish Women of Canada

National Council of Jewish Women of Canada is a volunteer organization which, in the spirit of Judaism, is dedicated to furthering human welfare in the Jewish and general communities locally, Nationally and internationally. Through an integrated program of education, service and social action, the organization helps to fulfill unmet needs and to serve the individual and the community.

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Since 1897, NCJWC, the first Jewish Women’s organization in Canada has been a catalyst for change, fighting to ensure the rights of women, children, families, the disabled and new Canadians through service, education and advocacy.

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Sharon Allentuck was installed as President of National Council of a Jewish Women of Canada at the a Annual General meeting which took place in Toronto on September 14, 2014. Sharon has a long and distinguished history with NCJWC.

  • Life member of National Council of Jewish Women of Canada for about 30 years
  • Served on Winnipeg Section board in many capacities including President of the section
  • Served on National Board over the years, holding many positions, including Vice President, Treasurer, IFCA chair
  • Served on Executive of International Council of Jewish Women (ICJW) Vice Chair North American Region, Chair of North American Region and current co-chair of the Grants Committee
  • Currently president of NCJWC

Other selected Volunteer work (past)

  • Member of the Shaarey Zedek Synagogue board of Directors
  • Member of the Shaarey Zedek Sisterhood Board of Directors
  • Member of the board of directors, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • Chair of the Women’s Philanthropy of the Combined Jewish Appeal, Jewish Federation of Winnipeg
  • President of the Manitoba Health Libraries Association


  • Born and raised in Winnipeg
  • Mother of 2 children, Adam and Sarah
  • Grandmother of 2 granddaughters, Sadie and Molly