Michelle Erenberg

Michelle Erenberg

Outstanding Advocate Awardee
Michelle Erenberg joined NCJW after her involvement in a Planned Parenthood event cosponsored with NCJW. She notes that, “It was an amazing revelation to find an organization that allowed me the opportunity to combine my passion for policy and advocacy with my Jewish values.” She first held office in NCJW a year later and now serves as vice president of the NCJW New Orleans section and as NCJW’s Louisiana State Policy Advocate.

Erenberg’s organizing skills have greatly advanced the effectiveness of NCJW’s Louisiana membership in advocating for women, children, and families at the local and state level. She has represented NCJW in a variety of other coalitions, lobbying efforts, and educational events. Summarizing the motivation for her work, she says that merely voting is not enough — “The true test of our citizenship is how well we stay engaged and how often we stand up as advocates for the issues that matter most to us.”