LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Essex County Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW/Essex) was recently honored by Charity Navigator, the leading charity evaluator in the United States, with four out of four stars for its fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. 

“It is important that our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to champion programs that benefit women, children and families,” said NCJW/Essex Executive Director Cathy Silverman. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

According to Charity Navigator, NCJW/Essex has successfully adhered to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and constantly execute its mission in a fiscally responsible manner.  Approximately 25 percent of charities evaluated by Charity Navigator receive the perfect score.

Rating information for NCJW/Essex is available free of charge on