Jeannette Arons served in a variety of roles with the National Council of Jewish Women, from helping juvenile offenders rebuild their lives to helping Jewish immigrants become citizens. Through NCJW, Arons was a volunteer probation officer for Jewish children in juvenile court before she was elected president of the Brooklyn section of NCJW in 1918, creating a joint program with the NYC Board of Education to teach English and citizenship classes to new immigrants. She also dedicated herself to public health programs and worked for the rights of people with disabilities. In 1924, the Brooklyn section established a scholarship fund in her name for underprivileged girls. Arons chaired various NCJW committees on the national level, including the Farm and Rural Work Programs and vice-chair of the national committee. She was also involved with a variety of other organizations including the Women’s Division of the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, the Welfare Council of New York, and the Pan-Pacific Women’s Association.
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