We are the National Council of Jewish Women* Chicago North Shore Section – a volunteer organization that has been at the forefront of social change for over a century. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW courageously takes a progressive stance on issues such as child welfare, women’s rights and reproductive freedom. Founded in Chicago in 1893, National Council of Jewish Women is the oldest Jewish women’s volunteer organization in the United States, numbering over 90,000 nationally.The Chicago North Shore Section, with over 1,000 members, makes an impact through an integrated program of education, community service and social action. We offer our members personal growth, volunteer opportunities, education, recreation and special events.

We are pioneers
We are courageous
We are compassionate
We are progressive
We are thinkers and doers
We are powerful
We are the women of NCJW Chicago North Shore

NCJW Chicago North Shore Section
5 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL  60062
(847) 853-8889   *   info@ncjwcns.org

Melissa Prober, Executive Director
Gayle Nelson, Engagement & Development Director, JCAST Chicago



*By women, we refer to cis women, trans women, femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, and non-binary folks.

Board of Directors

Debbie Vietinghoff, President
Robbie Schreiber, Secretary
Kim Sterling, Reporting Treasurer
Rhea Swider, Recording Treasurer

Bev Copeland
Barbara Dolinger
Sarah Hirsen
Vicki Meilach
Judith Mayzel
Beth Najberg
Jill Perlman
Sherry Petlin
Jan Schwartz
Holly Smith

Advisory Director
Donna Gutman

State Policy Advocacy Chair
Jill Lexier