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 210,000 nationally. The Chicago North Shore Section, makes an impact through an integrated program of education, community service and advocacy. 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   *   [email protected]

Jessica Colman Cheng, Communications & Membership Coordinator

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

2023-24 Board Installation taken June 11th, 2023 by Cathy Carmondy

Board of Directors

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President: Jan Schwartz

VP Programming & Strategy: Amy Rubin

VP Communications & Marketing: Holly Smith

Treasurer: Kim Sterling

Secretary: Diane Schaar

Co-Directors of Advocacy: Tina Cantrell & Donna Fishman

Director of Community Services: Barbara Dolinger

Director of Education: Amy Kleinman

CNS Rep to Israel Granting Program: Robbie Schreiber


Susan Bluberg-Kason

Bonnie Braverman

Beverly Copeland

Zehava Frankel

Paulette Goodman

Susan Rifas

Elaine Seeskin

Rian Spencer

SPA Chair: Jill Lexier