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

General Information: info@ncjwcns.org




Board of Directors

Tina Cantrell, President
Merle K Gross, Secretary
Ellen Hall, Treasurer

Lorna Cohen
Barbara Dolinger
Deb Kadin
Jill Lexier
Maria G. Medina
Beth Najberg
Robbie Schreiber
Debbie Vietinghoff
Joan Zahnle

Immediate Past President
Donna gutman


Melissa Prober
Executive Director

Gayle Nelson
Engagement and Development Director
JCAST Chicago