The National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore

For over 125 years, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change. NCJW members and supporters are outspoken champions for progressive policies at the federal, state, and local levels.  Founded in Chicago in 1893, NCJW’s collective voice has changed the world for the better by improving the lives of women, children, and families in the US and Israel. We advocate on issues of reproductive justice, immigration reform, education and human services, sex trafficking and more. NCJW works in coalition in Illinois with other progressive Jewish and secular organizations to advance our agenda.  To make your voice heard at the state and national level, sign up to receive our Action Alerts at

Please join us at one of our upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. We have highlighted a few but many more are listed on our website.  For information visit

NCJW Chicago North Shore Section Board Meeting
Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 10:30 am
North Suburban Location given with RSVP

Get more involved in NCJW Chicago North Shore Section and help shape the future of our section.  Board meetings are open to all active members. RSVP to Future Board meeting dates include: January 9, 2019, February 6, 2019, March 6, 2019, April 3, 2019, May 1, 2019.

Women’s Salon: The Truth about Central America’s Migrant Caravans
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 7:30 pm
Highland Park Location given with RSVP

Please join NCJW Chicago North Shore to learn the facts about the current “caravan” of refugees and asylum seekers from Central America. Our speaker is Esteban Carvajal from the Highland Park-Highwood Legal Aid Clinic, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with Congregation Hakafa and the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA). As Jews concerned about social justice, we look forward to becoming more educated and active in welcoming immigrants. Email to secure your spot. Additional dates and topics for the Women’s Salon include: Sunday, January 13: Reproductive Rights in Illinois, Thursday, February 14: Sex Trafficking, Sunday, March 24:  Domestic Violence Arts Project, Thursday, April 11:  Gun Violence Prevention Activism and Thursday, May 9: TBD.

Reproductive Rights in Illinois: Shelter in the Storm
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 2:00 pm
Lincoln Park Location given with RSVP

Save the Date: Reproductive Rights in Illinois: Shelter in the Storm. On the anniversary of Roe v Wade learn about the history of reproductive rights here in Illinois and the progressive agenda planned for the upcoming legislative session. We’re honored to have Lorie Chaiten, a respected Reproductive Rights advocate and educator as our speaker.  Registration will open on December 10.  Visit for more information as it becomes available. 

Dear Evan Hansen Fundraiser (Sold Out)
Wednesday, February 13, 2018, 7:30 pm
Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St. Chicago, IL 60603

We have sold all of our group tickets to this amazing show but we have a number of other theatrical events we plan to attend in the future.  If you are interested in attending a future performance with your NCJW friends, please email and we will keep you posted.

“Dying to Know” Series
Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being 126 E. Chestnut Street Chicago

Join NCJW, Skyline Village Chicago, Replogle Center for Counseling and Well-Being, Fourth Presbyterian Church, and JourneyCare for a series of life-affirming conversations about living and dying well.  Attend one program or all three. Dates are below and additional details will be available at in January.  All programs are on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4pm.

April 3, 2019: Being Mortal, film and discussion about quality of the end of life.
May 22, 2019: Resources for Making and Implementing Your Choices.
June 19, 2019: Death Over Tea. Small group discussions about living and dying well.

Annual Installation Celebration
June 2019 Date and Time TBD

Celebrate with our NCJW friends and supporters as we thank our out going board and welcome our incoming board. Information will be available at in Spring 2019.