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

Women’s March Chicago: March to the Polls
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Grant Park, Columbus and Congress in Chicago

The November 6th midterm elections are less than a month away and as a friend and supporter of NCJW Chicago North Shore, we are inviting you to join us at Grant Park in Chicago as we March to the Polls! Start your day at 9am at the Crown Fountain for a musical and inspirational Shabbat morning service. Then visit the NCJW table in the Voter Village and learn more about NCJW and our upcoming programs and initiatives. Pick up some NCJW swag and enter to win a pair of tickets to see Indecent at the Victory Gardens Theater on October 21! Stay for the Rally at 10am and the March at 12:30pm.

North Suburban Jewish Community Candidate Forum
Sunday, October 14, 2018, 2:00 pm
B’Nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield

The 2018 elections are just around the corner, so now is the time to learn what they mean for you. As we prepare to go to the polls on November 6, NCJW Chicago North Shore is once again partnering with over 25 synagogues, Jewish communal groups, and day schools to host a candidate forum at Congregation BJBE.  Visit for more information

Luggage for Freedom Pack and Delivery Day
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 10:30 am
West Ridge Center, 636 Ridge Road, Highland Park

Luggage for Freedom will hold their next “Pack & Delivery Day” on Sunday, October 21. Volunteers are needed to sort items and pack suitcases and backpacks and then deliver donations to local domestic violence shelters. We will NOT accept donations at this event. Ages 4 and up are welcome. For more information or to volunteer, email

Advocacy and the Arts: Indecent
Sunday, October 21, 2018, 3:00 pm
Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago

Join NCJW and enjoy Indecent at a special discounted group rate. Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive) tells the deeply moving story of the controversial 1923 Broadway debut of Jewish playwright Sholem Asch’s God of Vengeance, a play about a forbidden lesbian romance that enchanted and outraged audiences. Inspired by true events, Indecent, is performed by an ensemble of seven actors and three musicians portraying more than 40 roles to chart an explosive moment in theatrical history and the artists who risked their careers and lives to perform it.  Visit to purchase your ticket.

Chicago Jews for Refugees Assembly
Sunday, October 28, 2018, 2:00 pm
Anshe Emet Synagogue, 3751 North Broadway, Chicago

After eighteen months of attacks on the U.S. refugee and asylum program, the number of refugees entering the country has dramatically slowed and asylum seeking families have been torn apart at our southern border. In this period of crisis, it is essential for the Jewish community to demonstrate our support for the safety and dignity of refugees and asylum seekers. This event is free and open to the public but reservations are required.  Visit to reserve your spot.