September 14

2020 Hannah G Solomon Awards Dinner

6:00 pm — 9:00 pm

East Bank Club
500 North Kingsbury Street
Chicago, IL 60654

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of women having the right to vote. While we still have much to do to ensure that everyone can vote, we are celebrating the impact that women have had in the political process. In honor of this, we are thrilled to announce that State Senator Sara Feigenholtz will receive NCJW’s highest honor given by any section of the national organization, the Hannah G. Solomon Award. It will be presented at our gala dinner, on Monday, September 14, 2020. Famed columnist, Lynn Sweet will be our keynote speaker at this event. 

Senator Sara Feigenholtz has earned this award by representing our community in Springfield since 1994, with great distinction. During her decades of service, she has fought for us on many fronts, and has always stood on the side of women and NCJW issues.

Lynn Sweet, a native of Chicago, is the Washington, D.C. bureau chief for the Chicago Sun Times and a columnist for The Hill, a weekly journal that covers the U.S. Congress. She is best known as the Decoder, and appears frequently on CNN and MSNBC. Lynn has been named by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists.” 

The Hannah G. Solomon Award is presented by NCJW to an individual who has changed the lives of others through his or her leadership efforts and service.  NCJW has a history of making a difference. This is a critical time for many of the issues that we have fought for and for which voting will be critical in making a difference. This is the year in which we must be continuously promoting the vote. A lot is at stake: reproductive health, federal courts, health care, gun violence prevention, voting rights, sexual violence, the hope to be a safe haven for immigration & refugees, and gender equality.