Leona Z Rosenberg Leadership Initiative

Great leadership has always been a key part of the success of National Council of Jewish Women Chicago North Shore and Leona Rosenberg was a remarkable example of a transformative leader. We have an amazing history, but we must look to the future to instill strong leadership skills in every generation of our membership. Thanks to a generous bequest from the Estate of Past President Leona Rosenberg as well as generous donations from our inaugral class of sponsors, NCJW Chicago North Shore is please to launch our new 2-pronged leadership initative.

NCJW L.E.A.D.S (leadership exploration and development series)
NCJW LEADS will provide in-depth leadership development and training to existing NCJW leaders. Topics include: courageous conversations, centering other voices, fundraising for the non-fundraiser, setting goals and priorities, and more.  The goal is to build confident NCJW leaders ready to take on greater roles and responsibility within our section and within our community.
NCJW L.I.F.T.S (leadership impact fellowship training series)
When women lead, change follows.  NCJW has been leading the way for over 125 years.  But it is not enough to lead unless we also lift – lift up other voices, lift up the next generation, NCJW LIFTS brings together an annual cohort of 8-10 advocates who seek professional growth, relationship-building opportunities, and a higher level of involvement within the NCJW and the progressive community.  Topics include: developing personal leadership skills, telling your story, courageous conversations, centering other voices, setting goals and priorities, and team building.  NCJW LIFTS graduates will receive a subsidized registration to NCJW Washington Institute 2022.  The application for NCJW LIFTS will be available on or around August 1.

Join our inaugural sponsors and support this important initiative to create a legacy of fearless advocates, powerful leaders and vocal participants! To donate, visit https://ncjwcns.org/donate-2 and select Leona Z Rosenberg Leadership Initiative from the dropdown menu.

Thank You to our Inaugural Class of Leona’s Leaders

Leona’s Luminaries
Marilyn Cohen
Carole Levine
Stacy Saef




Leona’s Legends
Cathy Carmody
Ilana Platt
Debbie Vietinghoff
Terry Vismantas



Leona’s Ladies
Andrea Amend
Donna Fishman
Ellen Gussin
Jill Lexier
Elaine Nekritz
Sue Rifas
Robbie Schreiber