National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW is an inclusive organization that strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.
NCJW South Cook Section, established in 1921, recently celebrated our 100th anniversary of community service and advocacy support for the South Suburban communities. We are advocates, tutors, readers, art appreciation volunteers, local agency board members, actors and singers who entertain special needs populations, supporters of local emergency shelters, lunch servers, donors, event planners, and so much more. We welcome your participation and feedback on how South Cook Section can serve your membership, community service and volunteer needs.
2023-24 Slate of Officers and Board Members
President Sharon Johnson
Vice President Peggy Butler
Vice President Kathy Erickson
Vice President Ellen Kaplan
Vice President Gloria Lippert
Vice President Jody Markus
Treasurer Carrie Tenny
Financial Sec Debra Borodkin
Recording Sec Pat Arnold
Immediate Past President Lynne Oberman
Board of Directors
Susan Bayer Judy Budrow Nancy Burrows Margaret Dantico Barbara Dutton Lois Fine Teri Gaby Susie Goldberg Donelle Macey Debby Pebworth Marnel Scott Marianne Switt Gayle Weil Vicki Weiss Monica Zachary Karen Zukrow
Board Members by virtue of National Position or Section Appointment
National Honorary Vice President Anne Oppenheimer
National Honorary Board Member Robin Frank
Appointments to the Board are made at the President’s discretion and announced at a future date.