National Council of Jewish Women South Cook Section

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


Sharon Johnson

Vice President
Peggy Butler

Vice President
Kathy Erickson

Vice President
Ellen Kaplan

Vice President
Gloria Lippert

Vice President
Jody Markus

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
Lois Fine
Teri Gaby
Susie Goldberg
Debby Pebworth
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.

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