June Updates and Information


“If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun.”  – Katharine Hepburn

New Format for the Enews
We noticed that our enews was getting a bit long. maybe your did as well! As an experiment, we are featuring newsletter highlights in the enews which will be sent out with a downloadable pdf of the Councillor. Please take the super quick poll below and let us know if you like the new format or would prefer we stick to just the enews.
How do you prefer your NCJW news?
A highlights E-news with a pdf of the Councillor
An E-news that includes all the monthly information
Upcoming Events

Visit our website www.ncjwcns.org for more information and to register.

Luggage for Freedom Collection Drive

Sunday, June 2, 2017, 10am-12pm

Extra Space Storage

1610 Old Deerfield Road

Highland Park.

*Luggage for Freedom is collecting donations of NEW sheets, NEW towels, new or gently used luggage (NO oversized or garment bags please) backpacks, purses and children’s books, as well as NEW stuffed animals to assist women and children leaving domestic violence shelters. Extra Space Storage is a drive-through facility.  No need to get out of your car.  Just follow the signs and volunteers will take your donations out of your car! For more information or to make a monetary donation to help us continue our project please call 847-853-8889, email luggageforfreedom@ncjwcns.org or go to ncjwcns.org.

Equality Rally Chicago at Andersonville Midsommarfest

Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 11:00 am

Pride Stage (on Balmoral between Clark and Ashland)

Join the Chicago LGBTQ community and allies such as NCJW for a gathering of celebration, solidarity and mobilization to affirm and protect all members of the LGBTQ community’s rights, safety, and full humanity.

Speakers and musical performances will promote visibility, unity, and pride. 

Parenting in the Age of Social Media: 13 Reasons Why

Sunday, June 11, 2017, 6:30 pm

Congregation BJBE, 1201 Lake Cook Road, Deerfield, IL 60015

Thirteen Reasons Why, the Netflix show that includes issues of bullying, rape and suicide, is making the parenting job even more challenging. You are invited to a parent program about ways to address these themes with teens and tweens.

This is Hunger Exhibit Private Tour

Thursday, June 15, 2017, 10:00 am

North Shore Congregation Israel, 1185 Sheridan Road, Glencoe

This Is Hunger is a powerful and interactive exhibit, housed in a big rig, that takes individuals on a journey that that will challenge their beliefs about who in America struggles with hunger and why.

NCJW Chicago North Shore 2017 Installation Celebration

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.

The Happ Inn Bar & Grill, 305 Happ Road, Northfield

Celebrate at our annual Installation Celebration and enjoy a great meal and wonderful company as we celebrate our accomplishments and learn how to take action in the coming year. The event features a keynote address from Susan Gzesh, Executive Director, University of Chicago Pozen Family Center for Human Rights.

Soup Kitchen at Beth Emet Synagogue

Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Beth Emet Synagogue, 1224 Dempster, Evanston. 

Help shop, prepare and serve dinner and bag lunches. The evening is part of an ongoing collaboration between NCJW and Project Hamotzi to provide free meals to the area’s homeless and working poor.

Sisters of Story

Saturday, July 22, 2017, 2:00 pm

Ismaili Jamatkhana Glenview, 100 Shermer Rd, Glenview

Come together as a community and as a nation and decide how we are going to allow our story to be told.  Three exceptional storytellers will share stories from their own faiths - Muslim, Christian, and Jewish - to transcend differences through shared belief in the power of compassion.

Membership Renewal

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal season is upon us.  Our NCJW Membership Year runs from July 1 through June 30. Annual membership entitles you to receive our section eNews, NCJW In Action updates, invitations to NCJW events, and State Policy Action Committee (SPA) updates.

Help us save time by renewing your membership online today at https://ncjwcns.org/membership

You can also mail your $50 membership dues check (payable to NCJWCNS) to our office: 

NCJW, 5 Revere Drive, Suite 200, Northbrook, IL 60062.

Advocacy Updates

Protect our Healthcare

Recently, Congressional Budget Office (CBO) finally released its analysis of the devastating American Health Care Act (AHCA) that passed the House earlier this month. According to the non-partisan report, 14 million people would lose their healthcare within a year and millions more would follow over the next decade. Making a bad situation much worse, the Administration’s budget proposal cuts Medicaid funding at even higher rates than those proposed in the AHCA, putting 1 in 5 women at incredible risk. Visit https://www.cbo.gov/publication/52752 for the CBO analysis.

Global Gag Rule

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) strongly opposes the Administration's efforts to eliminate funding for international family planning services. The global gag rule, which denies U.S. family planning aid to organizations that even counsel the people they serve about abortion. President Obama rescinded the global gag rule in 2009. Last month, the president announced a vast expansion of the global gag rule which will cause millions of women to lose access to family planning tools and information—and many women and children will lose access to health care altogether. Visit http://bit.ly/2lXcd7P for more information on the impact of the expanded global gag rule.

FY2018 Federal Budget

The administration’s proposed federal budget represents one of the worst attempts in recent history to gut the budget for domestic spending in favor of further defense spending and tax cuts for the wealthy. The America First approach puts American women, children, and families last. Cuts are made to Medicaid, the National Institutes of Health, Headstart, Pell grants, student loans, SNAP, school lunches, Meals on Wheels , and programs to help people with disabilities, job training, domestic violence programs, anti-discrimination enforcement, and housing assistance. It is difficult to find an area of the budget that helps ordinary hard working American families that is not subject to the budget axe. Visit http://wapo.st/2s3qDtV for more information about this divesting budget proposal.

Support NCJW Today!

For over a century, NCJW has been at the forefront of social change — championing the needs of women, children, and families while taking a progressive stance on issues like child welfare, women’s rights, and reproductive freedom. Today, with progressive ideals facing their greatest challenge in a generation, it is more important than ever that courageous, compassionate women find a place to come together and take action.Your support makes that action possible. With your help, we can continue to be a positive force for change.Thank you for making a donation to NCJW Chicago North Shore to support our important work. Choose your way to give:

Your donation helps us with our important social justice work, community service and advocacy, including our work on domestic violence, early childhood education, and securing the rights of women in reproductive health, the labor market, and in Israel. To make an online section donation click here.

Please make your check payable to: “NCJW CNS” and mail to:
5 Revere Drive, Suite 200
Northbrook, IL  60062

To discuss donation vehicles such as endowments, planned giving, appreciated securities, and corporation and foundation gifts, contact NCJW at 847-853-8889.

A Tribute is a thoughtful way to acknowledge a life event while supporting NCJW’s many valuable projects.  You may purchase either an individual tribute for any amount (minimum of 5$) to be sent by NCJW Chicago North Shore Section to the recipient of your choice or to purchases packages (6 cards per package) of tribute cards (25$ plus shipping).   Please note, if you wish to purchase both an individual tribute and packages of tributes, you will have to purchase that in two separate orders.

To purchase an individual tribute, click here.

To purchase packages of tribute cards, click here.

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