Hadassah Chicago-North Shore

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore represents more than 11,000 area women, with 22 different groups all over the Chicagoland area. Echoing our national initiatives, we are committed to innovative, life-changing medical care and research, women's empowerment, education, advocacy, philanthropy and building Jewish identity – in Israel, America and around the world.

From the professional woman who is seeking a connection to the Jewish community, to young singles, to the new mother looking to expand her social circle and make a difference in the world, or the retiree who wants to spend her time on meaningful activities, Hadassah Chicago-North Shore offers something for everyone!

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60 Revere Drive, Suite 800
Northbrook, Illinois 60062
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P : (847) 205-1900

E : chicago-northshore@hadassah.org

Mailing Address

Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House

60 Revere Drive, Suite 800

Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Summer Camp 2017

Every Wednesday in July

Join us this summer as we share Jerusalem: Fiftieth Anniversary of Reunification. Hadassah CNS Summer Camp for 2017 focuses on Jerusalem and its Memories of '67, Dynamic Cuisine, The Arts, and Music and Melodies. Don't miss these exciting sessions taking place every Wednesday morning in July!

Call 847.205.1900 for more information


Summer Camp Flyer


Free trip to Israel!

Check out this great opportunity through Hadassah Chicago-North Shore and JWRP (Jewish Women’s Renaissance Program) for a free trip to Israel November 7 - 14. This free* trip (*you pay airfare and some nominal fees only) is your starting point for a year-long journey of personal growth. For participants, it is nothing short of life-changing.

To learn more or to see if you qualify, RSVP for one of our informational meetings (July 10th or July 18th).

To RSVP or to find out more, please contact Ronna Ash at ronna.ash@hadassah.org or 847.205.1900.

JWRP Flyer

Midwest Fall Conference

October 21-22, 2017

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Calendar of Events

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore has exciting events throughout the year.  You can find upcoming events below.

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From our President


The Hebrew word ‘Or’ as a noun means “light” and as a verb, it means to “give light” or “shine.”  There is no better word to describe the women of Hadassah Chicago-North Shore (CNS) and their contributions to our community and Israel.

Our members choose Hadassah because they want to make a difference. They shine by supporting the life-saving medical research, technology and care provided at Hadassah’s hospitals and recognized around the world. New light is cast on immigrant and indigent youth in Israel by our members’ work to bring education, housing and support to those in need. And children here at home are able to engage in the light of their spirits through Camp Young Judaea Midwest and their many programs and opportunities for youth and young adults.

Hadassah women empower others to become leaders and to take action which leads to better lives and healing for those in need. Throughout each year, our leaders come together in programs and training to hone their skills and strengthen their groups and CNS. We are women who Do.

Hadassah is a home for all of us; it’s where we can grow as leaders and become agents of repairing the world. Because of you, we will continue spreading the light of hope and healing, Or.


Luisa Ellenbogen

President, Hadassah Chicago-North Shore

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  • President

    Luisa Ellenbogen

  • Fundraising Vice President

    Judy Arkin

  • Fundraising Vice President

    Sharon Rosenstein

  • Membership Vice President

    Elizabeth Gossage

  • Membership Vice President

    Marni Rotblut

  • Membership Vice President

    Jeanette Zemsky

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    Barbara M. Epstein

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    Gloriann Levy

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    Leah Goldstein Polin

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    Judi Steinberg

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    Sharon Lasko

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    Vicki White

  • Leadership Vice President

    Gail Bagdade

  • Leadership Vice President

    Ellen Kroot

  • Programming Vice President

    Francine Ephraim

  • Programming Vice President

    Ricki Herling

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    Donna Hersh

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    Debra Ornstein

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    Lisa Buchanan

  • Treasurer

    Evelyn Lowenthal

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