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 : cns@hadassah.org

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Joseph & Mae Gray Hadassah House

60 Revere Drive, Suite 800

Northbrook, Illinois 60062


Miracles of Hadassah

November 5, 2017

Hadassah Chicago-North Shore (CNS) Miracles of Hadassah is an evening dessert reception supporting Hadassah Medical Organization and its research, treatment, and technology to continue saving lives across the world. The event features Hadassah Miracle, Liana Alvarez, who was "put back together like the pieces of a puzzle" by Hadassah doctors after sustaining traumatic and life-threatening injuries. Today, Liana is raising her beautiful family and running a marathon. It will also be featuring guest speaker Nancy Falchuk, Past National Hadassah President, whose leadership guided Hadassah, Hadassah International, and Hadassah Medical Organization to new levels of worldwide recognition for life-saving work.

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Midwest Fall Conference

October 21-22, 2017

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Windy City Blues Book Review

October 26, 2017

If you grew up in Chicago—and even if you didn’t—you’re sure to enjoy this book centered in and around Chicago. Weaving Jewish life and music together, Windy City Blues is a book you will want to read, share and reflect on for a long time to come. Reviewer: Rachel Kamin, Director, Joseph & Mae Gray Cultural & Learning Center at North Suburban Synagogue Beth El

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Hadassah CNS Board Installation

November 15, 2017

Join us for the installation of President, Greta Rothschild and our 2018 Executive Board.

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Hadassah Online Savings & Travel Club

Make a difference that can impact the world when you donate $99 or more to our Research in Service to Humanity campaign. Your gift will fund ground-breaking research at Hadassah Medical Organization in Israel and you will qualify for enrollment in our all new Hadassah Online Savings & Travel Club. Truly a win-win.

Enrollment in Hadassah’s Online Savings & Travel Club will provide you with insider access to more than 500,000 everyday local and national merchant deals, while also allowing you to conveniently book hotel, airfare, rental cars, cruises and more at competitive rates. And best of all your hotel saving dollars can be applied against the cost of your hotel stay for the absolute best hotel price available online.

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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

  • Education Vice President

    Barbara M. Epstein

  • Education Vice President

    Gloriann Levy

  • Education Vice President

    Leah Goldstein Polin

  • Education Vice President

    Judi Steinberg

  • Organization Vice President

    Sharon Lasko

  • Organization Vice President

    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

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    Evelyn Lowenthal

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