The Women's Havura at Northbrook Community Synagogue is a dynamic and eclectic group of women of all backgrounds and practice who come together to enjoy various programming opportunities and friendship building activities. Many of the members of the Havura are members of NCS, but membership to NCS is not required. In fact, women in our Havura span the Chicagoland area and are members at many synagogues. It is that diverse collection of friends that makes the NCS Women's Havura so special, welcoming and fun for all who attend.

 Our Havura is at the heart of synagogue life at Northbrook Community Synagogue for so many. We hope you’ll want to be a part of the Women’s Havura –where friendships are made and experiences shared.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with questions or comments, or just attend an event. Our board of directors can be found below, and are happy to answer any questions you may have, or simply greet you with open arms. 

Facilitator: Gloria Horwitz
At Large:     Diane Balter
                       Erica Friedman
                       Bonnie Goldstein
                       Sue Nadler
Treasurer:  Leah Leshem
Publicity:   Dorothy Weinberg

Upcoming Havura Events

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The next event will be posted shortly, thank you to all who made the bingo night awesome!

Women's Havura Book Club


Sister of Mine
by Sabra Waldfogel

Wednesday, November 1 @ 7 PM at NCS

The book is Sister of Mine, by Sabra Waldfogel. When two Union soldiers stumble onto a plantation in northern Georgia on a warm May day in 1864, the last thing they expect is to see the Union flag flying high or to be greeted by a group of freed slaves and their Jewish mistress. Little do they know that this place has an unusual history. Twelve years prior, Adelaide Mannheim daughter of Mordecai, the only Jewish planter in the county was given her own maid, a young slave named Rachel. The two became friends, and soon they discovered a secret: Mordecai was Rachel s father, too. As the country moved toward war, Adelaide and Rachel struggled to navigate their newfound sisterhood from love and resentment to betrayal and, ultimately, forgiveness. Now, facing these Union soldiers as General Sherman advances nearer, their bond is put to the ultimate test. Will the plantation be spared? Or will everything they've lived for be lost?"