Open Wed-Mon, 10 AM - 5 PM (Last Entry at 4 PM)

The Soirée is the Women’s Board of Illinois Holocaust Museum’s signature fundraising event. This highly anticipated evening brings together more than 400 guests for entertainment, cocktails and food, a silent auction, and meaningful messages from Holocaust Survivors and Museum leadership.

The Women’s Board increases awareness and provides fundraising support for Illinois Holocaust Museum by hosting and promoting educational and social programming in and around the Chicago area. Past events have included book and author discussions, film screenings, private exhibition openings, art discussions, exclusive shopping experiences, silent auctions, and much more.

For more information, please email or call 847.967.4506.

Past Events

View Photos of Past Women’s Board Events:

Annual Soiree at Bryn Mawr, 2023 Annual Soiree at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 2022 Annual Soiree at the Chicago Botanic Gardens, 2021 10th Anniversary Soiree at Morgan Manufacturing, 2019 End of Summer Soiree at Rockwell on the River, 2018 Summer Soiree at Carnivale, 2017 Stand-Up Soiree at The Montgomery Club, 2016 Intimate Illusions at The Montgomery Club, 2015 A Day at the Races! at Arlington International Racecourse, 2014 A Day at the Races! at Arlington International Racecourse, 2013 Eat, Drink & Be Merry at Rivers Casino, June 2012 Art Night Out- Private evening at Elements boutique and Josef Glimer Gallery, September 2011 An Evening in the City at Mastro’s Steakhouse, February 2011

In 2020, due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the WLC hosted a Virtual Soirée. We welcome you to watch the event below.

Current Women’s Board Members

Lori Bacalar
Helen Berns
Simona Citron
Laura Coy
Nicole Drexler
Rita Eichner
Jonna Eimer
Ellie Forman
Ellen Glass
Toby Glickman
Michelle Goldberg
Megan Goldish
Asha Goldstein
Stacey Gottlieb
Juliet Gray
Sue Gutstein
Nancy Hallam
Jill Takiff Hirsh
Julie Holton

Diane Israel
Susie Karkomi
Jennifer Karras
Katy Katz
Lisa Kleiman
Lori Komisar
Marlene Konik
Julie Kreamer
Eileen Kugman
Robin Levy
Judi Mack
Rita Mathias
Danielle Pearlman
Caroline Pfeffer
Mandee Polonsky
Helene Price
Michelle Primack
Sandy Rebitzer
Amy Resnick

Cathy Robbins
Abbey Romanek
Shelly Rothstein
Julie Samson
Marina Schaddel
Leslie Schaffel
Sherri Schorsch
Kim Schwartz
Shelly Sella
Jane Shifrin, Co-President
Ivy Speck
Sue Spinello, Co-President
Robin Wasserman
Enid Wenig
Erica Wiczer
Stephanie Widman
Kristi Winchester
Jessica Zar
Suzanne Zweig

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For more information or to join, email or call 847.967.4506.

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