CCJW 2020




Enjoy the energy, camaraderie, and inspiration of Jewish women joining together at the tenth annual Ilene C. Leon Chicago Conference for Jewish Women, on Sunday, May 3, 2020.

“Spa Day for Your Soul” is a unique opportunity for Jewish women of all ages and backgrounds to connect, support, and grow together as a community.

Keynote addresses by world renowned educator and motivational speaker, Adrienne Gold of Toronto and Israel, plus a variety of Jewish wisdom workshops from an outstanding array of Jewish women scholars, educators and community leaders.

What past particpants have to say about Spa Day:


“What impacted me most is CTN’s passion for educating, welcoming, and doing outreach to all different types of people/Jews/women in the community. I have such admiration for all of you!
— Limore Zilberman

“I love Spa Day! I have no idea how you keep finding such amazing speakers! The whole experience is very well run and thought out. Thank you!”
— Stephanie Hofman

“I just feel so happy. I love this day. I am leaving feeling inspired and full of many positive feelings and ideas. I needed this! The food was delicious, the speakers were outstanding and the performance at the end was incredible. So much talent!”
— Susie Sokol

“What a dynamic generation of young fashionable women on this lovely path. Your program is the best learning experience of the year for me and I feel blessed and delighted to be here.”
— Jennipher Smith

“I had an amazing time at Spa Day. It was so inspirational to me as well as very spiritual. I was very impacted by Yaffa’s talk on how we control the way we react to situations. Very inspirational.”
— Laura Miller

“The thing that impacted me most was seeing all the relationships formed from this organization. Excellent speakers!”
— Laura K. Sanders MD

“Tatum Stern was really informative. The session on #YOLO is a great blueprint for joyful living!”
— Joyce Sacks

“Yaffa Palti was very fun to listen to. :)”
— Debbie Shelist

“Jackie’s keynote was powerful and humorous. Thank you very much for putting this day together for the community! Much appreciation.”
— Melissa Hart

“The idea that Jackie shared about my choice to stay in the world of connection is one of the important messages I am taking home with me. All of the presenters brought the information they shared with us from the heart and that is an incredible energy mixed with the energy of all the Jewish women here today! Such a blessing.”
— Laurie Longfield

“Yaffa Palti was amazing! A huge thank you to all who took the time away from their families and daily lives to organize this fulfilling and memorable event!”
— Tatyana Medovaya

“I enjoyed the discussions about connectivity. It resonated with me. I also enjoyed the discussion about getting out of the comfort zone and being present. Everything was well planned out and all the speakers were interesting.”
— Tracy Hovis

“I was greatly impressed by the passionate/empowered women presenters. I hope that I will be able to make it every year going forward –it really makes a lasting effect on this one particular Jewish woman ;)”
— Julia E.

“I liked Jackie’s story about how she found Judaism and her discussion on finding core identity and being a giver. Yaffa’s discussion on change made me think about my life a lot and about the changes I want to make.”
— Cindy Harfield

“Yaffa had a captivating aura. I could relate to her story. I found this day to be very organized. I felt very comfortable and welcome.”
— Simona Bareket

“My favorite session was the one Help your Body Work Better for You given by Tatum Stern! She helped me to understand how to stay healthy.”
— Anna Horwitz

“I loved Jackie Engel’s humor, candidness, and content. I loved all of the speakers. I walked out of each session with information that I can use immediately.”
— Ally Schwarz


Sunday, May 6, 2018
9:00 am – 2:30 pm
At the CTN Center-Shaarei Tzedek Mishkan Yair Campus
2832 West Touhy Avenue, Chicago


Adrienne Gold
Betys Greenspon
Julie Lurie
Dana Margolis



Click on the button above to register. You will be taken to PayPal to complete payment. No PayPal account is required.

Early Paid Registration: $35 by April 1st
Advanced Paid Registration: $40 by April 19th
Regular Price: $50
Full-Time Students: Half Price




We invite you to become a partner in making Spa Day 2018 our best women’s conference yet. Your sponsorship will help underwrite the cost of this unique day of learning, inspiration and growth for hundreds of women of all backgrounds.

Please consider dedicating any of the conference’s major features that are listed below, in honor or in memory of someone you love. Or participate by being a general Spa Day Sponsor. Either way you will feel great knowing that you helped make this wonderful day a reality!

All dedications will be prominently displayed at the event.

For more information about these or other dedication opportunities please use this link to make your payment now or contact Sharon ASAP if you have any questions.

Keynote Address ~ $1800 each (Choose one)

Lunch ~ $1200

Breakout Sessions ~ $500 each (Choose one)

Breakfast ~ $360

Lunch Dessert ~ $360

General Sponsorship ~ $180