Better Makers: SHALVA Luncheon Raises $195,000 for Victims of Domestic Violence

Abby Wolff, Jessica Cohen, and Christina Mann (Photos courtesy of SHALVA.)

On June 20, SHALVA, a Chicago organization that “supports Jewish women experiencing and healing from domestic abuse, through counseling, supportive services, and community education,” hosted their annual luncheon at The Standard Club. The event raised more than $195,000 to support victims of domestic violence and featured speaker Cara Brookins, a survivor of domestic abuse.

SHALVA Luncheon: Amy Tuchler, Cara Brookins, Hope Brookins, Sara Block, and Carol Ruderman

L to R: Amy Tuchler, board president; Cara Brookins, luncheon speaker; Hope Brookins, luncheon speaker; Sara Block, past board president; and Carol Ruderman, executive director

SHALVA Luncheon: Tracy Zirin, Angie Donenberg, and Julie Slutsky

Tracy Zirin, Angie Donenberg, and Julie Slutsky


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Anna Carlson writes the weekly 5 Things to Do column and monthly Recommended Events. A graduate of the University of Missouri, her work has been published in Chicago Parent, Inside Columbia Magazine and Central California Parent Magazine. She is a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital







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