UPCOMING EVENT

ISRAEL PHOTO EXHIBIT AND BRUNCH  
Join us at The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland to celebrate  Israel's 70th birthday  through an exclusive exhibit of the photography and the movie "Life In Stills" of acclaimed Israeli photographer  Rudi Weissenstein . Ben Peter will discuss his grandfather's career through iconic photographs which captures more than 50 years of Israel's development. Enjoy a delicious brunch in the newly renovated space.
Date:  Sunday, April 22
Time: 11:30 a.m. 
Place:  The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland, 1515 W 3rd St.
Cost:  $40 per person, valet parking included
Chairs: Rosean Schmidt  and  Adrienne Siegel
RSVP:   Click Here to register, or call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Barbara Shane, Vice President

NCJW ARTIST BIO SERIES
HIS LUSH, LUMINOUS PAINTINGS CAUGHT OUR IMAGINATION 
Attend our Artist Bio Series and learn about French artist  Paul Gauguin . Gauguin is best known for his experimental use of color and post-impressionistic style. It is often said that he painted and dreamed at the same time. The lecture will be given by Felicia Zaverella Stadelman.
Date:  Tuesday, April 3
Time:  10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place:  Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike
Cost:   No cost, however, a $10 donation is suggested
RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Chairs:   Laurie Biales  and  Judy Weingold
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP: IT'S A PAGE TURNER! 
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month (except July and August). Led by Amy Rosenfield, the discussion is open only to NCJW members. There is no fee to participate, however we collect an optional donation ($5 suggested) per session for our moderator.
Date:  Thursday, April 5
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:  Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck
Chair: Susan Kahn  
Future Dates and book selections:  
May 3:    Brass  by Xhenet Aliu
June 7:   The Past  by Tessa Hadley
SPRING AWAKENINGS: A PATH TO WELL-BEING THROUGH INTEGRATIVE HEALTH WITH DR. FRANCOISE ADAN
University Hospital's Connor Integrative Health Network creates a bridge between traditional and holistic medicine for total health and well-being of the mind, body and spirit.  Dinner and refreshments will be provided.
Date:  Thursday, April 12
Time:  5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Place:   Ahuja Hospital, Rosenberg Suite, 3999 Richmond Rd., Beachwood
Cost:  $20 per person, complimentary valet parking
Chairs:   Marcy Schwartz  and  Terri Leikin
RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204 by April 5
BROWN BAG TRIO
Join us for the final brown bag lunch this season. Our facilitator, Cheryl Gordon, MAT-MSJS, is an enthusiastic Jewish educator who helps teens through seniors discover personal relevance and joy in Judaism. She is a member of NCJW and serves on the board of Mandel JDS.
Date:  Monday April 16
Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Cost: $5.00. Bring your own lunch
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
 
Topic: Talmud, Torah, Tanach
Sometimes we feel lost when speakers use Jewish terminology and don't take the time to explain the meaning. In this session, we'll clear things up by examining the top 20 (or so) items critical to Jewish literacy.
INVEST AN HOUR TO PROTECT YOUR MONEY -
UNDERSTANDING AND NAVIGATING YOUR FINANCES  
Financial experts Elaine Eisner, Nan Cohen and others will answer your questions about your finances: Don’t know where your money is or where it should be? What do our children/loved ones need to know and when? How will the new tax laws affect my charitable giving? How should I handle market fluctuations? 
Date:  Wednesday, May 9
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Place: Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Cleveland
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

START SHOPPING SPRING STYLES!
 Drop off donations at the NCJW Warehouse, Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m., 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Call for a free furniture pickup at 216-378-2264.

Shop at Thriftique Thursday - Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., 5055 Richmond Rd., Bedford Hts.

Note: We are always looking for VOLUNTEERS. Contact Becky Brouman at rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org or 216-378-2204, ext. 105 if you are interested.
ADVOCACY
Roberta Herman, Vice President

STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Join our committee as we plan for 2018 – we’ll be discussing the upcoming SOAP initiative, a hands on outreach to fight sex trafficking, and how human trafficking is a major issue at local hotels. All are welcome!
Date:  Tuesday, April 10
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chairs: Jean Heflich and Maureen Ordman-Fike
Questions: Contact Jean Heflich at jheflich@att.net or Maureen Ordman-Fike at rainslicktwo@yahoo.com
SELF-ESTEEM WORKSHOP FOR YOUTH
Help young people who have aged out of foster care or who have been trafficked build confidence! The workshops are scheduled as follows:
•  Session 1: Mondays, April 16 - May 7 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Bellfaire, 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland
•  Session 2: Wednesdays, May 16- June 6 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Bellfaire, 22001 Fairmount Blvd., Cleveland
•  Session 3: Wednesdays April 18- May 9 from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Beech Brook, 3737 Lander Rd., Cleveland
Contact: Marilyn Oif at marilynoif@gmail.com
ZERO WEEKS
We are one of two countries in the world without paid family leave!
Watch the film , Zero Weeks: America’s Family Leave Crisis and the Cost of Doing Nothing to understand this critical problem. (NCJW/Cleveland is one of the sponsors of the film.) Many workers fear losing their jobs if they need to take time from work to care for newborns, sick family members, or to stay home when they are sick. Representative Janine Boyd is co-sponsoring a bill in Ohio to address this issue. Join us for the film and panel discussion on this topic.
Date:  Thursday, April 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Place:   Cedar Lee Theater, 2163 Lee Rd, Cleveland Heights
Cost:  $15, paid at the door. Includes admission, popcorn,
soft drink and one alcoholic beverage ticket
COMMUNICATIONS
Leslie Resnik, Vice President

MAKING OUR VOICES HEARD
All newspapers welcome letters to the editors or opinion pieces about newsworthy topics. Statistics show that these articles are among the best read. For sure, elected officials pay attention to what their constituents are thinking based on these letters and articles.

Periodically, NCJW submits such articles, as do our members. If you are inclined to comment on the news, but aren’t sure how to do it, the Communications Committee can help – whether it’s where and how to send, what to say, or commenting on your draft. 

Feel free to contact Leslie Resnik at 216-906-1610, lresnikhome@att.net or Jen Boroff , at the NCJW/Cleveland office at 216-378-2204 ext. 104, jboroff@ncjwcleveland.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Debbie Joseph, Vice President

HELLO ISRAEL IS READY
Our exciting new HELLO ISRAEL program is ready to go! If you'd like to be a presenter of this upbeat introduction to Israel for Cleveland area sixth-graders or just want to learn more about the program, please attend our upcoming session. Our hope is to conduct a few pilot sessions this academic year in anticipation of a full-year rollout in the fall.
What:   NEW Hello Israel Program Training
When:  Monday, April 16
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Co-Chairs: Cheryl Gordon and Janice Hirshon
RSVP: Contact Cheryl Gordon at cherplus@gmail.com or Janice Hirshon at jchirshon@gmail.com
READING BUDDIES
Come once to try it or come often!
What : One-on-one reading with first, second or third-graders for an hour
Dates: Tuesday, April 3 - 1st grade - 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, April 10 - 3rd grade- 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, April 17 - 2nd grade - 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, April 24 - 1st grade - 1:15 p.m.
Tuesday, May 1 - 3rd grade - 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, May 8 - 2nd grade - 1:30 p.m.
Place:  Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy, 8315 Jeffries Ave, Cleveland
(15 minutes from NCJW office)
RSVP:  Contact Liz Rumizen at erumisin@yahoo.com
DIGKNITTY (Knitters)
Join our fun and talented group. We work tirelessly to provide warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys to many organizations who distribute them to families and children who are in need.
Dates:  Wednesday, April 4, Thursday, April 12, Thursday, April 26
Note: Digknitty will NOT be meeting on April 18!
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Place: NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact:   Sandy Levine at grammasandy1@yahoo.com
HEART PILLOWS FOR PATIENTS WITH BREAST CANCER
Stuff pillows and make cards for patients who are battling breast cancer. No sewing skills necessary!
Date:  Friday, May 11
Time:  10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place: NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chairs: Joanne Grossberg and Linda Stavis
RSVP:   Becky Brouman at rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org
FIFTH GRADE BOOK CLUB
Are you interested in discussing great books with fifth grade girls who enjoy reading? 
Pair with two other volunteers and 6-8 students and meet monthly over the school year to discuss high-interest books over lunch (pizza, drinks, and fruit provided.) The Club operates in 12 schools on the east side of Cleveland. Mandatory training provided over the summer. Contact chair Liz Rumizen at erumisin@yahoo.com to get on the list! 
 
BRING YOUR GENTLY USED CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO NCJW!
NCJW’s programs rely on a steady supply of gently-used children’s books. Please consider donating your books here when your children or grandchildren are finished with them. Give them new life!
DDD
Jill Braun, Michele Kaminsky and Kelly Markowitz
Co-Vice Presidents

50 YEARS OF DDD !
We are gearing up for our golden anniversary. To make this year bigger and better than ever, please continue to donate your designer items. Donations can be dropped off at our Warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Hts., Monday-Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Stay tuned for exciting news about this special year. Thank you!
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

NCJW/Cleveland members care deeply about those with less and who need an advocate. Our actions follow our hearts and we put our money where we can make a difference! Reproductive justice for all…clothing and school supplies for children in need…effective gun violence reduction…foster youth who have nowhere to go when they age out of care …children who suffer from abuse…. behavioral health issues… the list is very long.
Your donations allow us to address these very important issues. Thank you!

Reminder:  Another way to support NCJW is by purchasing note cards and tribute cards sold at the office. Do you want to celebrate a special birthday? Send a thoughtful thank you? Or make a memorial or honorary donation for a special person? Call the office (216-378-2204, ext.101) if you'd like to set up a tribute fund. 
 
As always, if you have any information or thoughts regarding fund development for NCJW/Cleveland, please do not hesitate to contact me at  forman4wendie@gmail.com

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MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW LIFE MEMBER:
Marcy Baum

WELCOME TO OUR NEW ANNUAL MEMBERS:
Valerie Behrens, Sharon Korman, Valli Spahn, Caren Wishnek, Robin Zaas

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Rita Appelbaum, Leona Berkowitz, Barbara Kaplan
Annette Lusher, Ruth Schaul
27th ANNUAL WOMEN'S SEDER
MARCH FOR OUR LIVES
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EDITORIAL MANAGER: Leslie Resnik