UPCOMING EVENT

September 13, 2017
OPENING MEETING
 
FEATURING:
LIZ MURRAY
Inspirational Speaker and  NY Times Bestselling Author of
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, 
Survival and My Journey From Homeless to Harvard
 
Join us as Liz traces her compelling and inspirational journey from a starving, truant childhood with drug-addicted parents and homelessness to finishing high school in two years and acceptance to Harvard.
Invitations are in the mail!
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Barbara Shane, Vice President

SAMPLE OLIVE OILS & BALSAMIC VINEGARS 
Venture into the tasty world of gourmet olive oils and balsamic vinegars.  Join us for a private tasting of over 50 varieties.  Come mix, match, and taste to find your personal favorites. The evening will include a presentation, demonstration of the art of tasting these gourmet products, and an opportunity to ask questions.  Appetizers and desserts featuring many of the products presented will be served.  Participants may bring their own wine.  Glasses will be provided. 
Date:     Wednesday, August 16
Time:     6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place:   The Olive Scene, 100 N. Main St., #145, Chagrin Falls
Cost:     Cost: $15 for members; $18 for non-members
Chair:    Maureen Ordman-Fike
RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101. Note: the venue is small and space is limited; seating will not be available.

LEARN ABOUT PABLO PICASSO
Join us for a fascinating lecture and slide presentation by Felicia Zaverella Stadelman.
Date:    Thursday, September 7
Time:    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Place:   Cuyahoga County Library, Orange Branch, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike
Cost:     $10 advance reservation fee required. Non-members welcome!
Chairs:  Judy Weingold and Laurie Biales
RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101
Please register early for this popular program!  

Join the NCJW Book Group - it's a page-turner!
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month, September - June. Led by moderator Amy Rosenfield, the discussion is open only to NCJW members. There is no fee to participate, however, we collect an optional ($5 suggested) donation per session for our moderator. We're looking forward to resuming our meetings in September!
Date:     Thursday, Sept. 7
Time:     1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Place:     Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Title:       Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness, Survival and My Journey from Homeless to Harvard by Liz Murray
To join:   Contact Lisa at the NCJW office at lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org
Chair: Susan Kahn
 
Fall dates and book selections:
October 5  - Mothering Sunday: A Romance by Graham Swift
November 2  - A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
December 7  - A Horse Walks into A Bar by David Grossman

**There is no need to register in advance, contact information will be collected at our first meeting. If you are unable to attend on Sept. 7 but wish to participate, please send a note with your current email address to  lhayzlett@ncjw cleveland.org. I'm looking forward to seeing new faces and welcoming back veterans!

JOIN THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART SERIES 2017-2018
We are pleased to offer a series of seven art appreciation lectures
at the CMA for NCJW members ONLY.
Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Friday morning at 11:00 a.m.
 
The sessions are held the second Wednesday and Friday of the month.
***This season, due to holidays, the OCTOBER session will be held the THIRD week of the month***
 
The fee for the series is $40 per member.  Enrollment is limited by the museum and will be CLOSED once the  allotted maximum number is reached.
Registration is by phone (216-378-2204, ext. 101) with a credit card.
 
Fees for the parking garage: Daytime $10 for the first 2 hours.
After 5:00 p.m., $10.  With a CMA membership card, $6 at all times.
 
The content of the programs are subject to change:
OCT.   18/20        Chaekgeori:  Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens  
NOV.     8/10        From Rags to Riches:  American Photography in the Depression
DEC.   13/15       Beyond Angkor:   Cambodian Sculpture  
JAN.    10/12      Rodin at 100:  Master of Modern Sculpture                                     
FEB.  *************************NO SESSION*************************
MAR.   14/16       To Be Announced
APR.    11/13        Eyewitness Views-Making History in 18th Century Europe
MAY       9/11       To Be Announced
Co-Chairs:  Joan Lustig and Susan Shapiro

BROWN BAG TRIO - Hear Things Your Rabbi Never Told You
You're invited for some fascinating conversation about Jewish-related topics that you may never have thought about.  Come to all three sessions or just one.  

The speaker, 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 on the Board of Mandel JDS.
When:  12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Where:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Bring your own lunch.  $5.00 per session.  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101 to register.

Tuesday Oct. 3            JUDAISM'S SELDOM-SHARED BIG IDEAS
If someone asks "What do Jews believe?" we all know to answer, "In one God." Is that really all there is? Not by a long shot.  Our principles on things like afterlife, faith, sexuality, why we are here, and sin are pretty unique and often quite uplifting!
 
Wednesday, Nov. 15    CONFRONTING LIFE'S LITTLE DILEMMAS
People don't often realize that Torah is a useful tool to help deal with life's challenges.  We'll examine every day dilemmas and the choices we make about things like shopping, disclosing information, and even enjoying a scotch.   We will learn how looking through Jewish lenses can help us deal and act. At the hour's end, attendees will have a familiarity with some important Jewish lessons about lying, organ donation, giving references, swimming and more. 
 
Monday, Dec. 11           HOW TO ARGUE JEWISHLY
Poisonous rhetoric is spreading everywhere, even to the dinner table and that's a very Jewish subject.  Our sages spent a lot of time discussing civil discourse.  Yet, for each of us personally, it can be hard to be persuasive, yet civil.  In this session, we'll talk about how to drive home a point without proving that the other person is wrong or making her feel stupid.  We'll learn how to put into action some techniques that can make this world a better place.
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

We are on the UP and UP!
Shop Thriftique Showroom.............
And please donate to Thriftique..... bring clothing, shoes, purses, kitchen items, artwork ... to the NCJW warehouse.

Visit us at Thriftique Showroom!  5055 Richmond Rd., Bedford Hts.
Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call Karen or Abbe for a free furniture pickup at 216-378-2264.
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

Fueling the Engine  
Fund development is the engine that moves our organization forward, powering NCJW programs that - with the help of so many volunteers - make life better for women, children, and families in need.
 
One way we raise funds is through our Annual Appeal. You will get your first opportunity when our beautiful, annual Jewish New Year card arrives in your mail. We hope each and every one of you will be able to make a donation and feel proud of the support you give to our important work.  JoAnn Salon and Debbie Kalette will once again be the chairs of our Annual Fund Appeal.
 
Please contact me at forman4wendie@gmail.com or 216-469-6228 if you have any questions or ideas on the many ways to support NCJW/Cleveland.  We thank you in advance for all of your support.
 
Click Here to see TRIBUTES FROM JULY.
DDD
Jill Braun, Michele Kaminsky and Kelly Markowitz
Co-Vice Presidents

The Countdown Continues . . . . 
Preview Day:    Friday, Oct. 20 ($20 entrance fee to shop)
Sale Dates:       Sunday, Oct. 22 - Tuesday, Oct. 24
Location:          Mandel JCC,  26001 S. Woodland Rd., Beachwood
 
**SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER AT DDD 
Click Here to download the application for volunteering at DDD this year - or you can Click Here to register online, where there is an online volunteer sign-up form - it's an easy way for volunteers to choose their preferred departments and the times that they are available to work. You can also call Rita Langer at 216-381-2877 or Robbie Schonfeld at 216-991-7755 to sign up.  You will love it!
 
DONATE TO DDD 
Donate your jewelry and furs, too! Simply bring them to the NCJW office and add to our growing collection of exciting items for DDD.  Please deliver clothing on hangers.
 
Designer Dress Days is grateful to our followers on Facebook www.facebook.com/DDDCleve
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Debbie Joseph, Vice President

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of  LiveSpecial.com, the online resource that has helped countless families find appropriate providers to meet the needs of family members with special needs, NCJW is having a party called CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS. Our Champions will be celebrated on Sunday, November 5, at an awards dinner at Landerhaven.
 
Do you know a "CHAMPION" - someone living well with a disability or someone who has made a difference helping others with disabilities?  You can nominate your champion in one of two ways: Visit  http://www.livespecial.com/AboutUs/Fundraising.aspx  and download the nomination form, then follow directions.  Or pick up our free annual magazine, a collaborative effort of NCJW/Cleveland and Northeast Ohio Parent Magazine, and find the nomination form on pp. 34-36.  Click Here for Magazine
 
LiveSpecial.com Transition Boot Camp Sessions
Sept. 14:  Adult Health Care Transition & Insurance - To register or for information  Click Here.
Questions?  Contact Wendy Spitz at livespecial.com@gmail.com or Amy Clawson at amy.clawson@cchmc.org or 844-644-6323.
 
SHARE YOUR TIME AT "SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR"
Volunteers are needed for the event on Wednesday, August 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Tudor Arms Hotel.  If you or your teenager is interested in volunteering, please contact Debbie Rosenthal at debbierosenthal@yahoo.com.  Share What You Wear is a  teen-run program that collects and provides new or gently used clothing, new backpacks and school supplies for school-aged children in need.  Our teen volunteers collect, sort, set up, and volunteer on the day of the event.  The above items are distributed free at the back-to-school event.
 
PLANNING FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR?  PARTNERS IN LITERACY COULD USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND KEEN INTEREST!
 
INVEST IN PRE-K CHILDREN
Volunteer one-on-one with a PRE-K student to enhance his or her reading skills and kindergarten readiness.  This is a once weekly or bi-weekly, one-hour assignment.  Using a book and activities provided by the program, volunteers read with a student then complete the activities that reinforce comprehension and other literacy skills.
 
NCJW is currently working with two sites, one in Shaker Heights and one in Cleveland Heights.   Fingerprinting, a background check and a one-hour training session are required. Please contact Heather Schlang at hschlang@sbcglobal.net if you are interested or for more information.
 
VOLUNTEERS WELCOME FOR 5TH GRADE BOOK CLUB!
Do you love to read and spend time with children?  Are you interested in helping to foster a love of reading by participating in a monthly book club with 5th grade students in local schools?  We would love to introduce you to this volunteer opportunity!  If interested please contact us for more detail.  Training occurs in the summer.  Contact Debbie Bloom at dlbloom@roadrunner.com or Liz Rumizen at erumisin@yahoo.com.
 
ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE! JOIN THE CAST!
Reader's Theater - Please consider volunteering for this short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth grade students throughout the area.  No theater experience necessary.  We will train you!  Groups meet once per week for three weeks, performing for their classmates at the final meeting.  This is a "sometimes" project that can work well with a busy schedule. Smiles abound! Please contact new chairs Linda Barnett at linbar0617@gmail.com and Janice Hirshon at jchirshon@gmail.com if you are interested.
 
GET ON BOARD THE IMAGINATION EXPRESS!
If you are looking for a volunteer position that brings joy to children and yourself, consider joining "Imagination Express" this coming school year. We are a group that does an after-school program at St. Aloysius School once a month.  We meet and drive together, bringing a snack, story, music and an art project to a group of young children for an hour. No experience needed! Contact Adrienne Wasserman at 216-409-0398 or ademaer@roadrunner.com.
 
BE A READING BUDDY
Reading Buddies is a program where an adult reads with a first or second grade child for a short period (that fits his or her attention span.)  This program helps with fluency and love of reading and is done at two Cleveland schools that are easy to get to with adequate parking.  Contact Rita Langer at rlanger867@sbcglobal.net  or Liz Rumizen at erumisin@yahoo.com   if you are interested.

JOIN OPERATION WARM UP: 
IT'S COOL TO HELP  THE HOMELESS THIS WINTER     
It's not too early to think about the homeless, who will lack warm clothing when Old Man Winter shows his ice-covered face. Operation Warm Up, administered by NCJW/Cleveland, answers the call by seeking hats, boots, gloves, socks, and long underwear, donated by more than 30 community sites and collected and distributed by NCJW/Cleveland.
   
Committee members will "adopt a site" - drop off a bin at a near-by site (temples, agencies, and organizations around town), check on it once or twice to collect items so that the bin is not overflowing, and then pick it up at the end of the drive. Members will be needed for other tasks as well.
 
Volunteers are the key to success. Join the kick off meeting for Operation Warm Up 2017. Bring your lunch and we will provide dessert.   All are welcome to join this committee that engages in such a required and rewarding mission.
Date:    Thursday, Aug 24
Time:   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place:   NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chair:   Yhudhe Yehudah  
RSVP:  Becky Brouman at  rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org
 
SPIN A YARN WITH DIGKNITTY (Knitters)
Digknitty is looking for organizations that would benefit from knitted items.  Please contact Sandy Levine at grammasandy1@yahoo.com if you have any ideas or contacts.

Our July meetings are from 9:30 to 12:30 at the locations specified below:
Thursday, Aug 3 - Buy Rite Office, 23715 Mercantile #A
Wednesday, Aug 9 - NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrnesville Hts.
Thursday, Aug 17 -  Buy Rite Office, 23715 Mercantile #A
Wednesday, Aug 23 - NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrnesville Hts.
Thursday, Aug 31 - Buy Rite Office, 23715 Mercantile #A
ADVOCACY
Roberta Herman, Vice President

WORK FOR WOMEN ' S HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE  
The Women's Health and Reproductive Justice Committee recently hosted a day-long reproductive justice training that gave us new tools to use in our advocacy work. This coming year, in addition to our work on keeping abortion safe and legal, we are focusing on the following:
  • Sex education in Ohio schools
  • Starting an NCJW escort group at Preterm
  • Continuing our advocacy for reducing infant and maternal mortality 
  • Creating a community service project that serves victims of sexual assault through local SANE (sexual assault nurse examiner) nursing programs.  
If you are interested in one or more of these issues, we welcome you!  Contact Laura Kuntz at laurajkuntz@gmail.com or Erin Oakley at erinoakley180@gmail.com.

Please join us at an NCJW Co-Sponsored event:
"Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice"  
What:   Dr. Willie Parker presents a talk, reading, and book signing
Date:    Wednesday, Aug. 23
Time:    7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Place:   Church of the Covenant, University Circle, 11205 Euclid Ave.
Cost:    Tickets $25 at the door ($10 with student ID) 
Click Here for more information about the event
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

Welcome to our New Life Members:
Rosalyn Abraham and 
Heather Schlang

Welcome to our New Annual Members:
Linda Angart,  Candace Ashton,  Shira Atik,  Stacy Edelstein,  Elizabeth Forsythe
Betsey Friedman,  Madelyn Grant,  Sarah Grant,  Jody Haas,  Beth Jacobs
Lynne Jaskulek,  Rose Krantz,  Joyce Lerman,  Diane Lewis,  Jean Miller
Sara Neuger,  Ann Rosenbluth,  Cathy Rothschild,  Carol Savrin,  Sara Schrode and
Barbara Yaksic

We Regret to Inform You of the Passing of:
Marcia Cohen,  Sally Heiser, Belle Likover,  Pauline Leber,  Ileen Kelner,  Anita Koblitz and Lynda Rippner
DIVERSITY COALITION

FOCUS ON FOSTER CARE MOVING DAY 
FOR THE SULLIVAN-DECKARD SCHOLARS

ANN ARBOR ART FAIR TRIP

BULLETIN EDITORS:  Lisa Hayzlett, Leslie Resnik, Enid Yurman

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