SAVE THE DATE

UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTION:
VOTING WISELY, VOTING WELL
What are the issues? Who stands for what? Who funds whom? Judging the Judges? What do the experts forecast? Why does it matter? The experts tell all! NCJW/Cleveland will partner with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to host an informative program. Hear about the climate of the election from expert speakers John Corlett , Karen Kasler , and Brent Larkin . Attendees will receive the results of a survey given to all candidates in Northeastern Ohio
on important voting issues.
Date: September 6
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood
RSVP: Click Here to register or call Cyndy Fellenbaum at 216-346-3159
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

TRAIN TO BECOME AN ISRAEL ADVOCATE
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 who know little of this country or just want to learn more about the program, please attend our upcoming session. Help us expand our team in anticipation of a busy academic
year beginning this fall.
Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
RSVP: Co-Chair Janice Hirshon at jchirshon@gmail.com
Questions: Co-chair Cheryl Gordon at cherplus@gmail.com
OPERATION WARM UP IS GETTING INTO GEAR
Calling All Volunteers – A rewarding way to help the homeless!
Operation Warm Up collects winter clothing items for those in need. Coats, hats, boots, gloves, socks and long underwear are in great demand. Items are donated from more than 30 community sites. 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 it is not overflowing, and then collect it at the end. 

Join us at the kick-off meeting for Operation Warm Up. Bring your lunch and we will provide dessert. All are welcome to join this committee that engages in such a vital mission.
Date :  Friday, August 24
Time : 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Place : NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chair Yehudhe Yehudah  
RSVP Becky Brouman  at  rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org
VOLUNTEER FOR SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR
Give free clothes and supplies to kids in need
Share What You Wear is a teen-run program that collects and provides new or gently-used clothing, new backpacks, and school supplies for more than 750 Cleveland-area school-aged children and families in need. Our teen volunteers meet throughout the year to collect and sort items, and this event is where it all comes together! This is a great opportunity to bring along your children and grandchildren to help! Volunteers needed for both SET-UP and the EVENT!
SET-UP: Monday, August 6th at 11:00 am until completion, meet in the ballroom
EVENT: Tuesday, August 7th 11:30 - 2:30, use valet parking
Location: Tudor Arms Hotel (10660 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland)
Questions: Contact co-chairs Jill Braun at Jill.braun@me.com or Debbie Rosenthal at debbierosenthal@yahoo.com
THE HIGH NOTES - BOOKING NOW FOR YOUR EVENTS! 
Maybe you’ve heard us sing at the Volunteer Luncheon and wondered who are these 13 very talented members? We are The High Notes ! We’ve been singing, dancing and delivering snappy dialogue as we perform in the Greater Cleveland area. We write our own shows, practice weekly, and learn Sandi Bohl’s terrific choreography. If you want to book The High Notes for your event, please contact Lynn Kleinman at lekchoral@aol.com .
JUDAIC OUTREACH
Serve New Year's meals to JFSA clients
Help us celebrate the Jewish New Year early with our Special Friends and Clients from Jewish Family Service. We will serve a traditional holiday meal mixed with a little education and lots of friendship. We’re looking for volunteers . . . it is truly a MITZVAH helping people so many others forget. All luncheons are held on Fridays so we may observe Shabbat.
Date: Friday, August 24
Time: 10:30 am - 12:45 pm
Place: Jewish Family Services, 24075 Commerce Park, Ste.105, Beachwood
RSVP: Chair Shelly Friedman at 440-247-7900 
JOIN A CAST OF STARS!  
Volunteer for the Reader's Theater, a short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth-grade students throughout the area, starting in October. No theater experience necessary. We will train you! Groups meet once a week for three weeks, performing for their classmates at the final meeting. This is a "sometime" project that can work well with a busy schedule. Once you try it, you'll be hooked!
Contact chair Linda Barnett to participate at linbar0617@gmail.com
KNIT FOR A CAUSE WITH DIGKNITTY (Knitters)
Join our fun and talented group! We work to provide warm clothing, blankets, and comfort toys to many organizations who distribute them to families and children who are in need. If you have a suggestion of an organization that would be interested in distributing our "made with love" items, please contact Anita Pupa at pupa18@gmail.com.
Dates: Thursdays, August 2, 16, and 30; Wednesdays, August 8 and 22
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact: Sandy Levine at grammasandy1@yahoo.com
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

WE'RE TURNING THE BIG 5-0, AND WE'RE EXCITED!
DDD is less than three months away, but who’s counting?! Keep the donations coming! And, if you’re interested in volunteering, please reach out to either Rita Langer at rlanger867@sbcglobal.net / 216-401-1574, or Robbie Schonfeld at robbieschonfeld@sbcglobal.net / 216-548-2998.
Cheers to 50!
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

SUPPORT, SUPPORT, SUPPORT – IT REALLY MATTERS!
This month, NCJW will be financially supporting the “Share What You Wear” program, which provides backpacks, underwear
and socks to more than 500 children in preparation for school. Each month brings projects needing NCJW funds.
 
Look out for your Annual Fund Card (in September) with details on how to support. Please continue to help us serve those in need – we need you!

Please contact me at forman4wendie@gmail.com or 216-469-6228 if you have any questions or ideas on ways to support NCJW/Cleveland. We thank you in advance for your generous support. 

Click Here to see July Tributes
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:
Kim Adler, Denise Arnstine, Jodi Audino, Marcia Auster, Grace Brower, Stanley Coben, Lynn Cohen, Kim Cole, Laurie Engel,Linda Evans, Aliza Falk, Deborah Fedor,
Michelle Feinberg, Katie Fiala, Betty Fishman, Lynne Friedman, Eti Ganin, Judith Gerblich, Adrienne Goldberg, Susan Gordon, Heather Greenberg, Renee Greller, Candace Grover, Shania Harrison, Halle Hebert, Kathy Hexter, Meredith E. Hillman, Beverly Johnson, Terry Karp, Sari Kowit, Nancy Kumin, Melissa Lawrence, Cindy Levine, Valerie Levinsohn, Rochelle Lewis, Teresa Lichtcsien, Carolyn Marcs, Kelly Millet, Joan Millman, Julie Millstein, Leslie Millstein, Margery Moskovitz, Theodore Naft, Kim Oliver, Alisa Perlman, Maddy Pilloff, Betsy Potiker, Jamie Price, Elisa Rabb, Nikki Resor, Alice Rickel, Lauryn Ronis, Debbie Rothschild, Andrea Hope Rubin, Shelley Schloss, Ricki Schwartz, Jane Schwerson, L. Pearl Shields, Betsy Silver, Gayle Silver, Margaret Singerman, Stacy Singerman, Amy Southard, Rebecca Suhy, Avery Warner, Marlene Weinstein, Deborah Weisman, Rachel Weisman, Deborah Willen, Ellen Wintner, Idelle Wolf, Cheryl Wolkoff, Karen Zeid

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Marjorie Katz
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

CLEVELAND TREASURES!
Join us for an insider’s look at Cleveland Public Library’s archive collections
Date:  Thursday, August 2
Time:   Meet at Green Road Rapid station (10:00 am train) OR meet at the library’s main entrance at 11:00 am (325 Superior Ave., Cleveland)
Lunch:  The Chocolate Martini Bar
Cost:  Library tour is free; pay for your own lunch.
RSVP:  Call Lisa at NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Chairs : Penny Levine and Laurie Rose
ART APPRECIATION SERIES 2018 - 2019
NCJW/Cleveland and the CLEVELAND MUSEUM of ART
Sign up now as class sizes are limited
We are pleased to offer a seven-part series at the CMA for NCJW members. In this series, we will explore the elements of line, shape, color and texture and apply our own awareness of them to various objects on view at the CMA. The fee for the series is $45.00 per member. 
Enrollment is limited by the museum and will be CLOSED once the allotted maximum number is reached. 
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Co-Chairs: Joan Lustig and Susan Shapiro

(Note: Parking garage fees - $10.00 for the first 2 hours - day or evening; $6.00 with a CMA membership card.)

The times are as follows:
Wednesday Morning: 11:00 am
Wednesday Evening: 6:00 pm
Friday Morning: 11:00 am
(The exhibits, which are subject to change, will be the same for each group)

The dates are as follows:
October 10/12   
November 14/16
December 12/14
January   9/11
February   ****** NO SESSION *******
March 13/15
April  10/12
May  8/10  
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP: IT'S A PAGE TURNER!    
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month, September - June. Moderated by former Beachwood librarian, Nina Rosner, we read mostly works of fiction exploring a wide variety of subject matter and styles. There is no fee and advance registration is not required; however, you must be a NCJW member to participate. 
Date:  Thursday, Sept. 6
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:   Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev
Chair:   Susan Kahn
 
Future dates and book selections:
October 4:   The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson
November 1: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
December 6:  T he Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

IT'S A CELEBRATION THIS YEAR!
Abbe, our store manager, just celebrated her 25 th year with Thriftique. A big shout out (and thank you) to Abbe for her endless hard work and dedication.

Shop at Thriftique Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 5055 Richmond Rd., Bedford Hts.

Drop off donations at the NCJW Warehouse, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts. Call for a free furniture pickup at 216-378-2264.

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
Laura Kuntz, Vice President

HELP REGISTER UNDERREPRESENTED VOTERS!
Attend the voter registration training session and team up with a friend to help register people. Watch for notices of additional dates.
What: Voter Registration Training Session
Date:  Friday, August 10
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Place: Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
RSVP: Rita Rome at  RitaCRome@gmail.com    
WHERE THERE'S TEA, THERE'S HOPE
Tea for Peace 
Meet diverse members of our community to share coffee, conversation and understanding. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The program will run from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm. The premise is simple: come, have a cup of tea with your interfaith neighbors and learn through human connection.  Come break through the stereotypes and build bridges of faith by focusing on our similarities and celebrating our differences. You must register in advance. No walk-ins accepted.
Date: Tuesday, August 28
Time:  6:30 pm registration, 7:00 pm program
Place: TBA at registration
RSVP:   Click Here to register online, or call Becky Brouman at 216-378-2204, ext. 105
Bring your family and friends. NCJW/Cleveland wants to keep the conversation flowing.
SAVE THE DATE: “21 AND DONE”
Join us at the 9th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival when NCJW is sponsoring the film, "21 and Done." This gripping film spotlights the traumatic issues that young people encounter as they age out of the foster care system. A panel discussion with the producer and local experts will follow the screening. 
Date: Sunday, October 7
Time: 3:00 pm
Place: Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River Street, Chagrin Falls
BE PART OF A COMMUNITY-WIDE COALITION OF COMPASSIONATE MOVERS AND SHAKERS!
Join NCJW/Cleveland’s GCC committee! GCC (Greater Cleveland Congregations) is an organization representing over 40 faith-based institutions that have joined together to create real change in key areas, such as education, jobs, healthcare, criminal justice reform, gun violence and food insecurity. They work through grassroots organizing and partnerships throughout the city. For more information, please contact Lynn Kleinman at lekchoral@aol.com
BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS CREATES
LIBRARY FOR CITIZEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
OUR MEMBERS LEARN TO PLAY CANASTA
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