SAVE THE DATE
ALY RAISMAN SPEAKS OUT
Gold medal gymnast and activist Aly Raisman will headline our Fall Opening Meeting. The event includes a sit-down lunch and candid conversation with Raisman, moderated by Laurel’s Head of School, Ann Klotz. Raisman will talk about her journey as an athlete, outspoken activist and now author of Fierce , an inspiring story of dedication, perseverance,
and learning to think positively even in the toughest times. 
Date: Wednesday, September 26
Place : Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Dr., Mayfield Heights 
Invitation to come. Limited seating.
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

Bringing you some fun and fashionable word jumbles for this month! (Scroll to the bottom of the newsletter for answers)

FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

FOUR GREAT WAYS TO SUPPORT NCJW
 
The Annual Fund  kicks off with the New Year’s Card in September. It is one of the most important ways to give to NCJW/Cleveland and a great way to start a new year.

Hannah’s Society , inaugurated last year with 21 members who contributed at least $1,800 annually. Please consider joining, if you are able. It’s a powerful way to be a force for positive social change.  Adrienne Siegel  and  Fran Steinbock  are this year’s Annual Fund co-chairs. Click Here for the list of our inaugural Hannah’s Society donors.
 
Endowments – From Generation to Generation.  Named endowment funds provide a legacy and long-term support to NCJW/Cleveland. A named fund can be created with a minimum contribution of $5,000, payable over five years and can be restricted to a specific program or can be unrestricted and used where needed.  Margo Vinney  and  Rosean Schmidt  will lead this effort. The Endowments created in the 2017-2018 fiscal year are:  The Loretta Borstein Fund, The Adele and Stacey Neshkin & Family Fund, The Sands Family Fund.
 
Legacy Gifts  can be made through your  will or trust , designating NCJW/Cleveland as a beneficiary, or through your  retirement income , naming NCJW/Cleveland as a recipient of your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b). If you are 70 ½ or older you may transfer up to $100,000 from your  IRA  to NCJW/Cleveland free of federal or state tax liability. These distributions count toward your Required Minimum Distribution but are not limited to that amount.
 
Please feel free to contact  Wendie Forman  at  forman4wendie@gmail.com  or 216-469-6228 with any ideas you have to help move our fundraising ahead. 

Click Here to see the June Tributes
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:
Trisha Brown, Ann Driscoll, Tenisha Gaines, Kathy Jo Gutgsell, Terrence Gutgsell, Jodi Jackson, Mark Ringel, Monica Siedler

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Miriam Avner, Gloria Goldstein, Leatrice Rabinsky
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 to catch the 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. Reservations required by July 23.
Chairs : Penny Levine and Laurie Rose
CHAUTAUQUA INSTITUTE TRIP
The Filmmaker as Collaborator: A Conversation with Ken Burns and Friends
A unique opportunity to listen to Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker of “The Vietnam War,” Dayton Duncan, documentary filmmaker and author, and Geoffrey C. Ward, author and scriptwriter. Time will allow for the lecture at the amphitheater, touring the lovely grounds of the Chautauqua Institute, a box lunch (dairy) at the Everett Jewish Life Center, and time for some shopping!
Date:  Tuesday, August 21  
Time:  Boarding begins at 6:30 am at B’nai Jeshurun parking lot ( 27501 Fairmount Blvd) . Bus leaves promptly at 7:00 am; returns to B’nai Jeshurun lot at 5:00 pm. (Bus ride is about 2 hours 15 minutes - bathroom onboard)
Cost:   $65 members / $75 non-members (includes bus, snacks, admission ticket, box lunch & gratuity)
Reservations:  Members only - now through July 10; Open registration July 10 – July 17
RSVP: Click Here to register online or call Lisa at the NCJW office to reserve your seat at 216-378-2204
Chairs: Sandy Pearl and Judy Simkow
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
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

If you haven’t been to Thriftique in awhile, drop in to check out what new treasures we have!  New high school graduate?  Keep us in mind
when you’re shopping for college apartment items.

We are in desperate need of shopping bags and newspapers to pack things in. Please feel free to drop these off at our 26055 Emery Rd. location!

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

SUPPORT GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION
We only need you for 2 hours!  Since over 90% of Americans support background checks, this will be an easy task. Ohioans for Gun Safety (an NCJW coalition partner) is looking for volunteers to help collect names of people who support background checks on private gun sales. We are collecting names at community events. Showing that there is broad support among Ohioans is one way we are working to get the ballot initiative onto the November 2019 ballot. If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Reis at sixreis@gmail.com or call 216-570-1192.
Are you feeling angry and powerless? Here’s a way to channel your frustration into positive action!  Only 58% of eligible voters voted in the 2016 elections! Join us to help register under-represented voters. Come to one of these voter registration training sessions. Then sign up on-line to volunteer: 

  • Saturday, June 30, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd.
  • Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd.
  • Wednesday, July 25, 10:00 am - 11:30 am, Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd.

For more information, contact Rita Rome at RitaCRome@gmail.com or Barbara Yaksic at bfyaksic@sbcglobal.net .
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING 
The Stop Human Trafficking Committee is meeting this month.
Date:    Friday, July 13
Time:   9:30 am - 11:00 am
Place:   NCJW Office Conference Room, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville, Hts.
After the meeting, we will do our quarterly SOAP hotel outreach, until noon. If you are interested in the committee, but cannot attend the meeting, please contact Maureen Ordman-Fike at 440-221-8514 or  rainslicktwo@yahoo.com . We look forward to seeing you!
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

DO YOU LOVE BOOKS?
Would you love to share the joy of reading with children? Consider working with fifth graders in Book Club , the monthly lunchtime book group for elementary school students. NCJW owns high-interest books and we work with fifth-grade students in Cleveland and surrounding suburbs to foster a love of reading. You will be paired with two other NCJW volunteers and work with the same group of students each month during the school year. Mandatory training will be held this summer. 
Date:  Wednesday, July 18 (first training)
Time:  9:30 am
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chairs:   Liz Rumizen at erumisin@yahoo.com and Lauren Blumenthal at lauren@donby.com
A very rewarding way to spend a few hours of your time each month! 
Hurry and sign up now!
BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS; STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE
Building Bridges with Books is participating in a new project in partnership with The Twinsburg Library. Thursday mornings, we will be working with children, 6-12 years old, at Pinewood Gardens, a housing development in Twinsburg. The goal is to stop "the summer slide," where students lose two to three months of grade-level literacy when they don't
read while on vacation. In BBB, we will engage students in one-on-one
reading and literacy games and activities.
Dates:  Every Thursday morning through August 9
Time: 10 am – 11:30 am, includes setup and cleanup
Place:   Pinewood Gardens, 8778 Ray Ct, Twinsburg

If you’d like to volunteer or have questions, please contact Lynn Jacobs at linniebob@gmail.com.
GOT GAMES?
If you have games or activity books to donate to BBB, please drop them at the office. Even active games teach literacy by teaching turn taking, counting, patience, etc. From Chutes and Ladders to Boggle Junior to Twister , we can use your old games, provided all the pieces are there. Activity books include word search and crossword books as well as grade-level workbooks. Thank you!
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 “sometimes” 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 .
HELLO ISRAEL TRAINING
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 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
NEW SPECIAL EDITION OF LIVESPECIAL.COM MAGAZINE!
Click Here to view this special edition.
Livespecial.com   CAN HELP!
Learning that your loved one has a disability can be extremely traumatic and overwhelming. Many challenging questions arise: Where do I go to get services? What  services  are available? Who can help me? Finding the answers to these and many other questions can take days, weeks or even months of research and often result in confusion and frustration. The goal of LiveSpecial.com is to be a user-friendly, easy to use, online gateway to the Northeast Ohio special needs service providers.
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: Thursday, July 5; Wednesday, July 11; Thursday, July 19; Wednesday, July 25
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact: Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
DDD WORD SCRAMBLE ANSWERS:
1.   PURSE
2. DESIGNER
3. OCTOBER
4. DONATE
5. FASHION
Meeting with our local legislator Senator Matt Dolan
Book Group volunteers received
flowers from their students
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