September 13, 2017
Inspirational Speaker and
NY Times Bestselling Author
Breaking Night: A Memoir of Forgiveness,
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 being accepted to Harvard.
Invitations will be mailed in August
Taste of Eton and Summer Sidewalk Sale
Sample small bites from your favorite Eton restaurants while shopping the sidewalk sale. Proceeds from Taste Ticket sales to benefit the programs of NCJW/Cleveland.
Date: Saturday, July 15
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Place: Eton, interior mall,
28601 Chagrin Blvd,, Woodmere
Leslie Levine, Vice President
Membership renewal letters are in the mail! Don't forget to renew your membership for 2017-2018! Mail back your membership form or
to renew online.
Welcome to our New Life Members:
Welcome to our New Annual Members:
We Regret to Inform you of the Passing of:
Roberta Herman, Vice President
FAIR DISTRICTS = FAIR ELECTIONS
For those of you who want to see Redistricting on the Ohio ballot for our Federal Congressional Districts (we already passed redistricting for State districts through a ballot initiative!), please contact
for a petition to gather signatures to get this very important issue on the ballot!
PROTECT THE RIGHT TO VOTE
The RIGHT to vote is not the same as ACCESS to vote. Today, access is threatened, and the need to protect the vote is as strong as ever: In 1776 only people who owned land could vote. We've slowly progressed, but the need to ensure voter rights is still strong.
for the complete voting rights timeline)
To help Promote and Protect the Vote, contact
at 216-896-9906 or
OHIOANS FOR GUN SAFETY: IF YOU ARE ONE, READ ON
NCJW/Cleveland is a coalition partner of the campaign to bring common sense background checks to the ballot in Ohio. So far we have raised almost $19,000 towards our initial goal of $25,000. If you would like to be on the mailing list to get updates, please go to
*STOP* HUMAN TRAFFICKING
NCJW/Cleveland is sponsoring a human trafficking documentary and panel discussion as part of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival on October 8th. Help us plan by attending our next meeting:
Date: Thursday, July 6
Time: 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Place: NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Heights
We will also present updates on activities and legislation related to advocating for victims of this crime.
MAY THE GCC FORCE BE WITH YOU, AND YOU WITH IT
Greater Cleveland Congregations is a powerful FORCE by virtue of its numbers and strategic approach to change.
The Q Campaign also continues to be a major controversy. C
for information on the background of this program and consider being part of this FORCE.
Date: Tuesday, July 18
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Place: Affinity Baptist Church, 4411 E. 175 St., Cleveland
to read an excellent column on this issue by Rabbi Nosanchuk of Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple.
Debbie Joseph, Vice President
SHARE YOUR VOLUNTEER SPIRIT WITH
A teen-run program that collects and provides new or gently used clothing, new backpacks, and school supplies for school-aged children in need, 'Share What You Wear' meets throughout the year. Our teen volunteers collect, sort, set up, and volunteer on the day of the event. These items are distributed free at the back to school event.
What: Volunteers needed at this Back to School event
Date: Wednesday, August 9
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Tudor Arms Hotel, 10660 Carnegie Ave., Cleveland
Seeking Livespecial Champions
To celebrate the 5th anniversary of
, 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.
We are seeking nominations of people who are living well with a disability or who have been instrumental in the success of another with a disability. You can nominate your champion in one of two ways:
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
. (This publication is filled with useful information and interesting articles for ALL families.)
SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us for this special occasion featuring courageous stories from the brave champions as medals are awarded!
And please visit our website. The Livespecial Technology Team has made updates including changes to the homepage and addition of a video learning library.
Guardianship & Alternatives - To register or for information
Adult Health Care Transition & Insurance - To register or for information
And for those who are planning for next school year, please see items below. Children could benefit from your knowledge and enthusiasm!
BOOK CLUB VOLUNTEERS WELCOME!
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? This is a terrific volunteer opportunity! Training occurs in the summer. For more information, contact
JOIN THE CAST OF READER'S THEATER: NO EXPERIENCE NEEDED
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 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. New chairs are
. Please contact them if you are interested.
IMAGINATION EXPRESS: COME ABOARD
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
at 216-409-0398 or
At Reading Buddies, 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
if you are interested.
SPIN A YARN WITH DIGKNITTY (Knitters)
Our busy knitters work tirelessly to provide warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys to many organizations who distribute them to families and children in need. If you would like to join us, contact
Our July meetings are at the NCJW office from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following days:
Wednesdays: Thursday, July 6 -- Wednesday, July 12 -- Wednesday July 26.
ON THURSDAY, JULY 20, PLEASE MEET AT BUY RITE, 23715 Mercantile Rd. #A102, Cleveland.
Jill Braun, Michele Kaminsky and Kelly
Only 4 months until Dress Designer Days!!
Donate your fashionable clothes to DDD. Donations can be dropped off at our Warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Hts., Mon-Fri, from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Thank you!
Wendie Forman, Vice President
Let's Talk Tributes....
Summer is a season of celebrations and there is no better way to recognize a special occasion than giving a gift of a tribute. Tributes are tax-deductible and support NCJW/Cleveland's mission to provide services and advocate for issues important to women, children, and families. When you make a tribute, we send a personalized certificate to the honoree. Tributes can be made to any of our projects or named tribute funds.
to see the list of current funds and to make a donation by credit card. (Minimum donation of $10) Here are two additional options:
-- Maintaining a tribute account is a convenient way to make tributes. We hold a balance on account for you so you can just call or email us to send your tribute. Tribute accounts can be started for $100. To set up or add to a tribute account, call
Meryl Simon, Finance Administrator, at 216-378-2204, ext. 107.
-- You can establish your own named tribute fund for $500. To create a tribute fund in honor or memory of a loved one, please call
Mindi Axner, Executive Director, at 216-378-2204, ext.103.
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager
WE WANT YOUR DONATIONS!
Please 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
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Barbara Shane, Vice President
Attention Art Fair Lovers! Join us on a bus trip to the Ann Arbor Art Fair.
Date: Thursday, July 20
Time: Bus leaves promptly at 7:00 a.m. returning around 9:00 p.m.
Place: Board bus at B'nai Jeshurun, 27501 Fairmount Blvd.,
Cost: $50 for members; $55 for non-members. Includes bus ride, snacks, movie on the ride home and surprises!
Rain or shine no refunds.
By July 15.
to sign up online or call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101
Co-Chairs: Debbie Hoffman
For more information, visit the Ann Arbor Art Fair Website by
OLIVE OIL & BALSAMIC VINEGAR TASTING
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
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101.
Note: the venue is small and space is limited; chairs will not be available.
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.
Chairs: Judy Weingold,
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101
Please register early for this popular program!
Leslie Resnik, Vice President
My message is always the same.
While we have lots of articles in publications and sometimes on TV, our message can be exponentially magnified if we SHARE on social media.
We all know its power. If you share messages from NCJW's "Facebook page, your friends learn about NCJW. Then they might post one of your posts and their friends learn about us - and on it goes. Messages are especially interesting if you include your comment with the post. For example,
"Can't wait for DDD 2017 starting October 20. I bought a leather jacket for $30 last year,"
would work well with a story about DDD.
Here are some of the stories you might share:
-- DDD article in Currents, April issue.
-- Thriftique article in Currents, April issue.
-- Broadway in the Burbs coverage: CJN, May 5.
-- Broadway in the Burbs coverage, Currents, June
-- Debbie Hoffmann article as she finishes her national presidency, May, Buzz.
-- Preparing to Age in Jewish Cleveland, post-event coverage, May 28, CJN
-- Pritcher and Weiss award winners in CJN
-- Pritcher and Weiss award winners in Buzz, May.
-- Hoffmann as Solomon award winner, CJN, June 23
-- Hoffmann as Solomon award winner, Buzz, July
NCJW AT THE TURKISH AMERICAN BREAK
DINNER DURING RAMADAN
METRO HEALTH NICU AND LIFE FLIGHT TOUR
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT
2017 DDD PLANNING MEETING
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