OPENING MEETING:  Don't miss this!

September 13, 2017, LIZ MURRAY
Inspirational Speaker and NY Times Bestselling Author
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 child of drug-addicted, poverty stricken parents and homelessness, to finishing high school in two years and being accepted to Harvard.

RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101 or mail back your response card.
SAVE THE DATE

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5: CELEBRATION OF (LIVESPECIAL.COM) CHAMPIONS
Nominations are in for the LiveSpecial.com Celebraion of CHAMPIONS - those people living well with their special needs or  advocates working to improve their lives. Champions will be recognized at "Celebration of Champions" at Executive Caterers at Landerhaven. Invitations will be in the mail soon.  PLEASE PLAN ON JOINING THE GALA CELEBRATION .
DDD
Jill Braun, Michele Kaminsky and Kelly Markowitz 

DDD IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER!
Pull out your calendars and sign up for a shift or two!
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 sign up to volunteer on our website, OR download the volunteer form by 
Clicking Here  .  You can also call  Rita Langer at 216-381-2877 or  Robbie Schonfeld at 216-991-7755 to volunteer.  You will be able to choose your preferred department and the times available to work.  You will love it!

DONATE TO DDD 
Donate your fashionable clothes to DDD.  Donations can be dropped off at our Warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Hts., Mon-Fri, from 9:00 AM- 4:00 PM. Donate your jewelry and furs, too!  Thank you!
COMMUNICATIONS
Leslie Resnik, Vice President

SEE NCJW IN THE NEWS  
Debbie Joseph, VP, Community Service, spoke about Building Bridges with Books, NCJW's project to support Cleveland's school libraries on WKYC-TV3's "We the People" on Friday, July 28.
 
The Plain Dealer wrote about NCJWs role in creating the new library at Stonebrooke Montesorri Elementary School. Click Here to see the article that appeared in cleveland.com on Sunday, August 21.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Debbie Joseph, Vice President

VOLUNTEER FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL OR DONE-IN-A DAY PROJECTS
School-based community service projects are underway. Please Click Here for our website if you would like to get involved. We have many options to fit every schedule, including "done in a day" projects.
 
Thank you to those who chose to get involved.
 
BOOKS WANTED
Wanted:  Hardback gently used children's books. 
 
Do you have books from a now-grown child's library that should be shared with other children?  Would you like to give them new life?
 
NCJW's Building Bridges with Books program connects students with books.  We support school libraries with books and services to ensure that all children have access to quality books at school.
 
Currently we are working with Stonebrook Montessori, a Cleveland charter school, and Luis Munoz Marin School, a Cleveland K-8 school, to support libraries within these schools.
 
Are your books less than "library quality?"  NCJW wants all children's books.  We will repurpose even less-gently used children's books for our community service programs or we will work with Cleveland Kids' Book Bank to put the books where they are needed so children can build their home libraries, most notably in Little Free Libraries around Cleveland.
 
Thank you in advance for thinking of NCJW when you donate children's books.
   
SERVE A HOLIDAY MEAL WITH JUDAIC OUTREACH
Start the Jewish New Year by helping others celebrate the Holidays! We need extra hands to serve and socialize at lunch for our special clients at JFSA. Judaic Outreach gives friendship, food and Jewish identity to our friends at JFSA who enjoy the major holidays with us.
Date:     Friday, Sept 8
Time:    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  
Place:   JFSA, 24075 Commerce Park Blvd., Beachwood
Contact: Shelly Friedman at 440-247-7900 or 440-463-2309
 
IT'S COOL TO HELP THE HOMELESS THIS WINTER AT OPERATION WARM UP 
 
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, coats. gloves, socks, and long underwear, donated by more than 30 community sites and collected and distributed by NCJW/Cleveland.
  
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:    Friday, Sept 8
Time:   12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place:   NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Chair:   Yehudhe Yehudah 
RSVP:  Becky Brouman at  rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org
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.
   
LOOK FOR LIVESPECIAL.COM AT COMMUNITY EVENTS
Livespecial.com personnel continue to make an impact on the special needs community through its community outreach and resources, which are helpful for anyone of any age with a short- term or long-term disability.
Visit our website, LiveSpecial.com and check out the video library.
 
CHECK OUT LIVESPECIAL.COM, THE MAGAZINE
Click Here to see our 2017 magazine, or find it at locations where free publications are available.  For information or questions, contact Wendy Spitz at livespecial.com@gmail.com or Amy Clawson at amy.clawson@cchmc.org or 844-644-6323.

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 September meetings are from 9:30 to 12:30 at the locations specified below:
Wednesday, Sept 6  - NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd. 
Thursday, Sept 14  - Buy Rite Office, 23715 Mercantile #A
Wednesday, Sept 20 -  NO KNITTING DUE TO EREV ROSH HASHANA
Thursday, Sept 28  - Buy Rite Office, 23715 Mercantile #A
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

Welcome to our New Life Members:
Lynn Millet, Jill Savin, Joan Shall, Elaine Silver and Wendy Spitz
 
Welcome to our New Annual Members:
Melissa Berlin, Leslie Blum, Winnie Chattman, Kristin Dubyak, Phyllis Eisenberg, Julie Graham, Deborah, Keppler, Rochelle Lewis, Shari Nacson, Illene Rosewater, Sharon Ungar Blumenthal, Carolyn Whittington
 
We Regret to Inform You of the Passing of:
Joanne Klein, Ruth Lee, Carolyn Lieberman, Belle Likover and Gail Lynn

**FOR DETAILS ON A SPECIAL PRE-RECEPTION FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS, SEE OUR ADVOCACY SECTION BELOW UNDER;
"LEARN TOOLS OF THE TRADE FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY:  YOUR VOICE CAN BE HEARD".
ADVOCACY
Roberta Herman, Vice President

SAVE THE DATE TO HELP STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING: OCTOBER 8  
NCJW is sponsoring the full-length documentary Break the Chain at the Chagrin Documentary Film Fest 2017. A panel discussion moderated by Rick Jackson of WVIZ Ideastream
with local experts in the field of sex and labor trafficking will follow.
Date:    Sunday, Oct 8
Time:    3:00 p.m.
Place:   The Federated Church,  76 Bell Street, Chagrin Falls
Cost:     $5 for NCJW members  
RSVP:  Click Here to register online, or call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101; please order by September 27th as tickets will be mailed. 
 
Increase your awareness of Human Trafficking and what we can do to end this form of slavery!  Questions? Contact Jean Heflich  at 216-595-5313 or  jheflich@att.net .

LEARN TOOLS OF THE TRADE FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY:
YOUR VOICE CAN BE HEARD
Join Representative Nickie J. Antonio, Ohio House District 13; Amy Kaplan, Assistant VP/External Affairs at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland; and a storytelling expert who will help us understand how to communicate our personal stories in the most effective way. This will be a hands-on, exciting program for those wishing to learn how to make a difference in our State on issues of importance to women, children and families.  We will learn the most effective ways of advocating and how to make our voices more powerful. 
SPECIAL PRE-RECEPTION AT 4:45 FOR NEW AND PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS
Date:   Monday, Sept 25
Time:   5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Place:  Point East Condominium,  27500 Cedar Rd, Beachwood
Cost:    Free to NCJW members; $10 for guests; box dinner available for $10
RSVP:  By Tuesday Sept 19.  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204.
 
SAVE THE DATE: NOVEMBER 8
LOIS ZAAS ADVOCACY LECTURE: Racism and Anti-Semitism in a New Political Reality  
Speakers M. Dove Kent, outgoing executive director of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice, and her colleague, Koach Baruch Frazier, a Jew of color, teach throughout the country about the intersections of anti-Semitism and racism, historical trauma, and the roles of Jews in the movement for justice.
Date:   Wednesday, Nov 8
Time:   7:00 p.m.
Place:  Temple Tifereth-Israel,  26000 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood
 
Focus on Foster Care  
Volunteer with us! Help us plan events for fall and winter break for the Sullivan-Deckard Scholars at CSU or join our growing self-esteem program. Contact Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger at  jeannieck@aol.com or Marilyn Oif at  maroif1@yahoo.com
 
HELP VICTIMS through Women's Health and Reproductive Justice  
Initiatives include the local SANE (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner) programs, sex education in Ohio school districts, infant/maternal mortality, and as always, abortion rights and reproductive justice.  Please join us at our next meeting.
Date:     Monday, Sept 18
Time:     9:00 a.m.
Place:    Beachwood Public Library,  25501 Shaker Blvd, Beachwood
Contact: Laura Kuntz at  laurajkuntz@gmail.com or Erin Oakley at  erinoakley180@gmail.com.
 
PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE  
Are you feeling helpless? You can make a difference! Together we will Register Voters, Create Fair Districts by ending convoluted, gerrymandered representation and voter suppression. We will be training members to collect voter signatures for Fair Districts.
Date:    Monday, Sept 18
Time:    7:00 p.m.
Place:   Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101 or lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org
For more information contact Rita Rome at ritacrome@gmail.com
FUND DEVELOPMENT

Wendie Forman, Vice President

New Year, New Fund, New Designations  
Please Put Your Money Where Your Ideals Are
 
This year NCJW/Cleveland proudly unveils a new Annual Fund-Giving Level: Hannah's Society. The name honors founder Hannah G. Solomon and singles out the generous donors who contribute $1,800 or more annually to ensure that NCJW/Cleveland continues improving the quality of life for women, children and families.
 
As you receive NCJW's L'Shana Tova cards wishing you a happy healthy and peaceful year, we hope you will consider becoming an Inaugural Member of Hannah's Society when you return the enclosed envelope with your donation.
 
Whatever level of giving you select, you can now also designate the area in which you'd like your donation to do its work. They include the following:

 

Advocacy -- Children and Youth -- Community Service -- Council Gardens -- Focus on Foster Care -- Digknitty -- Greatest Need -- Hello Israel -- LiveSpecial.com -- Partners in Literacy -- Human Trafficking

 

And, you can split your pledge into several payments to make your donation more manageable.  Thank you in advance for your continued support. It is your generous giving that makes NCJW's work possible.

 
All good wishes for a healthy, happy and peaceful New Year to you and yours!  
 
For more information, you can call the office at 216-378-2204 or contact me at 216-469-6228 or at forman4wendie@gmail.com.

PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Barbara Shane, Vice President

PEEK INTO 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:
Oct 5 -  Mothering Sunday: A Romance  by Graham Swift
Nov 2 -  A Gentleman in Moscow  by Amor Towles
Dec 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@ncjwcleveland.org. I'm looking forward to seeing new faces and welcoming back veterans!

JOIN THE CLEVELAND MUSEUM OF ART SERIES 2017-2018
SPOTS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT ONLY!
We are pleased to offer a series of seven art appreciation lectures
at the CMA for NCJW members ONLY.
Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m.
 
This session is being held the second Wednesday 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:  $10.  With a CMA membership card, $6 at all times.
 
The content of the programs are subject to change:
OCT.   18            Chaekgeori:  Pleasure of Possessions in Korean Painted Screens 
NOV.     8            From Rags to Riches:  American Photography in the Depression
DEC.   13            Beyond Angkor:  Cambodian Sculpture 
JAN.    10           Change is Constant:  Gallery Rotations at the CMA                                  
FEB.  *************************NO SESSION*************************
MAR.   14             Rodin at 100: Master of Modern Sculpture
APR.    11            Eyewitness Views-Making History in 18th Century Europe
MAY       9           The Words of William Morris
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.

WHAT IS YOUR "WOW FACTOR"?
Join us for a docent-led tour of the stunning exhibit, "WOW Factor: 150 Years of Collecting Bold Clothes," now on display at the Western Reserve Historical Society in University Circle.

Then, come for lunch at the Cleveland Museum of Art. To get into the mood, wear a "WOW Factor" item from your wardrobe: a vintage scarf, retro piece of jewelry, a classic handbag, etc.   
Date:     Wednesday, Nov 1
Time:     Meet at 10:30 a.m. in the museum lobby
Place:    Western Reserve Historical Society, 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland
Cost:     $10.00 (parking will be $5.00 per car payable at the site) Cost of lunch is not included.
Chairs: Arlene Fine and Susan Ringel
RSVP:  Click Here to register online or call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101.  If you would like to carpool please contact Arlene Fine at arlenefine@gmail.com or Susan Ringel at susanringel@att.net or 216-392-7184.
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

RECYCLE YOUR BAGS!
We need your shopping bags!!  When people buy our merchandise, we put their purchases in recycled bags supplied by our members. Please drop off your extra shopping bags at the warehouse or store.   We are the ultimate upcycler!  
   
PAY US A VISIT
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.
SHARE WHAT YOU WEAR EVENT VOLUNTEERS

NCJW'S BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS 
LIBRARY PROJECT ON WKYC-TV3

INTRODUCING THE TEACHERS TO THE LIBRARY NCJW PUT IN STONEBROOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

FOCUS ON FOSTER CARE DINNER

COLUMBUS RALLY FOR PROJECT MEDICAID


OIL AND VINEGAR TASTING EVENT

BULLETIN EDITORS:  Lisa Hayzlett, Leslie Resnik, Enid Yurman

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