ADVOCACY
Laura Kuntz, Vice President

BE A STATE POLICY ADVOCATE!
Are you upset about the laws/policies that our elected officials are passing? Would you like to DO something rather than just complain? JOIN US as we talk with our elected officials and build relationships to influence their work! No experience necessary. You don’t go alone. 

If you have any questions or want to find out about the next date, call or email Susan Reis  at   sixreis@gmail.com  or 216-570-1192.
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

DON'T MISS OUT ON THE 28TH ANNUAL WOMEN'S SEDER!
Immigration: We are all in this together

Date: Thursday, April 11
Time: 6:30 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm
Place: Will provide location at time of registration
Cost: $30 Adults, $20 Students
RSVP: Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Limited seating
EXPLORE JEWISH TOPICS AT THE BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
Cheryl Gordon , MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, returns to facilitate a great series of interesting and compelling topics.

April Session: Acknowledging our mortality: We're not getting any younger
Most of us are uncomfortable talking about dying. But Judaism actually has a different take, reminding us that dying is a normal part of the cycle of life and that someone’s last days can be beautiful. We’ll look at core beliefs, learn about the comforting tradition of leaving an ethical will and how Judaism can inform our end-of-life decisions.

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Cost: $5.00. Bring your own lunch
RSVP: Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP: IT'S A PAGE TURNER!
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month, September - June. Moderated by a 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, April 4
Time:   1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:   Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate
Chair:   Susan Kahn
 
Future date and book selection:
May 2 :   The Jazz Palace  by Mary Morris
The Book Group will resume in September. Have a wonderful summer!
ROLL RED ROLL
The screening of the documentary on Rape Culture in America: Teen-Age Responsibility and Repudiation

Click Here to watch the trailer.

Date: Sunday, April 28
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)
Place:  Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Rd., Beachwood,
Stonehill Auditorium (enter via that entrance)
Cost:  $5 for adults; free for students under 21
Proceeds go to NCJW’s "TLC Project," which provides new clothing and toiletries to victims of sexual assault as they leave
the emergency room.
Registration: Click Here to register online, or call Lisa at the NCJW office at
216-378-2204. Carpooling recommended.
Questions? Contact Roberta Herman at robertaherman92@gmail.com or Jean Heflich at jheflich@att.net.
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau,
Co-Vice Presidents

KNIT WITH DIGKNITTY
We provide warm clothing, blankets, and comfort toys to many organizations that distribute to families and children in need. If you know of an organization that would like to receive
made-with-love items, please contact Anita Pupa at apupa18@gmail.com .

Dates:  Wednesday, 4/3, Thursday, 4/11, Wednesday, 4/17 and Thursday, 4/25
Time:  9:30 am -12:00 pm
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
DON’T PASS OVER A PESACH CELEBRATION WITH OUR SPECIAL FRIENDS FROM JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE ASSOCIATION
Count plagues, Eat matzah, Sing Dayenu!

What:  Judaic Outreach
Date: Friday, April 12
Time:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Place:  Jewish Family Service Association, 24075 Commerce Park, Beachwood
Contact: Shelly Friedman at 440-247-7900
LOVE CHILDREN? LOVE BOOKS?
Volunteers Wanted for Fifth Grade Book Club for 2019-2020 School Year
Book Club pairs 3 adult volunteers with 6 to 8 fifth graders in a monthly meeting during the lunch hour. We provide the books and pizza. The students provide the impetus for discussion, their unique insights (and cuteness)!

Training provided over the summer for this monthly commitment. (Missing a session or two due to travel is OK) Come to training and see what it's all about! 
Contact: Co-Chairs Lauren Blumenthal at lauren@wogi123.com or Lynn Jacobs at linniebob@gmail.com to express interest.
SPRING CLEANING? DONATE CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS
Give your gently used children’s books a second life. Donated books are placed in Cleveland-area school libraries. Book series such as Harry Potter, Junie B. Jones, Goosebumps, Captain Underpants, and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are especially popular, but we take all children’s
books; board books, easy readers, chapter, and young adult books.

Donation Drop Off - NCJW/Cleveland Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Questions? Contact Chair, Debbie Joseph at josdeb@aol.com
SEEKING NEW GROUPS TO VIEW HELLO ISRAEL PROGRAM
We really want to share our inviting new Hello Israel Program with a broader audience. If you have ideas of groups (young or old) who might be interested in viewing this 45-minute entertaining and informative presentation, please contact Janice Hirshon at jchirshon@gmail.com .
LIVESPECIAL.COM

Click Here to check out our award winning Livespecial Magazine!

LiveSpecial.com   collaborates with other organizations to offer FREE programming on a variety of topics throughout the year. 

Upcoming educational opportunities in April:
April 9 - Transition Bootcamp; Medicaid Information
April 16 - Transition Bootcamp; Guardianship & Alternatives
April 27 -Transition Expo
GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX AT THE JEWISH DAY NURSERY/EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER
If you love pre-school children, then volunteering at JDN is for you!

Volunteers meet with a classroom teacher and agree on a day and time. Since JDN is open year-round, volunteers aren’t restricted to a traditional school year calendar.

Teachers appreciate the time that you give, and the preschoolers benefit from the additional adult interaction and attention. You will get a “happiness fix” each time you are in the classroom. For additional information, please contact Cindy Brodsky at cmbrodsky@gmail.com.
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

Every month, this column highlights an NCJW/Cleveland program that your financial support makes a reality.
 
TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN – DELIVERING SOME LOVE, BUBBE-STYLE  
The Traditions in the Kitchen volunteer committee cook, bake and share Jewish food and traditions to others in the community. They made:

  • A thank-you lunch for the Fire Department in Warrensville Heights, where the NCJW office is located.
  • A variety of kugel for sampling at a "Kugel Bake-Off" at Montefiore.
  • Boxes of baked goods to Jewish soldiers overseas. (We received some heartfelt thank-you notes and emails).
  • An ice cream and dessert social at The Weils.
  • A hearty, nutritious lunch (and provided staples such as paper towels) at the Transplant House of Cleveland.
  • Hamantashen and other goodies (plus thanks for their service) to an evening meeting of the Jewish War Veterans at the Mayfield Heights Community Center.

What a rewarding program, bringing joy to so many! 

For information on ways to financially support NCJW, contact  Wendie Forman  at 216-469-6228 or  forman4wendie@gmail.com ,  or the NCJW office at 216-378-2204.

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AMAZONSMILE
Signing up for this program commits Amazon to donating five percent of your purchase price to National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland!
Click Here  to register!
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:  
Amy Becker, Eileen Blattner, Kareen Caputo, Robyn Cutler, Shirley Dawson, Cynthia Dettelbach, Joyce Goodman, Kimberly Gottlieb, Barbara Hochman,
Bobbie Jacobson, Sheryl Kingsberg, Barbara Kusner,
Sondra Miller, Beth Nagusky, Karen Schneider

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Matil Jacobs, Joy Klopper, Mary G. Miller
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal,
Co-Vice Presidents

DONATING CLOTHES IS THE BEST FASHION STATEMENT!
It’s spring cleaning time – clear out your closets and donate
your gently-used designer clothing and accessories to help
people in need. The four day sale can’t come soon enough.
Save the date: October 25, 27, 28 & 29
TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN SERVING
THE JEWISH WAR VETERANS
TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN
ANNUAL PASSOVER TASTING
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