THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

THE WAIT IS OVER!
After five months of refreshing, refurbishing and remodeling, Thriftique Showroom’s doors are now open -- four days a week instead of three!
 
We need volunteers to help in our fresh new space! The store offers a delightful work place with a new and easier-to-navigate floor plan, new fixtures, enhanced lighting, fresh paint, new carpet, and a brand-new selection of gently-used merchandise – at the same affordable prices. Now open Wednesdays - Saturdays , 10:00 am - 5:00 pm.
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:  
Karen Carter, Amy Fishman, Erinn Stark

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Elaine M. Felman, Marlyn Ornstein, Helen Simon
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

ANNUAL MEETING CELEBRATION
Celebrate 124 years of achievement and ring in an exciting 125th Anniversary Year

Date:  Wednesday, June 5
Time:  11:30 am
Place:  Beechmont Country Club, 29600 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood
Click Here to register online, or call Lisa Hayzlett, NCJW office, 216-378-2204

Big plans are underway throughout the 125th year! Stay tuned for more information on exciting upcoming programs

Save September 23 for a very special luncheon with award-winning actress and activist, Geena Davis .
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal,
Co-Vice Presidents

GIVE US YOUR PANTS!
…and dresses…and jewelry…and handbags…

We’re five months away from the annual four-day sale boasting gorgeous designer items. Keep the donations coming!
 
Save the Dates: 51 st Annual Designer Dress Days sale is October 25, 27, 28 & 29.
ADVOCACY
Laura Kuntz, Vice President

PUT SOME SPICE IN YOUR LIFE!
Join us for a presentation with Spice For Life* A stall at Van Aken Market Hall
Enjoy light hors d’oeuvres made with their spices. Learn how spices enhance our cooking. Shop privately in their store.

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: 3441 Tuttle Road, Stall #103, Van Aken Market Hall, Shaker Heights
Cost: $5
RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett at the NCJW office, 216-378-2204 by June 13

For questions, contact Jean Heflich, 216-595-5313 or jheflih@att.net.
Note: You will be standing most of the time.

*Spice for Life, LLC is a women-owned social enterprise dedicated to providing fresh spices and blends.

From their stall (and through their website), they encourage home cooking and healthier eating and contribute to the community by donating their profits to combat human trafficking. In 2019, profits will go to the Renee Jones Empowerment Center an NCJW partner since 2014.
SET YOUR DVR! MONDAY, JUNE 17TH AT 10:00 PM ON PBS (WVIZ)
If you missed our program and special showing of the documentary film,  Roll Red Roll ,  you can catch it this summer on WVIZ. This award-winning documentary tells the compelling story of a sexual assault in Steubenville, Ohio and how the case was uncovered through social media. 

Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 10:00 pm
Place: WVIZ-TV
STRIKE OUT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING!
Major sports events, such as the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, draw human traffickers. This event is coming to Progressive Field on July 9th.

NCJW will work in collaboration with volunteers from all over Northeast Ohio to build awareness of the crime. Several weeks before the event, volunteers will learn from experts how human traffickers at major events operate and how to spot the warning signs.*

*Training and program are sponsored by the Renee Jones Empowerment Center & the Northeast Ohio Law Clinic at One Cleveland Center.  

After a complimentary lunch, we will work in small teams to distribute awareness campaign materials to local (east side) hotels.

Date: Saturday, June 22
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place:  One Cleveland Center, 1375 E. 9th St, Cleveland
Featured Speaker: Theresa Flores of SOAP (Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution)

Contact Jean Heflich, 216-595-5313 or jheflich@att.net or Maureen Ordman-Fike, 440-221-8514 or rainslicktwo@yahoo.com to sign up to volunteer or for more information.
BRING AID TO SEXUAL ASSAULT VICTIMS
Help with our Threads of Love and Comfort (TLC) Project
Join us as we make more fleece blankets to deliver to University Hospital Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. The blankets are given to child sexual assault survivors along with new clothes and toiletries.
Please bring scissors! No sewing is involved!

Date:  Tuesday, June 11
Time:  9:30 am - 10:30 am
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact: Erin Oakley , erinoakley180@gmail.com or Linda Schlein , saschlein@wowway.com
INTERFAITH DIALOGUE: MOSQUE TOUR
As an extension of the Teatime for Peace program and to deepen our understanding of our Muslim neighbors, we have been invited to tour the Islamic Center of Cleveland to learn more about Muslim traditions and prayer. We will observe the noontime prayer (which begins at 1:30 pm) and ask questions of our host, Isam Zaiem .

Date: Thursday, June 20
Time: 12:45 pm
Place: Meet at the NCJW office for carpooling to the Islamic Center
RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, NCJW office, 216-378-2204 or lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org   
Space is limited
Contact: Laura Kuntz , laurajkuntz@gmail.com or Dana Trau , danatrau@gmail.com for more info.

** Please wear modest clothing - no shorts or short sleeve shirts. Also, please bring a headcovering (scarf) for the visit to the sanctuary.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau,
Co-Vice Presidents

KNIT WITH DIGKNITTY
 We get together weekly, providing 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, apupa18@gmail.com .

Dates:  Thursday, 6/6, Wednesday, 6/12, Thursday, 6/20 and Wednesday, 6/26
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, NCJW office, 216-378-2204
LOVE CHILDREN? LOVE BOOKS?
Volunteers Wanted for Fifth Grade Book Club for 2019-2020 School Year
 Book Club pairs three 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)! This is a monthly commitment but missing a session or two is OK.

Please plan on attending one of the summer training sessions on either June 19 at 9:30 am or July 17 at 3:00 pm at the NCJW office.

Contact: Co-Chairs Lauren Blumenthal, lauren@wogi123.com or Lynn Jacobs, linniebob@gmail.com to express interest.
JOIN THE SUMMER (VOLUNTEER) PARTY WITH BUILDING BRIDGES WITH BOOKS!
Building Bridges with Books is at it again! This summer we begin our 12th library project at Dike School of the Arts, a Cleveland Metropolitan School District elementary school.

We will work at both Dike School (2501 E. 61st Street,
Cleveland) and at the NCJW office (26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Heights.)
Work includes processing books. Laptops and computer skills appreciated but not necessary.

Contact Debbie Joseph, josdeb@aol.com to be put on the email list or for questions.

As always, we appreciate donations of gently used children’s books, including board books, easy readers, fiction, and non-fiction.

Donation Drop Off - NCJW/Cleveland Office 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Hts.
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

Every month, this column highlights an NCJW/Cleveland program that your financial support makes a reality.

Reader’s Theater is a drama/literacy program for fourth grade students in which they perform a play without memorization, costumes or props. Volunteers work with children to bring a production to performance
in three one-hour sessions over three weeks.

The activity stimulates creativity and imagination, improves oral reading and communication skills, increases vocabulary and active listening skills, promotes self-esteem and self-discipline, creates a sense of teamwork and aids in appreciation of multiculturalism and theater.
 
The role of the volunteers is to develop trust and a sense of fun. 
 
The program is also therapeutic, as this episode demonstrates: Volunteers were handing out roles and asked, "who would you like to be?" One young man said: ”Anyone but me!” He continued that his mother had died recently and he was sad. The volunteers gave him a very major part in which he lost himself in and became the most dramatic presenter in his class. This experience opened him up, the teacher reported. This work really makes a difference in these children's lives.

Six schools participated in Reader's Theater this year.
 
For more information please contact Linda Barnett, linbar0617@gmail.com or Janice Hirshon, jchirshon@gmail.com

Click Here to view the May Tributes.

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!
GRAND REOPENING OF THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM!
THOMAS JEFFERSON
 INTERNATIONAL NEWCOMERS ACADEMY
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION BRUNCH
SHARING WISDOM
VOICES ACROSS GENERATIONS
STOP THE ABORTION BANS RALLY
MAKING CARDS AT TWO CAFE
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