SAVE APRIL 28, THE RESCHEDULED DATE FOR ROLL RED ROLL!
The screening of the documentary on Rape Culture in America: Teen-Age Responsibility and Repudiation has changed to April 28, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. (doors open at 1:30 pm) Please mark your calendars.

Click Here to watch the trailer.

Place:  Mandel JCC, 26001 S. Woodland Rd., Beachwood,
Stonehill Auditorium (enter via that entrance)
Cost:  $5 for adults; free for students under the age of 21
Proceeds will 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.
For more information, contact Roberta Herman at robertaherman92@gmail.com or Jean Heflich at jheflich@att.net.
13th ANNUAL ROSLYN Z. WOLF AWARD

DO YOU KNOW A DESERVING NONPROFIT LOOKING FOR EXTRA FUNDS? NCJW/Cleveland is seeking nominations for the 13th Annual Roslyn Z. Wolf Award

A $10,000 grant will be awarded to a community non-profit organization proposing a program that demonstrates an outstanding contribution in the areas of youth, family and education for the coming year.

Deadline for submission is Friday, March 29.

 Click Here to learn more and nominate now.
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

OPEN YOUR HEARTS, YOUR CUPBOARDS AND CLOSETS!

Renovation Update: we’ve entered the second phase of renovation, including a brand new layout and more storage space. Weekly meetings are being held to discuss aesthetics
and Grand Opening plans. We can’t wait to unveil Thriftique’s fresh new look!
 
As we prepare for our spring Grand Opening, please consider donating your household items and clothing! The more inventory we have when we reopen, the more excitement for Thriftique Showroom.
 
Drop off donations at 26055 Emery Rd. Call 216-378-2264 to schedule a free furniture pickup.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau,
Co-Vice Presidents

DIGKNITTY (Knitters) - A LABOR OF LOVE
Join our fun and talented group! We provide warm clothing, blankets, and comfort toys to many organizations that distribute to families and children in need. If you have a suggestion of an organization that would be interested in receiving our made-with-love items, please contact Anita Pupa at apupa18@gmail.com .

Dates:  Wednesday, 3/6, Thursday, 3/14, Wednesday, 3/20 and Thursday, 3/28
Time:  9:30 am -12:00 pm
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Hts.
TRADITIONS IN THE KITCHEN
We will be providing hamentashen and a patriotic sing-a-long when the 30-40 Jewish War Veterans meet. Carpooling available. Please let us know if you would like to attend and/or bake hamentashen or another treat for this heartwarming experience.

Date: Thursday, March 14
Time: 8:30 pm
Place: Ross DeJohn Community Center, 6306 Marsol Rd., Mayfield Hts.
RSVP: Contact Susan Ringel at susanringel@att.net
A PASSOVER TASTING
Collect new recipes and ideas for your Passover Seders and throughout the holiday. This yearly event provides a wonderful venue for sharing and storytelling. Make your reservation now. Space is limited.

Date: Thursday, March, 28
Time: 11:30 am
Place: Home of Betty Naft
RSVP: Contact Chair Annette Paley at  mannanetty@aol.com  or 440-421-9324
BRING THE JOY OF PURIM TO JFSA
Looking for volunteers to help us celebrate the holiday of Purim with our special friends at Jewish Family Service Association. Costumes are optional!

Date: Friday, March 15
Time:  10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Place:  Jewish Family Service Association, 24075 Commerce Park, Beachwood
Contact: Shelly Friedman at 440-247-7900

FYI: Challah from the Winter Meeting was donated to Jewish Family Service Association.
LIVESPECIAL.COM
Click Here to see the 2018-19 Livespecial Magazine.

LiveSpecial.com   collaborates with other organizations to offer FREE programming on a variety of topics throughout the year. These programs offer
opportunities for networking, learning and discovering local vendor resources. 

Click Here for more information and registration for a March event.

Click Here for more information and registration for an April event.
DONE IN A DAY
It’s Heart Pillow Time
Make heart pillows for post-breast-cancer-surgery women. We will stuff the pillows and hand-sew a 4-inch seam. If you can’t sew, just come to help stuff and make cards!

Date: Friday, March 29
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Place: NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
RSVP: Becky Brouman at 216-378-2204 ext. 105 or rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org
Co-chairs: Joanne Grossberg and Linda Stavis
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.

GIVING A HELPING HAND TO FOSTER YOUTH AGING OUT OF THE SYSTEM

In Ohio, young adults age out of foster care between 18-21. It’s hard to imagine being on your own at such a young age. NCJW/Cleveland’s Focus on Foster Care Committee partnered with Community of Hope . This program pairs one young person aging out of foster care with a group of 6-8 volunteer/strangers from different faiths, races, and ages to form an “Open Table” – a community – around him or her. 
 
NCJW pays for the licensing fees for the programs, and have nine tables in four years. Here are three examples of the difference this program has made in both the mentee’s and volunteers’ lives:
 
ACHIEVING A DREAM: At one table, the mentee was a young woman who had just graduated from beauty school and was hoping to land her first job. Our member walked by the beauty shop her friend once owned, peeked in and saw new owners setting up shop. They invited her in where she learned they were looking for new stylists. She connected her mentee with them, and she landed the job!
 
PROVIDING PRACTICE AND CONFIDENCE: In another group, the mentee had always wanted to drive. The group members took turns giving her driving lessons, and she subsequently passed her driver’s test.

SHARING CULTURES: An NCJW volunteer became friends with a diverse group of people with whom she would not otherwise have crossed paths. She joined some of them in singing Christmas carols at a downtown church, and they joined her for a Passover Seder.

Community of Hope is a win/win situation for both the young people and our volunteers. To learn more, please contact Becky Brouman at rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org .

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:  
Arlyne Hoffman, Melissa Korland, Marcia Kritzler,
Michelle Rose, Esther Rutman, Emily Vilensky,
Debbie Weiser, Cynthia L. Winters

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Ann Wayne
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal,
Co-Vice Presidents

GIVE YOUR OLD CLOTHES AND ACCESSORIES A SECOND LIFE

You know what’s really fashion forward? Donating your gently used designer items, knowing that they can make a difference in the community. Donation drop off at 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Save the date for DDD 2019: Oct 25, 27, 28, 29

RELIVE THE FUN BY WATCHING THE DDD 2018 VIDEO HERE:   http://tinyurl.com/yxoyuen5
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

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.

March Session: How do we preserve our Jewish values and identity?
Sometimes it seems that many of the “chosen people” are choosing something else and opting out of Jewish tradition and culture. Are we having an identity crisis? How can we preserve Jewish identity and the Jewish future? Does it matter? Let’s have a conversation and suggest big steps and small ones.

Date: Tuesday, March 5
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Place:  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Topic: WILL OUR VALUES LIVE ON?
Cost: $5.00. Bring your own lunch
RSVP: Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204

April Session: Save the Date
We're not getting any younger!

Date: Tuesday, April 2
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Topic: 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. Our lives can be richer once we acknowledge and address our mortality using the wisdom of our sages. We’ll look at core beliefs and also learn about the comforting tradition of leaving an ethical will and how Judaism can inform our end-of-life decisions.
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP: IT'S A PAGE TURNER!
We meet 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, March 7
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:  March 7:   The Secrets Between Us  by Thrity Umrigar
Chair:   Susan Kahn
 
Future dates and book selections:
April 4:  Before We Were Yours  by Lisa Wingate
May 2:  The Jazz Palace  by Mary Morris
WINTER MEETING
POWER HOUR - MAKING CARDS WITH JFSA YOUTHABILITY FOR THE ANNE FRANK TREE OF LIFE
WOMEN'S HEALTH SERIES
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