UPCOMING EVENT
WE CAN BE CIVIL IN UNCIVIL TIMES!
The 15th Annual Lois Zaas Memorial Advocacy Lecture features Dahlia Lithwick , nationally renowned writer, contributing editor at Newsweek frequent guest on MSNBC and CNN and senior editor at Slate.
Topic: Civility in UnCivil Times: The Role of the Courts, The Responsibility of Citizens”
Date: Wednesday, November 7
Time: Registration 6:30 pm, Program 7:00 pm
Place: Park Synagogue East, 27500 Shaker Blvd., Pepper Pike
RSVP: Click Here or call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
SAVE THE DATE
Wednesday, February 6
The Power of Challah: A Path to Calm, Focus and Wellness
Enjoy a refreshing and restorative luncheon when local chef and expert Jewish cook Ruth Levine interviews physician Beth Ricanati , author of Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs.  Dr. Ricanati shares her baking experiences and prescribes the weekly Jewish ritual for stress management. This physician-mother has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially busy moms juggling life and children. Enjoy delicious food and challah while getting advice
and recipes!
Co- Chairs: Loramae Simkoff, Marcie Harrison, Kathy Blackman
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

Wow! We shopped, we celebrated, we raffled, we mingled...WE DID IT!

A HUGE thank you to our dedicated volunteers - we truly couldn’t have done it without you. This year was truly a golden one.

Happy 50 years, DDD!
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES
Cheryl Gordon , MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, returns to facilitate a great series of interesting and compelling topics.
Date:  Tuesday, November 6 
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Topic: JEWISH SEX—THE HOLE IN THE SHEET AND OTHER MYTHS
Did you know that Judaism has more than its share of erotic literature? Don’t be shocked, but ours is a truly sexy religion. No celibacy or puritanical attitudes here! Let’s talk about the many things you probably haven’t been able to talk about before. This session is R rated!
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts., Unit H
Cost: $5.00. Bring your own lunch
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204

Coming Up....
Date:  Tuesday, December 4
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Topic: DOES TIKUUN OLAM SAY IT ALL?  
These often repeated words are a foundational principle of Judaism. But is it the only really important one? Not by a long shot. Together let’s dive into other equally important core concepts—those that empower our personal actions and the socially-conscious activism of NCJW.
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS, YOGIS AND YOGINIS
Johanna Goldfarb shares her expertise with those who are new or experienced in Yoga! (A female practitioner is a Yogini!)

Yoga is the union of mind, body and spirit. Spend an hour with friends relaxing and stretching into a mind-body practice with ideas to use afterwards to calm the spirit. Yoga is a balm in these times of frantic politics and lack of moderation. A practice to unify us!
  • If you are a yoga practitioner already, come and bring your mat.
  • If you are new to Yoga and want to try a beginner’s class, wear comfortable clothes and we will practice a Chair Yoga class together, with the same wonderful benefits but no need to get down onto the floor!
Date: Tuesday, November 13
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Experienced Class
          2:05 pm - 2:50 pm: New to Yoga Class
Place: Orange Library, Hope and Stanley Adelstein Room,
31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike
Cost:  No cost. Reservations required
RSVP: Call 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, Sept-June. Moderated by 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, November 1
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:   The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Chair:   Susan Kahn

Future dates and book selections:
December 6, 2018:  The Underground Railroad  by Colson Whitehead
January 3, 2019: The Female Persuasion by Meg Wolitzer
February 7, 2019:  Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward
March 7, 2019: The Secrets Between Us by Thrity Umrigar
April 4, 2019: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
MALTZ MUSEUM TOUR AND LUNCH
Tour the new exhibit, Israel: Then & Now, with docents and NCJW members, followed by lunch and discussion at the museum.
Date: Wednesday, December 5 
Time: 11:00 am
Cost: $20
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Chairs: Penny Levine and Laurie Rose
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

LOOK AT THIS BEAUTY!
This stunning and newly-restored piece just made its way into our store. Come take a peek! We were honored to work with Cleveland-based Interior Design Firm H&H Revived – the founders Jaclyn Heller and Keren Himmel used their design and antique restoration expertise to take a donated piece from our Showroom and put their (gorgeous) spin on it. This can be used as a timeless buffet in a dining room or add an elegant touch to any little girl’s room! It's on sale now!

Shop at Thriftique Thursday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, 5055 Richmond Rd., Bedford Hts. 

Drop off donations at the NCJW Warehouse, Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts. Call for a free furniture pickup at 216-378-2264. 
ADVOCACY
Laura Kuntz, Vice President

ATTEND OUR PHONE-A-THON ON REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE
Help make calls to our elected officials, expressing your opposition to legislation that would soften gun regulations. We’ll bring the bagels and script; you bring your energy and cell phone. 
Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am; stop in anytime during these hours
Place: NCJW, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE!
Mid-Term elections are almost here! How you vote can determine our country’s policies on:
  • Reproductive Justice
  • Reduction of Gun Violence
  • Civil Rights
  • Voting Rights
  • Immigration
We have had far too many close elections, so remember: Your Vote Counts!
MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A FOSTER CHILD'S LIFE!
Lots of opportunities to get involved! In November and December we are holding self-esteem trainings at NorthPoint. Also in November, we’ll be volunteering at the Cuyahoga County Thanksgiving dinner for foster care youth. This Winter, committee members will again be doing fun Winter-break activities with the Sullivan-Deckard Scholars. For more information, please contact Jeannie Citerman-Krueger at  jeannieck@aol.com  or Marilyn Oif  at marilynoif@gmail.com.
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

READING BUDDIES
Volunteers encourage reading and build friendships by listening to first and second graders share their reading accomplishments. Volunteer at one of two locations:

Noble School in Cleveland Heights - Volunteers read once a month with first graders.
Date: Mondays, once a month beginning November 19
Time:  9:30 am - 11:00 am
Place:  Noble School, 1293 Ardoon St., Cleveland Hts.
Contact: Rita Langer at rlanger867@sbcglobal.net or (216) 381-2877

-OR-

Warner Girls Leadership Academy in Cleveland (near Garfield Heights)  - Volunteers read one-on-one with the first grade girls for 20 minutes.  
Date/Time: Your commitment is flexible - sign up to participate for an hour on a Tuesday once, twice, or three times a month depending on your availability.  
Place: 8315 Jeffries Ave., Cleveland
Contact: Liz Rumizen  at  erumisin@yahoo.com  or (216) 956-7579.
GET A HAPPINESS FIX AT JDN
(Jewish Day Nursery/Early Childhood Center)
Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that is customizable and connects you with preschool children? 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 attention. For additional information, contact Cindy Brodsky at cmbrodsky@gmail.com .
KNIT FOR A CAUSE WITH DIGKNITTY
Join our fun and talented group! We provide warm clothing, blankets, and comfort toys to many organizations that distribute them to families and children who are in need.
Dates: Thursday 11/8, Wednesday 11/14, and Wednesday 11/28
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place: NCJW, 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Hts., Unit H
Contact: Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204

If you have a suggestion of an organization that would be interested in distributing our "made with love" items, please contact Anita Pupa at apupa18@gmail.com .
LIVESPECIAL.COM
It’s an NCJW magazine AND website for people with special needs and their families
Sponsored by NCJW/Cleveland, LiveSpecial.com, an annual magazine, contains timely information and is an important resource for  all  families, since we all have special needs at times - whether it’s temporary mobility or perhaps issues of aging.  Click Here  to request an issue or view online. You’ll learn a lot.

Live special.com , the website providing resources for children and adults with special needs, is in redesign mode. The new site will be up and running soon. Stay tuned.

Livespecial.com , the NCJW community service, sponsors the Transition Bootcamp.  Click Here  to sign up or get more information.
OPERATION WARM UP-CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!
It's time again to join in and help the homeless! Coats! Hats! Boots! Gloves! Socks! Long underwear! O peration W arm U p is our annual fall collection of winter clothing items for those in need. Items are donated by more than 30 community sites. Committee members will “adopt a site” (temples, agencies and organizations around town), drop off a bin, check on it once or twice to collect items so that it is not overflowing, and then collect it at the end. Volunteers are the key to success! Please contact committee chair Yehudhe Yehudah at 216-245-8188 or yehudhe4volunteerism@gmail.com , for additional information.
TRAIN TO BECOME AN ISRAEL ADVOCATE
HELLO ISRAEL is our new upbeat introduction to Israel for Cleveland-area sixth-graders. If you’ve missed the previous training sessions, but are still interested in becoming a volunteer, IT’S NOT TOO LATE. 
Please contact co-chair  Cheryl Gordon  at  cherplus@gmail.com   to learn more. 
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

INTRODUCING ISRAEL TO SIXTH GRADERS
IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Every month this column will highlight a program that your financial support makes a reality. This month, meet Hello Israel .

This program has long been one of NCJW/Cleveland’s signature community service projects, and this year it has been modernized to capture the immediate interest of the techno generation.

It is a one-time, interactive presentation for sixth grade classes with little or no Jewish enrollment. This upbeat program provides a non-politicized pictorial view of the country, with an overarching sense of HOPE. The themes – Israeli innovation, humanitarian efforts, and cultural diversity – are represented through examples of young Israeli citizens.

Please remember, your annual fund dollars help to make this program a reality. THANK YOU!

Click Here for October Tributes

AMAZONSMILE
Signing up for this program commits Amazon to donating 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland!
Click Here  to register!
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:  
Diane Chapman, Stephanie Cohen, Stacey Ehrenberg, Laurel Hoffman, Hallie Kogelschatz, Courtney Lepene, Esther Potash, Janet Schwartz, Donna Soroky, Susan Wolpert

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Rhoda Brafman, Marjorie Brock, Jayne K. Joens, Illona Klein, Donna Kurit,
Dorothy Kurtz, Shirley Leventhal, Marla Limsi
Designer Dress Days 50th Anniversary
NCJW and Sigma Delta Tau Sorority
Alumni Day of Service
NCJW/Cleveland Partners With
Chagrin Valley Film Festival
21 And Done - Aging out of Foster Care
New Member Event
NCJW Representation at Pittsburgh Community Vigil
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