DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

THE "GOLDEN" MONTH IS HERE!
Get your DDD game faces on! In less than two weeks, people (maybe even you) will travel from near and far to claim their coveted designer items. This year is going to be extra-special with all the planned "50th" Anniversary" promotions each day of the sale.
 
If you’re interested in volunteering, please sign up here . And if you’re interested in donating, we’re still taking your items (drop off at 26055 Emery Rd.).
 
Follow us on Facebook and Instagram (@DDDCleve) to get updates and information – we’ve been teasing some of our most-prized possessions online.
 
Thank you to everyone for their hard work and dedication. We’re already on a shopping high!
SAVE THE DATE!
15th Annual Lois Zaas Memorial Advocacy Lecture

Please join us for the Annual Lois Zaas Advocacy Lecture, featuring Dahlia Lithwick , nationally renowned writer, contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate.
Topic: Civility in an UnCivil Time: 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
Look for your invitation in the coming weeks . Hope to see you there!
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

A DESIGNER'S TOUCH!
This month, we will be launching a partnership with Cleveland-based Interior Design Firm H&H Revived.

The founders, Jaclyn Heller and Keren Himmel will use their design and antique restoration expertise to take a donated piece from our Showroom and put their (gorgeous) spin on it. The best part? The piece will be available for purchase once completed!

Follow H&H’s design journey on Thriftique’s Facebook and Instagram pages (@ThriftiqueShowroom). And follow H&H (@HHRevived) to see updates on this project along with their other beautiful work.
 
H&H Revived started out restoring and painting antique furniture. They are now is a full-service design firm bringing an unparalleled level of detail, service and aesthetic integrity to each and every project.

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

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE!
Mid-Term Elections Are Just 36 Days Away!
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!

Check to see if you are still registered:
443VOTE.COM (Many people’s names have been purged)

See whom you can encourage to vote as well.
In the last midterm elections only 41 - 48% of eligible voters cast their ballots.
FOCUS ON FOSTER CARE
NCJW Sponsors a Film at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival 
"21 and Done" is a gripping film spotlighting the real-life issues that actual young people encounter when they are aged out of the foster care system.
Date : Sunday, October 7
Time : 3:00 pm
Place : Chagrin Valley Little Theatre, 40 River St., Chagrin Falls
Wha t: Film screening, followed by a panel discussion of experts moderated by WVIZ/Ideastream anchor Rick Jackson . A dessert reception for NCJW members to meet the experts will follow the event.
Cost : $5, a special rate for NCJW members
Co-Chairs:   Jean Heflich and Marilyn Oif
Questions:  Call Jean Heflich at 216-595-5313 or email her at jheflich@att.net  

Click Here to order tickets at the special NCJW rate of $5 each starting September 1. Our code is NCJW

What Else: Attendees are encouraged to bring new toiletries for youth and young adults in the foster care system. These donations will be distributed at the annual Thanksgiving Dinner and Program sponsored by Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services with NCJW participating.

BUILD SELF-ESTEEM – SO IMPORTANT TO AT-RISK YOUTH!
The Focus on Foster Care committee will facilitate self-esteem workshops at BeechBrook and North Pointe in October. If interested, please contact Marilyn Oif at  Marilynoif@gmail.com
STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
NCJW/Cleveland provides educational and supportive services to help prevent human trafficking in the county and advocates on behalf of trafficking victims. We have elevated our involvement in fighting this crime to a high-priority initiative, both locally and nationally. Please come to our next Stop Human Trafficking Committee meeting.
Date:  Tuesday, October 23
Time:  9:30 am - 11:00 am
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
RSVP:   Jean Heflich   at jheflich@att.net  or Maureen Ordman-Fike  at rainslicktwo@yahoo.com
A SOAP outreach and distribution at local Beachwood hotels will follow the meeting. All are welcome! 
WANT TO MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD?
Develop a relationship with your elected officials! Join us to learn about the issues, then meet with your legislator (or staff) in Cleveland.
Date:  Friday, October 5
Time:  9:00 am
Place:  NCJW office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
RSVP:   Susan Reis at sixreis@gmail.com or 216-570-1192
If you’re unable to join us on Friday, but want to be a part of this in the future, please contact us. We try to meet monthly.
GREATER CLEVELAND CONGREGATIONS (GCC)
Did you know that many of the NCJW members who planned the highly successful Teatime For Peace event are members of our GCC Core Team? Join us at our next
meeting to plan other collaborative efforts to further goals!
Date:  Wednesday, October 10
Time:  9:30 am - 10:30 am
Place:  Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.
Contact: Lynn Kleinman at lekchoral@aol.com

Additionally, GCC is having Mini Training Sessions on:
Tuesday, October 2 or Thursday October 4, Fairmount Temple. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
On Tuesday, October 9, we will have a Criminal Justice meeting, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, location TBD .
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

JUDAIC OUTREACH – A MITZVAH
Come help us celebrate the completion of the annual reading of the Torah and affirm Torah as one of the pillars on which we build our lives. We will serve a holiday meal at Jewish Family Services Association, mixed with a little education and lots of friendship. It is truly a  MITZVAH  helping people who are struggling to overcome various hardships. All luncheons are held on Fridays so we may observe Shabbat.
Date: Friday, October 19
Time: 10:30 am -12:45 pm
Place: Jewish Family Services Association, 24075 Commerce Park, Ste 105, Beachwood
RSVP: Chair Shelly Friedman  440-247-7900 
DONE IN A DAY 
It’s Heart Pillow time! 
Join us as we stuff and sew heart pillows that are given to women post-breast cancer surgery. We will stuff the pillows and hand-sew a 4-inch seam. If you can’t sew, that’s fine; come to stuff and make cards!
Date:  Thursday, October 18
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
BECOME A READING BUDDY
Volunteers encourage reading and build friendships by listening to first and second graders share their reading accomplishments. Volunteer at one of two locations:

Warner Girls Leadership Academy in Cleveland (near Garfield Heights)  
Volunteers read one-on-one with first-grade girls for 20 minutes at a time.  The commitment is relaxed; sign up to participate for an hour on a Tuesday once, twice, or three times a month depending on your availability.  For more information or to volunteer, please contact Liz Rumizen at  erumisin@yahoo.com  or (216) 956-7579.
OR -
Heights area school (Location being finalized)
Volunteers read once a month with first or second-graders, using books that they are practicing. For more information or to begin volunteering, please contact Rita Langer at rlanger867@sbcglobal.net or (216) 381-2877.
JOIN A CAST OF STARS!  
Volunteer for the Reader's Theater, a short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth-grade students throughout the area, starting in October. No theater experience necessary. We will train you! Groups meet once a week for three weeks, performing for their classmates at the final meeting. This is a "sometime" project that can work well with a busy schedule. Once you try it, you'll be hooked!
Contact chair Linda Barnett to participate at linbar0617@gmail.com
DIGKNITTY (Knitters) 
Join our fun and talented group! We work to provide warm clothing, blankets, and comfort toys to families and children in need. 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.
Dates : Wednesday 10/3, Thursday 10/11, Wednesday 10/17, Thursday 10/25 and Wednesday 10/31
Time :  9:30 am -12:00 pm
Place :  NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Hts.
Contact : Lisa Hayzlett at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204


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OPERATION WARM UP-CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!
It's time again to join in and help the homeless! O peration W arm U p is our annual fall collection of winter clothing items ( Coats! Hats! Boots! Gloves! Socks! Long underwear! ) 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, collect items once or twice to prevent overflowing, and then collect again at the end.

Volunteers are the key to success!

For more information, contact committee chair, Yehudhe Yehudah at yehudhe4volunteerism@ohioseniorcare.net
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

WHAT WE DO -- WIDENING STUDENTS’ WORLDS THROUGH BETTER READING
Students are back in their classrooms and so are our volunteers! NCJW volunteers work with students in a number of schools in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District to help improve their literacy skills. Programs such as Readers’ Theater,
Book Club, and Reading Buddies bring our volunteers together with students to
develop reading abilities in a fun atmosphere. Through our Building Bridges with
Books program, NCJW volunteers create libraries for schools in need.

Your generous contributions to our Annual Fund enable us to provide these literacy programs as well as our other programs geared to improving the quality of life for our greater community. Donors who contribute $1,800 or more are honored by being part of the Hannah G. Solomon Society, named after the woman responsible for establishing NCJW in 1897. 

Thank you to those of you who have already donated! If you haven’t yet, please make a donation to help us continue our work to improve the lives of those less fortunate than us.

For information on ways to financially support NCJW, contact the office at 216-378-2204 or Wendie Forman at 216-469-6228 or forman4wendie@gmail.com .
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Myrna Arlen Bloch and Susie Gordon, Co-Chairs

DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS
Dynamic Jill Pupa, a Jewish Community Federation expert, will guide us in a one-hour session on how to build a great committee.
We will learn how to select members and how to set up a productive meeting.
Date:  Tuesday, October 30
Time:  10:00 am - 11:00 am
Place:  Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike
RSVP: Susie Gordon at susiejanegordon@gmail.com - by October 25th
MEMBERSHIP
Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:  Joyce Brouman, Carol Davis, Lorri Effron, Penny Lashner, Ruth Levine, Stephanie Quaranta, Judith Shapiro, Carol Stein, Delores White

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF: Judy Botwin
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

THE BROWN BAG LUNCH SERIES RETURNS!
Cheryl Gordon , MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, returns to facilitate a great series of interesting and compelling Jewish topics.
Topic: Family Secrets - Stories of Crypto Jews 
In school, very little attention was paid to the Inquisition or the resulting phenomenon of Secret/Crypto Jews.  The compelling stories of these “hidden Jews” and their descendants still are playing out today. We’ll talk about the human element of that moment in history and about the personal journeys of today’s descendants of the forced converts. 
Date:  Tuesday, October 9
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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

Next month: Tuesday, November 6
Topic: Jewish Sex—The Hole in the Sheet and Other Myths
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.
ART APPRECIATION SERIES 2018 - 2019
NCJW/Cleveland and the CLEVELAND MUSEUM of ART
There are a few spaces still available!
We are pleased to offer a seven-part series at the CMA for NCJW members. In this series, we will explore the elements of line, shape, color and texture and apply our own awareness of them to various objects on view at the CMA. 

Dates:
October 10/12 -- It's Elemental: Line and Shape    
November 14/16 -- It's Elemental: Form
December 12/14 -- FRONT International Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art
January   9/11 -- It's Elemental: Color
February   ****** NO SESSION *******
March 13/15 -- It's Elemental: Texture
April  10/12 -- It's Elemental: Composition 101
May  8/10 -- The Artist and the Patron   

Times:
Wednesday Evening: 6:00 pm
Friday Morning: 11:00 am
(The topics, which are subject to change, will be the same for each group)

Cost: $45 for the series (Note: Parking garage fees - $10 for the first 2 hours - day or evening; $6 with a CMA membership card.)

RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Co-Chairs: Joan Lustig and Susan Shapiro
Enrollment is limited by the museum and will be CLOSED once the allotted maximum number is reached. 
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, October 4
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:   The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson
Chair:   Susan Kahn

Future dates and book selections:
Nov.1:   The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
Dec. 6:  The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
YOGA – BALM TO THE SOUL
Johanna Goldfarb shares her expertise with those who are new or experienced in Yoga! Come spend an hour with friends, relaxing and stretching into a mind-body
practice, with ideas to take away with you to calm the spirit.
Date: Tuesday, November 13 (one-time session)
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm; Experienced class
          2:05 - 2:50 pm; New to Yoga Class
Place : Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd, Pepper Pike , Hope and Stanley Rooms Cost:  Free but classes are limited and registration is required.
Cost: Free, but classes are limited and registration is required
RSVP:  Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204

* 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.
ALY RAISMAN SPEAKS OUT TO STUDENTS
ALY RAISMAN SPEAKS OUT
KAVANAUGH WALK OUT DAY
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