SAVE THE DATE!
15th Annual Lois Zaas Memorial Advocacy Lecture

Our speaker will be Dahlia Lithwick , nationally acclaimed writer, contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate .
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!
ADVOCACY
Laura Kuntz, Vice President

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE
Don’t miss your chance to make your voice heard! October 9 is the deadline for voter registration for the November 6 General Election
If you have moved, or missed an election, you may no longer be registered. Many people were turned away at the last Primary because they were purged from the rolls. We urge you to make sure you are registered by going to 443VOTE.COM or calling: 216-443-(VOTE) 8683

Additionally, you may pick up Vote-by-Mail applications, voter registration forms (with change of address), and Judge4Yourself.com cards at the NCJW office.

Want to help register others? Final Voter Registration Training:
Date:  Saturday, September 8
Time:  10:00 am - 11:30 am
Place:  Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights
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 special rate for NCJW members
Co-Chairs:   Jean Heflich and Marilyn Oif
Questions:  Call Jean Heflich at jheflich@att.net  or 216-595-5313

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

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.

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 September and October. If interested, please contact Marilyn Oif at  Marilynoif@gmail.com
HELP BUILD A GCC CORE TEAM
Be a part of grassroots organizing through NCJW’S GCC Core Team !
GCC (Greater Cleveland Congregations) is building CORE Teams. These teams meet on the second Wednesday of each month and focus on gun violence
reduction and criminal justice, education, health care, and jobs in Cleveland. 
To learn more about this great opportunity, please contact Lynn Kleinman at lekchoral@aol.com
COMMUNITY SERVICE
Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

LIVE SPECIAL.COM  
LiveSpecial.com is excited about the 2018/2019 magazine resource guide coming out in September! We are also busy with many events around town. These events help promote the website and provide educational opportunities about this outstanding online resource that supports individuals with special needs and their families.
Click Here to like LiveSpecial.com on Facebook
GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX!
Volunteer at JDN (Jewish Day Nursery/Early Childhood Center)
Do you enjoy spending time with preschool-age children? Are you looking for a volunteer opportunity that meets your schedule? Then volunteering at JDN is for you!

Volunteers meet with a classroom teacher and set a day and time. Since JDN is open year-round, volunteers aren’t restricted to a traditional school-year calendar. Teachers appreciate whatever time you can give, and the preschoolers benefit from the additional adult interaction and attention. According to long-time volunteer and program chair, Cindy Brodsky , you will get a “happiness fix” each time you are in the classroom! For additional information, please contact Cindy Brodsky at cmbrodsky@gmail.com.
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 many organizations that distribute them 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, September 5, Thursday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 27 (no knitting on Wednesday, September 19)
Time : 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Place : NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Heights
OPERATION WARM UP-CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS!!
It's time again to help the homeless!
Coats! Hats! Boots! Gloves! Socks! Long underwear! Operation Warm Up is an annual fall collection of winter clothing items for those in need. Items are collected at more than 30 community sites. Committee members will “adopt a site” – drop off a bin at a nearby site (temples, agencies, and organizations around town), check on it once or twice so that it is not overflowing, and then collect and deliver the clothing to the NCJW office. Volunteers are the key to success!
For more information, please contact committee chair, Yehudhe Yehudah at yehudhe4volunteerism@gmail.com
HELLO ISRAEL
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.
DDD
Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

GET INVOLVED IN THE FASHION FUN!
Volunteers make our 4-day sale possible. Click Here to sign up to volunteer. This year is going to be extra-special with all the planned “50 th Anniversary” promotions.
 
Keep your eyes peeled for fun promotions and sales this year – everything from extra coupons to fun-filled surprises at the event!
 
If you don’t already, start following us on Facebook and Instagram (@DDDCleve) to get updates and information.
FUND DEVELOPMENT
Wendie Forman, Vice President

EARMARK YOUR DONATION TO FUND YOUR PASSIONS!
Last year NCJW/Cleveland proudly unveiled a new Annual Fund-Giving Level: Hannah's Society. The fund honors NCJW founder Hannah G. Solomon and highlights the generous donors who contribute $1,800 or more annually to ensure that NCJW/Cleveland continues to improve the quality of life for women, children and families.

Whatever level of giving you select, you can now also designate the area in which you'd like your donation to do its work. They include the following:

Advocacy -- Children and Youth -- Community Service -- Council Gardens -- Focus on Foster Care -- Digknitty -- Greatest Need -- Hello Israel -- LiveSpecial.com -- Partners in Literacy -- Human Trafficking .

And, you can  split your pledge  into several payments to make your donation more manageable. Thank you in advance for your continued support. It is your generous giving that makes NCJW's work possible.

You can call the office at 216-378-2204 or contact Wendie Forman at 216-469-6228 or forman4wendie@gmail.com .

Click Here for the August 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:
Helen Anspach, Marne Baerson, Susanne Bailys, Mallory Bendersky, Mara Bendersky, Patti Berns, Bonnie Bernstein, Cindy Campbell, Basha Cohn, Rochelle Cohn, Leslie Davidson, Eileen Dinn, Hayley Dubin,
Danielle Eisenberg, Roslyn Friedman, Karine Garfield, Diane Glazer, Melissa Gottlieb, Judi Greenberger, Taylor Hays, Rebecca Heller, Allly Heyman, Jody Heyman,
Deborah Hoffman, Audree Ison, Tammie Jones, Mimi Karon, Penny Katz, Abbie Klein,
Teri Koslen, Brenda Kulick, Abby LeMay, Elana Mintz, Jackie Mintz, Nancy Mintz,
Suzann Moskowitz, Susie Nathan, Liz Oberfeld, Connie Ozan, Ronna Posta,
Linda Powers, Jamie Rindsberg, Bonnie Rogoff, Jocelyn Saltz, Beryl Schneider,
Wendy Schwartz, Michelle Seeber, Amanda Smith, Lisa Vinocur, Lisa Waldbaum,
Whitney Weisenberg, Bobbi Weiss

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Eleanor Bilsky, Aviv Sack
PROGRAM AND EDUCATION
Cindy Glazer, Vice President

UNDERSTANDING THE ELECTION:
VOTING WISELY, VOTING WELL
What are the issues? Who stands for what? Who funds whom? Judging the Judges? What do the experts forecast? Why does it matter? The experts tell all! NCJW/Cleveland will partner with Anshe Chesed Fairmount Temple to host an informative program. Hear about the climate of the election from expert speakers John Corlett , Karen Kasler , and Brent Larkin . Attendees will receive the results of a survey given to all candidates in Northeastern Ohio. Click Here for more information on important voting issues.
Date: September 6
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Fairmount Temple, 23737 Fairmount Blvd., Beachwood
RSVP: Click Here to register or call Cyndy Fellenbaum at 216-346-3159
Questions: Contact Roberta Herman at robertaherman92@gmail.com or
Roz Grossner at  rozgrossner@gmail.com
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. The fee for the series is $45. 
Enrollment is limited by the museum and will be CLOSED once the allotted maximum number is reached. 
RSVP: Call Lisa at the NCJW office at 216-378-2204
Co-Chairs: Joan Lustig and Susan Shapiro

(Note: Parking garage fees - $10.00 for the first 2 hours - day or evening; $6.00 with a CMA membership card.)

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)

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   
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP: IT'S A PAGE TURNER!   
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month, September - June. Moderated by former Beachwood librarian Nina Rosner the series contains 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, September 6
Time:  1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Place:  Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Book:  Two She-Bears by Meir Shalev
Chair:   Susan Kahn
 
Future dates and book selections:
October 4:   The Brightest Sun by Adrienne Benson
November 1: The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan
December 6:  T he Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
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. The series begins on
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
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. 
THRIFTIQUE
Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

IT'S ALL IN THE BAG!
We need more bags at checkout! Please donate any shopping bags you have to the office so that we can package our customers' purchases.
 
Also new, we’re launching our new “Top Picks” eblast. Each week, someone new will pick their top 5 favorite items in the store. It will help showcase all of our great inventory. Let us know if you want in on the action!

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.

Note: We are always looking for VOLUNTEERS. Contact Becky Brouman at rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org or 216-378-2204, ext. 105 if you are interested.
Library Tour Event
Tea for Peace
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