DON'T MISS OUT! - July 20

Attention Art Fair Lovers!  Join us on a bus trip to the Ann Arbor Art Fair. 
Date:   Thursday, July 20
Time:   Bus leaves promptly at 7:00 a.m. returning around 9:00 p.m. 
Place:  Board bus at B'nai Jeshurun, 27501 Fairmount Blvd., Pepper Pike
Cost:   $50 for members; $55 for non-members.  Includes bus ride, snacks, movie on the ride home and surprises!  Rain or shine no refunds
RSVP:  By June 19.  Click here to sign up online or call Lisa at the 
NCJW office at 216-378-2204, ext. 101
Co-Chairs:  Debbie Hoffman and Judy Weingold  
For more information, visit the Ann Arbor Art Fair Website by  Clicking Here
Barbara Shane, Vice President

Join the NCJW Book Group - it's a page-turner!
The NCJW Book Group meets the first Thursday of each month, September - June. Led by moderator Amy Rosenfield, the discussion is open only to NCJW members. There is no fee to participate, however, we collect an optional ($5 suggested) donation per session for our moderator.
Date:     June 1
Time:    1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Place:    Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Title:       Best Boy by Eli Gottlieb
To join:  Contact Lisa at the NCJW office at
Chair: Susan Kahn
The book group takes a hiatus for July and August.  We will resume meeting on Thursday, Sept. 7. The August e-bulletin will announce upcoming titles.
Wendie Forman, Vice President

I want to introduce myself as the new VP of Fund Development for NCJW/Cleveland.  There are many ways to financially support NCJW/Cleveland's mission and ensure that our future is healthy and solid:
NCJW's Annual Campaign, a major source of funding for our operating budget will be kicking off in the Fall.
Two of our veteran leaders, Fran Doris and Toni Scherzer have agreed to chair an Endowment effort to ensure that the important work of NCJW/Cleveland continues well into the next century. Some of the ways to fund an endowment include legacy bequests and stock transfers as donations.
Make a tax deductible tribute in honor or in memory of someone for as little as $10. From this donation you can recognize special occasions with meaning, and support NCJW at the same time.
NCJW/Cleveland sells beautiful note and tribute cards at the office. Stop by to purchase them. They are a great way to benefit our organization while offering congratulations, condolences, or recognition of special occasions.
I would love to hear from you with fund development-related ideas, suggestions, or questions. You can reach me at  or 216-469-6228.  Thank you!

Click Here  For Tributes
Debbie Joseph, Vice President

Join us as we stuff and sew heart-shaped pillows for women who have just had breast cancer surgery. The pillows will already be sewn.  We stuff them and hand-sew a 4-inch seam. If you can't sew, just come to stuff and make cards!
Date:    Tuesday, June 13
Time:   10:00 a.m.
Place:   NCJW/Cleveland Office
RSVP:  Becky Brouman at 216-378-2204 ext. 105 or
Co-chairs:  Joanne Grossberg & Susan Ringel
This teen-run program collects new or gently used clothing and new backpacks and school supplies for school-aged children in need throughout the year.   Teen volunteers collect, sort, set up, and volunteer on the day of the back-to-school event.  These items are distributed free.

Volunteers are needed for setup on Tuesday, August 8 and for the event on Wednesday, August 9 at The Tudor Arms Hotel.  If you or your teenager is interested in volunteering, please contact Debbie Rosenthal at
LIVESPECIAL.COM is a free and comprehensive Northeast Ohio, on-line resource to support individuals with special needs and their families. includes an easy-to-navigate resource guide that helps families find the most current medical, social and rehabilitative services and access
information needed to help support any age person with special needs. was started as a signature project for NCJW/Cleveland. It is now recognized widely in the special needs community. In addition to the website, we offer free educational programs to the community on a wide range of topics, presented by experts in their fields. An ongoing Transition Booster Series provides information on the transition from school to adult life for youth with disabilities. Families, individuals with disabilities, educators, and other professionals are invited to attend these sessions at no charge. Register early to save your seat!
Transition Boot Camp Sessions
June 25    Housing Expo - To register or for information Click Here
July  13    Guardianship & Alternatives - To register or for information Click Here
Sept. 14    Adult Health Care Transition & Insurance - To register or for information Click Here
Questions?  Contact Wendy Spitz at or Amy Clawson at or 844-644-6323. also publishes a magazine filled with interesting articles and information. The third issue will be released in June. Look for this free resource in public places, provider offices, and at the NCJW office.

An awards dinner is being planned for November 5, 2017 to honor individuals with disabilities who are living well ~ living like Champions! 
An active committee of volunteers is planning future programs and is currently making changes to the website to make it even more user-friendly. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join the committee. If interested contact Cindy Glazer at

And for those who are planning for next school year, please see items below.  Children could benefit from your knowledge and enthusiasm!
Do you love to read and spend time with children?  Are you interested in helping to foster a love of reading by participating in a monthly book club with 5th grade students in local schools?  If interested, please contact us for more detail.  Training occurs in the summer.  Contact Debbie Bloom at  or Liz Rumizen at
Please consider volunteering for this short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth grade students throughout the area.  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 "sometimes" project that can work well with a busy schedule. Smiles abound! New chairs are Linda Barnett at  and Janice Hirshon at  chirshon@gmail.comPlease contact them if you are interested.
If you are looking for a volunteer position that brings joy to children and yourself, consider joining "Imagination Express" this coming school year. We are a group that does an after-school program at St. Aloysius School once a month.  We meet and drive together, bringing a snack, story, music and an art project to a group of young children for an hour. No experience needed! Contact Adrienne Wasserman at 216-409-0398 or .
Reading Buddies is a program where an adult reads with a first or second grade child for a short period that fits his or her attention span.  This program helps with fluency and love of reading and is done at two Cleveland schools that are easy to get to with adequate parking.  Contact Rita Langer at  or Liz Rumizen at  if you are interested.
DIGKNITTY (Knitters)
Our busy knitters work tirelessly to provide warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys to many organizations who distribute them to families and children who are in need.  If you would like to join this fun and talented group, contact  Sandy Levine at
June meetings are at the NCJW office from 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:  Thursday, June 8 --- Wednesday, June 14 --- Thursday, June 22 --- Wednesday, June 28

We love a big audience. Join us!
What:   High Notes World Tour
Date:    Tuesday, June 6
Time:   7:30 p.m.
Place:   Stone Gardens, 27090 Cedar Rd., Beachwood
Roberta Herman, Vice President

Volunteer for a few hours at the Purple Project annual conference, which focuses on the needs of youth who are on the path of "aging out" of the foster care system.  For more information or to register  Click Here
Date:     Thursday, June 15
Time:     9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Place:    The Marriott Downtown, Key Tower, 127 Public Square, Cleveland
Contact:  Jeannie Citerman-Kraeger at or Marilyn Oif at
The committee is also completing a four-week self-esteem session at Beechbrook and will be starting a new session at North Point, a homeless shelter. 
Several of our members attended a "Tea for Peace" to meet and talk with Muslim women and men. As a result of this wonderful experience, we have been asked to join a book club to read and discuss the many similarities we discovered in both Muslim and Jewish life. If you would like to join this book club or just learn more about our team's activities, contact Lynn Kleinman at Lekchoral@aol.comNancy Levy, Margo Vinney and Gail Sands are organizing this joint program. 
We are also learning about GCC's effort with the Cleveland Metropolitan Public Schools to address trauma in the city. Our students are being adversely affected by opiate use in their families, gun violence, deaths of young children through gangs, and abandoned neighborhoods. This program will begin in the fall.
We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 9:30 at Fairmount Temple. Our next meeting is June 14. Join us!  For more information, contact Lynn Kleinman at  
Get Your Visors for Gun Violence Awareness Day!
June 2 is Gun Violence Awareness Day.  #wearorange  We're selling orange visors for $5.00.  Come to the office on June 2 to pick one up and we will take a picture of you and post it on our Facebook page.  (Wear your T-shirt from last year, if you have that, too.)
Update on Ohioans for Gun Safety
Ohioans for Gun Safety is a new organization that is working to put a ballot initiative for common sense background checks on gun sales on the Ohio ballot.  NCJW/Cleveland and Columbus are coalition partners in this effort.  The group, which so far has raised almost $15,000, has scheduled 16 fund-raising house parties over the next couple of weeks in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton and Oberlin.  If you would like to host a party or learn more about our efforts, contact Susan Reis at
There will soon be a ballot initiative measure to improve redistricting for Ohio's Federal congressional districts.  (Ohio's voters already approved this for our State's elected officials.)  If you would like to help collect signatures to put this measure on the ballot for the 2018 election, contact Susan Reis at
Jill Braun, Michele Kaminsky and Kelly Markowitz
Co-Vice Presidents

Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

Come by to see what summery clothes are waiting for a new owner!
Visit us at Thriftique Showroom:  5055 Richmond Rd., Bedford Hts.
Hours: Thurs, Fri, Sat, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Call Karen or Abbe for a free furniture pickup - 216-378-2264
Leslie Levine, Vice President

Welcome to our New Life Member:
Amy Rosenfield

Welcome to our New Annual Members:
Alyson Fieldman                  Tara Frayne
Honey Friedman-Siegel      Karen Hale
Barbara Moses                   Jennifer Rosenberg
Roy Schlachter                   Sharon Schwartz
Nancy Wolf

We Regret to Inform you of the Passing of:
Carol Ronder



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