NCJW/Cleveland offers a variety of programs, events, and trips to enrich and enhance the lives of our members. Among other things, NCJW/Cleveland has hosted speakers from actress Ali Wentworth to New York Times Columnist, Nicholas Kristof. Members attend lectures at the Cleveland Museum of Art, taken day trips to The Chautauqua Institute, listen to speeches from Israeli activists, and keep current on cultural issues through a Book Club and lecture series.

NCJW/Cleveland hosts three major meetings throughout the year.

  1. Our Fall Meeting usually features a prominently known speaker. A fundraising luncheon is held before the program.
  2. In November, Cleveland Section hosts the annual Lois Zaas Memorial Lecture. This thought-provoking meeting, in memory of Lois Zaas, relates to current issues of importance to our membership.
  3. Our Spring Luncheon includes an Installation of Officers and Board Members and brings members up to date on Cleveland’s year-long events.

NCJW/Cleveland is proud of its On-Going Programs:

Art Appreciation Series – Each year NCJW/Cleveland offers a series of eight art appreciation lectures. There is a small fee for the eight sessions. This program is very popular and is usually “sold out” early in the Fall.

Book Group – The NCJW Book Group has been meeting monthly for many years. We meet at the Beachwood Library, the first Thursday of every month. Some of the members  meet at 12:00 with a brown bag lunch and some socialization. The Book Discussion begins at 1:00. While Amy Rosenfield (formerly of Joseph Beth Bookseller’s) is available, she will facilitate the Book Group and we each pay $5.00 (well worth it) for her preparation and leadership. Check the Upcoming Events on the Home Page or in the Upcoming Events site of this website for the monthly book selections.

Any member is welcome to join the group for one or more sessions.

Many other programs are held throughout the year. Look for them on the front of our website, under Upcoming Events, or on the NCJW/Cleveland Calendar