READING BUDDIES ON WEDNESDAYS

Looking for patient, creative volunteers with a love for young children and literacy. NCJW/CLE’s ongoing Reading Buddies program pairs volunteers with 2nd and 3rd graders referred by their teachers/parents to read with us weekly in a relaxed, fun atmosphere. We are seeking either “regular” volunteers who can attend most Wednesdays from after the High Holidays through mid-May, or substitute volunteers …

VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION 2024

LEE APPLE, ARLINE PRITCHER AWARD WINNER Lee Apple serves as co-chair of Building Bridges with Books, and is an incoming NCJW/CLE board member. Lee originally joined NCJW after her retirement to “find new things to do and meet new people.” Since then, she has been an active volunteer for Share What You Wear and the Heart Pillow project, and a …

DONATING TO NCJW – LOCAL OR NATIONAL?

Thanks to our generous supporters, we’ve been doing important and impactful work  for 130 years.  Thank you! But sometimes our donors believe they’ve made an Annual Fund gift to  our local section, and they  are surprised to find out their gift went to the national office, and we may or may not receive any of the funds. Frustrating, isn’t it? Our …

FUND DEVELOPMENT: WHAT’S THAT ALL ABOUT? 

Membership dues are very important. By paying dues, you are showing your support for the work we do. Each member is making a statement that shows how much they value our vision and mission. When funding organizations and/or political officials ask us how many members we represent, it’s important for us to be able to show that we have a …

HOMELESS STAND DOWN

NCJW/CLE is coordinating with Business Volunteers Unlimited for this year’s Homeless Stand Down (HSD), an event for community members experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. You must contact co-chairs by March 18 to volunteer and to receive a registration for early-access sign up. Anyone 13 years or older is eligible to volunteer at the Homeless Stand Down, making it a nice volunteer …

Apply for the Roslyn Z. Wolf Grant

National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland (NCJW/CLE) Seeks Nominees for the 2024 $10,000 Roslyn Z. Wolf Grant Award A $10,000 grant will be presented to a non-profit organization proposing a program that demonstrates an outstanding contribution to our community in the areas of youth, family and education. Organizations with a budget of $1,000,000 or less, and those that exemplify NCJW/CLE’s mission …

Roslyn Z. Wolf Award: Criteria and Selection Process

 Criteria: The award recipient of the $10,000 Roslyn Z. Wolf Award will be a project of a not-for-profit organization that embodies the mission of National Council of Jewish Women/Cleveland (NCJW/CLE)—to improve the lives of women, children and families in Northeast Ohio. Organizations must have a total budget of $1,000,000 or less to be eligible. Previous winners are eligible to reapply …

JUSTICE FOR BRITTANY

We need to Take Action NOW to stop the criminalization of Brittany Watts for her miscarriage. Brittany Watts experienced a miscarriage and is being criminalized for her pregnancy loss by Ohio prosecutors. Brittany is currently awaiting a grand jury decision on whether she will stand trial for a felony for how she responded in a moment that should never have …

PROTECT TRANS OHIOANS, STOP HB 183

Take Action House Bill 183 would require students in primary and secondary schools as well as institutions of higher education to use restrooms and other facilities that align with their sex assigned at birth. It would also prohibit them from sharing overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex from their sex assigned at birth. This is yet another state-sponsored attack …