Current Bulletin

READ ELECTRONIC VERSION HERE.

 

INTRODUCING “THE NCJW/CLE VOICE”…A NEW E-BULLETIN FORMAT

It’s shorter, easier-to-read and streamlined.

Coming events and volunteer opportunities are listed chronologically by date.

Easy, peasy, 125th breezy!

 

Speaking of 125, registration is now open for the 125th Opening Meeting, “Starring Geena Davis: A Voice for Gender Equality”

Date: September 23, 2019

Time: 11:00 am (VIP reception), 12:00 pm (General admission luncheon)

Place: Landerhaven (6111 Landerhaven Dr, Mayfield Heights, OH 44124)

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 to register.

 

GO & DO IN AUGUST

 

KNIT WITH DIGKNITTY

We get together weekly, providing warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys to many organizations that distribute to families and children in need.

Dates: Thursday 8/1, Wednesday 8/7, Thursday 8/15, Wednesday 8/21, Thursday 8/29

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Place: NCJW Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd. Warrensville Hts.

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

 

If you know of an organization that would like to receive made-with-love items, please contact Anita Pupa, 216-905-4114.

 

“GROWTH AND CHANGE” ART EXHIBIT

Join a private docent tour for NCJW members of Israeli artists Sigalit Landau and Yotam’s sculptures, photographs and salt-encrusted objects that represent the Dead Sea.

Date: Tuesday, August 6

Time: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Place: Jewish Federation of Cleveland, 25701 Science Park Dr., Beachwood

Cost: $5 Includes tour and refreshments

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Chair: Marilyn Oif

 

HUMAN TRAFFICKING SEMI-ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Hear from law enforcement and community leaders about current programs and activities in Greater Cleveland. The program also offers Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for nurses, teachers and social workers. Registration reimbursement available through NCJW.

Date:  Friday, August 9

Time:  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Place: Notre Dame College, 4545 College Road, South Euclid

Contact: If you are interested in attending, contact Jean Heflich, 216-595-5313 for more information and registration details.

 

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE

Training begins now for registering voters!  With Ohio primaries only 8 months away, we are gearing up.  Guided by Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA), we target the under-represented voters to really make a difference at the polls.  All volunteers, even experienced ones, must go through training.

DATES:

East side: Saturday, August 17, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Cleveland Heights Library on Lee Rd.

Westside: Saturday, August 24, 9:30 am – 11:30 am, Location: TBD

Contact:  Rita Rome, 917-533-7351 or Barbara Friedman Yaksic, 216-403-1142

 

MAKE BLANKETS FOR THREADS OF LOVE AND COMFORT (TLC)

Join us for another Power Hour as we finish making fleece blankets to deliver to UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital for child sexual assault survivors. Please bring scissors. Note: no sewing is involved!

Date:  Monday, August 26

Time:  9:30 am – 10:30 am

Place:  NCJW, Warehouse H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Contact:  Stephanie Quaranta, 440-654-1543 or Linda Schlein, 216-409-9333

 

GUIDED TIME-TRAVEL BUS TOUR OF NCJW/CLE HISTORY

Join us for a special, professionally-narrated bus tour through Cleveland. Visit sites that show our dynamic past and present. Hear Phyllis Bravo’s expertise in Cleveland history and first-hand accounts from valued NCJW/CLE members! Then stop to shop at the final hop-off location.

Date: Thursday, September 5

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Place: Meet at a convenient eastside location, TBD, available upon registration.

Cost: $25 (lunch included)

RSVP:  Lisa Hayzlett at 216-378-2204 by August 20th. Space is limited!

 

NCJW BOOK GROUP RESUMES!

Meet the first Thursday of each month, September – May, from 1:00 – 2:00 pm at the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library on Richmond Road. There is no fee to participate. This year, we will not have a single facilitator but will rotate the responsibility for leading discussion among the members.

 

Fall dates and book selections:

Thursday, September 5The Island of Sea Women by Linda See

Thursday, October 3The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

 

You must be a member to join.  Contact Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204.

 

ART APPRECIATION SERIES 2019-2020: MUST C (see) MA: EXPLORING ICONIC WORKS IN THE CMA COLLECTION!

A seven-part series at the Cleveland Museum of Art, which focuses on thought-provoking objects in the collection.

The sessions are held the second Wednesday (11:00 am – 12:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm) and second Friday

(11:00 am – 12:00 pm) from October through May, unless changed due to the Jewish holidays.

 

The fee for the series is $45 per NCJW member.  Enrollment is limited by the museum and will be CLOSED once the allotted maximum number is reached.  To register, contact Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 with a credit card.

 

Parking garage fees:

  • Daytime: First two hours is $10.00, $1.00 for each additional 30 minutes.
  • After 5:00 pm: $10.00 flat rate.
  • At all times: With a CMA membership card, parking is a flat rate of $6.00.

 

Please note, topic content each month will be the same for all those attending, subject to change.

 

Wednesday, October 16, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, October 18, 11:00 am

Dr. Regennia Williams on “Totem: Cultural Diversity and the African Diaspora”

 

Wednesday, November 13, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, November 15, 11:00 am

Sabine Kretzschmar on “Marilyn X 100: The Enduring Cult of Celebrity”

 

Wednesday, December 11, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, December 13, 11:00 am

Beth Segal on “Waterlilies: Creating a World In & Out of the Studio”

 

Wednesday, January 8, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, January 10, 11:00 am

Eliza Saada on “The Rhythm of Life: Shiva Nataraja & the Expression of Movement in Art”

 

FEBRUARY *****NO SESSION*****

 

 

 

Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, March 13, 11:00 am

Jeanna Forhand on “Guardians: At the Gate & All Around Us”

 

Wednesday, April 1, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, April 3, 11:00 am

Beth Edelstein &/or Colleen Snyder on “The Thinker: Conservation Issues”

 

Wednesday, May 13, 11:00 am; 6:00 pm

Friday, May 15, 11:00 am

Cliff Novak on “Stargazer: Gazing at Ancient Modernism”

 

Co-Chairs:  Dana Darvin, 440-668-2126 and Susan Shapiro, 216-374-6626

 

ACTS OF KINDNESS

We have already made an impact by doing: an Appreciation Lunch for NCJW/CLE Staff; baking desserts and volunteering with activities and distributing books at the Community of Hope picnic; and creating 25 camp bags (filled with journals, pens and stickers) for foster care kids with Fostering Hope.

 

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN AUGUST

  • Making Blankets: We will partner with Reproductive Rights and Health Committee to create blankets for the TLC Project
  • Book Collection (through August 9 only): We will collect books for adults for Council Gardens – classics, newer travel books, newer cookbooks, poetry books, newer non-fiction. Books can be gently used, and hardcover books are preferred.
  • Lunch for Firefighters: An appreciation lunch for Firefighters in Bedford Heights (which is the city where our Thriftique is located)

 

More events to come each month!

 

VOLUNTEER FOR DESIGNER DRESS DAYS (DDD)

CAN YOU SAY CHANEL? And Gucci…and Vince…and Tory Burch…and Prada?

 

The list goes on. You should see the items we have in store for this year’s DDD!

Save the dates: Oct 25, 27, 28, & 29

 

Volunteer Sign Up Sheet will be in next month’s bulletin.

 

SEE LIVESPECIAL.COM’S NEW WEBSITE!

LiveSpecial’s newly redesigned website is a free online resource and comprehensive database of providers for your every need.

 

The new site was carefully curated with the user experience in mind and provides educational resources and service links to enhance the quality of life for those affected by special needs, caretakers and providers in Northeast Ohio.

 

Visit the new website at livespecial.com

 

JOIN A CAST OF STARS! 

Volunteer for the Reader’s Theater, a short-term, interactive performance 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. Contact Linda Barnett, 216-856-2965 to participate.

GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX AT THE JEWISH DAY NURSERY/EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (JDN)

If you love pre-school children, then volunteering at JDN is for you!

Volunteers meet with a classroom teacher and agree on a day and time. Since JDN is open year-round, volunteers aren’t restricted to a traditional school year calendar.  Teachers appreciate the time that you give, and the preschoolers benefit from the additional adult interaction and attention. For additional information, please contact Cindy Brodsky, 216-470-0518.

 

GET ON BOARD THE IMAGINATION EXPRESS!

Imagination Express is returning to St. Aloysius School this fall, bringing art projects, music and stories to share monthly with the elementary-age children in the afterschool program. Brings out our inner child.  Carpool departs at 2:45 pm. Address provided when you join the committee.

Dates: One Monday a month; week of the month TBD

Time: 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm

Place: St. Aloysius School, 10932 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland 44108

Contact: Adrienne Wasserman, 216-382-5278

 

THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

This month, we’re spotlighting Volunteer Karen Steiger and thanking her for her hard work and passion.

 

  1. How long have you been volunteering at Thriftique?
  2. 16 years!

 

  1. You’re experienced! Where did you get your retail experience?
  2. My family owned and operated Bon-Kay Fashions for more than 30 years.

 

  1. What are you most proud of?
  2. Other than volunteering (which I love!), I am proud of my big family: my husband, two sons, 7 grandchildren, 3 (and a half) great-grandchildren.

 

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

NCJW/CLE broke ground on Council Gardens in 1962, a nonsectarian, independent living apartment complex for the elderly with moderate incomes, a first of its kind in Cleveland.

 

SOME FACTS ABOUT COUNCIL GARDENS

  • Located on 7.5 acres in Cleveland Heights
  • Consists of 122 apartments in one mid-rise and 8 garden buildings surrounded by greenery and lush gardens planted and tended by residents
  • For people 62+ and mobility-impaired adults of all age] Culturally diverse, nonsectarian
  • Still supported by NCJW/CLE whose members serve on the Board

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:

Wendy Adelman Kampinski, Stacey Berebitsky, Jill Cahn, Robert Cohen, Cherie Dubyak, Linsday Heksch, Marilyn Kahn

Marcia Mandell, Lindsay Marcus, Theresa Markowitz, Susan Miller, Elizabeth Siegel

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Enid Harris, Marian Heiser, Gayle Schneider