Current Bulletin

 NCJW/CLEVELAND JULY 2019 BULLETIN

26055 Emery Road – Warrensville Hts., Ohio 44128 Office:  216-378-2204

www.ncjwcleveland.org

Office & Warehouse Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  M-F

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, NCJW/CLE: 

LET THE 125TH CELEBRATION BEGIN!

  • Admire the new logo and tagline. Strong Women. Powerful Voices. It’s a theme that will play out the whole year.
  • Participate in “ACTS OF KINDNESS” with the committee, performing monthly, kind-hearted activities for women, children and families whose lives we touch.
  • Coming soon:
  • Geena Davis, opening meeting star, to receive the first Powerful Voice Award
  • Kent State Fashion Museum collaboration in the Winter Meeting – Headlines and Hemlines
  • A new member Directory
  • A Spring Gala with a celebrity star
  • An historic NCJW/CLE hop on/hop off Bus Tour with live narration
  • Temple outreach

 

HERE’S HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN JULY

ACTS OF KINDESS: ACT 1

The Committee is creating activities for 100 children and adults at the Family Picnic of Community of Hope (Our successor to The Open Table)

Date: Wednesday, July 17

Place: Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., Lakewood

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED. Please RSVP to Susan Ringel, 216-392-7184. We will provide more details as they become available.

 

ACTS OF KINDNESS: ACT II

The Committee will take adult books to collaborative organizations with which NCJW works – based on their desires. Council Gardens is our first recipient.

We need adult books – classics, newer travel books, newer cookbooks, poetry books, newer non-fiction. Books can be gently used, and hardcover books are preferred.

 

LET’S CELEBRATE THE WHOLE YEAR LONG!

 

FUND DEVELOPMENT, Wendie Forman, Vice President

FIVE GREAT WAYS TO SUPPORT NCJW/CLE!

 

SUPPORT THE ANNUAL FUND

Thanks to each of you who helped to make this year’s Annual Fund a major success. To those who are still deciding, we will welcome your contribution. No organization ever said: “We have enough money to support our programs!”

 

JOIN HANNAH’S SOCIETY

21 members have contributed a minimum of $1,800 annually. Please consider joining this coming year. It is a powerful way to be a force for positive social change.

 

CREATE ENDOWMENTS – FROM GENERATION to GENERATION 

Named endowment funds provide a legacy and long-term support to NCJW/CLE. A named fund can be created with a minimum contribution of $5,000, payable over five years. The Endowments created in the 2018-2019 fiscal year are: Elliot S. Azoff Memorial Fund, Rachel Joy Edwards Fund, Jean Heflich Employee Development Fund, Carolyn Lampl Fund.

 

DESIGNATE A LEGACY GIFT

They can be created through your will or trust, designating NCJW/CLE as a beneficiary, or through your retirement income, naming NCJW/CLE as a recipient of your IRA, 401(k) or 403(b). Discuss tax ramifications with your accountant.

 

ESTABLISH A TRIBUTE FUND

A named Tribute Fund will honor or memorialize a loved one, friend or colleague with a minimum of $500 to support the NCJW/CLE project of your choice. This year a special Tribute Fund has been established, to support fund raising for our 125th year. Please consider designating this fund as you donate to NCJW/CLE.

 

Contact Mindi Axner, Executive Director, 216.378.2204 ext. 103 or Wendie Forman, 216-469-6228 for more information.

 

THRIFTIQUE, Abbe Froimson, Store Manager

HAVE YOU CHECKED OUT THE RENOVATED STORE YET?

Walk, don’t run, to check out gently-loved merchandise at amazingly low prices in an awesomely reconfigured, brighter, roomier store. We’re talking big-named brands like Pottery Barn and Arhaus furniture at a fraction of the cost (perfect for your college or first apartments!)

We’re now open Wednesdays! (Open Wednesday – Friday, 10 to 5). Contact Becky Brouman, 216-378-2204, ex.t 105 for volunteer opportunities.

 

MEMBERSHIP, Leslie Levine, Vice President

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:

Harron Hartig, Peggy Lipp, Claudia Marmaros, Amy Rosenbluth, June Scharf, Gloria Treister

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Renee Belman, Shirley Metzenbaum

 

PROGRAM AND EDUCATION, Cindy Glazer, Vice President

MAHJ MENTORING

Young, old and in-between, Mahj Mavens and Mahj Newbies are all welcome!

“Mavens” will play while “Newbies” get a lesson. Then you will pair around the mahj tables. Share what you know. Meet someone new. Join us for a fun day!

Date: Thursday, July 18th

Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Place: Metropolitan Plaza Building, 22901 Millcreek Blvd., Highland Hills, lower level

Cost: $15 – includes lunch

Chairs: Karen Marcus and Rita LangerMahj Instructor: Ellen Rabb

RSVP required: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204. Let her know if you can bring a mahj set and bring your 2019 mahj rules.

 

No gambling but door prizes will be given!

 

THE U.S. NEEDS PAID MEDICAL LEAVE!

Come to UNDERSTANDING THE ISSUES for lunch and a movie to learn more

Almost everyone, at some point in their life, will need medical leave to care for themselves or a family member. But – Did you know that the U.S. is one of only two countries in the world that has no paid medical leave?

 

Good News! There are proposals in Congress, as well as the Ohio Legislature, to require employers to provide paid medical leave. Watch the movie “Zero Weeks” followed by discussion at a “Lunch and Learn.”

Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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

Cost: Lunch – tuna or veggie wrap, $10, or bring your own at no cost

RSVP required: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

 

TOUR “THE ARTIST AS BRIDGE-BUILDER” EXHIBIT

Join a private docent tour for NCJW members of Israeli artists Sigalit Landau and Yotam. It includes 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

 

DDD, Michele Kaminsky and Debbie Rosenthal, Co-Vice Presidents

GETTING DDD READY!

Volunteers are organizing, sorting and ooo-ing and ahh-ing! With plenty of admiration left for your lovely donations. Keep the clothes coming!

Save the dates: October 25, 27, 28 and 29

 

ADVOCACY, Laura Kuntz, Vice President

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE

Do you feel that your vote is not enough?

Join our committee and learn how together we can help make a difference. Contact co-chair Rita Rome, 917-553-7351 or  Barbara Friedman Yaksic, 216-403-1142.

COMMUNITY SERVICE, Heather Schlang and Dana Trau, Co-Vice Presidents

KNIT WITH DIGKNITTY

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

Dates: Wednesday, 7/10, Thursday, 7/18, Wednesday, 7/24

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

 

IT’S HEART PILLOW TIME

DONE IN A DAY! Make heart pillows for post-breast-cancer-surgery patients. We will stuff the pillows and hand-sew a 4-inch seam. If you can’t sew, just come to help stuff and make cards!

Date: Thursday, July 18

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Place: NCJW Office, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

Co-chairs: Joanne Grossberg and Linda Stavis

 

BOOK CLUB TRAINING SESSION

If you registered to be a 5th grade Book Club volunteer for the 2019-2020 school year and weren’t able to attend the June training, please RSVP for this July session.

Date: Wednesday, July 17

Time: 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

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

RSVP: Co-Chairs Lauren Blumenthal, 216-469-7080 or Lynn Jacobs, 440-552-6534

 

BUILDING BRIDGES – ONE BOOK AT A TIME

Building Bridges with Books is at it again! We began our 12th library project last May at Dike School of the Arts in Cleveland. Volunteers are needed there and at the NCJW office. Work includes processing books. Laptops and computer skills appreciated but not necessary. There is plenty of work for all!

Contact Debbie Joseph, 216-233-1215 to be put on the email list or for questions.

As always, we appreciate donations of gently used children’s books, including board books, easy readers, fiction, and non-fiction. Donation Drop Off – NCJW/CLE

 

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 session. 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, 216-856-2965 to participate.

 

GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX!

If you love pre-school children, then volunteering at Jewish Day Nursery/Early Childhood Center (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.