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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, NCJW/CLE has regretfully cancelled or postponed most April events in keeping with the need for social distancing. We have indicated the scheduled status of events below. Some activities lend themselves to group calls, at the discretion of the activity chairs, via an App called Zoom.
To learn how to access Zoom or whether your activity is available on Zoom, call or email Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 (she can still answer calls from home), email@example.com.
We continue to diligently monitor the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health messaging and will follow their lead. Keep updated on NCJW/CLE’s scheduling on our website and on social media.
As always, feel free to call or email me with questions or comments (firstname.lastname@example.org).
In hopes we all keep safe, healthy and connected,
Please be sure to open our weekly updates!
With so much information coming at us every day, NCJW/CLE wants to help you cut through the clutter. Each week, we will be providing you a weekly update with actionable items you can take or things you can do to help fill your time in a meaningful way. Our mission to change the lives of women, children and families continues even as our doors are (temporarily) closed!
APRIL 21: GALA 125
STARRING LESLIE ODOM JR, the original Aaron Burr in Broadway’s “Hamilton.”
Be in the room where it happens!
JUNE 9: ANNUAL MEETING
Details to follow.
GO & DO (FROM HOME) IN APRIL
KNIT FROM HOME
APRIL 1, 23, 29
KNIT FOR A CAUSE:
Knit from home and create warm clothing, blankets and comfort toys for organizations that serve families and children in need. Tell us about a group that might like to receive the items. For the month of March, Digknitty donated 23 teddy bears to the Threads of Love and Comfort Project (TLC!)
Dates: When NCJW office reopens, knitting will begin meeting again
Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204
Chairs: Sandy Levine, Anita Pupa
MOVED TO MAY
JOIN THE BOOK GROUP
It meets the first Thursday of each month, September – May.
Book: The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri
Date: Thursday, April 2
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Location: Beachwood Library, 25501 Shaker Blvd., Beachwood
Cost: No fee to participate, but you must be a member and send your current email address to Susan Kahn, email@example.com / 216-403-3698.
Upcoming date and book selection:
May 7 – The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stadal
APRIL 3 JUDAIC OUTREACH
Join us in serving lunch for our friends at Jewish Family Service Association (JFSA). Celebrate the beauty of sharing a Seder together.
Date: Friday, April 3
Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Location: JFSA Building, 29125 Chagrin Blvd., second floor (new location)
Lisa, I deleted the RSVP
NCJW CO-SPONSORS WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM (Lisa, I never edited this before)
The Women’s Suffrage Centennial Symposium: From Complex Legacy to Collective brings together leading voices on the women’s struggle for the vote, the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the extension of the franchise to women.
DATE: Saturday, April 18
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
LOCATION: Case Western Reserve University, 1038 Bellflower, Cleveland; Tinkham Veale University Center (Ballroom) Parking nearby at Severance Center
RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 Should this be deleted?
Chairs: Rita Rome and Barbara Yaksic
STATUS? Lisa, if this is cancelled, we don’t need to put it in at all since it was never announced before.
SHOW OUR APPRECIATION ON EARTH DAY
What will we do as an Act of Kindness for the “big blue marble” we call home? It is a mystery! But it will be meaningful and fun! Join us for a project or two. If it is a lovely day, we might be outside. (We will not be digging in the dirt.)
Date: Wednesday, April 22
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: To be announced, but close to home.
RSVP: Janice Hirshon, firstname.lastname@example.org
STATUS Delete this item if cancelled?
VOLUNTEER AT THE KOSHER FOOD BANK
We will be packing bags of food and/or delivering food to clients. The food bank provides dry goods and produce to families in need, without discrimination.
Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Kosher Food Bank, 2004 S. Green Road
RSVP: Susan Ringel, email@example.com Delete if cancelled
JOIN US ONLINE VIA ZOOM – – Cheryl wants this to be a different topic
ISRAEL, IT’S COMPLICATED: EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH
“I’m confused. I’m angry and I can’t believe what’s happening in Israel.” If you’ve felt this way from what you have read and heard about Israel, please attend this session Let’s try to get some clarity, perspective, and facts vis a vis the political system, bribes and deals, human rights, women, religion, pluralism, etc. Come hear some Israeli perspectives and learn what’s real and what’s not.
Date: Tuesday, April 28
Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Location: Join Zoom Meeting; https://zoom.us/j/812946512 or call in at 253-215-8782
RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 to register and get a list of future dates and topics and how to Access Zoom.
LOOKING AHEAD TO MAY
As of now, these events are scheduled to take place. We will reevaluate as needed.
LINDSAY GOTTLIEB: A WOMAN ON THE BALL, SUCCEEDING IN A “MAN’S WORLD”
Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Lindsay Gottlieb talks about mentorship, opening doors for other people and how women should dream big. Bring your kids, grandkids, and friends! Gottlieb will talk about her history-making journey and how she hopes her own story will inspire future girls and young women.
Date: Sunday, May 17
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Location: Laurel School, 1 Lyman Circle, Shaker Hts.
Cost: $10 adults; $5 students
RSVP: ADD LINK Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204
Chairs: Dana Morris and Cherie Dubyak
ACT NOW: YOU CHOOSE THE DATE!
WE ARE STILL ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO APPLY TO VOTE BY MAIL AND FILL OUR YOUR CENSUS!
Many citizens waited to vote in person while the field of candidates was in a state of flux. Then Ohio’s primary was put on hold.
TO VOTE BY MAIL:
You will be sent a form to apply to vote by mail, and then, you will be sent a ballot to vote in the Ohio 2020 primary. Be sure to check which election. Primary 2020. Also check which party, if any.
TO FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS:
Help those charged with collecting our census information. Relieve them of knocking on doors or mailing our questionnaires.
Fill out one for each household. The information you answer is about who is in each residence on April 1, 2020.
ACTIVITY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
JOIN A CAST OF STARS!
Volunteer for Reader’s Theater, a short-term, interactive theater and literacy program for fourth grade students throughout the area.
Commitment: Groups meet for one hour once a week for three weeks, performing for their classmates at the final meeting. This is a “sometime” project that works well with a busy schedule.
Contact: Linda Barnett, firstname.lastname@example.org
ACTIVITY CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX AT THE JEWISH DAY NURSERY/EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (JDN)
If you love preschool children, then volunteering at JDN is for you! Volunteers meet with a classroom teacher and agree on a day and time. Especially needed are volunteers who are willing to get on the floor and play and those who enjoy holding infants ages 2 months to 17 months. Since JDN is USUALLY 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.
Contact: Cindy Brodsky, email@example.com / 216-470-0518
DONOR BINGO; A GREAT STAY-AT-HOME GAME
Since Thriftique Showroom, Thriftique pickups and the Warehouse are closed until further notice, we encourage exploration of closets, kitchens, and living spaces for no-longer-needed pieces that will delight Thriftique customers or DDD shoppers. Put them aside to donate when we reopen. We will keep you informed.
Meantime, play Donor Bingo—a win-win for you and NCJW.
Proceeds support NCJW/CLE programs and initiatives.
WHY YOUR MEMBERSHIP MATTERS / HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH
Entertainmobile, one of NCJW’s performing groups, premiered its newest show, Broadway, Beatles, and Babes, at McGregor Nursing Home in January to appreciative applause! Entertainmobile, in existence for more than 45 years, travels Cleveland’s senior circuit performing songs that bring back wonderful memories for their audiences. These women meet regularly to create, choreograph and practice. Some have belonged since the beginning. They have become a Sisterhood of the Travelling Costumes – a real sisterhood of like-minded women. Contact the office for their future performance schedule, and come check out one of their fantastic shows!
Remember to Support NCJW with Facebook and Amazon Smile!
- Facebook – NCJW/CLE is now a registered nonprofit on Facebook, meaning you can raise money directly for our organization online. Have a birthday or celebration and want to encourage others to honor you through a contribution? It’s easy. When you draft a new post on your Facebook page, hit the “Support Nonprofit” button, type in National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland, and voila – people can donate!
- Amazon Smile – AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop through AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice. Choose National Council of Jewish Women Cleveland when you make your purchases.
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:
Judithy Aplis, Joy Ann Brown-Latimer, Jan Dreyer, Ricky Fixler, Sara Hume, Courtney Koch, Laura Koslen, Holly Levine,
Sarah J. Rogers, Paula Silverman, Daniel Simon, Lauren Sonkin, Kati Szamon
WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:
Georgene Kravitz, Inge Kurtz, Clarine Saks, Paula D. Zeisler