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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE JANUARY 2020

 

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 FEBRUARY 5: WINTER MEETING

HEADLINES AND HEMLINES: OUR ACTIONS, OUR OUTFITS THROUGH THE AGES

Kent State University’s Fashion Museum experts will take us on a trip through 125 years of NCJW/CLE – what we wore and what we did – with Pop-Up Shoppes for a unique, curated shopping experience.

 

APRIL 21: GALA 125

STARRING LESLIE ODOM JR., the original Aaron Burr in Broadway’s “Hamilton.”

Be in the room where it happens!  Look for your invitation early 2020.

 

GO & DO IN JANUARY

 

JANUARY 2, 8, 16, 22, 30

KNIT FOR A CAUSE

Gather weekly to 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.              Digknitty has donated more than 200 items since July to organizations in our community!

Dates: Thursday, January 2; Wednesday, January 8; Thursday, January 16; Wednesday, January 22; Thursday, January 30

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: NCJW, Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

 

JANUARY 2

JOIN THE BOOK GROUP 

Meets the first Thursday of each month, September – May.

Book: The Great Believers by Rebecca Maccai

Date: Thursday, January 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, shkahn@sbcgloabal.net / 216-403-3698

 

Upcoming dates and book selections:

February 6­ – The Woman in the White Kimono by Ana Johns

March 5 – The Dutch House by Ann Patchett

April 2 ­­­- The Beekeeper of Aleppo by Christy Lefteri

May 7 – The Lager Queen of Minnesota by J. Ryan Stadal

 

JANUARY 8, 18

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE

Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA) is holding registration training sessions for those who want to register voters. Volunteer opportunities available to register voters at nova-ohio.org.

 

Date: Wednesday, January 8

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Shaker Heights Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

Cost: No Cost

RSVP: Rita Rome, ritacrome@gmail.com or Barbara Friedman Yaksic, bfyaksic@sbcglobal.net

 

Date: Saturday, January 18

Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Location: Cleveland Heights Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights

Cost: No Cost

RSVP: Rita Rome, ritacrome@gmail.com or Barbara Friedman Yaksic, bfyaksic@sbcglobal.net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY 14, 15

A LIGHT MEAL FOR LIBRARIANS AND TEACHERS: A 125TH ACTS OF KINDNESS PROJECT

Prepare and/or serve an after-work snack or light meal for librarians and teachers who will attend the first-ever Book Fair presented by Building Bridges with Books.

Dates: Tuesday, January 14 and Wednesday, January 15

Time: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Location: NCJW, Unit H, 26055 Emery Rd., Warrensville Hts.

RSVP: Janice Hirshonjchirshon@gmail.com

 

JANUARY 15

VOLUNTEER AT FOSTERING HOPE: A 125TH ACTS OF KINDNESS PROJECT

Stuff duffle bags with blankets, pillows, stuffed animals, journals, toiletries, etc., for children entering into foster care. These “Journey” bags replace the impersonal, plastic garbage bags often used. We need lots of hands! Bring friends! Learn more at fosteringhopeohio.org.

Date: Wednesday, January 15

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Fostering Hope, 3737 Lander Road (on the Beechbrook property, the first building on the left.)

RSVP: Janice Hirshon, jchirshon@gmail.com

 

UNKNOWN DATE (waiting on Susan Reis)

VISIT YOUR LEGISLATORS

We need to develop on going relationships with our elected officials to discuss legislation we hope they will support/oppose, as well as show support for their issues. We meet in groups of no less than two people, and will prepare you for the visits beforehand.

Date: TBD, will be on a Monday or Friday

Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Local spots in the elected official’s district

RSVP: Susan Reis, sixreis@gmail.com / 216-570-1192

 

JANUARY 10, 11

HELP HOMELESS INDIVIDUALS AT THE HOMELESS STAND DOWN

Volunteers needed to help with food prep and to assist recipients at the Homeless Stand Down, a community-wide event to provide clothing and services for homeless men, women and children.

 

Food Prep

Date: Friday, January 10

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am or 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Location: Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland

RSVP: Stephanie Quaranta, squaranta22@gmail.com / 440-654-1543

 

Assisting at the Event

Date: Saturday, January 11 – (day of event)

Time: 8:15 am – 11:45 am or 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Location: Public Auditorium, 500 Lakeside Ave. E, Cleveland

RSVP: Stephanie Quaranta, squaranta22@gmail.com / 440-654-1543

 

JANUARY 23

LIVESPECIAL TRANSITION BOOTCAMP

Transition IEPs & Writing Transition Goals

RSVP: Wendy Spitz, 216-509-5015 or register online at livespecial.com

About LiveSpecial.com: Learning that your loved one has a disability can be extremely traumatic and overwhelming. Many challenging questions arise: Where do I go to get services? What services are available? Who can help me? Finding the answers to these and many other questions can take days, weeks or even months of research and often result in confusion and frustration. The goal of LiveSpecial.com is to be a user-friendly, easy to use, online gateway to the Northeast Ohio special needs service providers.

 

Like us on Facebook: @LiveSpecialNEO

Check out our Magazine: livespecial.com/magazine

 

JANUARY 26

#NEVERAGAIN: A MORNING TO COMMEMORATE INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

Ziona Austrian will share the story of how her father, and 1,100 other Jews, survived the Holocaust thanks to Oscar Schindler with   narrative video clips from her father’s live testimony and the movie Schindler’s ListMark Sack, a Holocaust educator at Cleveland Heights High School, will provide insight on student reactions when hearing about the Holocaust.

 

Date: Sunday, January 26

Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Location: Beechmont Country Club, 29600 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood

Cost: $10.00, includes coffee, tea and pastries

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

 

JANUARY 26

FLOWER POWER HOUR: A VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

Show your kids the importance of volunteering with this feel-good event with the residents at Wiggins Place and The Weils. This intergenerational project will include some fun ice-breaker questions, flower pot decorating, then planting flowers or herbs to leave with the residents.  Cookies and refreshments will be served. This event is a partnership with Caringcubs.org, which provides monthly volunteer opportunities for young kids.

Date: Sunday, January 26

Time:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Locations:

  1. Wiggins Place

27070 Cedar Road

Cleveland OH 44122

 

  1. The Weils

16695 Chilicothe Road

Chagrin Falls, OH 44023

 

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204. Register early as space is extremely limited!

 

JANUARY 28

COPING IN THESE TIMES:  EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH  

Many of us are on media overload these days and there seems to be no escape from today’s combative and divisive environment.  Our ancestors had a lot of stress too and they were well-served by the wisdom of our sages.  You will find guidance in our traditional texts on how to better manage negativity and challenges.  Cheryl Gordon, MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, guides us in Jewish learning in ways you’ve never heard before. Bring your lunch.

Date: Tuesday, January 28

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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Cost: $5.00 per session

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 to register and get a list of future dates and topics

 

JANUARY 29

THE WOMEN’S HEALTH SERIES CONTINUES!   

Breast Health – State of the Art Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment

This year’s University Hospitals Distinguished Physician of the Year Award recipient, Dr. Paula Silverman, will discuss state of the art screening, diagnosis and individualized treatment.

Date: Wednesday, January 29

Time: 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Location: UH Ahuja Medical Center, 3999 Richmond Rd., Beachwood

Cost:  $25 members; $35 non-members. Includes wine, appetizers and a light dinner.

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204 by January 24

 

ACT NOW: YOU CHOOSE THE DATE!

 

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.  We will train you!

Commitment: Groups meet 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, linbar0617@gmail.com

 

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 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, cmbrodsky@gmail.com / 216-470-0518

 

 

 

 

LOOKING AHEAD TO FEBRUARY

 

FEBRUARY 1

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE

Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA) is holding registration training sessions. Available opportunities to register voters are at nova-ohio.org.

Date: Saturday, February 1

Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location: Shaker Heights Library, 16500 Van Aken Blvd., Shaker Heights

Cost: No Cost

RSVP: Rita Rome, ritacrome@gmail.com or Barbara Friedman Yaksic, bfyaksic@sbcglobal.net

 

FEBRUARY 19

HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IN THE JEWISH COMMUNITY

Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status, including those in our Jewish community. Experts will discuss all aspects of the issue. Details to come.

Date: Wednesday, February 19

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Location: JFSA, 29125 Chagrin Blvd., Beachwood

 

FEBRUARY 23

CPR TRAINING: A 125th ACTS OF KINDNESS PROJECT

Bring your whole family to be trained in Hands-Only CPR. It only takes 15 minutes to help save a life! Our goal is to train 125 people!

Date: Sunday, February 23

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Location: Orange Library, 31975 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike

RSVP: Details to come

 

RETAIL OPERATIONS

 

DO GOOD AND DONATE!

We’re always accepting gently-loved donations to go to Designer Dress Days and Thriftique Showroom. Proceeds support NCJW/CLE programs and initiatives.

 

Thriftique Showroom also offers free furniture pickups. Call 216-378-2264 to schedule.

 

Drop off donations at: NCJW/CLE Warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Cleveland, 44128. Open Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

 

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

 

The Understanding the Issues Committee focuses on both education and action. The committee tackles current issues affecting our community by offering our members an educational event led by a panel of experts. These events provide information, a first step in recognizing a crisis, and can serve as the springboard for involvement in actions to help improve the situations. For example, the session on the Infant Mortality Crisis in Ohio led to NCJW/CLE’s Threads of Loving Care project.  NCJW/CLE’s Threads of Love and Comfort provides bags filled with brand new clothing including underwear, socks, shirts, pants, flip-flops and toiletries for victims of sexual assault at local Cleveland hospitals.

 

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

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