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THE NCJW/CLE VOICE OCTOBER 2019

HIGHLIGHT OF THE MONTH

 

OCTOBER 25, 27, 28, 29

WE HAVE ARRIVED!

Designer Dress Days (DDD) month is here!  It’s our 51st Annual Sale!

Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram @DDDCleve for latest news and arrivals.

Contact: Rita Langer, rlanger867@sbcglobal.net / 216-401-1574 or Robbie Schonfeld, robbieschonfeld@sbcglobal.net /

216-548-2998.

 

GO & DO IN OCTOBER

 

OCTOBER 2, 10, 16, 24, 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 our items.

Dates: Wednesday, October 2; Thursday, October 10; Wednesday, October 16; Thursday, October 24; Wednesday, October 30

Time: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

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

Contact: Lisa Hayzlett, 216-378-2204

 

OCTOBER 3

JOIN THE BOOK GROUP WHERE THE PAGES COME ALIVE

Meets the first Thursday of each month, September – May. This year, we will not have a single facilitator but will rotate the responsibility for leading discussion among the members.

Book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Library, corner of Richmond and Shaker Blvd. West

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

November 3 – Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

December 5 – The Other Americans by Laila Lalami

 

OCTOBER 3, 8, 17

ATTEND LIVESPECIAL.COM EVENTS

RSVP to each on livespecial.com or call Wendy Spitz at 216-509-5015

 

Panel Discussion Program:

Topic: From Diagnosis to Destiny, Celebrating the Many Definitions of Success

Date: Thursday, October 3

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Notre Dame College, Administration Building, 1857 S. Green Rd., South Euclid

 

Transition Bootcamps:

Topic: Mock Transition IEP: How to Have Successful Transitions Meetings at School

Date: Tuesday, October 8

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Reed Memorial Library, Jenkins Room, 167 E. Main St., Ravenna, 44266

 

Topic: Panel Discussion: Medical Transition 101

Date: Thursday, October 17

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: Educational Service Center, 6393 Oak Tree Blvd. South, Independence

 

OCTOBER 4

RAISE YOUR VOICE FOR REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE AND HEALTH

Ohio’s positions are continuing to worsen with the closing of two Planned Parenthood clinics in Cincinnati. Frustrated? Join us at our next committee meeting to plan next steps.

Date: Friday, October 4

Time: 9:30 am

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

Contacts: Co-Chairs Linda Schlein, saschlein@wowway.com / 216-409-9333 or Stephanie Quaranta, squaranta22@gmail.com / 440-654-1543.

 

OCTOBER 6

WATCH THE NFL CHEERLEADERS V. THE NFL: A BATTLE FOR WAGE AND GENDER EQUALITY

View the provocative NCJW/CLE- sponsored film, A Woman’s Work, at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival (CDFF) where football and feminism collide.

The movie follows a group of former NFL cheerleaders battling their teams and the NFL to end 50 years of wage theft and illegal employment practices. Their fight for wage and gender equality embodies the challenges faced by working women across all industries today. A short discussion with Rachel Lutner, Director, Department of Institutional Advancement at CSU follows the film.

Prior to the film, CDFF is hosting a reception honoring NCJW/CLE’s 125th Anniversary.

Date: Sunday, October 6

Time: 2:00 pm

Location: Chagrin Falls Intermediate School, 65 Philomethian St., Chagrin Falls

Cost: NCJW members receive discounted ticket ($5 each)

Register: Dana Trau, 216-407-5545 or Laura Kuntz, 216-299-4700. Or visit chagrinfilmfest.org.  Search for the film, A Woman’s Work, then enter code NCJW.

 

OCTOBER 7, 8, 15, 22, 29
BECOME A READING BUDDY

Volunteers encourage reading and build friendships with first and/or second grade students by listening and sharing in their reading accomplishments. Choose to volunteer at one of two locations!

 

Location 1

Date: Monday, October 7

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Noble Elementary School, 1293 Ardoon St. #1601, Cleveland Heights

Commitment:  Once per month

Contact: Rita Langer, rlanger867@sbcglobal.net / 216-401-1574

 

Location 2

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 15, 22, 29 (pick one or all of your choosing)

Time: 9:00 am – 11:30 am

Location: Warner Girls’ Leadership Academy, 8315 Jeffries Ave #6558, Cleveland

Contact: Liz Rumizen, erumisin@yahoo.com / 216-956-7579

 

OCTOBER 10, 17, 24

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. We will train you!

Contact: Linda Barnett to participate and find out other dates, linbar0617@gmail.com / 216-856-2965

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.

 

OCTOBER 11, 18

BE A STATE POLICY ADVOCATE

If you are upset with the laws and policies that our elected officials are passing and would like to DO something, join us as we talk to our legislators and build relationships to influence their work.  You won’t go alone.

Dates: Friday, October 11 and/or Friday, October 18

Contact: Susan Reis, sixreis@gmail.com / 216-570-1192 or Erinn Stark, stark.erinn@gmail.com / 216-695-4059

OCTOBER 12

PROMOTE THE VOTE, PROTECT THE VOTE: GET TRAINED

With Northeast Ohio Voter Advocates (NOVA), we find the under-represented voters and register them to make a difference at the polls.  We’re finding unregistered voters at Back-to-School nights, food pantries and senior residences, among other places.  All volunteers, even experienced ones, need to go through training. Join us so we can make an impact at the primaries.

Date: Saturday, October 12

Time: 9:15 am – 12:15 pm

Location: Cleveland Hts./University Hts. Library, 2345 Lee Rd., Cleveland Heights

RSVP: Register at nova-ohio.org/volunteer

Contact: Rita Rome, ritacrome@gmail.com / 216-896-9906.  Please let her know you have registered.

 

OCTOBER 16

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 that still have openings are held the second Wednesday (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.

 

OCTOBER 18

HELP JFSA’S FRIENDS CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

Join us in celebrating Sukkot and Simchat Torah with our friends at Jewish Family Service Association. We will serve lunch and share traditions.

Date: Friday, October 18

Time: 10:30 am – 12:45 pm

Location: Jewish Family Services Association, 29125 Chagrin Blvd., Pepper Pike, Please note new location!

Questions: Shelly Friedman, 440-247-7900

RSVP: Lee Apple, apple19191@aol.com / 216-482-5836

 

OCTOBER 23
ACT OF KINDNESS FOR 125TH CELEBRATION
To congratulate the Cleveland Jewish News on its recent award and reaffirm the importance of good journalism, we will bring refreshments to the staff after they put that week’s issue “to bed.” We are looking for volunteers to bake sweets or bring savory snacks.
Date:
Wednesday, October 23
Contact: Janice Hirshon, jchirshon@gmail.com / 508-667-0195 to volunteer and for further information.

 

ACT NOW: YOU CHOOSE THE DATE!

MAKE AN IMPACT WITH HELLO ISRAEL

Hello Israel is a dynamic, fast-paced, 40-minute video presentation exploring Israel and her positive contributions to the world. Presentations are made to 6th grade students in public, parochial, and private schools.

Volunteer commitment is as much or as little as you wish; 5 to 20 hours per YEAR and you choose the times that fit your schedule.

Contact: Cheryl Gordon, cherplus@gmail.com / 915-204-8054

 

GET YOUR HAPPINESS FIX AT JDN 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.

Contact: Cindy Brodsky, cmbrodsky@gmail.com / 216-470-0518

 

ACT NOW:  LOOKING AHEAD TO NOVEMBER

 

NOVEMBER 3

ANOTHER ACT OF KINDNESS FOR 125TH CELEBRATION

Join us at Big Hearted Blooms as we repurpose flowers from weddings, bar and bat mitzvahs and other celebrations.  We will place the flowers in new arrangements and distribute them to care facilities in Cleveland.  Learn (or practice your own) expertise in flower arranging and help lift the spirits of residents and patients.  This is a great mitzvah project for bar and bat mitzvah celebrants.

Date: Sunday, November 3

Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Location:  Big Hearted Blooms, 5122 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland

Qualifications:  6th grade and up.  No flower arranging experience necessary.

RSVP: Rochelle Lewis, rslewis1231@gmail.com / 216-831-2884

 

NOVEMBER 6

OPERATION WARM UP WANTS YOU!

Adopt a Bin!  Volunteer to assemble, distribute and collect bins and distribute winter clothing to the homeless.

Date: Wednesday, November 6

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Contact: Eva Hurst, johnevahurst@gmail.com / 216-533-5999, or Joan Shall, joanie.shall@gmail.com / 216-544-3136

 

NOVEMBER 12

WATCH “THE BAND’S VISIT” AT PLAYHOUSE SQUARE

As a friend and supporter of NCJW Cleveland, enjoy a discounted rate to a select performance of The Band’s Visit!

Date: Tuesday, November 12

Time: 7:30 pm

Location: Connor Palace, 1501 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Seats in Dress Circle C

Cost: Special NCJW group price, $57.50 per ticket (regular price $80)

DEADLINE: October 21

 

NOVEMBER 19

EXAMINE SOME THINGS NEWISH ABOUT BEING JEWISH (formerly Brown Bag Lunch)

Cheryl Gordon, MAT-MSJS, an enthusiastic Jewish educator, returns to guide us in Jewish learning in ways you’ve never heard before. Bring your lunch. All six sessions are on Tuesdays.

 

Session 1: Pink Torah

What would Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel and Leah say? We’ll examine what Torah teaches about marriage, children, divorce, cosmetic surgery, meddling, sex, flashy vacations and more.

Date: Tuesday, November 19

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

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Cost: $5.00 per session.  ($20 for all six if prepaid)

RSVP: Lisa Hayzlett, lhayzlett@ncjwcleveland.org / 216-378-2204 to register and get a list of future dates and topics.

 

THRIFTIQUE SHOWROOM

 

BAGS + BEAUTIFUL DONATIONS!

Please donate shopping bags for in-store purchases!

And, we’re always on the lookout for thrift-worthy items to keep our store full and fabulous. Please donate to our warehouse, 26055 Emery Road, Warrensville Hts.

 

To volunteer at the newly-renovated store, please reach out to Becky Brouman, rbrouman@ncjwcleveland.org.

WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES

 

MAKING BLANKETS AND BAGS OF COMPASION 

Recently, 25 NCJW/CLE volunteers accomplished a double “Power Hour.”  They filled 200 bags with toiletries and new clothing for Metro General Hospitals’ victims of sexual assault and completed 100 fleece blankets for young patients at UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

 

WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS:

Susan Ashton, Eileen P. Brown, Michelle Brown, Lynn Buchinsky, Risa Dunn, Laurie Ekstein, Marilyn Fenton, Barbara Geller,

Ann Glick, Judith Haas, Shari Jacobson, Ronna Kaplan, Eric Malkin, Maddy Markowitz, Audrey Morris, Karen Paull, Susan Ratner,

Erika Rudin-Luria, Ilene Savin, Shirley Schloss, Michael Siegal, Carol Spero, Gloria Treiber, Susan Troia

 

WE REGRET TO INFORM YOU OF THE PASSING OF:

Ethel Linden, Michael Oppenheimer